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Quality Analyst -12mth Fixed Term Contract Job

Date: 22-Jul-2021

Location: Tadcaster, England

Company: Heineken

Quality Analyst – 12-month fixed term contract
Function:        Brewing Operations
Location:        Tadcaster
Salary:            from £24,000 base, plus stand-by cover (£944, an award-winning pension & many more excellent benefits)

Why Join HEINEKEN's John Smiths Brewery?

Founded by John Smith in 1758, Tadcaster boasts a brewing heritage second to none. A high-tempo site that incorporates brewing, canning, kegging, bottling, and packaging, it’s a brewery where tradition and innovation come together to produce over 60 million pints a year.  As the flexible ‘go-to’ brewery for Heineken, the site is a pivotal part of the Supply Chain network; we proudly brew some of the most important lager and ale brands in the UK, such as John Smith’s, Birra Moretti, Desperados, Murphy’s, Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Amstel, and Tiger.

What are we looking for?
Reporting into the Quality Improvement & Microbiology Manager, you will be responsible for Microbiological, Chemical, and Flavour analyses as well as culturing our yeast to brew our world-class beers.  With your experience in a laboratory environment, your understanding of quality assurance and quality systems will be critical for carrying out sampling and analyses of raw materials, beers in-process and final pack in accordance with our agreed operating standards and methods.  You’ll be able to maintain and calibrate the equipment in our laboratories and make sure that these are up to ISO standards.  You will also be required to dispatch samples to other HEINEKEN sites and to outside agencies, these will need to be sent to meet sample schedules and as required on an ad hoc basis. Being fully conversant with LIMS systems is a must-have for this role, as you’ll need to use it for data handling and information processing.  An accurate eye for detail is also required, as you’ll be the eyes and ears across the site leading the way to quality excellence whilst coaching the operational teams to successfully deliver our vision.

With a relevant science degree, we are looking for people who have current Laboratory experience (Brewing and/or Food and Beverage Industry preferred but not essential)   Experience with problem-solving techniques would be an added bonus, and individuals with the right behaviors to make our vision a success!  This role may require you to work some shifts as Tadcaster Brewery operates 24/7 (on-call basis), and you may be required to provide cover for the other laboratory team sub-functions, however, this is a day-based role working Monday to Friday.

“I am looking for an individual with drive, passion, and enthusiasm for ensuring we deliver the highest quality beer and take us along our World Class Brewing Operation journey!” Michael  – People Manager for this role

What do we offer?
Along with your salary and on-call allowance, we offer an award-winning double matched pension (up to 10% from HEINEKEN), a performance bonus, private health insurance, subsidised on-site canteen facilities, a case of our delicious products every month (can be accrued) plus a number of other perks included in your package.


Next Steps
Apply today with your most up-to-date CV and a Covering Letter. 

Closing Date:    Thursday 5th August 2021