Permanent Food Technologist

General Details
, OtherNorthern Suburbs
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Full-Time
My client, a successful wholesale company in SA is seeking to employ a qualified and experienced Food Technologist to join their offices in Epping. You will assist in ensuring the food safety is implemented and maintained throughout the facility and that all quality and food safety-related parameters are met in all raw materials and final products. The following will be required:

Food safety and food safety systems:

Ensuring facility complies with food safety requirements as set out by the relevant food safety standard

Ensuring that all food safety, quality, and legislative documentation on file is the most current version

Keeping abreast of all new trends emerging in the industry pertaining to the products used by the company and produced by the company, as well as food safety and quality-related trends.

Assisting with any food safety-related audits conducted internally or externally by third parties, factory tours or customer visits.

Raise non-conformances (internal and for customer complaints) to address any issues relating to a deviation from the system or relating to products manufactured that may be unsafe or consumption.

Investigating root causes and implementing corrective and preventative action.

Assist all representatives on a technical level should it be required

Updating and maintaining the food safety system to comply with relevant standard requirements

Checking that all factory records are completed correctly, accurately and the most current version is used

General administrative duties which include but is not limited to supplier questionnaires, updating of final product specifications, filing, etc.

Product quality:

Ensure that all products manufactured are of unfailing quality, as per product specifications and customer expectation

Investigate quality issues that arise and implement corrective and preventative actions

Ensure all external testing requirements are fulfilled

Hygiene monitoring must be done according to the schedule

Assisting in the laboratory with testing and general tasks as required

Supervising laboratory staff when required

General administrative duties


You may from time to time be required to work in any other department in the factory to perform ad hoc tasks or as operational requirements demand.


Food Science / Technology qualification to degree level

Minimum 2 – 5 years of technical experience working for a food manufacturer

Knowledge of relevant food safety requirements and implementation thereof

Knowledge of quality testing and inspections

Previous experience in the spice industry will be advantageous

Demonstrable experience in the conduct and management of Internal Audits is a requirement.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, accurate and precise with demonstrable attention to detail.

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