AVI Ltd. is known for its leading household brands across many categories including hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits, and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.
NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED operates 5 manufacturing sites, offering world-class manufacturing facilities in Isando (Johannesburg), Rosslyn (Pretoria), Westmead, and Durban (KZN). It is home to some of the best-known South African tea, coffee, and creamer brands, including our delicious range of much-loved savoury and sweet biscuits, and our melt-in-your-mouth snack range.
A career opportunity exists for a Laboratory Technician in the Quality Assurance Department of the Durban Tea Factory reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor.
The successful candidate will form part of the Durban Tea Quality Assurance team and support Quality, Food Safety, and Environmental Management Systems. The incumbent will assist in ongoing product quality improvements through plant trials, HACCP and ISO projects. To ensure that all incoming materials received at the factory are of the best quality, meeting all the set specifications and the food safety criteria.
Key Performance Areas:
Incoming Material Control – raw materials, or packaging materials or New samples (suppliers), NPD, and other factories in the group
Carry out physical and or chemical analysis as required on standard and non-standard raw materials at incoming and in-process (where required) and finished products
Carry out analysis as required on packaging materials at incoming and in-process (where required) and finished products
Process control and non-conformance handling
Hygiene and housekeeping maintenance
Training in basic laboratory techniques
Plant hygiene and microbiological audits
Ensure that the Laboratory equipment is fully functional and calibrated
Maintenance of high quality, GMP, hygiene, and housekeeping standards
To support Food Safety through GMP’s being upheld at all times
To assist in ongoing product/plants quality improvements through plant trials, HACCP, and ISO’s standards
At least 1 years of experience in an FMCG Company in Quality Assurance
SAP knowledge will be an added advantage
Exposure to Good Manufacturing Practices (AIBI), ISO22000, and PRPs
Completed Degree or Diploma in Food Technology / Biotechnology
Audit and compliance knowledge
Must be able to work shifts and overtime
Strong writing and reporting skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Deciding and Initiating action
Attention to details
Adhering to principles and values
Presenting and communication information
Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
Following instructions and procedures
Adapting and responding to change
Coping with pressure and setbacks
Good problem solving, analytical and innovative skills