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Quality Assurance Assistant


Job Description:

Quality Assurance Assistant

Location: Ripon (Driving is a must – no public transport goes to site) 

Working Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Flexible) 

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + 5-10% Bonus (based on experience) 

Benefits: Salary Sacrifice - Healthcare - Car Scheme - 25 days + BH - Buy Holiday 

About this Quality Assurance Assistant role:

The Quality Assurance Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the quality function within the site, ensuring adherence to customer, legislative, and relevant standards requirements. The role demands working closely with Operations and Technical teams to maintain the highest levels of feed safety and quality.

Key Responsibilities of this Quality Assurance Assistant role:

- Own and maintain process verification and analysis schedules.

- Support QC in Out of Specification results with timely follow-up, corrective, and preventative measures.

- Assist in supplier approval processes and support Technical and Procurement Teams in raw material performance data collection.

- Aid in equipment calibration and work with the Operations team to promote a quality-focused culture.

- Manage non-conforming products, factory standards auditing, and maintain internal audit schedules.

- Investigate and report internal quality failures, supporting Operations teams to address non-conformances.

- Ensure the site meets Target Zero KPI requirements and AB Agri Quality Standards.

- Handle complaint investigations, root cause analysis, and preventative actions, along with complaint trending.

- Train and develop colleagues in feed safety requirements.

- Lead Quality meetings and actively participate in external audits.

Requirement of this Quality Assurance Assistant role:

- Previous experience in Quality, ideally in a food or feed environment

- HACCP experience

- Basic Regulatory knowledge

- Knowledge of Quality Standards

- High levels of accuracy and attention to detail

- Strong Analytical skills

- Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise differing demands

- Working knowledge of MS Office

- Familiarity with VMD, UFAS, BRC, GMC Plus

Key Behaviours of this Quality Assurance Assistant role:

- Strong team player with a solution-focused approach

- Responds positively to changing business priorities

- Highly personable, capable of building work relationships quickly

- Strong communicator across several platforms

- Ability to listen and communicate effectively with key stakeholders at all levels

- Resilient with an ability to manage ambiguity

- Diligent and perseverant in completing tasks


Note: This position does not offer visa sponsorship, and candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Apply now to join our dynamic team and make a significant impact on quality assurance in a leading agricultural business.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing