Quality Control Analyst

EDUCATION

Matric

Protea Secondary School (2003)

Chatsworth, Durban

  • English   HG        
  • Afrikaans   HG        
  • Mathematics   HG      
  • Physical Science     HG     
  • Biology    HG        
  • Computer Studies HG     

 

Tertiary

Durban University of Technology (2005 – 2007)

Durban, KwaZulu Natal

NDip (Biotechnology)

Subjects Passed:

  • Biodiversity and Ecology 
  • Chemistry 1 
  • Microbiology 1 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Analytical Chemistry: Biological 2 
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Microbiology 2 
  • Sanitation Safety and Hygiene 1 
  • Disease and Immune Response 2 
  • Fermentation Technology 2
  • Microbial Biochemistry 3
  • Microbiology: Biological 3 
  • Analytical Biochemistry 3 
  • Bioprocessing 3 
  • Food Microbiology 3 
  • Process Technology and Management 1
  • Experiential Training 
  • Experiential Training 

 

Durban University of Technology (2008)

Durban, KwaZulu Natal

BTech (Biotechnology)

Subjects Passed:

  • Recombinant DNA Technology IV 
  • Industrial Technology IV 
  • Entrepreneurial Skills 
  • Research Methodology: Natural Science
  • Environmental Biotechnology IV 
  • Plant Biotechnology IV 
  • Research Project IV (1st Registration) 

 

EXPERIENCE

KERRY INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS

3-9 Schaffer Road, New Germany

QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST  MAY 2013 – CURRENT

  • Reworking of failing batches (in process and after manufacture).
  • Conducting Customer complaint investigation & feedback 
  • Conduct failed batch investigation root causes 
  • Reworking of aging and expired stock.
  • Internal Audits.
  • Daily, bi-weekly & monthly production GMP checks and reporting findings
  • Daily, weekly and monthly generation of reports.
  • Managing batches that are aging and need to be reworked
  • Ordering of laboratory consumables and equipment.
  • Assisting with trials and projects.
  • Reporting to management on issues with regards to products and food safety
  • Conducting analytical tests on the bread premixes, salts, moisture and HPLC 
  • Viscosity testing
  • Raw material analysis
  • Analysis of liquid concentrates
  • Training of new staff
  • Conducting taste panels for sensory evaluation
  • Capturing of results onto the SAP system 
  • Calibration & verification of laboratory equipment
  • Analytical analysis of manufactures products
  • Monitoring of trial batches and reporting on them
  • Sampling for micro testing
  • Sensory evaluation of taste panels as a senior analyst
  • Liaise with customer services for daily priorities
  • Liaise with technical sales/R&D regarding approval of trial and 1rst time made batches
  • Training and implementing new effective work processes for the blends team
  • Trouble shooting and reworking of batches that are rejected after they have been packed
  • Trending of in-process adjustments (IPA) & failures
  • Reporting on IPAs & failures to management month
  • Customer complaint investigation and feedback
  • Root cause analysis

 

KERRY INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS (FORMERLY FLAVOURCRAFT)

3-9 Schaffer Road, New Germany

SHIFT QUALITY CINTROL ANALYST SEPTEMBER 2009 – APRIL 2013

  • Analyses of blend samples
  • In process adjustments to batches that do not conform to standards. 
  • Analytical analysis 
  • Tasting of manufactured samples that are to be sent to customers is another major responsibility.
  • The analysis of chemicals, topnotes and raw materials that are brought to the lab for use in production.
  • Analysis of topnotes (liquid concentrates) that would be used in the manufacture of products. 
  • Raw material analysis includes conformance to taste and appearance.
  • Analytical analysis is also performed on raw materials and includes pH, moisture, salt content, spectro       analysis and sieve analysis.
  • Re-evaluations of chemicals, topnotes, raw materials and manufactured products are done.
  • Micro sampling of specific products are performed.
  • Swab samples for micro analysis of blenders and packing lines are taken.
  • pH analysis of water samples collected from the blenders and packing lines are analysed.
  • Re-working of batches that have not complied with standard.
  • Assisting with customer complaints.
  • Monitoring the blending of manufactured products when necessary.

 

SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES, LIMITED

9-25 Jeffels Road, Prospecton

JUNIOR MICROBIOLOGIST (WIL) MARCH 2007 – FEBRUARY 2008

  • Aseptic sampling
  • Media preparation
  • Interpretation of results
  • Membrane filtration of water samples and products 
  • Analysis of pre and post pasteurized product
  • Assisting with analytical analysis.
  • Yeast viability and counts
  • Yeast propagation
  • ATP analysis
  • Micro analysis & reporting

 

TRAINING & SKILLS

  • Sensory Evaluation – In Focus
  • Internal Auditing – Progress Excellence Management System Coaching
  • Internal Sensory Evaluation
  • First Aid Training
  • SAP
  • HPLC
  • HACCP

 

Professional Abilities

  • Providing motivational support
  • Managing change
  • Developing others
  • Persuasive communication
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Strategic thinking
  • Computer skill MS excel, Word, Power point
  • SAP system operation

 

Area of Expertise

  • Trouble shooting
  • Working under pressure
  • Multitasking
  • Problem solving
  • People skills

 

Last Resume Update Sep 27, 2020
Address Durban, South Africa
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