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Quality Control Technician

Undisclosed Company
Kent, Ashford
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Manpower Ashford are recruiting for a Quality Control Technician for one of our client based in Ashford, Kent.

Temporary Position - 36.25 hrs per week Monday - Friday

Under regular supervision evaluate, inspect and analyse raw materials, intermediates and finished goods by performing basic sensory and/or physical and/or analytical tests to secure compliance with product safety regulations, specifications and standards.

Core Responsibilities

In addition to those associated to QC Technician;

  • Perform a variety of quality control related sensory assessments including organoleptic (e.g. odour & taste) and visual determinations (e.g. colour and appearance).
  • Perform a variety of quality control related measurements (e.g. chemical tests to determine pH, acid values) using wet chemical methods such as titration, saponification etc.
  • Perform a variety of quality control related measurements (e.g. specific gravity, refractive index, melting point, flashpoint) to determine the physical characteristics of the sample
  • Perform a variety of quality control related measurements (e.g. chromatography, GC-MS, infra-red, ICP) to determine the composition of samples tested.
  • Enter results into laboratory books / systems such as SAP.
  • Document non-conformance. Extract, analyse, summarise and collect data for material related investigations.

Academic Background

  • High School Diploma within a technical field such as Chemistry, Biology, etc. with experience in chemistry or laboratory techniques and general equivalency development (GED) is required.

Professional Experience

  • Overall work experience of 1 to 2 years in a similar position.
  • Previous background in Sensory Evaluation and/or Analytical QC required.

Technical Skills

  • Laboratory and/or QC techniques required.
  • Good computer knowledge with such systems as SAP, Databases, Microsoft Office products is preferred.
  • Operational experience of a laboratory environment, analytical equipment and instruments such as weighing balance, Densitometer, Refractometer, Moisture balances, Karl Fischer Titrator, Sieve testing equipment, GC is preferred.
  • Knowledge of chemical substances, hazardous material and related local regulations.
  • Basic Sensory evaluation capability / potential capability preferred.

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