Job Description

Laboratory Technician - Co. Leitrim

Ref No: DT18231

County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Technician for our client firm in Co. Leitrim. This is a Food/FMCG based firm. You will be supporting the Quality Team and this role would suit a person perhaps at the start of their career who is looking to gain access to the Food Industry to progress in the future.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out routine Laboratory Testing and Sampling as per required Statutory and customer standards.
  • Verify cleaning by visual inspection & microbiological swabbing.
  • Monitor quality & Product compliance.
  • Carry out microbiological sampling & testing of product samples & water.
  • Chemical verification checks & Environmental Swab Testing to monitor compliance.
  • Collect product samples for Chemical analysis testing at external labs and maintain the paperwork associated with this.
  • Prep & Send out samples for external analysis and ensure associated paperwork has been sent.
  • Complete product, calibration and temperature checks daily.
  • Communicate with and report to customer requests for technical information.
  • Compliance with regulatory standards, legislation and liaising with DAFM officials.
  • Corrective & Preventative Action & Non-Conforming Product Management.
  • Measuring adherence to Customer Specification.
  • Implementation and maintenance of HACCP & hygiene requirements.
  • Review Product and process development.
  • Assist in the Management of the Food Safety & Quality Management System
  • Compliance with regulatory standards, legislation and liaising with DAFM officials.
  • The achievement and maintenance of the BRC standard, the Bord Bia MPQAS and retailer and customer standards in terms of an independent third party factory accreditation.
  • Form part of LEAN function of the plant and complete 7s auditing and be part of teams involved of improvement of production areas.
  • Participate and conduct Internal Audits

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes

  • Food Science/ Food Technology degree or equivalent.
  • Experience in laboratory testing desirable.
  • Knowledge of Bord Bia, BRC, Regulatory and customer requirements desirable.
  • Have a minimum of HACCP Level 3.
  • Quality focus with a drive to ensure standards are upheld.
  • Proficient IT skills & Good communication skills.
  • Fluent English: Verbal & Written.

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