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Process Technologist

Major Newton Aycliffe
Stokesley, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023

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What's on Offer for the Process Technologist at Quorn Foods?

Annual Salary - £36,000
Working Hours 08:30-1700
Up to 5% matched pension contribution following 3 month service
Cycle to work scheme
Employee assistance programmes - Salary Finance, Digital GP, Annual free flu jabs, access to Grocery Aid support (mental health, bereavement, financial support, gambling support etc. etc. if ever needed)
Tasty Tuesdays - site-wide communal lunch one Tuesday every month
Free product accessible to all - take 1 / 2 items for lunch/dinner
Staff shop - ex-stock available in bulk at sizable discount
Brand new communal area 'Village Green' & Learning Centre
Free car parking

Major Recruitment are extremely proud to be partnering with Quorn Foods in Stokesley. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Process Technologist to join their team.

This opportunity gives a Process Technologist the chance to work with one of the most respected companies in UK. They offer not only an excellent package, but more importantly in today's world, job security.

Purpose of the role;

To provide technical expertise in optimising plant performance through resolution of problems and identification of opportunities for improvements. To facilitate the transfer of products from kitchen to successful factory production within agreed timeframes.

Process Technologist Special features;

Recommend changes to the manufacturing Process
Plan Project Work
Record Data
Report Progress to development Manager on a weekly basis

Key Contributions and Tasks/Accountabilities;

To generate process improvement proposals through collection, investigation, analysis and interpretation of operational data. Process improvement encompasses optimisation of rate of manufacture, capacity, line utilisation, downtime, yield, recipe, manpower and waste to reduce costs. It may also incorporate improvements to product Quality and Health & Safety of operators and will involve close interaction with Operations, Engineering, Quality, SHE, Training and NPD.
To plan and manage the implementation and commissioning of approved process improvement proposals to maximise production efficiency during and after transition.
To specify the process conditions required to manufacture intermediates to standards agreed with NPD, Quality, SHE and Production via MMS and Temporary Instructions. Work with training department to ensure that correct set up and subsequent amendments are communicated to operating staff in the most appropriate format.
Monitoring and collating the provision of technical data (trial information, food quality, food safety) ensuring that it is appropriately reviewed to allow accurate business approvals to take place during the Stage-Gate process

Essential Skill;

Problem solving skills - pragmatic and practical identification of factory issues and implementation of robust solutions.
Team player & Working with people - initiating and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers and 3rd parties.
Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
Food science / technology degree or equivalent
A good understanding of the technical dimensions of Process development in order to operate effectively and with understanding across the business interfaces whilst managing the technical delivery of the project
Several years relevant NPD/Process development and within the Food Industry
Ability to draw conclusions and actions from complicated and incomplete dataDue to location your own transport is desirable

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