Production Technician

Full Time Permanent

UK Jobs Board

We are currently looking for a Production Technician for a large distribution warehouse in Birmingham


To effectively manage product quality and availability within the packing operation

To maintain and manage routine daily relationships with UK Operational, Planning & Technical teams

To coordinate all product supply and quality information between UK and European offices

Main duties and responsibilities:


o Overview the Intake inspection process, setting standards, providing support where necessary and ensuring accuracy of reports for both supplier reporting & operational planning.

o Provide an authoritative second opinion on borderline arrivals or on request.

o Review, amend and send reports to suppliers (within agreed timescales) adding commentary and supporting evidence as necessary.

o Ensure clear communication of quality metrics to BUM and QPI teams in Holland & Spain adding commentary and supporting evidence as necessary


o Follow the agreed re-inspection schedule ensuring all P/Os are re-inspected on-time and in full

o Send immediate updates to suppliers and internally when changes are made to product status or losses anticipated

o Adjust re-inspection timescales as necessary for the time of year & product quality of the consignment

o Manage stocks to ensure correct rotation & allocation for specific products and customers, providing clear instructions for Production teams

o Propose stock re-allocation where necessary to alternative customers, market, staff sales or dump

o Send immediate update to suppliers and internally when changes are made to product status or losses anticipated


o Drive product rotation & appropriate stock usage

o Participate in the development of a formal stock allocation system

o Conduct daily physical stock count to ensure actual stocks match to NAV data

o Liaise with the Operations & Planning teams to ensure all specific packing and remedial work planned for the following day is set up correctly


Set and monitor Packhouse standards

Contact Suppliers following in the event of unexpected packhouse or outload quality issues

Provide guidance to the packhouse in the event of quality issues acting in the best interests of all parties

Follow up on all adverse customer quality issues in conjunction with the Technical & QA teams

Investigate discrepancies between QA/re-inspection/packhouse defect levels

Review and report product packing from loose to ensure accurate stock usage

Provide documentary evidence in the event of a dispute


Daily review and prioritisation of remedial stock with a view on cost/benefit

Daily review of waste and allocation to alternative markets where possible

In general, try to ensure the best return for all remedial/waste stock


Communicate as necessary with Technical teams in source countries; understanding potential source issues and agree plan to correct on arrival as required

Attend Daily 8.30am meeting, highlighting key issues and confirming remedial plans as required

Attend any internal MWW meeting to discuss on going supply / commercial / technical issues

Attend weekly QPI meeting with Dutch & Spanish teams to discuss on going issues, providing full product updates as required

Provide ad hoc support to Business Unit Manager as required

Applicants must be prepared to travel overseas for training

Hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

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