Coquitlam, BC

Fruit Inspector

Who We Are

Bringing fresh global produce home. Celebrating over 160 years in business, we are one of North America’s top fresh produce sales and marketing companies. We bring over 100 varieties of produce from more than 20 different countries to the market. Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 18 years and one of BC’s Top Employers, our business is managed by a team of dedicated professionals delivering exceptional service from over a dozen offices throughout North and South America. And, because a healthy planet is essential to our growers, customers, and all of us at Oppy, sustainability plays a vital role in everything we do.

Overview

Conducts a variety of industry testing, ensuring quality and condition results are readily available for allocation. Ensures internal departments, receives reports and alerts in timely manner. Contributes to ensuring all facilities are maintained for optimal product storage and efficiency, builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external customers.

Accountabilities

  • Inspects both inbound and outbound products upon arrival at the designated location to ensure compliance with established industry standards, company policies, and procedures.
  • Monitors the condition and quality of products in inventory, maintains good rotation practices. Records and documents temperature recordings in accordance with company standards and procedures.
  • Assists in the selection of products for customer shipments, follows established quality standards and procedures to minimize shipment errors and maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Investigates and resolves related problems in a timely manner. Liaises with internal and external contacts to collect relevant information. Escalates problems to the supervisor.
  • Prepares and sends various condition reports to growers, categories and sales. Ensures product conditions are regularly communicated.
  • Supports repack operations, ensures defective product is being graded out and final products meet quality standard.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with warehouse employees, sales functions, commodity managers, and grower representatives.
  • Inspects outbound shipments thoroughly to ensure proper product has been picked and quality standards are met.
  • Works to minimize costs and maximize returns. Actively seeks to improve processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness.

Required Knowledge & Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of product grade standards, methods, and techniques of produce inspection.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills, including the ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, and professionally at all times.
  • Ability to work in warehouse/cold storage environment.
  • Ability to lift and move produce boxes up to 15 kg to perform inspection process.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree, diploma, or industry training in a related field is an asset.
  • Minimum, 1 – years’ experience with in fruit/produce and/or agriculture industry.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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