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Five food and drink career opportunities

By Bethan Grylls

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FoodMan Job latest vacancies - roles within food safety and technical. Credit: Getty/Anawat_s
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This month, we bring you five more job positions which have opened up across the UK within the food manufacturing setting. Find out more about the roles here and how to apply.

Dairy producer Longley Farm seeks process and quality microbiologist

West Yorkshire dairy manufacturer, Longley Farm, is looking for a process and quality microbiologist to join its Holmfirm site.

The successful candidate will lead a small team to manage its on-site chemist and micro laboratory, carrying out routine testing and detailed investigations of quality issues.

A key responsibility will include interpreting and analysing food safety and quality data with the aim to highlight opportunities for improvement and work alongside production departments.

Attention to detail is essential in this role, alongside a degree (BSc or equivalent) in microbiology or a relevant scientific discipline.

The new starter will also have experience working in a manufacturing environment, with an understanding of the dairy process highly desirable.

Ideally, you will have two or more years’ experience in the microbiology field and possess excellent interpersonal and audit skills.

The position will be predominantly Monday to Friday with some weekend work required.

More details, including how to apply, can be found here.

Closing date: 4 February 2024.

II Fornaio is looking for a QA manager

Italian bread company, II Fornaio is seeking a quality assurance (QA) manager to join its London-based team.

The new QA manager will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards quality are consistently achieved within the food production and factory areas, as well as ensuring health and food safety legal compliance and good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards are adhered to.

This position will require you to lead and motivate the QA team in monitoring and evaluating product and processing systems. Main accountabilities will include understanding and applying relevant standards so that Il Fornaio, customer and legal requirements are achieved and maintained. This role is key to driving improved GMP audits across the site.

You will be supporting the technical manager and business with the management of audits, hosting where needed and managing the response and close out of non-conformance reports from audits as required. You will also deputise for the technical manager in their absence.

Level 3 and above in HACCP, food safety and other relevant qualifications is a must-have, alongside a comprehensive understanding of food manufacturing and production processes.

You’ll enjoy solving problems and have superb attention to detail, as well as the ability to communicate effectively.

You can find out more and apply here.

Closing date: 10 February 2024.

Leicester-based role with PepsiCo

PepsiCo is looking to hire a general operative as part of a £54m project, which involves producing new and innovative products to help it grow its snacks market share.

General operators (GOs) work in a range of areas at the company, including packaging, process, multipack and services. Based in Leicester, the successful candidate will be involved from the commissioning stage of the aforementioned project, with the opportunity to learn about the latest technology alongside growing and enhancing their own current skill set.

Key responsibilities of this role include operating and setting machinery, alongside maintenance. Understanding and interpreting numerical data and confidently communicating verbally and in written form machine performance will be a key role within this.

You will also be collaborating with other manufacturing technicians (MT's) operational team leaders to ensure end to end line performance within manufacturing environment.

You’ll need to be a confident communicator with a positive self-starter attitude who is conscientious and focused on results; enjoy working as part of a team; be highly organised and flexible and proactive in your approach. Basic numerical, reading, analytical and computer skills are a must.

Interested in finding out more or applying? Click here.

Closing date: 2 February 2024.

Food quality officer job at biscuits manufacturer

An exciting opportunity to join the Artisan Biscuits as a food quality officer in Ashbourne, Derbyshire has arisen.

If successful you will be responsible for the monitoring of food safety, quality, legality and authenticity within the manufacturing environment.

Key responsibilities include the coordination of quality assurance in line with internal and external specifications, assisting with BRC and internal policy compliance, and the maintaining of procedures for BRC accreditation, as well as working with the technical manager to create the technical aspects of all labelling, among other areas.

You’ll need a Level 3 (Intermediate) HACCP and Level 3 (Intermediate) Food Hygiene as minimum. You will also have experience in a quality/technical role, with food sector experience desirable, and experience with BRC standards or similar.

The successful candidate will need to work rotating shifts (occasional weekends when running gluten free production) and enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently.

Further details, including shift times and how to apply, can be found here.

Closing date: 12 February 2024.

Meat manufacturer seeks specification technologist

Dovecote Park is recruiting a specification technologist to join its team in the town of Pontefract.

The Yorkshire-based meat business is seeking an individual with excellent attention to detail, a diligent approach to work activities and an ability to create easy rapports across teams.

The role entails a number of different facets, including that HACCP procedures are adhered to, the upkeep of specifications through regular audits and updates, and management of NPD handovers as well as check and sign-off of customer artwork. You will be working closely with the customer technical managers on specification and responsible for leading the process of achieving customer gold standard specs, among other areas.

The role comes with a number of perks, including a £250 gross bonus upon completion of probation.

Find out more about the position at Dovecote Park and apply here.

Closing date: 5 February 2024.

Disclaimer:​ Please note that these jobs were live at time of article publication and may expire before stated end date.

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