Quality Control Inspector

Website Associated Grocers of New England

Associated Grocers of New England has been feeding New England and growing careers since 1946. As the largest retailer-owned, wholesale distribution center in New England, AG knows how to best serve the needs of its unique customers.

Our quality control inspector ensures compliance with all quality/food safe handlings standards during receiving, storage, returns and shipment of all perishable products in accordance with the USDA/FDA standards and AGNE policy.
This a full-time, non-exempt position with the following schedule: Monday thru Thursday 4:30am- 1:00pm and Friday 3:30- 12:00pm.
Inspect inbound produce for compliance to AGNE’s quality guidelines.
Inspect all other inbound perishable product for compliance with temperature and date guidelines.
Review inhouse products for quality, temperature and rotation.
Communicate regularly with purchasing managers as to quality of specific vendor’s products.
Communicate regularly with Facility Manager on physical warehouse conditions or issues.
Act as warehouse recall coordinator.
Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines.
Direct contact for government regulatory agencies including USDA and FDA.
Review all perishable returns for appropriate disposition.
Develop and implement food safe handling policy and procedures.
Develop and over see food safe handling training.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Must have extensive produce product knowledge including floral.
USDA produce quality training.
Minimum of 5 years of wholesale or retail produce experience.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. This includes both oral and writing skills.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Ability to travel within the market area.

As a retailer-owned wholesale cooperative, Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) is dedicated to the success of its members and committed to serving the needs of independent grocers. We achieve our mission through: integrity, a supportive employee environment, concern for the communities we serve, efficient and innovative operations, and a commitment to excellence.  AGNE is recognized in New Hampshire as the employer of choice.  We attract great people, with great passion working for a great purpose.

Employees who build a career at AGNE enjoy:

Medical/dental/vision insurance
Health savings account with employer contribution
401K match
Profit sharing program
Flexible spending account
Life and AD&D insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Employee purchase program
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
Vacation time off
Paid holidays/personal/sick days
Computer purchase program
Volunteerism policy
Well-being program with incentives
Committee Participation
And more!
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