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Produce Quality Assurance Inspector

Freshouse Salisbury, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Freshouse LLC is looking for a Produce Quality Assurance Inspector for its Salisbury North Carolina Location

Job Title: Produce Quality Assurance Inspector

Location: Salisbury, NC

Reports To: Lead QA Manager

Freshouse LLC is a family owned, full service refrigerated warehouse specializing in produce packing, consolidation, and distribution. Our growers and farmers provide a continuous supply of year round fresh fruit and vegetables from farms that span locally to internationally. Utilizing top of the line packing equipment, along with our experienced produce quality assurance inspectors we supply only the highest quality products for our customers.

The following describes the roles and responsibilities of the Produce Quality Assurance Inspector.

Objective: The Produce Quality Assurance Inspector is an integral member of the Freshouse Team and key to the Freshouse Experience. As a QA Inspector, your ability to verify quality, condition and counts of incoming produce on bill of lading and compare to USDA standards and purchase order descriptions will help assure both the quality and accurate accounting of our products. You will complete produce inspections and provide inspection details to sales team thru the effective use of technology and communication via phone and email, in a fast paced packing and warehouse environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect all varieties of vegetables and fruits according to USDA standards

  • Work closely with existing QA team to complete inspections on outbound orders ensuring all orders ship with quality product

  • Complete product inspections on inbound, storage, packing and re-grade lines

  • Transcribes inspection information on to Quality Control Inspection Report/Inspection App

  • Coordinate onsite USDA inspection services as required

  • Work closely with produce buyers to determine disposition items that fail to meet inspection criteria

  • Knowledgeable of current QA inspection forms and systems to reply to buyers

  • Pursue continued understanding of new product specifications, USDA and customer guide lines


Successful Candidates applying for the Produce Quality Assurance Inspector must possess the following skills

  • Must have 2+ years direct produce knowledge

  • Preferred knowledge of USDA and PACA rules

  • Preferred knowledge of proper use of produce inspection equipment.

  • Preferred experience using Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) as well as experience working in ERP systems, Produce Pro experience a plus.

  • Organizational Support-Follow policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals, values and over all company culture.

  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in all situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. Possess good written communication skills and be able to read, write and comprehend English.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently; Capable of working in priority situations; multi-tasking and providing solutions to day-to-day issues. Detail oriented.

  • Professionalism- Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibilities for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

  • Dependability- Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Take responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments. Availability to work weekends, holidays, and other prime times of the business.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • College Graduate (BA or BS) preferred

  • Must be able to identify both condition and grade type defects.

  • Produce experience preferred

  • Bilingual, American English and Spanish preferred

    Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands:

  • This position is an active position with speaking and listening skills required.

  • The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands handle and feel product also stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • The employee must be able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 100 pounds.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.*


Freshouse division of Andrew & Sons is a full service distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables servicing retailors across the United States. Freshouse grows and contracts product from farms nationwide creating marketing with a fast multi warehouse distribution network to bring its retail customers fresh and creative items to place for sale on store shelves.


Salisbury, NC

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