Fresh Produce Quality Controller & Line Leader

Location Staffordshire, England
Discipline: Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £25K - £35K
Contact name: Emma Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 14632 EA
Published: 3 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fresh Produce Quality Controller & Line Leader

The Company:

A fantastic family-run soft fruit company based in the Midlands producing 5,000 tonnes of soft fruit. This is a very exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team to help improve, develop and maintain the highest quality standards of fruit produced.

Purpose of the Job:

Inspecting UK produced soft fruit, to meet customer specifications, legislative and traceability requirements to supply raw material as a finished product ready to eat.

Assessing and monitoring the soft fruit to meet the expectations of the multiple with a final grade. Heavily involved in the production and quality processes of the packhouse working with a team of at least 10 packhouse operatives per production line.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Inspecting soft fruit on intake.

  • Online & Off-line QC checks and associated food safety and quality checks.

  • Positive release.

  • Shelf-life control and arrange samples to be despatched for taster panel assessments.

  • Conduct traceability and recall exercises.

  • Checks on thermometers, refractometers and other associated packhouse equipment used.

  • Ability to present trending to management on food quality and safety.

  • Understanding of quality and food safety management systems in line with BRC accreditation.

  • Instruct packhouse operatives on the production line type of packaging to use and how to pack soft fruit produce.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • Good spoken and written English to assist in quality management systems to complete the associated documentation legibly, filed appropriately.

  • Ability to flexible and anti-social hours working hours.

  • Ability to speak Eastern Block Language – desirable but not necessary.

  • Leadership skills and able to work on own initiative.

  • Good communicator & excellent team player.

  • Positive can-do attitude.

  • QC experienced essential with minimum of 1-2 years in soft fruit or fresh produce.

  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word packages but not essential.

  • Full driving licence.

  • Seeking a long-term opportunity.

The Package:
£25K - £35K DOE

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