Quality Auditor Part Time

Purpose of the role

To be responsible for the auditing of all packing, despatch and stores activities to ensure product safety/quality/legality/sustainability through effective welfare procedures, HACCP and quality systems. To support the management and continuous improvement of packing, despatch and stores areas and the employees working in them. To ensure products meet and exceed customer expectations. To be a representative of the Avara Foods Food Safety, Quality, Welfare and People proposition.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Ensure information is treated as confidential
• Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time
• The duties of the post and job description will be regularly reviewed by the line manager
• To put our people and product at the forefront of what we do and how we do it
• To promote and support the continuous improvement of a positive food safety and quality culture
• To understand and adhere to food safety/quality standards, policies and procedures, ensuring the safe, ethical and legal production of food
• To comply with and promote Avara policies and procedures
• Participate and promote the Avara vision and values
• To promote, understand and adhere to health & safety procedures, encouraging safe work behaviours
• To provide technical support to production to ensure the product is consistently produced to the agreed quality standard and specification
• Integral to the packing, despatch and stores teams operating effectively and appropriately by effectively disseminating and auditing food safety/quality/legal requirements
• To monitor, challenge assumption and to continually develop the function ensuring good custom and practice in food safety, quality, legality, GMP, hygiene and maintenance
• To effectively problem solve to root cause when product or processes deviate from the agreed standard
• Assist in the training and assessment of competency of all those involved in critical food safety, quality, legal and hygiene processes/checks
• Maintain good customer facing skills
• Verify the procedures detailed within the Quality Management System and HACCP manual are in place and actively adhered to
• Play a key role in audits by customers and external bodies
• Complete internal audits as part of the schedule
• Monitor and make recommendations regarding the pest control system to ensure Company and Legislative requirements are met
• Carry out effective product and hygiene tests, recording data and ensuring corrective action is taken
• Carry out value adding assessments of product quality
• Participate in improvements to processes and be motivated in implementing new products and initiatives
• Support with role of Primary Quality Auditor and Quality Systems Administrator when required
• Ensure all paperwork is completed fully, legibly and accurately to ensure due diligence
• Responsible for ensuring that all new starters to the role are trained and developed appropriately against approved training plans
• Escalate issues in a timely manner

What we are looking for:
• Good level of English and basic numeracy skills
• The ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively
• Good attention to detail and a flexible attitude to tasks
• Experience within a production/manufacturing environment is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided

Working Hours:  

Working hours for a Quality Auditor are Sunday to Thursday 18:00-22:00