Food Technologist
Persona Staff
Capetown, South Africa
1d ago
source : Executive Placements

Responsibilities :

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 laboratory with testing and general tasks as required.
  • Supervising laboratory staff when required.
  • General administrative duties.
  • Other :

  • 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.
  • Requirements :

  • Food Science / Technology (or related discipline) qualification to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 2 5 years 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 conduct and management of Internal Audits is a requirement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, accurate and precise with demonstrable attention to detail.
  • IT Literate in Microsoft applications.
  • A strong self-starter, self-motivated with a flexible and adaptable working approach.
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