QA Auditor

Quality Assurance Auditor *High care*

Proud to drive innovation and quality

Great opportunity for a graduate ,  ideally food science 

Salary: £25,000 - £27,500 depending on experience 
Shift: Days - Blue Shift
Shift Time: 4 on 4 off, Rotating shifts: 05:00-17:00, 06:00-18:00
Benefits Package:  22 Days Annual Leave

                                 Life Assurance
                                 Flexible Benefits Package
                                 Staff Shop

                                 Free Parking


We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. To encourage you to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. To know that as a valued QA Auditor. We will support your ambition, reward your resilience and encourage you to create a career you can be proud of too.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we’ll give you the development and support to take your career as far as you can, or as far as you want to go, within our large multinational company


Bakkavor Bourne, Lincolnshire specialises in making prepared fruit, dressed salads and stir fry mixes. It employs over 1,100 people and forms part of the Bakkavor Meals sector in the UK.

The role:
Working as part of a wider team of twelve QA Auditors and reporting directly in to our Quality Assurance Managers, you will play a key role in ensuring that Bourne continues to meet all quality and technical standards set nationally and by our grocery retailer partners.

As one of our QA Auditors, you will audit, monitor, improve and evaluate quality systems and procedures and provide technical support for the operational teams as well as maintaining and promoting technical and quality standards in line with business needs and customer requirements will be a key focus.

In this position you will work on a permanent day shift which will include some weekend working as set by the rota.

As well as welcoming applications from candidates from a quality or technical background, we would also like to encourage applications from candidates who have operational or line experience within food production/manufacturing who wish to develop their career. If you have excellent attention to detail, are process driven and can use your initiative to prioritise your workload and problem solve we would like to hear from you.

Full training on internal quality processes is provided to the successful candidate.

Day to day duties will be:


  • To audit compliance against Quality Management Systems, GMP and HACCP controls, raising all non-conformances against relevant standards with objective evidence.
  • Effectively communicating to enable the operational teams to take the appropriate and necessary corrective action – then following up and monitoring completion of actions.
  • Suggesting areas of improvement, relating to fabrication and procedures.
  • Understanding the site traceability system to complete audits to demonstrate compliance and retrieve information for investigation purposes.
  • To take samples (micro, nutritional, swab and organoleptic) against specific schedules and communicate the progress in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and facilitate taste panels in accordance with procedure - ensuring that all results are accurately recorded and communicated to site.
  • Calibration of measurement equipment in accordance with schedules and procedures.
  • To assist the QA Manager in carrying out full investigations on specifications (micro and nutritional), complaints and incidents. Investigations may take the form of sampling, process reviews, traceability, or audits.
  • To support NPD trials and product launches, assisting in micro testing and product life assessment to ensure products are manufactured to the correct standard as necessary.
  • Providing technical support and advice to the factory team in the event of customer visit or audit.
  • Coordination of day to day activities to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety, and the environment


Proud to be Bakkavor

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.



Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Technical

Bourne, GB

Date:  26 May 2023
Req ID:  12926