Laboratory Technician – Night2018-05-18T09:09:26+00:00
Quality Systems Manager

Laboratory Technician – Night

Posted 17 May 2018

Location: Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Job type: Full Time Night Shifts – Rotating Shift Pattern

Salary: £9.15 per hour

Closing date 1 June 2018

At Trewithen Dairy, Cornwall’s largest milk bottler, our people are the key ingredient to support the next phase of our ambitious growth plans. Our business is expanding and we are looking for talented, proactive individuals to help us on our journey.

Within the Dairy we have a Laboratory which is crucial to our operation and tests samples of raw milk coming into the Dairy and the finished products going out. The skills and efficiency of our team of Technicians has been a vital part of our success. We are now looking for new recruits to the team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Routine testing – raw material through to end product prior to leaving site against an agreed testing schedule
  • Taking and maintaining routine product samples and managing the sample library
  • Routine microbiological sampling including environmental, hygiene standards and product and collating these samples for despatch
    Routine maintenance/calibration checks of key site and laboratory equipment against agreed schedule
  • Review and report inconsistencies and out of specification results to the Laboratory Team Leader/Technical Officer
  • Quarantine product and retest as needed
  • Organise and arrange despatch of samples for off-site testing
  • Participate in site GMP audits as required
  • Participate in site projects as required
  • Maintain GMP/hygiene standards or Laboratory and environs as required
  • Work within site quality and Health & Safety requirements maintaining the needs of eternal requirements (legal, customer, BRC and 18001)
  • Provide holiday cover as needed for colleagues
  • Maintain a culture of discipline throughout the teams

Candidate Requirements

  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • IT skills – Excel, Word & preferably Access databases
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong commitment towards people, quality and profit
  • Ability to lead by example with regard to site standards
  • Strong Team work ethic
  • Communication through the team and other departments
  • Respect for colleagues and their needs and requirements
  • Promote inter departmental team work and aim to exceed customer and company expectations
  • Work to high standards of Health & Safety at all times

To apply, please download and complete the application form below and return by email to jobs@trewithendairy.co.uk or by post to Applications, Trewithen Dairy, Greymare Farm, Lostwithiel PL22 0LW