Job Info Job Title: Quality Assurance & Food Safety Inspector Location: Castroville, CA Job Number: 11401 Posted Date: 7/28/2020 Job description POSITION SUMMARY This position is in Castroville, California and reports directly to the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager under general supervision. The Quality Assurance & Food Safety Inspector will perform inspections on all commodities. Work schedule will be Monday – Saturday, with variable hours as needed to fulfill job responsibility; Sunday and holidays as required. Travel and seasonal relocation will be required to our remote facilities and surrounding areas. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Respond to Manager’s requests for Quality inspections of specific lots. Perform quality inspections for all commodities harvested each day including outside purchased products for California, Arizona, and Mexico. Inspect quality assigned positions in the department: in the field, at harvest crews, or at the cooler. Evaluate products according to Ocean Mist and USDA standards. Create inspection reports for aging, daily and raw inspections. Other records as required Visually inspect product for food safety signs of contamination (physical debris or contamination). Observe and report field and harvest crew food safety adherence. Help prepare and coordinate arrival of product for exhibitions, fairs, conventions, etc. Other Duties as assigned ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND Requirements High School Diploma or an Equivalent highly desired. 1 -3 years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Inspector is preferred. Understands USDA quality standards. 1-3 years’ experience with Good Agricultural Practices. Basic math and reading skills is required. Ability to read, write and speak English at a proficient level. Bilingual in Spanish is highly desired. Strong interpersonal skills including; ability to maintain effective working relationships with Peers, Supervisors, Vendors and Customers. Requires sufficient sight and hearing to perform all duties; strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to learn new duties with minimal repetition. Ability to carry out defined procedures with specific instructions. Valid Driver License, Class C, be insurable and ability to operate a company vehicle is required. Ability to travel and work at our remote areas - Castroville, Huron, Oxnard, Coachella, and Yuma. Physical Demands Majority of time spent working outdoors, and inside of cold rooms. Often standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, turning, reaching, or pulling for long periods of time. Long distance travel to other harvest locations. Ability to lift 30-60 pounds without undue physical exertion. Office equipment to be used (not inclusive list): Cell phone, Tablet, Computer (Microsoft Word, Excel), photocopy machine, calculator and other office equipment. Able to correctly use radio frequency hand held devices is required. Ability to work in an office, cooler and field environment with an average range between 33 degrees and 110+ degrees. Quality Assurance Jobs - Food Safety Jobs - Packinghouse Jobs - Fresh Cut Jobs - Agriculture Jobs Apply By Our Email: Apply Email Apply Here Online: Apply Online Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.