Perishables Inspector

US-CA-Stockton
1 week ago
Requisition ID
8415
Tracy Logistics, LLC
Category
Warehouse Operations

Company Overview

Tracy-Logistics

 

Tracy Logistics, LLC is one of the largest wholesale grocery suppliers on the West Coast, and is one of many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. At Tracy Logistics, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

 

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with Tracy Logistics, LLC. Tracy Logistics, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Perishables Inspector, you are responsible for the daily inspection of inbound and outbound product; product is located in the warehouse coolers. Your ongoing responsibilities include: monitoring product expiration dates or best use date; monitoring product for proper slotting and addressing product problems with the supervisor/manager; and documentation and reporting of inventory and load rejections utilizing Microsoft office software.

Responsibilities

Inspection:

  • Ensure quality of merchandise by inspecting inbound perishable commodities in accordance with company guidelines and USDA standards for grades of produce commodities and cold chain compliance; inspecting fresh items according to company specifications; preparing, reviewing, and analyzing reports; handling freight manually.
  • Responsible for the daily quality inspection of product; monitor product expiration dates or best use dates; notify the Buying Department on any item approaching its expiration date.
  • Maintain quality of perishable merchandise by ensuring sell-by-date are adhered to; determine and ensure items are slotted in proper cooler according to temperature guidelines; monitor storage temperatures; ensure items are in proper rotation; perform daily inspections and physical checks on items; determine accountability for sell-by-date pulls; prepare, review, and analyze reports; and move freight manually.
  • Ripen, process, and condition bananas, pears, avocados, honeydew, and papaya and other produce to Grocers Supply specifications; distinguish color variation to determine product quality and condition.
  • May be responsible for monitoring cooler temperatures to insure proper storage temperature and cold chain compliance.

Clerical:

  • Work closely with the warehouse inventory personnel to insure that any inventory adjustments, quality issues, rotation issues, or date issues are handled accurately and quickly.
  • Become familiar with the warehouse computer applications in order to insure accurate inventory adjustments and to properly located product. Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel will be used on a daily basis.
  • Maintain records containing inventory and quality reports; complete various inspection forms; edit documents; enter data into speadsheets that utilize formulas. This individual will communicate with individuals on a regular basis using email.
  • Use Ditial camera daily to document product quality; take photos effectively, download images, and attach images to various documents.
  • Determining load damage percentages, rejection rates, etc. using basic math.
  • Communicate with individuals or groups verbally and/or writing (e.g. customers, suppliers, fellow employees)

General:

  • Follow company policies, procedures, guidelines, and compliance requirements when inspecting products for quality and damage.
  • Make effective choices using policies, procedures, and/or guides. Recognize what could be an issue; inform those who can resolve it.
  • Take immediate action within the scope of responsibilities.
  • Ensure work is performed and completed correctly; make a consistent effort to obtain desired results, meet deadlines, take immediate action to resolve issues to work can be completed on time.
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in all work situations; report ethical and compliance issues promptly.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Six months' experience performing produce or meat quality control related responsibilities (e.g. performing inspections, monitoring storage temperatures, cold-chain compliance) in a warehouse or retail environment
  • Six months' experience performing clerical related responsibilities (e.g. filing, data entry) using computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel); basic to intermediate level proficiency.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; Good mathematical skills
  • A basic knowledge of fresh produce to include identification, grades, packs, sizing, and quality standards preferred
  • A basic knowledge of produce warehousing, storage, and pallet configurations preferred
  • Able to adapt to changing work demands
  • Position will require employee to walk up and down two flights of stairs to access the warehouse and produce office
  • Position will require extreme caution when touring the coolers due to the cold temperatures, forklift traffic, forklift noise, and pallet positioning by the forklift operators
  • Allergy Alert: While working in food distribution warehouses, customer stores, or delivery vehicles, contact with common food allergens is possible. This could include, but is not limited to: Milk, egg, fish (e.g., bass, flounder, or cod), Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, or shrimp), tree nuts (e.g., almonds, pecans, or walnuts), wheat, peanuts, and soybeans

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