Kennett Square, PA

Quality Controller

About Oppy

Grow Our Tomorrow. Oppy is a leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world. As one of North America’s top produce companies for nearly 165 years, we bring over 100 varieties of produce from 27 countries to 1,300+ retailers in North America and throughout the world. As much as agriculture has shaped the past for humankind, Oppy’s efforts shape its future by sustainably providing families with healthy, safe and fresh produce to create a better quality of life for all. Our progressive team is called to a higher purpose that raises the economic wellbeing of families and communities who work the land.

Recognized as one Canada’s Best Managed Companies (for the last 20 years!) and a Top 100 Employer, our diverse team of dedicated professionals collaborate and make connections across our locations throughout North and South America. We owe our success to our adaptability, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, our commitment to our people, and the incredible relationships we build. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can grow your skills and career in a sector with abundant opportunity. Grow your tomorrow with us, today.


Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, the Quality Controller performs various product testing and inspection activities, ensuring the highest quality and condition results for retail and grower partners. They play a pivotal role in educating internal departments, customers, and growers about product specifications, providing key feedback and observations. Moreover, they actively contribute to the maintenance of all facilities to optimize product storage, operational efficiency, organization and cleanliness. Additionally, the Quality Controller establishes and nurtures effective working relationships with both internal and external customers, fostering a collaborative and safe working environment.


  • Conducts thorough inspections of incoming and outgoing products upon arrival at the designated location, ensuring strict adherence to established industry standards, company policies, and procedures.
  • Monitors the quality and condition of inventory items, employing diligent rotation practices. Accurately records and documents temperature readings in accordance with company guidelines and protocols.
  • Assists in the selection of products for customer shipments, strictly following established quality standards and procedures to minimize shipment errors and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Proactively investigates and resolves any related issues in a timely manner. Collaborates with internal and external contacts to gather pertinent information. Escalates complex problems to the Quality Control Supervisor.
  • Prepares detailed condition reports to growers, categories, and sales teams, ensuring regular communication of product conditions.
  • Supports repack operations, ensuring the removal of defective products and ensuring that final products meet quality standards.
  • Establishes and fosters effective working relationships with warehouse personnel, sales teams, commodity managers, and grower and retail partners.
  • Conducts thorough inspections of outbound shipments, verifying the accuracy of product selection and ensuring compliance with quality standards.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to minimize costs and maximize returns, while engaging in process improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree, diploma, or industry training in a related field is an asset.
  • Minimum, 1 – 3 years of quality control experience in a food production, manufacturing, or warehouse environment.
  • USDA and/or CFIA training is an asset.
  • HACCP and food safety certification is considered an asset.

Why Join Oppy?

  • We are the perfect size of organization that is still nimble but yet organized, where meaningful impact and contributions happen.
  • We have a strong culture with terrific people that care about the business and each other. We want our people to grow and succeed.
  • We believe in you bringing your best true self and your best ideas, because diverse perspectives contribute to better problem solving and solutions in a dynamic and ever evolving industry.
  • We support your professional development and health with educational reimbursement and wellness programs.

We extend our sincere appreciation for your interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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