& Food Safety Auditor - Wilmington, DE
Full-Time - Wilmington, DE, United States
- Responsible for conducting a
regular set of quality inspections to the fruit at arrival to our
Chiquita DC and/or customers around the Northeast Coast.
- Responsible as well for
conducting regular set of quality inspections at retail by visiting
retail and wholesale grocery stores.
- The purpose of these
inspections is to provide immediate feedback to the Quality and Sales
Department, as well as others in the Supply Chain regarding fruit
quality and its condition. This will allow for immediate
corrective action where necessary and to avoid customer issues by making
decisions about the product.
- As well, these inspections
bring the right opportunity to educate our customers & consumers
about our fruit, its requirements and condition. How to recognize
defects & determine how serious they are, and lastly, how to perform
inspections on the fruit.
- Responsible for accuracy of
statistical data collected and communicated and for periodically
calibrating with other Quality auditors/coordinators/inspectors to
ensure accuracy of inspections.
- Check all fruit arrivals and
measure the freshness, firmness, size and count, general appearance and
any other pertinent comments regarding quality and condition.
Quality Auditor must grade every fruit lot about quality/condition and
determinate process to follow, reject or reroute the fruit.
The Quality Auditor will provide direction to send the fruit to the
- Visit main pineapple customers
in a weekly basis, not only to perform quality evaluations, but as well
to understand what needs to be improved when complaints & rejections
occur. The Quality Auditor will report findings & provide
recommendations to the process.
- Prepare quality reports to
communicate to Chiquita team the results of inspections.
- Prepare as well reports of Post
Season reviews, especially from countries like Mexico and Panama where
the fruit availability is not year round. Costa Rica is all year
- Coordinate & supervise the
calibration process for all pineapple inspectors in the US. This
process is done twice a year.
- Serve as a liaison, support
& facilitator between NA Quality and the local operations (Port
- Bachelor or higher degree
- Minimum 4 years in
fruit/vegetable quality control experience preferred.
Special Skills and Abilities Required
- Organized, good planning
skills, able to work with little supervision.
- Computer savvy with expertise
in MS Office, Internet & Outlook
environment. Kirkey software is not
required but will be a plus.
- Certain experience in inventory
management & systems required.
Language Skills Required
- English. Spanish not
required but will be a plus.
Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer
and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products - from
energy-rich bananas and other fruits to nutritious blends of convenient green
salads. The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita(R)
and Fresh Express(R) premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual
revenues of more than $3 billion, Chiquita employs more than 21,000 people
and has operations in nearly 70 countries worldwide. For more information,
please visit www.chiquitabrands.com.
the United States, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. requires that
applicants provide authorization and consent to a background check and a drug
screen to continue in the selection process. All employment offers are
contingent on meeting our background check standards and successful passing
of required drug test. If hired, you will be required to provide
documentation indicating your legal right to work in the U.S which may be
verified through Chiquita's participation in the E-Verify program.
an Equal Opportunity employer, Chiquita Brands International and its
subsidiaries provide an environment that promotes individual recognition and
achievement. We recruit, hire, train, compensate and promote associates
without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin,
disability or veteran's status.