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QA Technician

Job Description

Job Title: QA Technician

Reports to: Senior QA Tech (ultimately accountable to  Quality Manager)

Purpose:

Quality Control (QC) is a way of identifying and correcting defects and non-conformances in the product. Avoiding problems when delivering solutions to the Quality Management and Manufacturing Management;

Scope:

To work as part of a team of Quality Team in all aspects of the manufacturing & packaging processes at M&H-RPC.

Duties are detailed as below, this is not an exhaustive list of duties and are subject to amendments.

Location: Gallamore Lane, Market Rasen, LN8 3HZ, UK

Responsibilities:

Primary:

  • Ensuring confidence that the quality of Work in Progress and Finished Goods is high.
  • Inspect raw materials to ensure consistency and integrity.
  • Conduct start-ups inspections of line clearance.
  • Review Work Orders & In-Process (DPR) documents. Raise any non-conformances identified.
  • Check product for defects during process and raise any non-conformances.
  • Support the re-work documentation and supervise the re work of product.
  • Raise any issues that require QA to place stock onto Hold in SAGE.
  • Conduct positive release process when required.
  • Support and Review/Investigate held stock in warehouse.
  • Support CAPAs as required, and follow through process of documentation to closeout.
  • Check stratified samples as required.
  • Set and inspect quality control systems such as Vision systems and Leak testers.
  • Support production when checking back for faults.
  • Conduct/Support GMP and other factory based audits.
  • Raise any non-conformances for GMP with the Quality Manager.
  • Support Technical Dept with Time trials(etc.)

Secondary:

  • Raise Destruction orders and document.
  • Representing Customer and Regulation audits.
  • Conduct measurements in the QA absence on critical WO
  • Any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Quality manager
  • All employees are required to maintain safe working practices by adhering to the Health and Safety policies of the company in place at any given time.
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and do not in themselves justify the re-evaluation of the post.

Person Specification

Essential qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • GCSE Maths and English (minimum Grade 4/C) or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working in Manufacturing

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in Quality assurance or Quality control
  • Previous experience of manufacturing plastic packaging

Key skills and competencies

Essential

  • Good computer literacy skills including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Capable of working under pressure, remaining calm and in control.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Previous involvement in decision making within manufacturing.

Desirable

  • Use of Sage.
  • Use of measuring equipment, vision systems and leak testers.
  • Proactive approach to preventing problems from occurring.