Lab Supervisor

The Beverage Company

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Sep 6

Accountable for specialist outputs and initiating changes in policies, procedures, standards and services within inter-related functional areas of responsibility. This role will work with various closely related concrete variables, requiring an understanding of the theory or practices underpinning inter-related functional processes. Job Purpose To ensure the supervision of the quality control lab and staff, raining non-conformance reports, and enforcing food safety compliance on shop floor, food defence, housekeeping and food fraud. The role also enforces good hygiene practices and effective chemical management. Key Accountabilities and OutputsSupervision of the Quality Control departmentSupervision of the QC lab and staffSupervision and Verification of online product and packaging tests ensuring conformance to internal specifications, customer and regulatory requirements NCRs Raising of Internal NCRs, investigating root cause and enforcing corrective actions Investigation of root cause for consumer complaints Food Safety/Health & SafetyInternal Auditing conducts routine GMP audits Enforces Food Safety compliance on shop floor, food defense, housekeeping, food fraudEnforces Health and Safety compliance (assessments, toolbox talks, ladder and eye wash inspections)PRPsEnforces Good Hygiene PracticesEnforces Plant Sanitation Practices and good housekeeping Enforces Good Manufacturing Practices ensuring conformance with manufacturing requirements Traceability and Recall executing mock recalls Water Quality Management and generating trends for internal testing on effluent and treated waterSupervision of the Laundry ProgramEnforces Retention Sampling, Managing the retention sample bayEnforces Change Management Control Chemical Management Supervises the issuing of chemicals Ensures that chemicals are approved and certified for relevant use Other DutiesQuality Lab Inventory Control, purchasing of consumablesOver sees trials for new packaging and completes trial reports Weight Verification checks for sugar and preforms Admin duties time sheets, attendance registers, groceries, stationary, staff leave Adherence to the health, safety, food and environmental standardsStaff shall adhere to all Food Safety Policies and PRPs and shall adhere to and enforce all food safety requirements at all timesStaff shall adhere to Health, Safety & Environmental Policies and PRPs and shall adhere to and enforce all Health and Safety requirements at all times Visitor and Contractor Policy staff shall ensure that visitors or contractors entering the facility are signed in, escorted and wear PPE, are aware of the hygiene policies and do not smoke, eat or drink inside the facilityCode of Practice staff shall maintain high levels of personal hygiene in accordance with the code of conduct Handwashing Procedure Ensuring staff are cleaning and sanitizing hands efficiently before handling the product.Physical Contamination Control Policy and Procedure Staff shall be aware of the potential of physical product contamination. Staff is aware of control measures to prevent physical contamination. Safety, Health and Environment Policy Staff take reasonable measures to ensure health and safety hazards do not occur. Should an accident occur, staff shall be aware of the procedure of reporting the incident.First Aid Policy Staff are aware of the first aider on site. Staff is trained to report injuries and illness to supervisors/first aiders.Conversant with relevant business information, policies, processes and proceduresMaintains expected performance standardsEnforce compliance with relevant legislative and statutory requirements Enforce GMPs and conduct themselves in a manner conducive with food safety practicesAttend Training and enforce learnings from the training for Quality, Food Safety and Health & Safety that been prescribed for them Be vigilant of food defense and food fraud risks Maintain a high level of housekeeping within the work environment General Responsible to ensure housekeeping is performed and ensure that all products and activities are stored and are executed within the demarcated areas according to the housekeeping policy (green red and yellow areas)Conversant with relevant business information, policies, processes and proceduresMaintains expected performance standardsWhile Job Descriptions are written up for the purpose of a basic outline of the work and responsibilities associated with the Job, the Company encourages and expects all employees from time to time, to assist with work that may not be a direct part of their job description

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