Pack House Supervisor Job

o&l fresh produce - otavi, namibia

25 days ago


The incumbent will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the packing house on Otavifontein, which includes the packing and processing activities, ensuring product quality, supervising a team of packers, and maintaining a safe and organized working environment.


  • 3-year diploma or equivalent additional education in packhouse/warehouse or agriculture fields or a related field is a plus.
  • Proven experience of at least 3-5 years in a supervisory role within a pack house or similar agricultural setting.
  • Knowledge of vegetable packing processes, grading standards, and quality control measures are essential.


  • Supervising the receiving of stock from the fields.
  • Lead and supervise a team of packers, providing guidance and support.
  • Ensure the efficiency standards are met in each process by employees.
  • Supervise the machinery and equipment utilization in the pack house.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to communicate goals, expectations, and updates.
  • Implement and enforce quality control standards for sorting, grading, and packing vegetables.
  • Conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with quality and safety regulations.
  • Coordinate with farm manager and Sales Coordinator to plan packing schedules based on crop harvest and market demand.
  • Optimize packing processes to improve efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Supervising the grading, washing, sorting & weighing of stock.
  • Supervising the packing of stock in accordance with customer orders.
  • Track and manage inventory levels of packed products.
  • Coordinate with the farm manager to ensure accurate record-keeping of harvested and packed quantities.
  • Implement FIFO (First In, First Out) practices for inventory rotation.
  • Ensure quality and standards control for the pack house and administration in accordance with the SOPs.
  • Ensure effective loading and dispatching in trucks per customer orders and in coordination with Sales Coordinator.
  • Ensure safety protocols and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Ensure the hygiene standards of the packhouse and security of stock in the pack house.
  • Maintain open communication with farm managers, Sales Coordinator, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders.


  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership Ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 13 February 2024

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Requisition ID: 3770

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