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QA Technologist

Date: 25-Jul-2022

Location: Ulverstone, TAS, AU, 7315

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

  • A variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • 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

  • Food Production
  • Expertise with Quality Culture development & Regulatory compliance
  • Based at Ulverstone, Tasmania


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality Assurance Technologist to join our food manufacturing site in Ulverstone, Tasmania.

What you will do

Reporting to the Quality Manager you will be responsible for maintaining and improving the effective and efficient quality assurance systems, ensuring both optimum product quality and food safety at site.  In this role you will be responsible for sanitation and environmental monitoring, allergen management, GMP and calibration.


As a member of the packing pillar team, you will work with the production teams and through effective stakeholder management, you will be the knowledge expert for issues surrounding customer complaint reduction. Through your keen eye for detail and priority setting, you will ensure all testing is completed on time with records available for regular audit.

About you

  • Ideally a degree qualified Food Technologist/Scientist, preferably with a background within the Food or Pharmaceutical industries.  
  • You are a proficient Quality Technologist who demonstrates confidence in making decisions and working with diverse teams.  
  • Experience and knowledge of working with multiple quality standards, major retailers, and quality assurance.  
  • The confidence to ensure food safety at all costs, whilst working with relevant stakeholders to maintain production. 
  • Industry exposure to seafood production, HACCP and external audits is desirable. 
  • The ability to work across a diverse team to lead workshops and working groups.
  • Ability to build credibility and influence within the site and broader organisation at all levels.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in Food Safety and Quality within a dynamic and supportive team.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now


Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Job Requisition ID: 10242 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Plant - Ulverstone 

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