QA Assistant - Maternity Cover

KPI Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
23 Mar 2021

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Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Here is a maternity cover opportunity for someone keen to gain experience in the fresh produce sector.

To deal with fruit quality and labelling issues as they occur, carrying out tests and checks and ensure any failures are documented appropriately.


  • Ensure 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.
  • Other ad hoc duties as required.


  1. Evidence of extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the soft fruit industry
  2. Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
  3. Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
  4. Well developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
  5. Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
  6. Creativity
  7. Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
  8. Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
  9. Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
  10. Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach
  11. Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
  12. Very good organisational skills
  13. Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel

Own transport needed to get to rural location.

KPI Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

All candidates registering with KPI Recruitment Ltd. will need to provide proof of identity, and evidence of any experience, training and qualifications our client considers necessary for their position.


KPI Recruitment Ltd. recruit Senior, Technical and Management staff for the UK Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry. Handling and filling some of the best vacancies in the FMCG sector, candidates and companies alike have benefited from KPI’s innovative approach to filling Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry jobs throughout the UK. Whether you have vacancies you need to fill or you are a candidate looking for jobs in the UK Food & Drink Manufacturing industry, call us for a confidential discussion of your FMCG requirements.

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0131 226 1044
1 St Colme St
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