Quality Assurance Supervisor - Klapmuts, South Africa - Camino Recruit

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Company Overview:

SIX33 is part of an agribusiness that builds, maintains, and grows world-class primary production operations that produce and pack high-value exportable produce.

Our core values revolve around Relationships, Stewardship, Excellence, and Integrity.

Job Overview:

The Quality Assurance Manager (QA) for the Blueberry Packhouse plays a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing the quality and hygiene standards of the blueberry packing process.

Reporting directly to the Packhouse Manager, this position involves overseeing the Quality Control (QC) team, implementing procedures, ensuring compliance, and contributing to overall Packhouse efficiency.


Hygiene and Procedures:

Verify and enforce correct hygiene, fruit handling, and temperature procedures.

Ensure adherence to hygiene rules and traceability procedures.

Monitor for pest activity and foreign body contamination.

Quality Control Management:

Oversee the QC function in the packhouse.

Evaluate QC staff, assign duties, and provide continuous training.

Communicate inspection results and advise leadership on quality matters.

Shelf-Life Assessments:

Complete all shelf-life assessments.

Collect, analyse, and communicate shelf-life data.

Collaborate in decision-making regarding fruit avenues with the Packhouse Manager.

Communication and Reporting:

Communicate QC results, pests, and other relevant matters impacting fruit quality to growers.

Report any concerns and conduct regular farm visits.

Liaise with exporters/customers, packhouse, and production units regarding fruit quality.

Data Analysis and Documentation:

Maintain accurate and timely records.

Collect and analyse relevant QC information for monitoring and decision-making.

Collaboration and Training:

Collaborate with the wider team, sharing knowledge and fostering a positive team environment.

Demonstrate computer skills, maintain confidentiality, and adhere to ethical standards.

Provide training and continuous refresher courses to the QC team.

Compliance and Audits:

Oversee compliance functions at the packhouse.

Act as a supervisor/contact person between SkyVines and Six33.

Assist packhouse with audits, provide advice, and make recommendations.

Contribution to Company Culture:

Create a positive culture on the farm and in the packhouse by encouraging collaboration, self-motivation, and pursuit of excellence.

Contribute to the wider business culture by sharing knowledge and facilitating development.


Food Technology / Food Science qualification.


3 years of relevant experience in quality assurance, preferably in the fruit industry.

Professional certifications related to quality management (e.g., Six Sigma, ASQ) are desirable.

Knowledge of blueberry production and post-harvest processes

Food Processing / Manufacturing experience

Ability to analyse data and make informed decisions.

Key Attributes
Own transport

Proven leadership and management skills.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent ability to plan, organise, and meet deadlines.

Rule conscious

Detail orientated

Ability to compile, analyse, and interpret data

Ability to communicate and work with others toward an outcome

Able to build strong collaborative working relationships with different levels of employees, growers, and customers

Job Types:
Full-time, Permanent

From R20 000,00 per month

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Klapmuts,

Western Cape:
Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Bachelors (preferred)


- packhouse supervision: 3 years (preferred)
- quality assurance: 3 years (preferred)

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