Technique Recruitment Solutions

Assistant Harvesting Manager

Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist Engineering & Manufacturing recruitment company based in Norwich. We are working closely with our client on the outskirts of Norwich who have a new opportunity for an experienced Farm Manager to join their team

Purpose of the Role
To assist the Harvesting Manager in the process of field and plant preparation, including the provision of appropriate farm services on a planned process throughout the year; to deliver products in the best-possible quality and yield.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Health and Safety:
Develop and actively promote a positive Health & Safety culture
Ensure that full safety checks are made on the field prior to operation
Ensure machines are operated in compliance within company Health and Safety policies
Identify any safety improvements within the department and escalate if necessary
Adhere to all health and safety requirements, at all times

Food Safety:
Ensure all machinery is suitable to run within a food safe environment, prior to operation
Ensuring the machines are operated in compliance within company Food Safety policies
Adhere to and ensure all staff adhere to Business Food Safety Standards at all times
Escalate any potential Food Safety issues immediately

Operations
Ensure Harvesting site visits are carried out on a daily basis
Ensure all required machines are fit for purpose, road legal where applicable and ready for operation / production
Ensure all legislative requirements, maximum permitted hours and “best practice” methods are adhered to
Ensure that all harvesting sites remain clean and tidy
Plan and coordination of field facilities

Management
Deputise for the Harvest Manager when required
Supporting the Harvesting Manager with the management of the Harvest Team Leaders
Coordination of the field harvesting operations of the business, ensuring the highest possible yields are obtained whilst at the same time ensuring that customer specific quality requirements are met
Ensure that all subordinates have been inducted and have had the appropriate level of training and support
Management of a range of soft and stone fruit crops
As required to support your teams in a hands-on capacity to the extent that your training permits

General

To constantly seek ways to improve the business
To carry out any other tasks that may from time to time be requested of you by Farm Management.
To assist other departments of the business (e.g., husbandry, tunnels, irrigation, camp, engineering) where required using the farm operations resources at your disposal”. “When assisting other departments to carryout tasks as per their requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to work a variety of shift patterns, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and bank holidays during the peak fresh fruit season. This is a hands-on role and would suit someone with experience of managing large teams with great communication skills.
Previous experience working with fresh produce or root vegetables is essential for this role.
Due to rural location of Farm own transport is essential for this role

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