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Graduate Operational Compliance & Improvement Officer - IRT Catering, Wollongong location


As a Graduate Operational Compliance & Improvement Officer you'll be supporting the IRT Catering team to ensure their food products are compliant, safe and of high quality for our customers.

Your work may include:

  • Support and provide advice to the Catering Management team on safe cooking, cooling, food storage, and correct food handling techniques
  • Monitor the performance of food safety and quality systems such as internal auditing, visual inspection, microbial testing and cleaning practices
  • Manage, develop and maintain documentations including food safety manuals, SOP procedures, Duty Statements and other operational standard documents
  • Observe, measure and conduct data analysis on operational performance to establish a baseline
  • Support the delivery of the business plan and other duties required by the General Manager Catering

Benefits for you:

  • Competitive pay and more cash in your pocket (less tax) with not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Professional and career development opportunities
  • Access to free accredited training courses via our very own registered training organisation, IRT Academy
  • Multiple career pathways
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Birthday leave - relax and take a day off on us!
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Free counselling via Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and staff wellness programs
  • Uniform provided

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in a relevant field such as Food Technology, Food Science or Food and Nutrition
  • Demonstrated understanding of current legislation from NSW Food Authority and Codex HACCP guidelines
  • Understanding of Quality and Food Safety Management Systems
  • Ability to deliver training to staff
  • Understanding of food production or food manufacturing
  • Valid driver's license

About IRT

At IRT, we have been caring for older Australians for over 50 years, providing aged care, home care and retirement living solutions to more than 9000 customers in NSW, the ACT and Queensland.
We are proud of our culture and employ people across a diverse range of occupations, backgrounds and skills, who are passionate and committed to creating a better world for all older Australians

If you feel this is the right role for you, we'd love to hear from you! Simply click the "Apply now" button, fill in your details and submit. Once you apply, we'll be in touch to discuss your application.

All successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including reference checks, pre-employment functional assessment and a National Criminal History Check.

APPLY NOW Please click here to apply 

QA Officer - Masterpet. Regional NSW location

   

Pet Care Kitchen is a state-of-the-art premium pet food manufacturing facility in Parkes NSW. With next generation product innovation and product development, currently not available elsewhere in Australia, this is a rare opportunity to work in high tech manufacturing. Masterpet is a strong company with outstanding brands such as Blackhawk, VitaPet and Aristopet Animal Health with market leading positions across Australia and New Zealand.

Employment with Masterpet in Parkes, represents a fantastic career and lifestyle opportunity with all the advantages of a large regional town and a strong employer who prides itself on outstanding employee engagement and a strong commitment to health, safety and quality.

The plant operates 24/5 with 3 x 8 hour shifts on a 2 week rotation. 

The Opportunity
To ensure a consistently high quality of product, there is a strong focus on practical quality steps at all stages of the manufacturing process. The QA Officer will work in the plant to sample and test raw materials, in process and finished product, and packaging materials. In addition, they will be involved in environmental monitoring, water sampling and in factory hygiene checks.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Collect and submit samples for laboratory analysis to in-house and 3rd party laboratory for microbiological, chemical, and nutritional analysis.
  • Conduct pre-op inspection, environmental swab to ensure the cleanliness of processing area.
  • Accurately document QA processes and test/sample results and maintain recordkeeping in accordance with established laboratory requirements.
  • hygiene monitoring
  • Develop awareness and understanding of corporate policies, practices, and procedures related to Food Safety and HACCP.
  • Collect, monitor and report on customer complaints and corrective action progress.

Above all else, you will be reliable, self-motivated and a great team member. Whilst prior QA experience would be highly regarded, it is not essential and graduates or those with a vocational qualification are encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this role, you will have

  • a relevant qualification in science, laboratory techniques, food science or food technology
  • a high level of attention to detail
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound computer literacy
  • Ability to follow written procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work rotation shift work.  

This position is a great opportunity to join a market leader in a very exciting period of growth and development and to participate in the development and establishment of a high quality manufacturing process. You will be required to work on a rotating shift pattern of day, afternoon and evening shifts.

A generous relocation package is on offer for candidates who do not already reside in the Parkes region. 

You must have full work rights or be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. The company requires Covid-19 vaccination.

This role is available for immediate start. For more information, call Melinda on 02 6800 1701 or send your application to
Melinda.b@spinifexrecruiting.com.au

Applications close FRIDAY 16th June 

Teacher Food Science and Technology, William Angliss Melbourne, VIC


  • Be Part of a Passionate Team of Teachers
  • Close to Public Transport
  • Convenient Melbourne CBD Location
  • Commencing salary range $78,564 - $111,391 per annum plus 10.5% Superannuation (dependent on teaching and vocational qualifications and experience)
  • Full-time and ongoing position

About the Opportunity:

An opportunity exits to join the Institute’s Food Processing team on a full-time, ongoing basis as a Teacher Food Science and Technology to facilitate face to face classes at the Melbourne campus.

