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Food Technologist

GP, South Africa
March 29, 2018

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Surname & Name : Motloung Nthati

Driver’s Licence : Yes (2011)

AA/EE : South African, Female

Languages : English, South Sotho (Read, Speak, Write)

: Xhosa, Tswana & Zulu (Speak)

Residential Area : Boksburg, East-rand, Gauteng

Email Address :

Contact Numbers : 072-***-**** / 071-***-****

Tertiary Education

Name of Institution : University Of Johannesburg

Qualification : National Diploma - Food Technology (2010)

Leadership Role : Class Representative 2006 & 2008

Tertiary Education

Name of Institution : University Of Johannesburg

Qualification : B. Tech - Food Technology

Status : 2013 - Incomplete

High School Education

Name of Institution : Thuto Lesedi High School

Highest Grade : Matric (2003)

Subjects : English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Home-Economics, S. Sotho

Leadership Role : Class Representative


Employer : Astral Poultry

Department : Technical Department, as Food Technologist

Duration : February 2017 to date

Reason for leaving : Career advancement in a different sector

Availability : Calendar month

Employer : Sovereign Foods

Department : Research & Development, as Product Development Technologist

Duration : September 2014 – January 2017

Reason for leaving : Family responsibilities and had to relocate back home

Training attained : FSSC 22000, Health & Safety in the workplace

Employer : Enterprise Foods – A Division of Tiger Brands Ltd.

Department : Research & Development, as New Product Development Technologist

Duration : September 2009 – August 2014

Training attained : Allergen Control and Management, CPA Implementation, Pathogens

& Food Safety Management, TIP Process & Project management mentoring

Employer : Rich’s Products

Department : Quality Department, as Quality Controller

Duration : August 2009 – September 2009

Reason for leaving : Better Career Prospects in Research and Development

Employer : South African Breweries – Chamdor (Krugersdorp)

Department : Quality Department, as Lab Technician Trainee

Duration : 02 February 2009 – 31 July 2009

Reason for leaving : In-service Training Contract

Training attained : Laboratory Safety and Good Lab Practice

Employer : Kellogg’s Company of South Africa - Springs

Department : Quality Assurance Department, as Quality Assurance Trainee

Duration : August 2006 – December 2007

Reason for leaving : Learner-ship Contract

Training attained : HACCP Implementation and Management

Skills attained

: Ability to work on multiple projects with focus within set time lines

: Product development from concept to launch within set time frames

: Adherence to food safety and ensuring quality standards during product development

: Ensuring products comply with legislative law

: Able to prioritise, pay attention to detail, manage self & compile reports.

: Working ethically and calmly under pressuref

: Gained knowledge in implementing means to sustain, improve quality within procedures & internal controls

: Improved listening and interpersonal skills

: Participation in value chain teams and training of factory personnel where necessary

Responsibilities in Product Development:

: Product development from concept to launch following internal processes

: Liaising with suppliers on new raw materials and application

: Formulation development and implementation for innovations, line extensions and new products

: Accurate record keeping during pilot plant and factory trials

: Scaling up pilot plant quantities to suit factory production

: Compile information to draw up preliminary costing

: Ensuring compliance to Good Manufacturing Procedures during product development

: Evaluating shelf life, nutritional analysis, safety and stability of prototype samples

: Submitting samples to customer for product evaluation and acceptance

: Updating all final product specifications in line with project objectives

: Ensuring product specifications follow regulatory requirements

: Preparation of internal sensory evaluation & benchmarking sessions

: Work in a team to support marketing and supply chain activities

: Production process control and final product auditing for continuous improvement projects

: Attending to customer complaints and ensuring feedback is given timeously

: Working together with sales in doing presentations to Customers on new developments

: Attending to any other work within the scope of my responsibilities

Responsibilities in Quality Control:

: Doing quality checks and recording information thereof during production

: Checks on equipment settings as per specification

: Collecting hourly samples to lab for testing as per sampling procedure

: Collecting retention samples and managing sample library at end of shelf life

: Recording any non-conformances and reporting them to production for corrective action

: Receiving, recording of customer complaints and circulating for corrective action

: Analysing samples received from production for conformance to specification

: Reporting results of analyses to relevant departments and high-lighting non-conformances

: Cooking up of samples for sensory evaluation, record keeping and positive release

: Filing of quality check sheets and maintaining archive library

: Assisting product development during trials and keeping of records for specification consolidation

: Assisting with any other work that may be required of me by stakeholders

: Doing house-keeping audits and reporting thereof

: Liaising with Suppliers in obtaining relevant and updated documents for record keeping

: Assisting with audits from external personnel and customers


Company : Enterprise Foods

: Solly Zondo (Technical Manager)

: 062-***-****

Company : Enterprise Foods

: Rojen James (Technical Manager)

: 083-***-****

Company : Kellogg’Company of South Africa

: Shalati Setshedi (Quality Manager)

: 083-***-****

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