Produce Quality Control Inspector

Albertsons Safeway is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that include: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The Distribution Center has an opening for a QC Produce Inspector. This position is located in Anchorage, AK.


- * A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
* 1 to 2 years experience, in addition to education, in one or more of the following: Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Plant Science, Food Science, Horticulture, Floriculture. Experience as an inspector with the USDA, private produce inspection company, shipper and/or grower of produce or floral, or retail produce/floral experience. Experience can be substituted for education.
* Ability to determine colors and differentiate between them. Ability to quickly and accurately determine percentages.
* Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
* Working knowledge of a penetrometer, refractometer and other Quality Control equipment.
* Ability to use a computer to enter and/or retrieve information.
* Ability to use a digital camera.
* Ability to communicate in concise, accurate, timely and professional manner for verbal and written work.
* Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and workloads.
* Must be a team player capable of working alone or in teams and a good communicator.
* Must possess an acceptable level of endurance and strength as lifting (up to 75 lb.) may be required. Must be willing to work flexible work schedules, including weekends and holidays, in a cold (35°F) environment.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Inspect all produce and floral items upon arrival at the Distribution Center, per Standard Operating Procedures, to determine if they are in compliance with Safeway specifications. Evaluate random samples to determine percentage of defects. Determine size/count parameters, package and pallet integrity, pulp and trailer temperatures, overall appearance (internal and external) of product. When required, pressure tests, refractometer tests and weight tests are completed and documented.
* Current on-hand inventory is monitored and condition of inventory is communicated to the inventory team when quality dictates that action on their part is required. Monitors rotation in the warehouse and works with warehouse supervisors to correct any inventory, handling or slotting issues.

* Assist with Banana and avocado ripening as necessary.

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Diversity is fundamental at Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

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Anchorage, AK

1 year(s) ago