Quality Controller (fixed term 1 year)

Scope / Purpose of Role

The Quality Controller is responsible for carrying out checks to ensure that all products are produced to the relevant specifications and quality standards and that this is done by following the correct company procedures to ensure that the site food safety, legality and quality policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.

Key Result Areas

  • Ensure that all start up checks have been carried out by production team BEFORE production line is permitted to commence, and that any issues raised have been reported to relevant department.
  • Visually inspect that production area and machinery are hygienically clean before production commences
  • Calibration of checkweighers before production commences (where applicable)
  • Quality inspection of products against product specification and quality standards
  • Ensure that correct visual standards are displayed at all times
  • Audits of quality and food safety checks and paperwork being completed by production, including but not limited to label checks, metal detector checks, weight checks, machine start up checks, traceability and temperature
  • Sample collection from every production run
  • Checking product safety, legality and quality at the start and end of the production run and regularly throughout the production run
  • Sign off of relevant paperwork within 30 minutes of the end of the run
  • Calibration checks (where applicable)
  • Identification of non-conforming product and processes and ensuring that Quality Technician and/or Quality Manager are informed as soon as possible
  • Supporting production operatives and team leaders to ensure quality standards are met
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Standards
  • Ensuring that all issues found during the shift are reported in the Daily shift report to relevant departments when applicable
  • Collect and file all relevant paperwork accurately at the end of the shift.
  • Check start and end of run metal detector checks and paperwork have been completed.

There may also be specific tasks allocated to you by Technical Management team depending on the needs of the business. 

Key Performance Indicators

Picking up issues at the start of a production run

Checking that every product complies with the specification, quality standards and control processes

Checking that metal detection checks are being carried out by trained operatives and that checks are being carried out to fully comply with the metal detection procedure

Carrying out checks on products and paperwork in a timely fashion

Highlighting all  non conforming paperwork and processes

Clearly communicating any issues to relevant staff so that corrective action can be taken

Minimised levels of rejected products for quality, weight, or labelling issues are minimised

Qualifications, Skills & Experience


  • Full training will be given


  • Good communication both verbal and written
  • Be confident in delivering effective communication to daily contacts
  • Take ownership and accountability to achieve the required standards
  • Positive demeanour and can-do attitude
  • Ability to motivate, persuade and influence daily contacts
  • Gather and record accurate information
  • Meet deadlines by working with colleagues and teams across the business
  • Basic IT literacy


Awareness of production processes is preferred


Please note, we retain the right to close this vacancy or keep it open subject to volume and quality of applications.  We would, therefore, encourage candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.


Mowi ASA is the world’s leading seafood company and the largest producer of Atlantic salmon. As the first global seafood company with an end-to-end supply chain, Mowi brings supreme quality salmon and other seafood products to consumers around the world. Mowi is also ranked the most sustainable animal protein producer in the world by Coller FAIRR. With headquarters in Bergen, Norway, Mowi employs 11,500 people in 26 countries worldwide, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of EUR 9 billion and total assets of EUR 8.2 billion.

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