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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Sr Perishable Inspector in Troutdale, Oregon

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers 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 Sr. Perishables Inspector, you are responsible for the daily inspection of inbound and outbound product. This includes but is not limited to: monitoring product expiration dates or best use date; monitoring product for proper slotting and addressing product issues with the supervisor or manager. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that all perishable quality and food safety specifications are adhered to. This encompasses both company procurement quality specifications, customer's quality specifications and government regulations controlled in accordance with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) guidelines.

Job Description

Description

  • Oversee the scheduling of associate produce quality control inspectors and ensure that team members adhere to processes. Inspect produce inbound deliveries into company facility for quality, weight, sizing, color, date code requirements and proper labeling of products. Inspect quality of outbound produce within the slots ensuring product is in specification of customer requirements. Update (overages or shortages) and send reports to procurement if applicable. 20%

  • Work closely with quality control inspectors, receiving clerks, and warehouse operation supervisor on inbound truck load deliveries into the C&S perishables facility to ensure timely deliveries and quality produce is received. Communicate inbound receiving issues to procurement and warehouse management to regulate and facilitate the receiving dock flow operations. Communicate issues and concerns from specific vendors to buyers, category management and quality control managers to remain in compliance with quality specifications and food safety regulations. 20%

  • Supervise all USDA federal inspections requested for the facility. Notify appropriate parties of issues discovered during initial inbound inspection process. File inbound inspection reports and complete write-ups in a timely manner. 15%

  • Monitor warehouse activities that may affect product quality and safety to include ensuring that pallet receipt date tags are routinely checked by distribution center receivers and ensuring proper flow of paperwork, i.e.: discrepancies in the count of product and checking truck manifests for accuracy. 20%

  • Audit inventory levels and rotation to assure that products meet company freshness and quality standards and advise responsible parties of any concerns impairing the quality or products. Strive to maintain quality levels across the supply chain. 15%

  • Perform any other duties including but not limited to maintaining and building relationships with internal customers, ensuring steady and consistent movement at the dock to ensure optimum product freshness, cross-training with other distribution centers to provide coverage if needed. 10%

Environment

  • Warehouse : Perishable Warehouse (28F to 60F)

  • Warehouse : Grocery Warehouse (50F to 90F)

  • Warehouse : Freezer (-20F to 0F)

Skills

  • Specialized Knowledge : Competent knowledge of all USDA standards for meat and produce, PACA regulations, State DEC, HACCP standards for seafood and customer specifications

  • Special Skills : USDA produce certification, HACCP certification, Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Good written and verbal communication skills, Good mathematical skills

  • Physical abilities : Operate equipment as necessary, Ability to stand for extended period of times

Years Of Experience

  • 3-5 years Wholesale/Warehouse Experience; Experience inspecting produce or meat quality control related responsibilities

Qualifications

Attendance, High School Diploma - General Studies, Initiative, Productivity, Quality, Safety, Values

Shift

1st Shift (United States of America)

Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

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