As a Quality Control Inspector you will play a vital role in ensuring the quality standards of products meet and exceed customer expectations. You will be responsible for conducting daily fruit quality inspections; providing training and support to growers, pack houses and depots; assisting with research and development trials; and managing various critical QC administration tasks. This position requires attention to detail, effective communication skills, and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. The Quality Control Inspector will be expected to travel locally & nationally, providing quality support to our various product handling site


1: QC Inspections and QC training

• Conduct fruit quality inspections at affiliated pack houses, depots or related product handling sites:

  • Inspection site locations: Western Cape, Northern South Africa (JHB, Tzaneen, Northwest & Lowveld) and Zimbabwe.
  • Record and submit reports for fruit rejections, both internally and to third-party entities like PPECB.
  • Assist customer technologist with fruit allocation and approvals, either directly through fruit sampling feedback or indirectly based on quality insights.

• QC inspection assistance

Assist Local QC inspectors during peak weeks and times of capacity strains, capturing and uploading inspections.

• Quality Control (QC) Training 

  • Deliver pre-season QC training to growers and packhouses and provide in-season re-training and support.
  •  Support QC manager in reviewing and compiling QC training resources annually.

• Packhouse/ Grower support:

  • Weekly visits to packhouse and picking stations.
  • Trouble shoot issues and concerns with the pack house/grower.
  •  Inform pack houses of any local and export depot related quality issues and rejections.
  •  Produce comprehensive visit reports following pack house and grower visits, assisting in quality-related decision-making – internally and to the pack house/grower.

2: Research and development trial assistance

  • Assist with fruit analysis for research and development trials, including data capture and sample collection.
  • Collection and delivery of fruit samples as required by the technical team during the production season.
  • Assist with operational requirements of trial setups, including arranging and setting up trial equipment.

3: QC administration assistance

  • Manage incoming and outgoing QC data, including saving/filing customer QC reports and updating relevant QC trackers.
  • Saving/filing of customer QC reports weekly.
  • Distribution of customer QC reports to growers and pack houses.
  • Uploading QC scores onto export platform.
  • Updating relevant QC tackers.
  • Support quality and claims investigations by gathering supporting information such as weather data, customer feedback, and pack house inspections.
  • Analysis of post-harvest projects and data, particularly for post-season analyse

4: Learning (these will change 6 monthly to annually)

  • Participate in learning initiatives, including completing the induction pack and gaining a basic understanding of post harvest functions and information systems:
  • QC critical control check points (CCP’s) and data feedback required for decision making.
  • Cold chain process flow and soft fruit quality management protocols.
  • Be competent in using the following information systems and application to carry out your job: Teams, PowerBI, Microsoft Forms, Dipar QC App and Dynamic Reporting systems.
  • Diploma/Degree in relevant field
  • 3-5 years experience in Fruit Quality Control and Soft Fruit Industry
  • Experience working on DiPAR QC system
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent on Microsoft Office programmes
  • Valid driver’s license


Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks.

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