Quality Controller (Day Shift)

We are currently working with a leading FMCG distributor, based in Sittingbourne.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Quality Controller to ensure all produce dispatched meets all customer requirements of safety, quality, and legality.

The Quality Controller will be responsible for:

Ensuring all product packaging and detail meets or exceeds the customer’s legal standards
Maintain an understanding of each customers labelling and packaging specifications
Continually monitor labelling and packaging standards of the packed product
Ensure accuracy of date coding, barcoding, and all other pack and outer case labels information is correct
Ensure all associated promotional detail, ribbon and any other form of additional pack information is correct
Ensure that the correct packaging is being used as per customer requirements
Responsible for raw material checks
Responsible for collecting shelf life samples
Set up quality standards on the line before production starts
To work safely and report any hazards or near misses to the Line Leader or Shift Production Manager
To maintain high levels of health, safety, hygiene and housekeeping to BRC and HACCP Food Standards at all times

The Quality Controller will be able to demonstrate:

Experience working in a temperature-controlled environment
Experience working in a packhouse/production environment
Knowledge of fresh produce standards
Excellent written and spoken English
Ability to work as a team and do repetitive work
Ability to work under pressure, to strict deadlines

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career progression and development.

Hours for this role are 5.30am to 5.30pm on a 4 on/4 off shift rota, hourly rate is £10.11.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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QA Assistant

We are currently working with a leading National FMCG business based near Maidstone.

Due to upcoming maternity leave, they are currently seeking a QA Assistant to join them on a 1 year fixed term contract to start asap.

The QA Assistant will be responsible for dealing with fruit quality and labelling issues as they occur, carrying out tests and checks and ensure any failures are documented appropriately.

Responsibilities will include:

Ensuring that all packing area Standard Operating Procedures are being followed as required.
Assist with the development of new packing processes and quality management procedures.
To support operations teams and other departments where required.
To carry out sample preparation process and assist Technical team when required.
To have a comprehensive understanding of customer specifications and packing requirements.
To liaise with production management and ensure that all procedures are being followed as required and all staff trained appropriately.
To support QA Manager and QA Supervisors where required.
To ensure that packed product is within customer specifications and complete required positive realise checks.
To complete Intake quality assessments when required and send reports to suppliers daily.

The ideal candidate will have:

Previous experience working in a similar role, preferably within the fresh produce industry.
The ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible manner.
Excellent personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees.
Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership skills.
The ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate.
The ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational
and cultural boundaries.
A proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests.
Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required.
Very good organisational skills.
Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business on a year’s fixed term contract with the potential to stay on after this period. Hours for this role are Wednesday to Sunday, 7.30am – 5pm (with some flexibility) A competitive basic salary plus annual bonus and excellent benefits are also on offer.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd. Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market trends…