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Technical & Quality
QA Technician
Sydney West
Permanent Full Time

At Lion, our relationships are built on trust. We place an incredible amount of trust in our people to make a difference, who in turn help us build brands that our customers have confidence in.

We currently have a rewarding permanent full-time opportunity in the Supply Chain Operations team at Wetherill Park. This position will be reporting into the Technical Team Leader. Your main responsibility will be to complete routine requirements of the site food safety program and drive actions for continuous improvement. You must be available to work the afternoon shift which will either be 14:00 to 22:00 or 15:00 to 23:00.

Making safety a priority, you will be responsible for coordinating the day to day operations in the laboratory and being specifically responsible for:

  • Physical/chemical/microbial testing, recording and reporting of raw materials, in process product, finish product and environmental monitoring/daily maintenance/calibration and servicing of equipment
  • Trending and reporting to site on FP/WIP/incoming goods/ Raw Milk compliance
  • Conducting product release in SAP-QM
  • Reporting on Quality Lead Indicators at T1 and T2 Meetings
  • Performing, reporting and following up on, inspections of factory conditions, equipment and implementation of corrective actions
  • Performing internal audits and site GMP and Hygiene inspections
  • Participating in consumer/customer complaints investigations and report findings to relevant parties
  • Participating in non-conformance investigations and report findings to relevant parties
  • Maintaining and driving improvements in Good Laboratory Practices
  • Leading and maintaining pre-requisite activities as required by HACCP
  • Providing technical support to external departments and business partners
  • Maintaining and developing cost effective and sustainable operations through continuous improvement initiatives, using MEX

Areas of capability:

  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Adept laboratory practices – Emphasis on high proficiency and accuracy
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to engage with all levels of the business, from leadership to operators
  • A proactive nature and willingness to take on responsibilities and ownership of tasks
  • Strong action orientation to deliver accurate outcomes to tight timelines
  • Strong communication skills and customer service focus
  • The ability to balance multiple competing priorities
  • History of active participation in achievement culture processes through self-set goals and achievement and responsibility for own personal development
  • Intermediate level skills in the Microsoft Office Package including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate level skills in general computer usage to support SAP-QM and SEQIS utilisation.

Kirin and Lion announced on Thursday 26 November 2020 that they have entered into a sale agreement to sell the Dairy & Drinks business to Bega Cheese Limited (Bega).

We believe Bega, an established dairy and food company with more than 120 years of heritage, is well placed to drive the Dairy & Drinks business forward given its deep dairy capabilities and strong commitment to iconic Australian brands and the local dairy industry.

The sale is unconditional, including no further regulatory approvals required and is expected to be completed in early 2021.

If this sounds like the right role for you don’t hesitate to apply now!