Food Safety Program Coordinator – Department of Defence, Tasmania (The position has been filled)
Australia, Tasmania
  • Part-time role, flexibility on hours per day
  • Do not Miss this Great Opportunity – Closing Date Wednesday 8th of May
  • Fantastic Opportunity to Gain Experience in Defence



Our client, Food and Nutrition Science and Technology Capability, a Division of the Department of Defence is based in beautiful Tasmania and boasts state of the art facilities including R&D and Manufacturing.

The Food and Nutrition Science and Technology Capability (FNSTC) within the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group provides Defence with science and technology (S&T) advice and research in support of Defence fresh and combat ration feeding systems. It also manufactures a range of specialised foods for use in combat ration packs. Due to the amount of work available, they are in need of a part-time Quality Assurance Professional to join their Food Science team.



Closing Date for Applications Wednesday 8th of May!

This role is part-time and will require the successful candidate to work 22.5 hours per week for a period of eight months until early 2020. Any contract extension beyond this will depend upon production requirements.  

As the Food Safety Program Operator, the successful candidate will be a member of the Manufacturing Group. Some of the duties associated with this role include:

  • Make a substantial contribution to the operation and maintenance of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety program;
  • Assisting with the coordination of internal and external audits of the Defence food safety plans;
  • Maintaining and updating documentation and database management;
  • Providing assistance and support to the food production coordinator and food processing researchers with procurement, quality assurance and export documentation activities;
  • Maintaining risk assessments, safety data sheets and coordinating workplace inspections;
  • Participating in food evaluation (sensory/taste panel) activities (voluntary basis);
  • Supporting workplace health and safety;
  • Being flexible and willing to work on a range of activities.



Are you an experienced Quality Assurance Food Professional looking for a part-time role paying $37 – $42 per hour plus super? We want to hear from you NOW! Call 03 9516 0100 and ask to speak to one of our Recruiters.

To be considered for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • You MUST BE an Australian citizen! PR IS NOT SUFFICIENT!
  • Have a Diploma or a Bachelor of Food Science or similar
  • Experience working in a QA role within Food production environment
  • Previously prepared HACCP plans, conducted internal and external audits and managed food safety programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member or individually under general direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to complete tasks on time.
  • Competence in the use of computers and computer software, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel, for the purposes of recording data and updating laboratory records.
  • Ability to operate computer controlled laboratory equipment.
  • Be willing to undergo an extensive background security check



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call  our team on 03 9516 0100 and quote ref: QUALITYSYSTAS0419



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates.  Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you will be contacted for other roles.