Quality & Food Safety Auditor - Toughkenamon, PA


Job Location

Toughkenamon, PA 19374

Employment Type

Full time



Education Required

High School

Experience Required

2-5 Years




Job Description
The Quality & Food Safety Auditor is responsible for conducting a regular set of quality inspections to produce at arrival to our Chiquita Distribution Center. 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 condition. This will allow for immediate corrective action where necessary and to avoid customer issues by making decisions about the product. Candidates will be responsible for accuracy of statistical data collected and communicated, and for periodically calibrating with other Quality auditors to ensure accuracy of inspections.


Primary Responsibilities:
-Check all fruit arrivals and measure the freshness, firmness, size and count, general appearance and any other pertinent comments regarding quality and condition. Quality inspector must grade every fruit lot about quality/condition and determinate process to follow, reject or reroute the fruit.


-Prepare quality reports to communicate to Chiquita team the results of audits, keep quality information on inventories, provide recommendation on actions, and to measure the performance of the growers and others along the supply chain. At the same time keep fruit re-inspection updated and in our system.


-Responsible for the Avocado ripening process at the facility (inbound, ripening process and delivering of the product “right fruit right customer”). Follow up any process done to the fruit (repack, sealing, ripening checklist, etc).


-Responsible to make sure all quality or status grades are updated in the Chiquita system.


-Perform process and food safety audits. Responsible to enforce/decide on SOPs, policies and procedures through out the operations when out of specification.


Minimum Experience:
Minimum 3 years in fruit/vegetable quality control experience preferred.


Minimum Education:
HS diploma required, Associate or higher degree desired.
Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess the following:
- Strong communication and team skills
- Organized, good planning skills, able to work with little supervision.
- English/Spanish a plus


Job Grade: G


About Chiquita Brands International
With annual revenues of approximately $4 billion, Chiquita 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's products and services are designed to win the hearts and smiles of the world's consumers by helping them enjoy healthy fresh foods. The company markets its products under the Chiquita? and Fresh Express? premium brands and other related trademarks. Chiquita employs approximately 23,000 people operating in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our web site at www.chiquita.com.


Chiquita Brands International, Inc. requires that applicants provide authorization and consent to a background check and a drug screen in order 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.

As 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.


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