Current Vacancies

Last updated: 3.19pm, Wednesday 28th January 2015 by


Here at Mackie's at Taypack we are currently recruiting for a QA Manager and a Quality Controller to join our Technical team, based in Errol Perthshire.

QA Manager: maternity cover, 9 month position with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Main duties include:

• Ensuring that the Crisp Factory is operating in a safe hygienic manner in accordance with Mackies at Taypack documented policies and procedures.
• Checking daily cleaning and raising non-conformances if necessary to maintain required hygiene standards.
• Checking production records to ensure compliance.
• Printing and verifying barcode labels and customer specific bag labels.
• Maintaining gold reference standard stocks.
• Observe the product on the picking table to gain an overview of the quality. Speak to the on-line quality checkers and Technical Manager if there are any quality issues requiring clarification.
• Ensure quarantine area is tidy; all stock clearly marked and organise.
• Control stock and placing orders for cleaning materials, gloves, hairnets, chemicals and other disposables.
• Issuing production date codes and best before dates to production.
• Preparing and sending samples for shelf life or nutritional analysis as and when required.
• Output of weight and alarm log records from packing machines and saving into relevant folders
• Ensure calibration is up to date with the schedule.
• Make up samples of products for customers when required.
• Logging and labelling (when required) of deliveries of packaging film, flavourings and oil.
• Completing weekly and monthly audit checks when required (hygiene audit, glass and hard plastic audit).
• Completing potato intake QC checks, including dry matter and sugar levels. Also checking potato samples when required.
• Responsibility for records/documents inputting onto system and archiving.
• Provide break time and holiday cover for Production QC when required.
• Any other reasonable tasks as required by management.

Personal attributes:
Preferably a degree in food related discipline
2-3 years experience in food industry
Detail orientated
Good spoken English skills

Salary & hours
Salary: available on request
Mon-Fri hours, occasional weekend work required.

Quality Controller:

Main duties include:

• Checking flavouring and slat quantities
• Average weight compliance checks
• Label, barcode and packaging checks
• Ensuring seal integrity is maintained
• Highlighting and auctioning any out of spec results
• Rechecks of out of spec results
• Maintaining quality standards
• Ensuring shelf life samples are taken & organised
• Temperature checking of areas
• Issuing date codes
• Calibration of equipment
• Raw material checks & data recording
• Laboratory tests- including % salt, seasoning, sugar, dry matter, oil extraction, peroxide test, acid value determination, fry test and many others

The quality of the product includes the packaging and handling of the product. Ensure that the line workers:-
• Gently place the crisps into the boxes to prevent crushing.
• Stack boxes on pallets carefully
• Replace any burst packs or boxes

Personal characteristics:
Detail orientated
1-2 years experience in similar field
Good spoken English skills
Good communicator

Salary & hours:
Salary: available on request
Shifts 6am-2pm /2pm -10pm, occasionally weekend shift and extended hours required, candidates must be flexible

To apply for either of the above vacancies, please send your CV and covering letter to

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