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QA Manager

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Llanarth, 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

  • Diverse food production – canned, frozen and coated snack products
  • Passion for Quality culture development 
  • Located at our Bathurst food production facility in Regional NSW


Our Bathurst site produces canned and frozen vegetables and is the largest processor of sweetcorn in Australia.  Most notably, the Chiko Roll is also manufactured here, and 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 Bathurst Quality Team to provide technical support to all areas of production, ensuring compliance with relevant Simplot Policies, Procedures and legislative requirements. 

What you will do

  • Ensure the implementation, maintenance and correct functioning of the factory’s quality systems, so as to safeguard all processes, operations and products 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.  
  • A leadership role, you will manage the department budget, evaluate food safety risks and quality liabilities, develop, and manage your team.

About you

  • You are a degree qualified Food Technologist/Scientist with a background within the Food manufacturing industry.  
  • Experienced working in an environment with  TPM or LEAN systems of work.
  • Thermal processing experience and ‘Approved Person’ qualifications will be viewed favourably.  
  • 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 is a requirement for this role. 


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


Applications close Monday, 18 July 2022

Job Requisition ID: 9912 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Bathurst Plant - Llanarth 

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