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Create Flavours, Unit 11 Windmill Business Park
Windmill Road, Kenn, Clevedon
North Somerset, BS21 6SR, UK




Quality Technician
Competitive salary, confirmed on application

We are recruiting for a Quality Technician to join our Technical Team working at our Clevedon site.

We are a rapidly growing, vibrant company producing food flavourings and seasonings for snacks, for customers across the UK and European Food Markets, within our BRC and M&S Accreditation. The ethos of the company is based around outstanding service coupled with providing our customers with creative solutions and innovations.

Scope of the Role
We are seeking a Quality Technician to join our Technical team. This position would suit a highly motivated energetic person with a positive outlook, who is task focused with great attention to detail and an excellent communicator. We are looking for a confident team player who can work on their own initiative as well as covering the day-to-day requirements of a fast-paced environment, who has experience working in a QC laboratory.

Duties include:

  • QC testing of all materials and QC release and samples despatched to the Lab
  • Setup and run the daily taste panel
  • Carry out product testing including moisture, GCMS and others (if required training will be provided)
  • Support the Production Team answering queries and processing paperwork
  • Support the business with specific projects
  • Ensure all factory retained samples are stored and catalogued
  • Take microbiology swabs and water samples
  • Preparation of samples for external testing
  • Upload and maintain accurate data on file and within the Company IT platform
  • Maintain and calibrate QC testing equipment
  • Conduct factory audits
  • Comply with all Company hygiene, environmental and health and safety requirements



  • Competent in using Microsoft Office and Outlook, including Word and Excel
  • GCSE or equivalent at Grade B or above in Maths and English / Maths and English language are required (written and verbal)
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment or within the food industry, would be beneficial
  • Work well within a busy team environment, with the ability to prioritise workload efficiently
  • Excellent time management skills with a flexible approach to work
  • Full Right to Work in the UK
  • Full Clean Driving Licence
  • Working in a food environment you will be required to wear food safety PPE including a hairnet and beard snood (as appropriate)


Role: Quality Technician

Reporting to: QA & Technical Compliance Co-ordinator

Gross Salary: Competitive salary, confirmed on application

Location: Unit 11 Windmill Business Park, Windmill Rd, Kenn, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 6SR

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week:
08:45 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday
08:45 to 16:00 on Friday including 45 minutes paid lunch break and
45 minute early finish on a Friday

Pension: Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme

Healthcare: WPA Healthcare NHS Top-up Scheme effective on successful completion of your probationary period.

Death in Service Policy: Death in Service policy of twice basic salary, payable on death whilst employed by the Company, which includes access to the Help@Hand Benefits Scheme (only eligible up to State Pension Age)

Employee Benefits Scheme/Employee Assistance Programme: Benefits Scheme run by Pluxee offering discounts with many major retailers and Employee Assistance Programme operated by Care First

Holidays: 5 weeks plus bank holidays in first year of service (pro-rata)
5.2 weeks plus bank holidays after two years’ service*
5.6 weeks plus bank holidays after five years’ service*
6 weeks plus bank holidays after ten years’ service*
3 days entitlement must be taken for Christmas shutdown
Entitlement increased at the beginning of the holiday year following the service anniversary

Probationary Period: 3 months

Notice: During the first four years of continuous employment not less than one month’s notice;
For each subsequent year of service one week’s additional notice (up to a maximum of twelve weeks).


Please see full vacancy notice here. 

To apply, please email a copy of your CV to smackrill@createflavours.com

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to each application individually, please be assured that we will contact all applicants selected for interview in due course.

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