Quality Assurance Technician

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  • Department / Function :
  • Manufacturing
  • Location :
  • Clonmel
  • Contract Type :
  • Fixed-term
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • Ireland is home to Bulmers, the best loved Irish cider in the world.  We grow the apples there and make the cider in the heart of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary where our own orchards are the pride of the town. Our Bulmers cider is a fabric brand in Ireland, the number one by far and our teams in Ireland are proud to manufacture, market, distribute and sell to thousands of customers, with teams right across Ireland and offices in major cities like Dublin, Clonmel and Cork.

    Purpose: To ensure a precise and accurate technical service is provided in order that product is produced and despatched Right First Time every time.


    About the role

    This role is all about being a team player and ensuring everyone stays safe through active participation in our safety behaviour programme. You'll be the go-to person for ensuring our quality instruments are set up, calibrated, and verified correctly. You'll delve into various analyses as outlined in our quality plans, making sure everyone on the manufacturing team understands what needs to be done and what to do if things don't quite meet our standards.

    Being proactive in supporting production is key, and you'll also have a hand in organising and leading quality meetings. Coordinating teams to continually improve and solve any problems that come up is part of the deal. When issues arise, you'll be on it, investigating, recording, and making sure they're sorted out, all while keeping an eye on trends to spot areas for improvement.

    Dealing with consumer complaints and compiling technical reports will also be on your plate. Plus, you'll be the one creating and delivering training sessions, auditing systems and suppliers, and keeping our software systems running smoothly.

    Managing our stock and consumables, planning and leading quality improvement projects, and staying flexible within the Group Technical Function are all part of the job. So, if you're up for a dynamic role where you're central to keeping our operations running smoothly and our products top-notch, this could be the perfect fit for you.

    About you

    You should hold a recognised science qualification and have at least 2 years of experience in a laboratory environment within the food, drinks, pharmaceutical, or similar sectors. You should be skilled in conducting Chemical, Microbiological, Sensory, and Packaging Analysis, as well as proficient in data collation and report writing. Moreover, you should possess project management experience and demonstrate the ability to lead and influence others effectively. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with strong planning and organisational abilities, are essential. A working knowledge of HACCP and Quality systems is required, along with computer literacy in programs such as Excel, Word, or other Quality Management System (QMS) packages. Understanding the significance of customer service and having a continuous improvement focus are also vital attributes for this role.

    About us

    Operating through the Matthew Clark, Bibendum, Tennent’s and Bulmers Ireland brands, the Group has a market leading range, scale and reach including an intimate understanding of the markets it serves.  

    Together we grow, brew, manufacture, market, and deliver some of the world’s favourite drinks. From grass to glass, and everything in between. C&C Group plc is a premium drinks company which owns, manufactures, markets, and distributes a unique portfolio of beer and cider brands in its home markets and across the globe. 

    C&C Group’s portfolio of owned/exclusive brands include: Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand; Tennent’s, the leading Scottish beer brand; Magners the premium international cider brand; as well as a range of fast-growing, premium and craft ciders and beers, such as Heverlee, Menabrea, Five Lamps and Orchard Pig.  

    We seek to champion and embed sustainability in everything that we do at C&C. While delivering joy to customers, we always shine a light on people and the planet. We have a clear ESG vision delivering to a better world. We respect, support, and develop all our people to be their best, with a focus on results by creating a culture of winning together. 

    We also recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to delivering on our mission. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process. 

    C&C Group (and inclusive companies) do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to any of our roles. For help, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@candcgroup.com. All applications need to come through the candidate portal https://careers.candcgroupplc.com/vacancies/

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