Quality Assurance Technician

Date: 28-Jun-2022

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8EW

Company: Greggs Plc

Vacancy Details

We have an opportunity for a Quality Assurance Technician to join our site in Newcastle Upon Tyne on a Full Time and Permanent basis; Balliol, Balliol Business Park, Benton Lane, NE12 8EW


£20,000 - £24,000 depending on experience, salary expectations to be discussed at interview

Shift Pattern and Contracted Hours

You will be contracted to work 40 hours over 5 days.

Your shifts will predominantly be Monday to Friday between 08:00-16:00, however, flexibility is required to work outside of these hours to cover absences when necessary.

What you'll do

  • Ensuring food safety and quality standards are maintained across the site.
  • Supporting managers and operators in their responsibility to Food Safety and Quality.
  • Evaluating process controls during production to ensure they comply with agreed specifications and procedures.
  • Completing quality checks in line with product specifications, QAS and organoleptic requirements.
  • Completing and updating the site microbiological, chemical and allergen sampling schedules to ensure safety of products.
  • Management of non-conforming products, QA Holds and product releases.
  • Organising and completion of raw material intake checks against group specifications.
  • Completing annual CCP validation checks of all Critical Control Points on site.
  • Carrying out and updating audits e.g. BRC Internal audits, Glass & Plastic, CCP, GMP inspections and product & process.
  • Monitoring of equipment performance and control through internal calibration of scales and thermometers to ensure compliance.
  • Assisting with customer complaint investigations
  • Amending of factory process control documentation

About you

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills essential as the role will need to drive technology innovation in Microsoft 365
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Ability to build strong cross functional relationships
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Organised as there is a need to manage several tasks at once.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Show initiative and ability to see tasks through to completion
  • High level of computer literacy

What we can offer

  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 4.2 weeks, in addition to bank holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 6 weeks after 25 years’ service. (Pro-rata for part time)
  • After 6 months service you may be eligible  for our profit share scheme
  • You will receive free life assurance after 1 year’s continuous service.  This is a death in service benefit which provides a lump sum payment equal to one and a half years’ salary
  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

Other benefits include

  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare Plans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other.

We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us!

We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views.

Your Application

During the application process we’ll keep in touch every step of the way, we know how big a decision it is for you to apply for a job.

Once you do we’ll work hard to keep you up to speed on how your application is progressing, with your help we can made your application as quick and as smooth as possible.