QC - Tattenhall


Tattenhall, Cheshire

About Us

Founded in 1989, Beechdean Ice Cream Group is now considered the 3rd Largest Ice Cream Manufacturer in the UK.  A privately-owned business committed to ensuring that it always delivers excellent products to its clients and customers.
We currently have two vacancies for a QC at our Tattenhall Site.

Key Duties include

•    Assist in maintaining the quality and HACCP systems in place and make sure they are followed in the factory.
•    Undertake CCP monitoring as required
•    Carry out glass/foreign body audits
•    Carry out product quality checks 
•    Completed, check, and maintain all due diligence production quality records
•    Carry out weekly calibration of probes, scales, tanks, and other equipment.
•    Carry out daily calibration of measuring equipment.
•    Inspect equipment and production areas before production and after cleaning
•    Carry out daily swabbing - (Listeria, ATP, Environmental and Allergen).
•    Preparation of environmental samples for laboratory analysis.
•    Preparation of finished product samples for laboratory analysis
•    Raise non-conformances for out of specification finished product, ATP swabs, ingredients and production issues and feed back to all relevant managers.
•    Train production staff on quality procedures
•    Manage and update product photo standards as required
•    Manage factory paperwork, re issue updated documentation, and train out accordingly
•    Assist in factory trials of new products and first production runs
•    Create and update case labels as required and liaise with product specification team for approval.
•    Assist in preparation for audits such as BRC and Customer Audits
•    Attend production/technical meetings and feedback issues.
•    Internal auditor trained (preferable)

The successful candidate will have:

•    Previous experience of working within a food/FMCG environment and BRC Food Safety standards (desirable but not essential)

•    HACCP trained (minimum Level 2)

•    Food Safety trained (minimum level 2)
•    A proactive approach, with a willingness to learn and develop.
•    An analytical mindset, together with strong interpersonal and communication skills and a positive attitude, are essential to fit into our culture
•    Ability to support production teams to meet plan while ensuring that company food safety and quality policies, procedures and processes are adhered to.
•    Have strong communication skills and be able to support internal teams on quality-related matters
•    Ability to work in a logical, structured approach with very good attention to detail.


What we can offer you:

•    Supportive colleagues
•    20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays plus 1 additional day for each year (up to a maximum of 24) pro-rata.
•    Birthday and Longevity Bonus
•    Pension contribution

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then send your CV to HRBDN@beechdean.co.uk.  We would love to hear from you.

01494 563980

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