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Junior Food Technologist

Dept: Quality Assurance

Location: Capricorn Park, Muizenberg

26 September 2019

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player, employing over 500 people and operating over 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.

The QA department is currently looking for a vibrant, honest, dynamic, reliable and motivated go-getter to join their team. The applicant should be detail orientated, systematic and have a passion for organization.

Roles and Responsibilities: 
 Investigating complaints/queries & questionnaires including working on customer based IT systems. Creating COC’s & COA’s for clients
 QC testing on raw materials & packaging materials. Testing and checking of samples for purchased from overseas suppliers
 Setting up tastings of in-process products & overseeing that daily tasting sessions with factory are performed; Co-ordinate monthly tastings on teas in stock
 Investigating non-conformances, corrective actions & communicating them to suppliers and internally
 Act as a Pest control officer
 Checking of freezer loggers & reporting failures.
 Managing the calibration and monitoring of the monitoring devices (scales etc) and where needed arranging repairs
 Ensuring testing requirements for clients are met and samples are drawn and sent away for testing within the required time frames. Performing swabbing verifications and sending these for testing using correct aseptic techniques. Reporting results of tests within the organization
 Developing specifications and performing tasks related to the upkeep of the food safety and quality management system
 Supplier approval and management of supplier approvals on packaging items
 Conducting internal audits
 HACCP team member
 Maintenance of procedures that form part of CHS certifications; Reviewing procedures annually minimum; Trending of objectives and trending of food safety information at required time frames.
 Ensure & maintain hygiene arrangements for the factory (coats, consumables e.g. cleaning chemicals); Assist with developing cleaning schedules / procedures.
 Supporting production and QC’s, with day-to-day technical problem solving

 B. Tech Food Technology/ B. Sc Food Science or other relevant science related degree (required microbiology and chemistry understanding). Copies of qualifications must be submitted with a CV
 0 - 2 years industry experience
 Proficient in working in Microsoft programs (outlook, excel, word)
 Own reliable transport

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Shannon


Telephone:021 701 5140