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Quality Controller Food Technician

Sunnyridge Seville East, Melbourne

2nd Year Visa Eligible

Job Description

Sunny Ridge is a successful and unique privately owned Agri-foods business based in the picturesque Yarra Valley. Now with operations in Victoria and Queensland, farming across multiple locations and partnering with industry leaders and major customer groups, Sunny Ridge is one of the fastest growing and most exciting companies in the dynamic agri-foods industry.
To continue to drive this growth, the business has vacancies for the role of Quality Controller working on our Yarra Valley farm.
Reporting to the Packing Shed Team Leader, you will be responsible for performing quality assessment and testing of products, materials and equipment and providing ongoing feedback and advice to Production.
Your main responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• Participate in improving staff understanding of food safety procedures and practices in the course of daily duties
• Conduct product assessments of incoming and finished products
• Conduct product shelf life assessments and reporting to the relevant departments
• Conduct daily checks to comply with our QA requirements
• Liaise with Packing Shed Team Leader and QA Manager on quality issues
• Record and report assessment results, observations, measurements, and corrective actions
• Provide feedback to the Packing Shed Team Leader on quality of incoming and finished products
Skills and Experience
• Qualifications in or studying towards Food Science or related discipline would be favourable
• HACCP Training or experience would be advantageous
• Experience in fresh produce or food production would be ideal but not a necessity
• High attention to detail with the ability to observe trends and patterns and identify non conformance
• Must be confident with technology such as hardware and IT systems
• Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment
This is a seasonal, casual opportunity working from January 2021 to May 2021. Excellent availability will be highly regarded as there will be an opportunity to work up to 6 days per week; including weekends and public holidays with shift times vary according to operational needs.
You must have your own transport as there is minimal public transport available to our farm.

You must have valid working rights in Australia to apply.

Postcode: 3139 (Seville East, Melbourne)

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Sunnyridge Strawberry Farms employs over 1000 people nationwide. We harvest Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries. A major benefit of having various sites throughout Australia is that it means we can achieve year round production for our customers.

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