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Agricultural Fitter

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Agricultural Fitter

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and reliable agricultural fitter/mechanic to join our Team!

We farm 3000 acres of Top Fruit over Kent, with our workshop based at Bobbing, Sittingbourne.

The role would entail maintenance of our modern New Holland tractors, alongside our Bab and Munkoft sprayers.

The position is available immediately, and look forward to offering a full time, permanent role within our Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of agricultural machinery including, but not limited to tractors, sprayers and trailers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as an agricultural fitter.

Working Hours and Benefits:

  • Full time, permanent position.
  • Workshop based at Bobbing, Sittingbourne.
  • Full training given in business procedures and operating protocols.
  • Pay - rates available upon request.
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum, including Bank Holidays.
  • Fortnightly pay direct to bank account.
  • Regular overtime available.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation available if required.

Stock Control Admin

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Stock Control Admin

Quality Control - Transport Admin, within our Top Fruit pack houses in Hoo, Kent

Job Overview

Stock Control Admin is mainly focused on our bespoke stock control system - Cirrus.  Computer skills are very advantageous.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Stock control for all customers, including daily ensuring updated stock lists are saved to our server
  • Sending orders from Cirrus to the order Team
  • Create allocated stock lists, by Customer for Dispatch operations 
  • Making pallet status changes
  • Open and close lots for the production operations
  • Generate reports for closed lots to specification set by Cirrus Manager
  • Generate labels for third party consignments
  • Assist with Dispatch operations within Cirrus
  • Assist, where needed with Harvest operations within Cirrus
  • Liaise with Pack House for weekly physical stock check
  • Assist with issues as they arise within Cirrus
  • Assist, when needed with cirrus testing
  • Understanding the importance of work processes
  • Ensuring that all employees adhere to Hygiene and Health & Safety Policies and Procedures

Stock Control Admin's Require:

  • Previous experience with a stock control system
  • Strong work ethic
  • High levels of accuracy 
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • English Levels - B1

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Our packing facility operates 7 days per week, with a rota system in place over 6 days, averaging 50 hours per week
  • Salary £24,000 - £26,00 dependant upon experience.
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears

Big Tractor Driver

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Big Tractor Driver

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and reliable Big Tractor Driver to join our Team!

We farm 3000 acres of Top Fruit over Kent, with our workshop based at Bobbing, Sittingbourne.

The role would entail driving one of our modern New Holland T7 tractors, alongside trailers or low-loaders.

The position is available immediately, and look forward to offering a full time, permanent role within our Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving T7 tractors
  • Loading/Unloading trailer/low-loader

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience driving big tractors.
  • Fork truck certificate

Working Hours and Benefits:

  • Full time, permanent position.
  • Based at Bobbing, Sittingbourne.
  • Full training given in business procedures and operating protocols.
  • Pay - rates available upon request.
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum, including Bank Holidays.
  • Fortnightly pay direct to bank account.
  • Regular overtime available.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation available if required.

Quality Control - Top Fruit

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Quality Control

Quality Control within Top Fruit pack house in Hoo, Kent.

Job Description

  • To Ensure product has met the customer specifications
  • Checking labels
  • Complete RAW material checks - pressure testing and brix testing
  • Shelf life samples and testing
  • Complete online quality checks, ensuring product is packed correctly
  • Complete final positive release checks of the quality, before dispatch
  • Complete relevant documentation in a timely manner to ensure all requirements are met
  • Understanding and using the customer order sheets, stock reports on Cirrus (training will be provided)

QC's are also expected to:

  • Have great attention to detail
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Monitor fruit packer performance and report any issues to Management
  • Provide appropriate training to new employees
  • Have a basic understanding of stock control systems
  • To ensure that all employees working within the production areas always adhere to the Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and procedures

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Our packing facility operates 7 days per week, with a rota system in place over 6 days, averaging 50 hours per week
  • Starting pay - £9.03 per hour basic, with overtime after 40 hours paid at £12.21 per hour
  • Once qualified, pay will increase to £10.08 basic and £12.75 overtime, with further progression possible
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears
  • English levels of B1 required.

Accommodation available if required

Top Fruit Spray Operator

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Top Fruit Spray Operator 

We are a Family run farming business and we are looking for motivated and reliable Top Fruit Spray Operators to work as part of our expanding Team. We farm 3000 acres across Kent. Our machinery is modern and well maintained. We run New Holland T4 and T7 tractors, alongside Bab and Munckhof Sprayers. 

The position is available immediately and we look forward to offering a full time, permanent role within our Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Spraying of Top Fruit
  • Mowing
  • Pulverising
  • Harvest work  

Required Qualifications:

  • PA1
  • PA2
  • PA3
  • Fork truck certification would be advantageous 
  • Full clean driving licence essential

Qualifications for PA1, PA2, and PA3 would be advantageous, however training would be provided for the right candidate.

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position 
  • Orchards are based across Kent
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Starting pay (unqualified) - £9.89 per hour basic, with overtime after 40 hours paid at £12.50 per hour
  • Once qualified, pay will increase to £10.91 basic and £13.67 overtime, with further progression possible
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears
  • English levels of B1 required.

