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Senior QA Technologist

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Kelso, NSW, AU, 2795

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks

  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

About our role

  • Frozen seafood production
  • Expertise with Quality culture development & Regulatory compliance
  • Based at Kelso, NSW


We now have an opportunity for an experienced Senior QA Technologist to join our frozen seafood processing facility in Kelso, Bathurst, NSW.  Reporting to the QA Manager, this role contributes significantly to the implementation, maintenance and correct functioning of the factory’s Quality Systems and Simplot Australia’s food safety requirements.

What you will do

  • You will lead improvement in First Time Quality (FTQ) and reduction of consumer complaints. 
  • You will be instrumental in driving quality processes and systems. 
  • As a key member of the Quality team, you will participate in the management and review of HACCP plans and other support programs and will drive quality CI initiatives.
  • You will work cross functionally with the scope to influence improvements across the site with key stakeholders including the site leadership team.
  • You will be responsible for the development of robust site hygiene and sanitation procedures as well as the development and maintenance of the environmental pathogen monitoring program.

About you

  • You are degree qualified in Science/Food Technology, and ideally experienced in a food-manufacturing environment and in particular, GMP requirements. 
  • You have an understanding of Pest Control and calibration programs, are ideally a qualified internal auditor and have sound understanding of regulatory and customer standards requirements. 
  • Working across a diverse team, you are collaborative and process driven, whilst also being a true influencer throughout the business at all levels. 


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now.


Applications close Friday, 15 July 2022

Job Requisition ID: 9886 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Kelso 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at