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QA Supervisor

Del Monte Foods (U.A.E) FZE

Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP194-37

The Role

Reports To:

QA and HSE Manager

7 staff

The Main Purpose of the role:

• To ensure the fresh products maintain the quality
• Ensure Critical Control point inspection is being adhered to
• Microbiological inspection of raw and finished products
• Finished product specifications as per customer requirements
• Issuing and monitoring of chemicals required for the production
The main areas of responsibility:
• Inspecting the chlorine and acidity levels in the wash tanks insuring that goods are being washed effectively with the required dosage of chemicals
• Making sure that the room temperature of the production area is within the required limits of 1 to 5 Celsius and that the product temperature is also within the required specifications
• Calibrating and continuous settings of the functionality of the metal detector as it is considered to be the last and final critical control point in the facility
• Preparation of media , culturing, proper incubation and performing plate counts (pour classic method)
• Reporting results with proper explanation of methodology used and a final conclusion
• Following up with local and international standards of microbiology
• SWAB analysis prior to start of production
• Online inspection of product cut size, which involves machine shredding, manual cutting and other machine operated cutting or dicing
• Packaging inspections and requirements which includes type of film used for sealing, labeling and gas flushing (if applicable)
• Shelf life analysis by testing retained samples on a daily basis
• Issuing of chemicals to the production and ensuring that proper dilution are being met during processing
• Communicating chemical consumption to the HSE Officer who is recording inventory
• Continuous check up of chemical dosage done by the pumps and manually by the QA crew


Knowledge and Skills needed:

• Understanding of food hygiene and safety
• Environmental background
• Shelf life analysis
• Agricultural knowledge
• Water and food analysis
• Knowledge of how to transport food
• Risk Assessment skills
• Ergonomics
• Supervisory Skills

About the Company

Del Monte Foods (U.A.E) FZE is a part of Fresh Del Monte Produce, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks and desserts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Fresh Del Monte Produce markets its fresh products worldwide under the Del Monte brand, a symbol of product quality, freshness and reliability for more than 120 years.

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