Vacancy details

Cavan, Co.Cavan

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Kepak Group is a young, professional and dynamic business that has grown into one of Europe's leading food processing companies. At the core of this success has been our belief in developing strong customer relationships through a partnership approach. We pride ourselves on our dedication to innovation, brand management, consumer focus and an unwavering commitment to food safety. Acutely aware of changing market requirements, we continue to supply consumers with premium quality products at competitive prices.

The Kepak Group are looking to recruit the right person for a permanent Quality Control Technician role to cover our manufacturing facility in McCarren Meats in Cavan. This is an excellent position for a Food Science individual who is looking for an excellent role within a very supportive environment. McCarren Meats Unlimited Company is probably the oldest traditional pig slaughtering, processing and bacon curing company in Ireland.

JOB TITLE:                             Quality Control Technician

REPORTING TO:                     Quality Manager




  • Carry out hourly product checks on production line
  • Ensure product is produced to the customer specifications. 
  • Perform routine traceability product checks
  • Investigating and reporting and non-conforming material in production areas
  • Prepare export pre-shipment reviews for DAFM
  • Specification administration
  • Conducting GMP/Glass and Hard Plastic Audits within the laboratory and production areas
  • Partake in any additional projects that will improve the QA area
  • Carry out Trichinella testing in line with DAFM requirements
  • Stock control for all laboratory equipment and chemicals
  • Sample preparation for External laboratory





  • Food Science/Food Technology qualification or related
  • Previous experience working in a food environment would be a distinct advantage





  • Passion to work in the food industry
  • Written and spoken English fluency
  • Advanced working knowledge of the Microsoft Office





  • Be results and performance driven;
  • Be able to multitask and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Highly motivated, Flexible and the ability to work on own initiative.

Note:  As with all positions, due to the nature of our business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.