Job Summary

Responsible for assisting the Packhouse Manager in the management of all operational aspects of the Packhouse including quality, productivity, health and safety, compliance, staffing and maintenance.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description



Duties and Responsibilities

·         Monitor and maintain quality specifications of lines of fruit from allocation to production line, through to the supply to marketer.

·         Ensure that all Packhouse policies & procedures are adhered to by staff and the production line

·         Implement the pack plan instructions from the Packhouse manager and ensure these are followed.

·         Ensure that all data for grower line reporting is completed accurately and passed on to the data team for compilation.

·         Through a specified maintenance plan/checklist ensure that all machinery within the plant is properly maintained and in optimum working order.

·         Work with the Employment Officer to ensure the line is adequately resourced with staff.

·          Ensure all supervisors are properly trained and that they train their respective teams.

·          Resolve conflict and deal with disputes in accordance with employment and disciplinary code.

·          Build rapport with team leaders and staff on the production line ensuring open lines of communication.

·         Ensure all Health & Safety and Food Safety standards and policy are adhered to

·          Through an understanding of HSE best practice ensure the safety of yourself and your staff

Qualifications and Requirements

·         MUST have fresh produce experience

·         Be able to work 6 days per week

·         Numeracy - Experience working with and a good understanding of numerical or financial information

·         Microsoft Office Suite - Intermediate

·         Data Analysis - Experience extracting useful information and translating it into actionable objectives

·         People Management - Experienced in best practice HR, managing people effectively in order to achieve business objectives

·         Health & Safety - Awareness of H&S legislative requirements, and experience in the implementation of these

·         Industry Knowledge- Experience working within  horticulture or primary industry

·         Role specific knowledge- 2 + years’ experience in a similar role

Personal Attributes

·         Self-motivated/Self-managed/Self-starter: Has an underlying concern for doing things better. Is self-driven, self-motivated and enthusiastic.

·         Team player- Able to work effectively with others to achieve an optimal outcome.

·         Able to interpret the feelings, unspoken concerns, desires, strengths and weaknesses of others.

·         Strong verbal and interpersonal skills- Able to communicate clearly and effectively and at the appropriate level with various types of people

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