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Banana Ripener - Clackamas, OR

 

 

 

Tracking Code

407-990

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE

Dole Fresh Fruit Company is seeking a Banana Ripener to assist a team in vendor managed banana operations in a highly fluid warehouse setting for a national retailer.  This position reports to the Ripening Manager. 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION

     Assist in vendor managed banana operations

     Conduct required quality inspections and communicate reports daily

     Coordinate labor with regard to conditioning inbound fruit and loading ripening rooms

     Perform daily inspections for ripened fruit with customer QA personnel to meet customer specification.

     Coordinate labor for staging of fruit to be outturned, ensure that fruit is outturned timely for order assembly

     Perform daily inventory management and reconcile as needed with third party

     Maintain a documented sanitation preventative maintenance program to ensure ripening rooms are running efficiently

     Perform work outside of normal business hours as needed and required; perform other projects as needed and assigned by the Ripening Manager.

     Conduct weekly retail survey calls, maintain a documented file

     Additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES  

     Proficiency in Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

     Ability to communicate through various formats including phone and email

     Travel as needed and required

     Understand color progression during ripening process

 

ROLE COMPETENCIES

     Functional Expertise

Has developed skills in a range of processes or procedures to carry out assigned tasks

     Business Acumen

Ability to understand how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and how the team integrates with others

     Problem Solving

Ability to recognize and solve typical problems that can occur in own work area with supervisory approval

     Leadership

Has no supervisory responsibilities

     Impact

Ability to impact the quality of own work

     Interpersonal Skills/ Influence

Ability to use communication skills to exchange information

 

 

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Internal:        Sales, Quality Assurance, Technical Services, Transportation and Logistics departments.

External:       Customerís Quality Assurance team, warehousing personnel, retail customers

 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

     Bachelorís degree in business, agriculture, plant science, a technical field related to agriculture production or related fields, or least 3 yearsí experience performing the above functions including, advanced skills in banana ripening and conditioning, product quality standards, and ethylene producing products.

 

EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT N/A

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

     Ability to lift 45 lbs. and work in a cold environment

     Work safely in a warehouse setting or field location, including working around heavy equipment such as forklifts

     Exposure to food grade chemicals

     Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid locations

     Ability to work in high places

     Noise level of the environment is often loud

Job Location

Clackamas, Oregon, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

 

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