Candidates who are in the process of obtaining, or willing to obtain, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent teaching and assessment for the benefit of students, their employers and industry within the guidelines of the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical (FBP) Training Package, specialising in the units contained within the Diploma of Food Science and Technology.
  • Develop resources and assessment tools to support this delivery and develop and maintain relationships with industry and key government bodies.
  • Actively maintain and share current personal knowledge and skills in vocational industry practice and teaching/ pedagogy.
  • Comply with the legal requirements, expressed through the Institute’s policies and procedures, applicable to teaching and assessing at William Angliss Institute.

Benefits:

  • Reward and Recognition Programs
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Myki Commuter Club
  • Onsite Medical Centre
  • On Campus Caf√© and Restaurant
  • Novated leasing
  • Employee Counselling Services

How to Apply:

Please click view position description for further information about the duties and responsibilities required for the role.

To be part of Australia’s largest specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality and events education and training, click on the link below.

TO APPLY: Apply for this job

Applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • A separate document addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria located on page 4 of the position description.
  • Applications Close: Tuesday 23rd May 2023 at 12pm.

Further Information

For enquires regarding these roles, please contact Program Leader Food Processing and Industry Training, Kris Wilson on (03) 9606 2167 or email at: kris.wilson@angliss.edu.au

Further details including the position description are available HERE

New Business Development Specialist - Fruitmark. 2 Positions vacant

QLD - Brisbane, Full time and VIC - Melbourne, Full time


About us:

Here at T&G Global we're passionate about growing healthier futures. Our story began 125 years ago and today our 2,000 people are located in 13 countries around the world.

While T&G's primary business is growing, packing, selling and distributing fresh fruit and vegetables, we also own and operate Fruitmark - sourcing, importing and supplying a wide range of frozen berries and tropical fruits, and fruit ingredients, used by food and beverage manufacturers and food service distributors.

About the opportunity:

This is a brand-new role in our Sales team, reporting to Fruitmark's Commercial Manager. As a New Business Development Specialist for Fruitmark, you'll bring your industry knowledge and network to develop new business opportunities for our IQF / frozen fruit product range.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify and secure new business opportunities to drive sales growth and market share for Fruitmark
  • Develop a strong customer network of food and beverage manufacturers and food service distributors
  • Manage an effective customer call cycle and develop strategic account plans
  • Build strong product and market knowledge to deliver product solutions that meet customers' needs
  • Sales reporting, analysis and forecasting
  • This role has the option to be based in either Brisbane or Melbourne with a high degree of customer interaction - which means some interstate travel will be required. We also offer the flexibility to work from home.
  • An attractive salary package is on offer plus super and vehicle allowance.

About you:

You’re a high-performing sales professional with IQF / fruit ingredients experience and networks in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. Commercially savvy with a sharp eye for an opportunity, you’re renowned for your ability to identify and harness new business opportunities and build quality customer relationships that lead to strong commercial results. As you will know from experience, this industry moves at pace, so you’re the type of person who thrives with a challenge to solve against the clock, and possess the resilience and tenacity to drive sales in a highly competitive market.

Apply now:

This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark on a newly created role and join an iconic organisation with ambitious growth plans in Australia. Apply today!

BRISBANE BASED ROLE: APPLY HERE

MELBOURNE BASED ROLE: APPLY HERE

Proof of eligibility to work in Australia is required for all applicants and any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory credit check and security check.

Senior Quality Assurance Technologist, KFC.  Full time - Sydney location.


  • Fun, rewarding, people first culture.
  • Food Tech/Science Degree (or related) required.
  • Flexible / hybrid working environment.

It’s not just what you do at KFC. It’s the way you do it. 

Here, everyone has a seat at our table. We feed our people’s potential to be Original - to be their best selves, make a difference and have fun!

As our new Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Technologist you’ll ensuring suppliers and restaurants meet KFC food safety and product quality standards and drive continuous improvement.

ABOUT YOU – OUR NEXT ORIGINAL

You’ll live and breathe our people first culture!

  • Tertiary degree in Food Technology/Science or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of product development & processing, quality programs (ideally chicken, chip, salad and bread technology).
  • Food service experience with multi-unit operation.  
  • Exposure to restaurant design, layout, operation, and equipment.
  • Ability to evaluate food products and drive continuous improvement in an established system applying technical knowledge and quality standards. 
  • Resolves challenges with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to translate technical language to discuss and build know-how with cross functional, field and leadership teams.
  • Solutions focused approach.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOUR NEW ROLE

  • Lead QA for specific supplier categories.
  • Lead Audit and Cuttings program including (e.g. audit scheduling, reviews and troubleshooting).
  • Manage Trueview audit database.
  • Support food safety and quality strategy for restaurants, suppliers, and our KFC restaurant support centre (RSC).
  • Lead for HACCP including our Food Safety Program and in store audits.
  • Support the restaurant audit process.
  • Provide QA subject matter support when working in cross functional project teams. 
  • Support restaurants with EHO enquires to enable close out of any issues raised.
  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding Food Safety standards.
  • Other duties as required by Senior QA Manager

BUCKETS OF BENEFITS

  • A culture where you can be your original self.
  • Salary continuance cover for all permanent employees.
  • Monthly mobile phone and home internet contributions.
  • Flexible work initiatives, including half day Fridays.
  • Additional days of leave each year to focus on your Wellbeing.  
  • Signature career development and leadership programs.
  • Corporate KFC Culture Club initiatives.
  • Employee discounts at KFC restaurants.
  • Free onsite secure parking at Frenchs Forest.

