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Quality Assurance Assistant

Fairoils EPZ Limited
Athi River, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

You have 33 days left to apply for this job.

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Job Summary

Are you someone who takes pride in his or her work and has an eye for the finest of details? If so, we may have the perfect job opportunity for you as a new quality assurance assistant at our facility. As a quality assurance assistant, you can be one of the final set of eyes that evaluates the quality of our products before they get sent out to the customer.
Your opinion and expertise can truly make an impact in this line of work, and you can help contribute to our organization’s constant improvement. If you are ready for a challenging and influential position, then you may be the person we are looking for.You will ensure that materials received in the factory and final products produced meet/exceed the set company and statutory requirements by ensure full analysis of raw materials, in-process samples and finished products as well as helping in system sustenance.


  • A minimum of diploma/ bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry or related field
  • Knowledge on operation of analytical instruments
  • A minimum of one year experience in an analytical laboratory. Knowledge on Essential oils and Vegetable oils is an added advantage.
  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge on QMS-Training on ISO 9001:2015, FSSC is an added advantage
  • Good communication and coordination skills
  • A fine attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • An ability to work well as part of a team and when working alone
  • Self-motivated
  • Timely and accurate sampling and physical and chemical analysis of all raw materials before acceptance and maintaining records.
  • Ensuring proper segregation of rejected materials to prevent unintended mix-ups.
  • Assist the QAM in preparation and submission of samples to clients or to the outsourced laboratories for analysis and maintaining records.
  • Inspection of incoming packaging materials against the laid down specifications.
  • Carrying out in process checks and analysis of in process samples.
  • Assist in QMS sustenance through attending meetings (if necessary), carrying out internal audits, CCP monitoring and closure of audit citations.
  • Inspection of incoming vehicles and finished products vehicles before and after loading.
  • Pest control.
  • Analysis of finished products to avail data for use in certifying them as safe and acceptable as per the laid down specifications.
  • Participate in research and development.
  • Ensure lab equipment are well maintained and calibrated.
  • Receive samples from suppliers and clients and analyze them.
  • Assist in the running of the GCMS.
  • Carry out any other duties that maybe assigned by management.
  • Production Team - Analysis results, raw material quality, in-process product, finished product and packaging material quality
  • Maintenance - Equipment repairs and cleaning
  • Compliance department - Equipment calibration and audit reports
  • Accounts - Any rejected raw material and packaging materials

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourselfEducation certificate - the official certificate for your highest education
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