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Careers Food Technologist- Gifting

Food Technologist- Gifting

Dept: Quality Assurance

Location: Westlake

29 October 2021

Cape Herb & Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global FMCG player, employing over 500 people and operating across 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive international experience and build an exciting career.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Ensure that the food safety and quality system is implemented, communicated and upheld at the site on a day-to-day basis. 

Job Objectives: 
•    Ensure complaints are answered timeously and thorough investigations are conducted.
•    Ensure non-conformances are investigated, controlled and communicated timeously
•    Supervise the QC’s at the Gifting site, offering sound advice
•    Support the team in achieving objectives to implement BRC at the site & pass all audits.
•    Provide technical support to the factory & report on any cases of non-compliance to procedures & assist in their correction.

Key Functional Areas:
•    Technical and factory support
•    Quality controllers at gifting will report into this position
•    Support the QCs at gifting and ensure that the incoming testing process is followed correctly
•    Evaluate COA’s against the specifications in place
•    Verify quality control records daily
•    Release incoming materials from the inspection system
•    From time to time this will include supervision of cleaning teams at gifting & assist the QA Systems Lead with the activities of the Hygiene Officer
•    From time to time this will include assisting the QA Systems Lead with the activities of the Pest Control Officer at Gifting
•    From time to time this will include assisting the QA Systems Lead with the activities of the Allergen Officer at Gifting
•    Conducting internal audits
•    Day-to-day technical problem solving and support
•    Member of the HACCP Team & assist the QA systems lead with co-ordinating the requirements of the HACCP Team
•    Investigating and managing non-conformances and corrective actions.
•    Reviewing and evaluating freezer loggers 
•    Conduct regular factory inspections & report results
•    Conducting Training. 
•    Ensuring that audit corrective action is closed out
•    Updating procedures and documents
•    Providing customer support e.g. through compiling COA’s / COC’s.
•    New Supplier approvals & on-going supplier approvals assist the QA systems lead with this requirement on gifting and grocery items 
•    Responsible for Swabbing and testing of equipment & facilities (Environmental Testing Program) & ensuring schedule is adhered to
•    Ensure that the set testing schedules on work in process and final products is adered to and carried out
•    Interpret test results & Report results of tests within the organization
•    conducting complaint investigations
•    Develop and set quality standards for the factory
•    Conducting internal audits
•    Ensuring measuring and monitoring devices (scales / loggers etc) are calibrated and ensure that these are serviced and repaired as needed
•    Conducting & Supporting traceability studies, mass balances and mock recalls are conducted and implemented as per schedule
•    Initiating and implementing corrective action procedures where failures in process / test results occur
•    Ensure end of life testing on final product is performed according to schedule

Required Knowledge & Skills: 
•    Able to perform/partake regular tasting of products produced  
•    Sound knowledge of legislation
•    Good research skills 

Required Prior Learning/ Experience
•    B.Tech Food Technology/ B. Sc Food Science or other relevant science related degree. Copies of qualifications must be submitted with a CV
•    Minimum 1 - 2 years + industry experience 
•    Candidates with higher qualifications with less experience would be considered.
•    Prior training in internal auditing or HACCP is an advantage
•    Proficient in working in Microsoft programs (outlook, excel, word)
•    Own reliable transport

Personal Characteristics:
•    Detailed orientated 
•    Independent 
•    Self-motivated 
•    Systematic way of thinking 
•    Passion for organisation 

If you have not received a response within two weeks of application submission, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

To consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, 
such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner. 

To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed on the Company website at Printed copies of this Processing Notice can also be accessed from the HR department. We kindly request that you read the HR Processing Notice to ensure that you understand how Libstar uses and processes your personal information.

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Wrigley


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