Sysco Fruit Ripening Technician in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
US1571 FreshPoint Kona, Ltd.
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This position is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of our warehouse banana ripening program to ensure we meet our customer's ripening requirements and expectations
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all activities related to banana handling and ripening, including conducting quality inspections, development of ripening cycles, actual ripening, and post ripening handling
Conduct required quality inspections related to the ripening process such as ventilation, humidity, temperature, etc. and communicate reports daily.
Sort and grade product in accordance with color/ripeness chart
Work closely with procurement and sales departments to project sales and manage inventory
Coordinate delivery schedules to maintain adequate inventory and ripening schedules
Manage inventory on a daily and weekly basis
Partner with FSQA and EHS to ensure proper protocols for ethylene gassing procedures and chemical storage are met
Maintain a safe work environment by completing required safety training, and adhering to standard operating procedures (SOPs)
High School diploma or G.E.D. required
Associate degree in agriculture or related discipline preferred
Minimum 2 years' experience in banana ripening processes including the experience with ethylene, or equivalent experience
Must be able to operate a pallet jack and forklift
Technical Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
Good judgment and the awareness of financial impact of decisions
Must be able to work independently on routine and non-routine assignments
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and holidays based on the needs of our business
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Basic mathematical operations (counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
Ability to communicate clearly (verbally and in writing).
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.
We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.