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Quality Assurance Technician

We seeking a new member for our Quality Assurance Team in Wilson's Country. This position will be based in Craigavon and in the Intake Department. This new role has been created as expansion to an already successful team.

Important Information
Date Posted: 28th June 2022
Closing Date: 1st July 2022
Industry: Food Production
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.51p/h

About the role

The Position

 The successful applicant will join out quality assurance team and tasks will include the following;

 ·        Sampling, Washing and peeling potatoes at intake/arrival to factory in preparation for grading/packing

·         Visually grading potatoes looking at quality defects on skin

·         Destructive tests on potato samples looking at internal quality defects

·         Grading of washed and peeled potatoes looking at expected peeling and chipping yields

·         Cooking up (Frying/Steaming) of intake samples to look at fry colours/product texture & quality acceptability

·         Transferring intake data to ERP system, taking photo's and sending out intake report for each lot

·         Visually assessing samples through hot box (accelerated shelf life) testing

Any other associated duties as directed by Quality / Technical Manager


 Ideally we are looking for someone who has:

·         Experience working in a food production environment/food preparation

·         A good general awareness of food safety, food hygiene, health and safety and quality

·   GCSE English & Math's, grade C or above

·         Computer skills and a good standard of literacy and numerical skills sufficient to carry out job duties.

·         The ability to work accurately & independently in a fast-paced working environment

·         Relevant experience in quality control or quality assurance would be preferable however not essential as full training will be provided.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Have the right to work in UK

Desired criteria

  • Experience in working in food production/preparation

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Audit Compliance

Audit Compliance

Managing Quality

Managing Quality

Production Operations

Production Operations

Wilson's Country

Delighting our customers in every respect!

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Wilson’s Country is the leading potato brand in Ireland. Our commitment to innovation and marketing has positioned us as one of the leaders in the industry, supplying retailers, foodservice and food manufacturers with own label and branded prepack, peeled and convenience potatoes. Potatoes are our passion… Since Angus Wilson started the business from the family farm in the 1980’s we have grown from strength to strength. We now employ over 70 staff who work from our 6 acre site in County Armagh. We are one of the premier potato packers and processors in Ireland. We hold key accounts with many of the leading food retailers in the country.

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Investment in our premises, our staff and our growers ensures that we offer a quality product and excellent service We strive to make people inspired by potatoes…the poor potato can get a bit of a bad press so that is why we are constantly innovating. We challenge ourselves by evolving our variety portfolio, our packaging, our range and our production processes. We want you to realise how exciting potatoes actually are! By their nature, potatoes are seasonal, meaning we can handle up to 30 different varieties of potatoes in one year. This equates to about 3.5 million individual potatoes per week…now that’s a lot of potatoes! Dealing with such a vast number of spuds means we truly are passionate about potatoes.

Our benefits

Retirement plan and/or pension

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Casual dress

Free parking

Open office

Competitive salary

Quality Assurance Technician

Delighting our customers in every respect!