Banana Ripener

Job Ref: JO-2109-21631
Sector: Warehouse
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 23 September 2021
  • Livingston, West Lothian EH54 8AH Livingston West Lothian Scotland EH54 8AH
  • £23,000 per Annum
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  • Blue Arrow
  • 0800 0855777
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JOB TITLE: RIPENER

LOCATION: LIVINGSTON

SALARY: £23,000 PA

Reporting daily, when required to the Ripening Manager but also has a direct responsibility to the Assistant Operations Manager if any issues cannot be resolved at operational level. He/she has the following responsibilities.

There will be a 13-week probationary period, 31 days annual leave, auto enrolled pension. Full training will be given on Ripening and FLT if required. There are 2 unpaid half hour breaks during the day.

Someone with fresh produce experience would be ideal but not essential.

A Ripener is someone who can plan, think on their feet, and can lift heavy boxes. A lot of the job is forward planning, and they are expected to lift boxes of up to 20kg to check the fruit daily.

The training is very specific and can take up to 12 months. Initially the shift would start as Monday to Friday as they would be working with the Ripening Manager, but it would then shift to Tuesday to Saturday.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Planning and intake of green fruit in line with allocation and port transport availability and the green intake team.
  • Allocation of rooms for green fruit depending on sales requirements.
  • Liaising with hauliers to ensure timely deliveries of fruit.
  • Carrying out all intake checks.
  • Checking and gassing fruit in rooms.
  • May be required to work at Green Intake, scanning fruit into building.
  • At times the position requires some confidentiality, and it is important that this is adhered to.
  • To ensure working area is kept tidy to comply with Health & Safety.
  • To conform to the Personnel Hygiene and Housekeeping Notice and Declaration.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to organize self and others
  • Flexible
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Ability to concentrate in busy working environment
  • Good work ethic

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Full training will be given.
  • Pallet truck and Forklift truck license an advantage but not essential
  • Shift Pattern - flexible - to be confirmed. Hours will be either 4.30am-2.30pm or 5.30am-3.30 pm. These times are variable.
  • Will be required to cover for emergency call outs on odd occasions.
  • Some degree of flexibility will be required in terms of shifts and hours of work, to meet the demands of the business.
  • Monthly paid position.

There will be a 13-week probationary period, 31 days annual leave, auto enrolled pension. Full training will be given on Ripening and FLT if required. There are 2 unpaid half hour breaks during the day.

Someone will fresh produce experience would be ideal but not essential. A Ripener is a very hard position to recruit for but ideally is it someone who can plan, think on their feet, and can lift heavy boxes. A lot of the job is forward planning, and they are expected to lift boxes of up to 20kg to check the fruit daily. The training is very specific and can take up to 12 months. Initially the shift would start as Monday to Friday as they would be working with the Ripening Manager, but it would then shift to Tuesday to Saturday.

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