QA Manager

Job Description

Title: QA Manager

Company Name: Simplot

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Blue Mountains & Central West

Employment Status: Full Time

QA Manager

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australia’s most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.



The role
  • Quality Assurance- Food Manufacturing
  • Diverse food production – frozen seafood and snack products
  • Located at our Kelso food production facility in Bathurst, regional NSW

Our Kelso site produces seafood and snack products including fish fingers, fish portions, and vegetable snacks.  An exciting opportunity now exists for a QA Manager to join the team. 

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Kelso Quality team to provide technical support to all areas of production, ensuring compliance with relevant Simplot Policies, Procedures and legislative requirements. 

Located two and a half hours drive from Sydney, the Bathurst region has something to offer everyone. Its combination of lifestyle choices, a strong and prosperous economy, a well-connected and friendly multicultural community and vibrant cultural life makes it an ideal location for anyone.

What you will do

In this role, you will ensure the implementation, maintenance and correct functioning of the factory’s quality systems, in order to meet all specified requirements under the Simplot Quality Management System (QMS).  You will work closely with the site leadership team, to allow Simplot’s operations to meet and exceed the levels of quality and food safety standards.  In this key leadership role, you will evaluate food safety risks and quality liabilities, develop and lead your team whilst managing the department budget.

What you will bring

You are a degree qualified Food Technologist/Scientist with a background within the Food manufacturing industry.  You hold the experience and knowledge of working with multiple quality standards, major retailers, and quality management systems.  You hold the confidence to ensure food safety at all costs, whilst working with relevant stakeholders to maintain production. 

We require a proficient QA Manager who demonstrates confidence in making decisions and working with diverse teams.  Industry exposure to food production, experience with HACCP methodologies, and external audits are a requirement for this role. 

Benefits & Culture
  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • Access to EAP
  • A variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.

If this sounds like you, please Apply online today. 

Applications close Friday, 12 February 2021

Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If you require technical assistance, please email us at [email protected]

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australia’s most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.



The role
  • Quality Assurance- Food Manufacturing
  • Diverse food production – frozen seafood and snack products
  • Located at our Kelso food production facility in Bathurst, regional NSW

Our Kelso site produces seafood and snack products including fish fingers, fish portions, and vegetable snacks.  An exciting opportunity now exists for a QA Manager to join the team. 

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Kelso Quality team to provide technical support to all areas of production, ensuring compliance with relevant Simplot Policies, Procedures and legislative requirements. 

Located two and a half hours drive from Sydney, the Bathurst region has something to offer everyone. Its combination of lifestyle choices, a strong and prosperous economy, a well-connected and friendly multicultural community and vibrant cultural life makes it an ideal location for anyone.

What you will do

In this role, you will ensure the implementation, maintenance and correct functioning of the factory’s quality systems, in order to meet all specified requirements under the Simplot Quality Management System (QMS).  You will work closely with the site leadership team, to allow Simplot’s operations to meet and exceed the levels of quality and food safety standards.  In this key leadership role, you will evaluate food safety risks and quality liabilities, develop and lead your team whilst managing the department budget.

What you will bring

You are a degree qualified Food Technologist/Scientist with a background within the Food manufacturing industry.  You hold the experience and knowledge of working with multiple quality standards, major retailers, and quality management systems.  You hold the confidence to ensure food safety at all costs, whilst working with relevant stakeholders to maintain production. 

We require a proficient QA Manager who demonstrates confidence in making decisions and working with diverse teams.  Industry exposure to food production, experience with HACCP methodologies, and external audits are a requirement for this role. 

Benefits & Culture
  • Income protection insurance
  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers
  • Access to EAP
  • A variety of Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees 
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees 
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.

If this sounds like you, please Apply online today. 

Applications close Friday, 12 February 2021

Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If you require technical assistance, please email us at [email protected]

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