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About The Role

  • You will work closely with Supervisors and Quality Manager to ensure the Quality department is working effectively and efficiently within the production chain with the aim to provide accurate information to our suppliers and deliver a good quality product that meets our customer expectations.   
  •  You will be required to perform Quality control of all product at many stages, from incoming raw material through to positive release to customer. You will also be senior member whilst on shift and need to perform all duties at a higher level than QCs, positioning yourself as a point of reference for QCs. You will be required to supervise all team’s activity’s and ensuring that practices and procedures are being adhered to and workload is being performed to a sufficient standard and speed.
Critical Success Factors:
  • To inspect quality and record all raw material arrivals, providing supply base and AMK/AMT management an accurate and informative Quality report.
  • To ensure product within operation is worked effectively and efficiently.
  • To ensure finished product standards both quality/packaging/labelling/weight/count/outer and presentation meet customer requirements, ensuring QSL to customer is kept at a satisfactory level and rejections are kept to a minimum. 
  • Co-operate fully with the Senior QA Manager to get the QC Team at AMK working as an efficient and professional unit.
  • Assist the QCs and ensure a consistent and accurate approach to quality reporting through training the team, assessing their work, and re-adjusting standards where required.
  • To be able to carry out all QC functions at a higher understanding than QCs, positioning yourself as a point of contact on shift for QCs.
  • Required to conduct staff training as required.
Core Business Responsibilities

Daily/Weekly Tasks

  • Alongside Senior QA Manager/Supervisor Co-ordinate day to day activities carried out by the QC Team – Intake, packhouse, daily reporting, stock re-assessments, sugar-acid tests, etc.
  • To work alongside Supervisors on all daily QC activity’s ensuring all operational areas are covered and QC team is working to a sufficient standard and speed and accuracy.
  • Take responsibility in absence of Supervisors on weekends/ Holidays etc.
  • Support, organize and delegate work for colleagues in absence of Supervisors on weekends/holidays etc.
  • Be conscious of staff training on QA procedures and Product knowledge highlighting any areas of concern to Supervisor.
  • To inspect incoming raw material in accordance to AMT colour coding system, summary specification/tolerances and set Quality control procedures.
  • To supply Quality inspection reports of all incoming raw material to supply base and procurement team through AMK reporting system.
  • Ensure any serious quality issues found are reported to Supervisor & Senior QA Manager at the earliest possible stage.
  • Monitor and record any deviances in colour coding during the process and report to operations and quality/technical teams.
  • To monitor online packing both finished product and class 2 grade out and assisting line leader as and when required.
  • Perform routine internal analysis i.e. sugar/acid ratios, Juice content tests, recording information on internal database.
  • Monitor and manage the Quality of the produce in storage through stock re-evaluations.
  • To inspect the Quality, labelling and product integrity at intake or packhouse to the customer - i.e. positive release. All to be conducted within set procedures and protocols.
  • To monitor stock rotation and allocations. Reporting any issues to operations.
  • To collect samples both for customer and testing. Ensuring product meets requirements for set samples.
  • The management of AMK quality data base, to ensure all arrival information is kept up to date and distributed to relevant departments.
  • To assist and work alongside Senior / Supervisor and Quality Manager in staff rotas and shift patterns.
  • Be able and confident in working with AMK Operations and AMT.
  • Cover in the Shelf Life when required in connection to performing S/L daily duties.
  • Assist and support trainer as a training buddy with trainings or refreshers given to AMK employees.
  • Maintain “watching brief” on site issues such as Health and Safety and Hygiene and report any issues promptly to the Supervisor or Senior QA Manager.
  • Keep appropriate level of communication within QC or other departments by reporting all issues or requirements to relevant people.
  • Keep the site rules, personal and general cleanliness on appropriate level of work.


About You

  • Previous experience in a quality assurance role is beneficial (experience within fruit industry would be an advantage)
  • Knowledge of quality control procedures.
  • Experience within a production environment.
  • Some experience in a supervisory role would be beneficial.

About Us

AM FRESH is a world leader in fresh, natural and healthy foods. At AM FRESH Group we specialise in innovating and developing fresh products through biotechnology and applied science. With operations in more than 50 countries, our company has a consolidated presence in the production and innovation of fresh food products including fresh fruit, fresh juices, ice cream, soups, free-from yogurt and flowers.  

AMK is a newly created business owned by AM FRESH to manage the packing, warehousing and distribution of products to Tesco within the UK. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our growing business at our new state-of-the-art chilled food facility in Peterborough which is expected to employ around 300 people. 
We are proud to have supported Tesco with their Citrus, Grape and other fresh fruit offering for a number of years and this new 

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