Quality Assurance Produce Specialist
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- 2540 North 29th Avenue
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Summary and Essential Duties
Inspect and test all produce to assure each product meets quality specifications when received into the warehouse, pick slots and also all returned product from customers. Communicates daily with buyers in all aspects of produce including questionable product receiving, returns and slotting. Assists in ensuring the Shamrock Foods sales department has the very best produce available to ensure customer satisfaction.
- Daily inspections of the high volume produce products and most perishable produce for quality and ensure logical slot rotations
- Checks all incoming produce for quality, potential shelf life, sizing, USDA grade and acceptability of packaging
- Rejects any wrong or unacceptable products and reports all issues to buyers, Markon and Vendor Quality.
- Serve as company liaison with Markon on all produce quality issues.
- Communicates with produce purchasing on all incoming produce issues to jointly make a decision on the best course of action.
- Daily slot checks in the warehouse with regard to produce are required for ensuring acceptable quality standards and proper follow through to have bad product dumped, working with produce re-pack to rework marginal product to be in a saleable condition, or sell through salvage.
- Work with produce product returns to assure that only saleable products are returned to the pick slots.
- Respond immediately to any quality challenges communicated from sales, customers, buyers or Shamrock inbound/outbound teams.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- One plus years related work experience in various areas of the produce industry and/or training in produce quality inspections.
- Demonstrates problem solving capabilities
- Demonstrates good communication skills
- Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which may be subject to evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Must be able to work in various temperature controlled zones ranging from -5 F to ambient temperatures.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first – our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922.
At Shamrock Foods Company, we live by our founding family’s motto to "treat associates like family and customers like friends."
Why work for us?
Benefits are a major part of your overall compensation, and we believe offering them at an affordable cost is not only the right thing to do, but it helps keep you and your family healthy. That’s why Shamrock Foods pays for the majority of your health insurance, allowing you to take home more of your paycheck. And it doesn’t stop there - our associates also enjoy additional benefits such as 401(k) Savings Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid Time Off, as well as our incredible growth opportunities, continued education, wellness programs, and much more!
Equal Opportunity Employer
At Shamrock Foods Co all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by applicable law.
Job Reference #: 6298