Technical Administrator

Job Ref: Admin | Location: Lodge Farm, NN5 | Salary: £21,500 - £22,000 | Position: Permanent


To manage all aspects of product and environmental sampling, assisting in the hold and release process with effective communication.

This will include reporting and where necessary facilitating problem solving and continuous improvement activity.

Collation and auditing of factory paperwork

To be responsible for ordering and maintaining of technical consumables required for production.

To manage all aspects of daily Lab registration and co-ordination of product sampling and testing against nutritional and shelf-life testing schedules.

Assist where required in general technical duties such as Internal auditing, Traceability exercises and Preparation for Export certification.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience 

  • Great attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Good level of education to include English, Mathematics at GCSE level or equivalent
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Highly organised and ability to multi task
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Data analysis skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong relationship building and communication skills with a commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Food manufacturing experience
  • Food safety and HACCP knowledge
  • Meat processing experience
  • Awareness of lean problem-solving tools
  • Understanding of Health & Safety requirements within food manufacture
  • Degree in Food Science or equivalent – suitable for a new Graduate

Key duties and responsibilities  

A list of principal tasks that the job holder will be expected to do without exception as part of their normal duties:

  • To manage all product and environmental sampling ensuring that all samples are collected to schedule and sent to the appropriate external laboratory for required analysis.
  • To ensure shelf-life testing is carried out to schedule requirements, with recommendations and communication for follow up action where appropriate
  • To generate reports for approval by the Quality & Technical manager or Head of Technical
  • To audit and collate production paperwork including verification of processes and raw materials used.
  • To generate and submit certificate of analysis as required by customers
  • To ensure that all rejected product is identifiable on systems and managed appropriately on return and credit notes are raised and dealt with accurately
  • To be an active member of the quality panel reviews ensuring that product meets specification requirements prior to site release
  • To deal with routine technical queries and support the production team with supply of consumables
  • Actively participate in the completion of product traceability challenges ensuring that all areas of concern are raised, and improvements made/recommended to the process, system or training to ensure continuous improvement and compliance with legal and customer requirements.
  • To be a key participant of GMP audits and Fabrication audits, investigating non-conformances and following up on the implementation of appropriate corrective actions and close outs
  • To be a participant of the internal audit team providing continuous improvement for ongoing development of the system and demonstration of sustainable corrective action
  • To participate as a key coordinating player in the preparation for and execution of third party and customer audits ensuring that all corrective action is effectively closed out
  • To ensure that you effectively communicate to the Quality & Technical Manager and that they are kept informed of progress and / or issues that may arise relating to products or customers
  • Comply with company Health & Safety policy at all times.
  • Attend and contribute to routine team/site meetings as requested
  • Covering the Systems Technologist where required.
  • Any other duties as stipulated by the Quality & Technical Manager.