QA Inspector

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
Paddock Wood
Salary Description:
Market related
Crunchposter Limited
Job Ref:

QA Inspector
Paddock Wood
Competitive Salary

The Role
The QA Inspector role is responsible for ensuring that product is of sufficient quality throughout the process within The Fresh Produce Centre - from 'raw product' at goods inward, in stores, in production and then at point of despatch, making accurate assessments of product and decisions on whether it is necessary to re-sort the product, reject or ripen where appropriate . Communicating quality issues to line management and ensuring that the produce sent to our customer complies with the required specification. Participates in activities to support the achievement of the Company's strategic enablers - particularly RTM and Procurement Excellence.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

* Receiving, reviewing against specifications, recording details and taking samples of all incoming /packed / outgoing produce. Checking and recording transport conditions and reporting any unsatisfactory conditions for potential claims
* Assessing the weights, colours and defects of produce to ensure that produce is within the customer specification. Recording results on sheets, computer and /or scanner. Assessing problems which will require further attention or inspection and deciding whether or not the problem requires the fruit to be sorted through the packhouse, completing reports accurately and communicating to relevant business units. Also knows when to refer any major quality issues that require a more experienced view due to the cost of re-sorting or rejected product.
* Carrying out extra checks and destructive testing of product throughout the QA process to ensure product meets customer specification
* Setting maintaining and reporting on standards of quality of produce against a defined schedule within production to ensure that the fruit is packed within supermarket specifications. Report packing and quality issues to Team Leaders, Product Controllers and line management to coach production employees on the correct procedure/requirements.
* Monitoring quality of product at all stages of operations, monitoring reject rates and communicate quality issues to Product Controllers and relevant Production/Commercial teams
* Ensuring that all technical equipment is checked and re-calibrated (where necessary) on a daily or weekly basis or withdrawing probes / technical equipment which are too far out of specification, completing all necessary paperwork to comply with customer and BRC requirements
* Collecting and or checking details of any/all label information to ensure compliance using the quick spec system
* Actively promoting/sharing knowledge and skills with new and existing team members, both formally (training) and informally, to ensure QA team can operate effectively and retain consistency of quality for the customer.
* Complying with all relevant Company policies and procedures, including but not limited to Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy, Equal Opportunities, Diversity & Dignity at Work Policy and Hygiene Policy.

Requirements for the QA Inspector Role

Must have:

* Ability to work in a fast moving and flexible environment
* Product knowledge, confidence and assertiveness required to be fully effective, typically gained within 6 months
* Requirement to understand the source and recognise the symptoms of various defects which affect the quality of the product although there is a manual or management to refer to in the case of difficulties
* Ability to

Contact Details:
Crunchposter Limited
Tel: 0 332 548 954
Contact: Recruitment Team(HM)

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