The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a QA Technician at our Grimsby site. In Grimsby, we manufacture fresh soups for our New Covent Garden brand and for private label.

To work with the other departments within the factory to ensure that standards of hygiene and food safety are upheld and maintained.

Key Responsibilities

Safety and QualityHACCP auditing and the measurement of the critical control points. Checking and testing of the calibration of weighing equipment and temperature measurement equipment. Verification of cleaning through the Hygiene Management System including swabbing and titration. Sample collection for external analysis, microbiological, chemical and others as required.  

Hygiene & Housekeeping - Carry out hygiene audits according to schedule.  Discuss results with other departments and arrange the necessary corrective actions.  Carry out glass audit/foreign body and fabrication audits and others as necessary and communicate action points with the other departments.  Report to and work with the Shift Manager on any hygiene and housekeeping issues arising on shift.

Quality Management SystemUpdate the quality Management System in a timely manner in line with manufacturing requirements. This will include amongst other things record sheets and training instructions / standard operating procedures.

Production EvaluationAssess raw materials, work in progress (WIP) and finished product against the relevant specification carrying out physical, chemical and organoleptic assessment as appropriate.  

Project WorkCarry out project work and reports work as required by QA Supervisor or Technical Manager.  Carry out work according to project brief.  Report findings and conclusions to QA and other relevant departments.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Good understanding of English and Maths,  willingness to learn more important than qualifications.
  • No experience required, but preferred, training will be given.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary / rate of pay
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit and access to a 'wellbeing' portal
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners.

Our Vision

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality.

Top Talent across the UK

Over our sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year.

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality. 

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!