WHO WE ARE

Take one man with a big idea, add 11 herbs and spices, grit, ambition and buckets of heart – you’ve got KFC. Since 1952, we’ve been bringing finger lickin’ good chicken to the world. But without our people, The Originals, none of it would be possible. Everyone at KFC is different. Unique. It’s what makes us special. We’ll always be original. And we welcome you join us; to bring it. Your energy, grit, spirit and story.

JOIN OUR ORIGINAL TEAM!

There’s all kinds of potential here! Explore new paths and choose where your career takes you. Whatever your journey looks like, we’ll help you get there, because we take your goals seriously.

Apply now by sending your resume to Nyome.Blanchard@yum.com.

Changing The Game – Changing The Future - Bring it!

Here at KFC, we see ourselves as an equal opportunity employer. This means it’s a level playing field for all. Our work environment is fully inclusive and we strive for a workplace where diversity of thought and perspective is welcomed, sought out and developed. No matter who you are or where you’re from, people from all walks of life are encouraged to apply to join the KFC family. This means no matter your gender identity, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability, life stage or other legally protected status – you’ve always got a seat at our table. 

Senior Product Developer - Food Technology, v2 food - Brisbane or Sydney,  Full Time


About v2!

In 2050 world population is predicted to hit 10 billion people. It would take an extra planet’s worth of resources to feed this population with animal meat alone.

Partnering with the CSIRO and Hungry Jacks, v2food are creating a version 2 of meat that will sustainably feed our growing population in a way that takes care of our planet. Our continuous product development and sustainability focus has set us on path to achieve carbon neutrality, as we’re on our way to achieving our larger mission of being carbon negative! We are going full steam ahead to get - not just Australia – but the rest of the world to have our tasty, sustainable and healthy product on their plate.

We are a super-fast growing, culturally progressive company, established in 2019. We value our people and understand the complexities of juggling everyday life. That is why v2 pride ourselves on caring for our people, respecting each other and innovative thinking. Whether you're a Vegetarian, Pescetarian or just love meat, there's one thing we can all agree on…tasty v2 plant-based meat. Because we're all Taste-a-tarians™.

Want to Hear More….

We are looking for another ingredient to add to our mix! Working closely with the Head of Research and Development, the Senior Product Developer will develop products and technology that lead the way in alternate plant proteins! Pushing the boundaries on product and packaging innovation, your drive will result in the best products in the market whilst also reducing global carbon emissions through increasing plant protein consumption.

Some duties this role will cover include:

  • Insight translation to co-development of new product development briefs, with Marketing, to unlock our strategic NPD pipeline
  • Robust product design and prototyping to land right first-time innovation that delivers against consumer sensory targets, nutrition guardrails, cost targets, and shelf life
  • Collaboration with v2 Chefs in product design, assessment, and food service insights
  • Knowledge management of product design, prototyping and manufacturing trials and validation plans
  • Strong NPD Project management skills to lead core renovation projects
  • Lead and co-design consumer and sensory validation plans
  • Recipe creation and maintenance within v2 ERP system

Yes, there is a lot to do, and this role will be incredibly satisfying.

What we are looking for….

v2food is a very dynamic and fast paced environment, and we are looking for someone who first and foremost is highly adaptable and brings a tremendous amount of energy to the team.

Some specifics that we’d also like for you to bring to this opportunity include:

  • A passion for developing technology, product and quality systems that meet (and exceed) customer and consumer insights
  • 5+ years' experience in product development within FMCG or Food Manufacturing
  • Experience in meat (or similar) industry (desirable)
  • Bachelors Degree - Food Science / Food Engineering / Nutrition or similar (required)
  • Proven ability to autonomously manage NPD Projects and collaborate with peers to achieve shared objectives
  • Depth of knowledge in ingredients and food science

We are looking for a candidate with the ambition to grow along with this exciting role and build the business to leave a lasting legacy.

What We Can Offer You!

  • Competitive salary, plus Employee Share Option Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family
  • Career development & progression opportunities
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Flexible working hours - we value work-life balance

How does the above sound? Would you like to join the v2food team?

The v2food team is excited about this career defining opportunity and meeting the person who is going to bring it to life. If you are interested in joining our fun and dedicated team, we look forward to hearing from you and reading your application.

Please visit Seek.com.au HERE to apply for the role!

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