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Quality & Food Safety Auditor

Company: Chiquita
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Quality & Food Safety Auditor supports the Quality and Food Safety department in the analysis of quality processes & output related to Chiquita products Pineapples and Bananas. The Banana and Pineapple auditor analyzes the quality of the fruit, some processes, systems, and product information and identifies potential improvements in addition to providing business related information to the respective Chiquita businesses. This job manages the inspection of the bananas, looking for characteristics that can create an impact (positive or negative) on our customers/consumers. For example: temperature, appearance, size, weight, and so on.

This is an exempt position within the Quality Assurance Department responsible for quality control. The Primary duty of this role is office/non-manual work directly related to management or general business operations of the employer or the employer's customers. This role includes discretion and independent judgement in matters of significance.


  • Responsible for conducting a regular set of quality inspections to the fruit at arrival to our Chiquita DC and/or customer's location.
  • Makes independent decisions continuously on the quality of the commodity, audits commodity lifecycle, decides what loads, farms, or source countries for purchases and makes recommendations. Based on results, he/she can either reject or accept the load.
  • Provides immediate feedback to the Quality Division or Sourcing and Sales Department, as well as others in the Supply Chain regarding fruit quality and its condition. This will allow for immediate corrective action where necessary and to avoid customer issues by making decisions about the product.
  • Responsible for accuracy of statistical data collected and communicated and for periodically calibrating with other Quality auditors/coordinators/inspectors to ensure accuracy of inspections. These inspections bring the right opportunity to educate our customers & consumers about our fruit, its requirements and condition, how to recognize defects & determine how serious they are, and lastly, how to perform inspections on the fruit.
  • Maintains timely information updates and reports to respective customers/businesses.
  • Manages quality information tools for the analysis of product, transportation and/or other parameters that could impact product or system quality.
  • Tracks, follows up and ensures Quality resolutions comply with customer and Chiquita Quality policies and procedures.
  • Investigates possible causes and actions for quality related issues, including review of information collected from various sources.
  • Generates weekly Quality reports.
  • Provides administrative support as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field is desirable.
  • Minimum 1-3 years related experience in quality control of fresh fruit.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the fresh fruit business.
  • Proven analytical skills resulting in effective decision making.
  • Demonstrated problem solving capability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and have a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a changing environment and still meeting business objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within teams and at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Travel requirement: occasionally to visit customers, training purposes and other quality contingencies.


  • Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment.
  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
  • Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.
  • Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Chiquita Fresh North America

With a workforce on five continents, our employees possess diverse skills, education, talents and interests.Our people provide the expertise and enthusiasm -Chiquita provides big opportunities. Together , we're one of the world's best-known and most-loved brands.

At Chiquita, we take great pride in having a flat organizational structure in which our employees drive our business with unmatched entrepreneurial spirit. When you work at Chiquita, you're an important part of our global effort to improve the world's nutrition with healthy, fresh foods. We're driven by passion and guided by our core values of Integrity, Respect, Opportunity and Responsibility.

Our leadership is accessible for their expertise and support, but it is our employees who drive our business. As a result of the high level of responsibility and expectations put on employees at all levels, Chiquita employees are passionate about their work. They enjoy collaborating with other people around the globe on initiatives that directly impact our products, our brand and our company.

Keywords: Chiquita, Wilmington , Quality & Food Safety Auditor, Other , Wilmington, Delaware

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