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Quality Assurance Technician


P&G is a leading global consumer goods company whose winning brands such as Gillette, Pampers and Oral-B are built around the model of innovation and manufacturing to a superior level of quality. We’re seeking a Quality Assurance Technician to join our manufacturing facility in Reading where we produce the whole range of Gillette Shaving Gels and Foams.

In this role you will analyse raw materials, intermediates and finished product to demonstrate quality compliance and allow release of finished product. On a day-to-day level, this involves sampling, testing, calibration, and data analysis. But you'll also have wider responsibilities.

This role is for a 12-hour shift-based technician rotating nights and days, averaging 37.5 hours a week. This role flows between both microbiology and chemistry labs, with working patterns subject to change. 


  • Continuous Coaching: you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.

  • Dynamic and Respectful Work Environment: employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work-life balance.

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Programme: on top of your salary which is reviewed annually you will receive a suite of benefits including Double Match Pension Scheme, Private Medical Insurance, P&G Contributed Share Programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. Find out more here:



We really want to hear from you if you are looking to be a key player in our team, helping us to achieve and maintain high laboratory standards, learning as you go, and taking positive steps towards building your career!

  • Education:  You have relevant Science qualifications at GCSE and A-Level/NVQ (or equivalents). 

  • Be Decisive: You can draw information from microbiological or analytical data to identify risks and trends. You use this information to make timely decisions to minimise impact on product release.

  • Operate with Discipline: You follow Good Laboratory Practices and all standards rigorously. You can identify deviations from quality standards and work to take appropriate action.

  • Develop Mastery: You make good use of all learning opportunities to develop your skills and achieve our internal accreditation scheme as well as meet your own personal learning goals.

  • Laboratory Skills:  Analytical Chemistry skills (e.g. titration, gas chromatography) and/or Microbiological techniques (e.g. aseptic preparation, organism isolation and identification) with practical laboratory experience, ideally in a manufacturing setting, is desirable.

  • Languages: Proficiency in English. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

At P&G #weseeequal

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. At P&G we strive to build a culture where everyone feels welcome, included, and able to bring their full selves to work.

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Job locations:
Reading, England, United Kingdom Job Type : Full time Job Type: Manufacturing, Quality Assurance Req No: R000094232
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