Reference number: A-0154
Preferred Geographical Work Area:
I would be available:
1 January 2019
My Career Aspirations:
I am applying for employment to gain more insight, knowledge and experience in my chosen career field, Food Technology. I understand that team-work is vitally important and I believe that I am able to establish good relationships with my fellow workers. I am able to adapt to change in my environment and I am a team player. I enjoy learning new approaches and doing short courses to help broaden my knowledge.
My strong problem-solving skills enable me to analyze the situation and identify areas of improvement. I have excellent time management skills by using my time both effectively and efficiently. I am able to work the extra effort to complete my responsibilities and I work well under pressure.
I am a dynamic, results orientated, honest, trustworthy individual who performs to the highest standards while working independently and with team members. I will work smart and do my best to accomplish the company goals and objectives. I also aim to ensure that I exceed my employer expectations.
I possess entrepreneurial and interpersonal skills. I was involved in entrepreneurial projects, leadership programs; the funds raised; food hampers collected where donated to underprivileged schools and old age homes. I am honored to be part of these projects; as it has provided me with the ability to develop my leadership skills and I was able to give back to my community.
Whilst studying for my diploma in Food Technology, I have gained theory, excellent laboratory skills and techniques. I have the ability to work accurately, analytically and precisely. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Technology in Food Technology. The project that I am assigned to is investigating the antioxidant activity and enzyme inhibitory potential of Brachylaena uniflora leaves and buds. This project will determine the ability of Brachylaena uniflora to be used as a potential agent in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
I humbly request to be given an opportunity for employment at your company so that I can prove myself as I believe that I will be a valuable asset to your dynamic company.
Summary of Work Experience:
I completed my in-service training at Tiger Brands Ltd. Mallows and Jellies Unit from 23 January 2017 to 31 January 2018.
I conducted the following roles:
Quality control technician:
v Ensured that the cooking and process parameters are within the standard.
v Managed quality control measurements such as moisture content and total soluble solids.
v Conducted analysis of quality or process-related difficulties and implemented required corrective action.
v Conducted report writing and wrote work instructions for process control of recipes.
v Created internal certificate of analysis for products.
v Assisted in conducting trials for new and improved products.
v Environmental monitoring on CIP final rinse water, air analysis and effluent water.
v Conducted cleaning verification on food and non-food contact surfaces.
v Conducted fineness test; moisture test; viscosity and flow point on chocolate samples.
v Conducted tempering test on chocolate samples.
v Conducted temperature and relative humidity tests.
Quality assurance technician:
v Conducted daily start up and case audits on packing lines.
v Audited by examination of the quality of finished, packed products and palletizing for defects.
v Controlled measuring and monitoring equipment – metal detector and mass balance.
v Verified cleaning on all production lines by conducting surface swabs.
v Conducted compliance verification of the factory to maintain hygiene and housekeeping.
v Conducted expiry and near expiry raw materials in the plant.
v Conducted testing and inspection of raw and packaging materials.
v Assisted with non-conformance investigations for non-conforming materials.
v Managed equipment verification, calibration and assisted with chemical stock inventories.
v Ensured that standards and safety procedures are adhered to by creating awareness and communication.
v Amended specifications of raw materials.
v Designed fire evacuation plans for the unit.
v Microbiological testing of raw materials, finished product, CIP, municipal water and surface swabs.
v Conducted chemical oxygen demand test of effluent water.
v Conducted sand drying analysis of artificial fruit.
v Conducted spectrophotometric analysis on colour samples.
Education & Achievements Summary:
v Achieved Cum Laude in the completion of a National Diploma in Food Technology – 30 November 2017.
v Texture improvement to the quality of soft fruity gums at Tiger Brands – 21 November 2017.
v Participation at Unilever Food Challenge Day – 14 October 2016.
v Participation in Food Product Development and Launch at DUT – 12 October 2016.
v Participation in the Young Leaders Programme at New West Secondary School.
v Student Leader at New West Secondary School – 2014.
v Received a letter of gratitude and appreciation from Cheshire Home Sparks Estate, for donation and loyal support – 08 October 2012.
v Received a letter of gratitude and appreciation from Pitlochry School for assisting them at their Annual Fun Run/Walk and Fun Day – 04 August 2012.
Reference number: A-0154
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