Experience

  • Quality Analyst

    at Kerry

    May 2013 - at Present

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Reworking of products. Customer complaint investigations and feedback. Root cause analysis. Reworking of aging or expired stock. Trouble shooting. Internal audits. Production GMP checks. Collation of data for reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Management of Laboratory consumables and equipment. Calibration and verification of laboratory equipment. Assisting with trials and projects for the site. Reporting to Management on Food Safety and Quality issues. Conducting analytical testing on bread premixes. Conducting analytical testing. Carry out viscosity testing, raw material and liquid concentrates analysis Sensory evaluations as a senior analyst. Capturing results onto SAP. Crucial liaising with the Customer care team for focused improvements according to customers’ concerns. Key Liaison with technical teams regarding trials and first-time batches. Training new employees Monitoring trends of in-process adjustments and failures.

  • Shift Quality Control Analyst

    at Kerry Ingredients

    September 2009 - April 2013

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Carrying out the analysing of blend samples. Carrying out in process adjustments to batches that do not conform to specifications. Conduct analytical analysis on blends and raw materials which includes pH, moisture, salt content, spectro and sieve analysis. Tasting of manufactured samples before distribution to customers. The analysis of chemicals, topnotes and raw materials that come into the plant. Analysing of topnotes for liquid concentrates. Raw material analysis such as conformance to taste and appearance, Re-evaluations of chemical, topnotes, raw materials and manufactured products are done, Performing of micro sampling on specific products. Performing swab samples for micro analysis of blenders and packing lines. Performing pH analysis of water samples collected from the blenders and packing lines. Assisting with customer complaints. Monitoring the blending of the products when necessary

  • Junior Microbiologist (Work Integrated Learning)

    at South African Breweries Limited

    March 2007 - February 2008

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    • Conducting aseptic sampling. • Conducting media preparations. • Analysing and interpretation of results. • Carrying out membrane filtration of water samples and products. • Conducting analysis on pre and post pasteurized products. • Assisting with analytical analysis. • Conducting yeast viability and counts. • Conducting yeast propagation. • Carrying out ATP analysis. • Conducting Microbial analysis and reporting.

Education

  • BTech: Biotechnology

    at Durban University of Technology

    2008 - 2008 (1 year) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

  • English Native

Hives