Quality Control & Food Safety In-Charge Job in Kenya

About the company: Our Client is in cosmetics ingredients division which specializes in pure and organic fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils, offering a broad spectrum of natural raw materials for cosmetic applications.
Job Title: Quality Control & Food Safety In-Charge
Reports to: Factory Manager
The Quality Control & Food Safety In-charge will be the overall In-charge of Product Quality and Food Safety at the factory. 

He / She will be tasked an essential role in the monitoring and advancement of the organization’s food safety in line with HACCP / FSSC / ISO 22000 and quality programs and take appropriate corrective action decisions where required. 
The successful QC technician will have a scientific base of knowledge, an entrepreneurial and tenacious character, and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within our company.

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Excellent computer operation skills (MS Office)
  • Ability to understand and operate basic product testing equipment
  • High level of organizational skills, including written and verbal communication, creative problem solving, and commitment to company goals
  • Demonstrable working experience in management of food safety principles ISO 22000:2005/FSSC/HACCP,
  • Knowledge of Industrial Safety and Health principles and environment (OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004)
  • Ability to speak to groups and conduct group trainings
  • Positive attitude towards continual improvement to food safety systems and Occupational Health and Safety programs.
  • Must command authority
Additional desired skills and qualifications:
  • Should be a Diploma/Degree holder in Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Food Science and Technology and Microbiology.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a busy ISO 22000 certified food processing establishment
  • Knowledge of ISO 22000:2005, GMP and Understanding of HACCP principles
  • Must have knowledge of EHS and OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004.
  • Familiarity with modern food manufacturing processes and food safety systems
  • Experience with 3rd party food safety audits
  • Should have knowledge of Laboratory report writing.
  • should be self-driven and focused and ready to solve industrial challenge with minimum supervision
Job Duties
Perform process checks throughout the production, packaging, sanitation and warehousing functions of the company, including pre-operational checks, sanitation verification, label checks, net weight checks and package integrity checks.
  • Sampling work for all pre-shipment samples, consignments, in-process and finished product samples.
  • Calibrate test equipment
  • Schedule and execute sample submittals to external laboratories for batch testing.
  • Receive and document batch testing results from external laboratories.
  • Provide independent oversight of processes, verifying compliance to company standards and policies, and effectively communicating when there are deviations from standards or processes
  • Assist in training employees on food safety, company processes, Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of QC activities
  • Maintain organized inventory of retained samples
  • Monitor HACCP critical control pointsand Ensuring that the HACCP quality procedures are adhered to.
  • Participate in preparation for 3rd party safety audits
  • Maintain ongoing company compliance with all applicable regulations and 3rd party auditor requirements
  • Conduct research on Quality Assurance issues and deliver reports on research to management
  • Informing the Factory Manager on matters concerning quality and food safety.
Report to Factory Manager
He/ She should be responsible for any matters arising from quality and safety.

Qualified candidates to send their cvs to cvs@cdl.co.ke on or before 7th November 2016

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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