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17 Dec 2021
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Job ref: 7953 | £30,000 - £35,000 | Essex

The company

The business prides itself in supplying the highest quality fresh produce throughout the UK.

They are not only passionate about ensuring products are supplied in excellent condition, but also about their people and the continued success of the business.

The job

The purpose of your role as Ripener is to:

  • Ensure the implementation of the banana ripening programme
  • Liaise with colleagues in production areas and quality control regarding the movement of fruit for ripening, production, and sales.
  • Carry out training of Assistant and Trainee Ripeners.
  • Daily and Monthly stock control and stock reconciliation.
  • Understand and ensure implementation of a lean process.
  • Understand and ensure a fully auditable and traceable system.
  • Understand and maintain food safety standards, integrity, legality, and quality at all times.

About you

Key skills and experience for the Ripener include:

  • Proven experience working as a Ripener, or you may have a background in fresh produce with planning, stock control or similar knowledge.
  • Able to use a stock management system.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible to work shift patterns.
  • Able to lift boxes of up to 20kg.
  • Own transport is required due to site location and shift times.

More details

The Ripener job is based in Essex and is paying £30,000 - £35,000 according to your experience.

The working hours are 6 am to 5 pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch break. Sunday to Wednesday.

How to apply

To be considered for the Ripener job, please click the Apply button.

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Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
  • to give you friendly, ethical, honest and expert recruitment services
  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

We genuinely strive to provide you with what you want – a job that not only offers the salary you’re after, but also the career progression and job satisfaction that makes going to work all the more worthwhile. Enough trumpet blowing though – visit our website to read just some of our happy previous candidate testimonials - we are more than happy to let our reputation precede us!

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01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
TN21 8HU
United Kingdom

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