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JOB FILLED - Production and Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Description: 

Position Summary: The Production and Quality Assurance Specialist works collaboratively to support the Quality Control Manager and Production Manager by monitoring inbound receiving and optimizes the quality control function of a designated region by coordinating inspections, repacking processes, product reconditioning and inventory reconciliation. Additionally, this position provides general sales support to the Company. Extended days/hours during seasonal peaks and/or after hours on-call may be required. The position is Full Time, Non-Exempt and reports to the Production Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Contribute to creating efficient processes and procedures
  • Review the New Zealand information prior to fruit arrival in US and make decisions with BNA Team on inbound QC inspections and packing plan
  • Receive and review the inbound QC reports from all receiving warehouses
  • Communicate all quality conditions to the BNA team and assist with decisions on repacking and product placement with customers
  • Create and oversee work order quality assurance instructions for various packs
  • Process repack input/output based on quality and customer needs
  • Collaborate with Production Manager and Sales Team to assure the right product is packed to maximize customers’ needs
  • Support in the special pack program to assure the best product is used for special customers.
  • Assess repacking results and review against expectations from quality conditions allocated.
  • Support the Quality Control Manager to communicate with the warehouses on all aspects of quality management.
  • Research and correct inventory discrepancies
  • Achieve and maintain rapport with customers, logistics personnel and other supply chain partners to provide excellent customer service
  • Follow up on customer and supplier inquiries and monitor delivery information
  • Support the Production Manager with inventory and storage needs.
  • Manage inventory levels to meet priorities as outlined
  • Perform clerical duties that support the repack process – answering phones, modifying/transmitting documents, and e-filing
  • Produce Production and Quality Control reports daily.
  • Assist with customer rejections/credit
  • After hours production support

Position Skills:

  • Strong analytical, verbal, mathematical and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel and database report queries
  • Solid work ethic and attention to detail critical
  • Team Oriented – Ability to work well with others

Position Qualifications:

  • Agricultural Engineer Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Quality Control experience preferred
  • Minimum, 4 years related work experience in quality control and produce industry.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Work Environment: Work will primarily be performed in an office environment. Occasional travel.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Ability to work in cold temperatures and warehouse and product storage environments.
  • Ability to travel long distances when necessary
  • Occasional light lifting
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