Accommodation available if required. 

Warehouse Operative

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Dispatch Operative

Working as a Dispatch Operative within Top Fruit pack house in Hoo, Kent

Job Overview

As a Dispatch operative you will be responsible for all the orders that need to be out loaded throughout the working day. Moving and preparing pallets with electric pallet trucks or reach trucks. you will also use our stores racking for allocation of pallets and stock. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Checking equipment prior to use, signing daily check books
  • Loading/unloading pallets 
  • Making sure all trailers are loaded correctly and dispatched on time
  • Stock control, following our web-based system Cirrus for orders and stock (training provided)
  • Communication with QC leaders and QC Positive Release on daily basis
  • Understanding the importance of work processes 
  • Ensuring all employees within the Dispatch Area adhere to the relevant Hygiene and Health & Safety Policies and Procedures

Dispatch Operatives Require:

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work to set deadlines
  • High levels of accuracy 
  • Ability to work as both part of a Team, as well as on your own
  • Great communication skills

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Our packing facility operates 7 days per week, with a rota system in place over 6 days, averaging 50 hours per week
  • Starting pay - £9.03 per hour basic, with overtime after 40 hours paid at £12.21 per hour
  • Once qualified, pay will increase to £10.08 basic and £12.75 overtime, with further progression possible
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears
  • English levels of B1 required.

Transport Admin

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Transport Admin

Quality Control - Transport Admin, within our Top Fruit pack houses in Hoo, Kent

Job Overview

QC Transport Admin is mainly focused on communicating with the different Teams within the pack house, such as Managers, Line Leaders, Quality Control Personnel. Computer skills are very advantageous.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Constant communication with Line Leaders, pack house Managers, Transport Department and more
  • Checking stocks
  • Creating orders
  • Creating load plans
  • Use of our stock system Cirrus (training will be provided)
  • Sending/receiving emails to various departments and customers
  • Ensuring all trailers are loaded correctly and dispatched on time
  • Understanding the importance of work processes
  • Ensuring that all employees adhere to Hygiene and Health & Safety Policies and Procedures

Transport Admin's Require:

  • Strong work ethic
  • High levels of accuracy 
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • English Levels - B1

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Our packing facility operates 7 days per week, with a rota system in place over 6 days, averaging 50 hours per week
  • Starting pay - £8.91 per hour basic, with overtime after 40 hours paid at £11.13 per hour
  • Once qualified, pay will increase to £10.08 basic and £12.75 overtime, with further progression possible
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears

LGV Class 1 Driver (CE).

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LGV Class 1 Driver (CE).

We are currently seeking LGV Drivers (CE) to join our Team at our Hoo depot in Kent.

Position available primarily for LGV Class 1 Driver (CE). 

Suitable applicants would need to be flexible, hardworking, and have good communication skills.

All available shifts include weekends.

Job Description:

  • Various trailer work including, fridge, curtain and container work.
  • Loading/unloading at times using either a fork lift truck or electric pump truck.
  • Ensuring that you adhere to Company Hygiene and Health & Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Full training provided to operate machine/tools required.

Applicants must have:

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Held either a Full Gb, NI or EU Licence to drive a vehicle of the same class for a period of at least 2 years.
  • previous experience of at least 2 years is required in a vehicle greater than 7.5 tonnes.
  • Valid Driver Qualification Card (DCPC).
  • Cat D (PCV) would be an advantage.
  • Fork lift licence would be an advantage.

Working Hours and Benefits:

  • Permanent position
  • Full training given in Business operating protocols. 
  • £12.24 per hour basic
  • £15.30 overtime after 40 hours.
  • Fortnightly pay.
  • Holiday allowance of 28 days per annum including Bank Holidays.
  • Free on site parking.
  • Access to free WIFI at Depot.
  • Free Apples and Pears.



Counterbalance Driver

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Counterbalance Fork Truck Driver

 Counterbalance driving work within the yard and Top Fruit Pack House in Hoo, Kent.

Job Description

  • Loading / unloading containers
  • Checking pallets prior to loading
  • Loading / unloading stores
  • Loading / unloading lorries
  • Loading tipper lorries
  • Feeding the pack house machinery with fruit bins
  • Learn our stock control system – Cirrus (training provided)

Counterbalance Driver's are also expected to:

  • Have great attention to detail
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Monitor equipment performance and report any issues to Management
  • To ensure that all employees working within the production areas always adhere to the Hygiene and Health & Safety policies and procedures

Working Hours and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Full training will be given in business procedures and operating protocols
  • Our packing facility operates 7 days per week, with a rota system in place over 6 days, averaging 50 hours per week
  • Starting pay - £9.03 per hour basic, with overtime after 40 hours paid at £12.21 per hour
  •         Once qualified, pay will increase to £10.08 basic and £12.75 overtime, with further progression possible
  • Holiday allowance of 28 paid days per annum including bank holidays 
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Regular overtime available
  • Free on site parking
  • Access to free WIFI 
  • Free apples and pears
  • English levels of B1 required.

Accommodation available if required