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QA Assistant

Ref: 359 | Posted: 16th Nov 2020



Salary is open to discussion dependant on right skill fit

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Ellis Mason have the pleasure of recruiting a QA Assistant for a well established business based in Basildon. This role will report into the field based Technical Manager. 

As the QA Assistant you will have site responsibility for the monitoring and verification of all food safety, legality and quality procedures. 

The role involves NPD (new product development) and could be a great opportunity for someone who has the potential to grow and receive job progression within the next 3-5 years. For somebody not looking for the career development, there is a long term role at this level and more senior roles can be recruited for in the future. 


  • Permanent, full time basis.
  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays - plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days extra per annum.
  • Salary dependant on experience and knowledge but circa £22,000-£25,000. 
  • Government pension scheme.
  • Perkbox discounts including free cinema trips, Starbucks and more.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • 8.30am-5pm working hours - Monday to Friday
  • 1 or 2 work socials a year with + 1
  • Christmas party!


The main duties included within the role of the QA ASSISTANT, are: 

  • Performing regular checks and audits
  • Following up any non compliances.
  • Assisting the Technical Manager with new product development.
  • Producing samples.
  • Maintaining a product library.
  • Calibrating technical measuring equipment.
  • Sample collection for tasting, certification, shelf life testing, etc.
  • Monitoring compliance of the packing area. 
  • Undertaking all intake checks.
  • Assisting in customer complaints investigations.
  • On-site technical representative for any routine services (e.g. pest control)
  • Working with various departments such as customer services, marketing, warehouse to handle any quality related issues. 
  • Being a part of the company audit team. 

To be considered for this role you must have an understanding of food safety and quality assurance that you have built up from working in a food based working environment. You will need to be IT literate and be able to use Outlook as well as Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Any qualifications in the following areas will be advantageous, however are not a necessity: Food Safety, Food Hygiene, HACCP


the application process

Apply right now! By using the apply button on this page and attaching your CV.

the agency

Ellis Mason are a dynamic, fast growing agency that specialise in the Office Support, IT and Finance sectors. We have offices in Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City and employ Consultants that specialise and cover the following locations: North Herts, Central Herts, South Herts, Bedfordshire and parts of Cambridgeshire.

We are acting as both a Recruitment Business and Recruitment Agency in our recruitment of this position.

Thank you for your application. Where possible, we endeavour to contact all candidates, however due to the volume of applications we ask that if you have not heard from us within 7 days to please accept that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.