QA Assistant

QA Assistant

Position: QA Assistant

Hours of work: 38 hours per week (Full time)
Days of work: Monday – Friday, some weekend and public holiday work may be required.
Start and finish time: As needed between the hours of 6:00 – 18:00
Pay Rate: Negotiable depending on the level of experience

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Record keeping and Document Control
  • Daily factory walk-throughs to monitor and control GMP and Hygiene.
  • Monthly GMP audits and Bucket audits
  • Data entry and trending of data
  • Issuing Non-Conformance Reports as required
  • Participation in organoleptic analysis
  • Maintaining and assessing retention samples
  • Environmental swabbing per the schedule and collecting air and water samples
  • Collecting products for micro testing and submission of all samples to the laboratory
  • Assisting in maintaining the Approved Supplier Program
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Training production staff
  • Developing Policies & Procedures and supporting/maintaining the Food Safety Program
  • Creating SOPs for machinery and Product specifications
  • Assisting in monitoring and investigating customer complaints
  • Conducting Traceability exercises
  • Glass and Hard Plastic audits
  • Internal audits
  • Conducting Mock Recall, food defence and continuity exercises
  • Calibration of thermometers and other equipment
  • Maintaining chemical registers and SDS
  • Other duties within reason as directed by the QA Manager


  • HACCP would be advantageous
  • Internal Auditing or any other quality or food safety certificates would be advantageous

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience within a Quality Assurance role would be advantageous
  • Food handling experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and independently with good time management
  • Ability to analyse and problem solve
  • Good computer skills and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • How many years of experience do you have as a Quality Assurance Assistant?