Packing House Supervisor

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Job Description: 

Brooks Tropicals, located in the heart of the Redlands, has an open position for a Packinghouse Supervisor.  

In this role you will assist the Director of Packing Operations in daily functions; ensures that daily functions of avocado personnel are carried out according to guidelines, resulting in an efficient packing process; train and direct packinghouse employees in the movement of merchandise through the department within specified productivity, cost, and quality standards. You will also ensure fruit is packed according to the highest standards, and sale orders completed as directed.

This position has direct supervision for packinghouse personnel including avocado receiving, stackers and forklift drivers, box department, avocado pit, avocado graders, and avocado sizer.

Perform Other Duties as Instructed by Supervisor: 
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Plans out the day of packing based on priorities of orders.  Checks orders in the computer for revisions. 
  • Oversees all packing personnel.  Ensures minimum productivity standards are being met.
  • Checks fruit before it is packed by variety to ensure accuracy of order.
  • Inspects boxes packed regularly.
  • Ensures employees are ready to work emphasizing maximum safety, efficiency and productivity during work schedule.
  • Supervises inventory of product as required for the production of fruit at company plant.
  • Creates reports as needed.
  • Adheres to company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Reviews payroll hours for accuracy.
  • Attends meetings when required.
  • Completes annual performance appraisals for direct reports.
  • Responsible for disciplinary action procedures for direct reports.  Also responsible for hiring and termination decisions for area.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates degree or higher preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the role of supervisor or manager in a produce packing facility.
  • Warehouse experience and knowledge of fruit or vegetable care.
  • Ability to handle people under high-stress situations.
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Basic Computer skills.
  • Must be able to work long hours.

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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