food technologist

Title: food technologist
Area: paarl
Term: permanent
Salary: neg
Reference Code: slvd-24-32
a great opportunity for a food technologist to join a manufacturing company in paarl. the ideal candidate will be expected to assist the technical manager with managing the food safety and quality system, technical tasks regarding new product development and management of laboratory tasks and staff.

duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

food safety system:
• assist in the maintenance of records to indicate due diligence of food safety system.
• assist with the review of the food safety system for continued adequacy, suitability and effectiveness through system audits.
• conduct facility audits to ensure compliance and continue improvement.
• assist with third party (external) audits, fssc, ibl, za.
• understanding of ibl requirements (advantageous)
• evaluation of potential and existing suppliers to ensure compliance.
• assist with the development and control of product flow diagrams required for haccp studies (food safety).
• assist with problem solving and investigations (non-conformance system).

customer communication:
• investigate and provide timeous feedback to customers on complaints received.
product development:
• conduct structured shelf-life studies for new and existing products.
• assist product developer with tasks on request
• weekly product sensory evaluations.

laboratory and personnel:
• oversee staff and daily duties of laboratory staff.
• ensure adherence to company disciplinary policies and management of leave cycles.
• develop and provide training for food safety and quality requirements.
• oversee and assist with testing procedures, laboratory equipment etc.

experience & characteristics required for this role:
• strong attention to detail
• strong observation skills
• organizational
• leadership skills
• problem-solving skills
• in-depth knowledge of quality control procedures
• strong data analysis
• excellent communication and listening skills

Important: December is peak season and during this time leave is not possible