Hy-Vee Food Stores Chariton Distribution - Quality Control Inspector - Full Time in Chariton, Iowa

Chariton Distribution Center

Chariton, Iowa

Job Title: Quality Control Inspector - Chariton Distribution Warehouse

Department: Produce

General Function

We now have an opening for a Quality Control Inspector in the Chariton Distribution Center Perishable Warehouse. The following partial job description explains this warehouse position. This is a benefited position.

This position receives, inspects, and accepts only the highest quality produce. Monitors produce on hand and ensures freshness is maintained. Prepares reports and communicates with produce purchasing department.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to (Job Title): Warehouse Managers/Perishable

Department Manager/Perishable Assist. Dept. Manager/Perishable

Positions that Report to you (Job Title): None

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Monitors merchandise on hand and ensures freshness is maintained.

  • Controls the ripening of fruit, vegetables, and bananas.

  • Inspects inbound perishable products.

  • Prepares report on soft fruit, bananas, and aged inventory.

  • Works with receivers and selectors to ensure quality of merchandise.

  • Takes calls at home as needed.

  • Reports to work when scheduled and works the expected number of hours.

Secondary Responsibilities and Duties (these are considered occasional in nature)

  • Performs special inspections when requested by buyers.

  • Assists in training of warehouse employees in quality control.

  • Adjusts computer inventory on hand balance when necessary.

  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as required.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically able to perform medium work: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently, and 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

  • Logical or scientific thinking to solve problems; several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Must be able to do arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages.

  • Possess the ability to compose original correspondence: follow technical manuals; and have increased contact with people.

  • Visual requirements include vision from 20 inches or less to 20 feet or more with or without correction, color vision, field of vision, and depth perception

• Must be able to perform the following physical activities:

Stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, walking, pushing, standing, feeling, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, climbing, balancing, bending, and repetitive motions

Competencies

  • Must have the ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions.

  • Must be able to solve practical problems.

  • Must be able to perform simple addition, fraction, and subtraction problems.

Working Conditions

The duties for this position are normally conducted in a warehouse environment. There is a constant pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a day. There is a possible exposure to dirt, noise, temperature extremes, dampness, and equipment movement hazards.

Equipment/Programs used to Perform Job

Telephone, computer, push cart with ladder, thermometer, knife, calculator, and warehouse equipment.

Confidentiality

Has access to confidential information including knowledge of advertisements, credits, and merchandise costs.

Financial Responsibility

Judgment on products received could cost us up to $50,000.

Contacts

Occasional contact with store personnel, suppliers/vendors, and warehouse personnel.

Minimum Education/Experience Required to Perform Job

High school or equivalent experience. Previous experience in fresh produce helpful.