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Laboratory Technician/QA Assistant

The Union Dairy Company is currently seeking a suitable applicant for the position of Laboratory Technician / QA Assistant within its milk processing plant.

The UDC site is located in the South East of South Australia, approximately 8 kilometres south of Penola. The plant utilises state of the art equipment in a modern production environment.

The position will include the following:

  • Quality checks of incoming raw materials, ingredients and packaging
  • Preparation and dispatch of final product samples for offsite testing
  • Calibration of measuring equipment
  • Internal and GMP auditing
  • Quality reporting
  • Environmental monitoring of production areas

The following experience will be highly regarded but are not essential as training will be provided:

  • Laboratory experience, preferably in the food or dairy industry.
  • Experience with Food Safety and Quality Management Systems
  • Experience with HACCP based food safety systems
  • Internal auditing qualifications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Experience with Dairy Export Orders, FSSC 22000 or other compliance systems.

Most importantly, the successful candidate will require an eye for detail and display a high level of organisation.

The position is full time working Monday-Friday and renumeration will be discussed at the time of interview.

Open to applicants with Australian unrestricted work rights only. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake a comprehensive pre-employment medical (including drug and alcohol testing).

Please forward your application with cover letter and resume to:

Site Manager:

Applications will close Friday 29th November, 2019.

The Union Dairy Company is and equal opportunity employer