• Perishable Ripener - 6:00 a.m. start time - $15.00 to start

    Job Locations US-TX-Coppell
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2018 6:48 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Grocers Supply
  • Company Overview



    Grocers Supply, based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.


    Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers 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.

    Position Overview

    As a Perishable Ripener you will be responsible for daily inspections of all in-bound and in-house produce commodities; Plans, direct, execute and monitors the ripening process in accordance with standard operating procedures. Monitors expiration or best use dates, and address product opportunities accordingly. Monitoring and ripening of bananas/avocados as needed.


    • Must be able to work weekends
    • must be able to work in different temprature enviorments
    • 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. start time
    • Ensure quality of merchandise by inspecting all inbound perishable commodities in accordance with Grocers Supply guidelines and USDA standards. Documents product opportunities that does not meet company specifications; according to reporting requirements.
    • Plan, direct, execute and monitor the ripening process in accordance with standard operating procedures. Monitor forecasting needs, along with maintaining ripening schedules, room monitoring & adjustments and coordinating with buyer and QA manager on fruit availability.
    • Responsible for the daily quality inspection of in-house perishable products, along with verifying product expiration dates or best use dates; notifies the Buying Department through department reports on any quality concerns or items approaching their expiration date.
    • Determine and ensure perishable produce commodities are slotted in proper cooler according to temperature guidelines
    • Works closely with warehouse and inventory personnel to insure quality, rotation, and date issues are handled accordingly.
    • Communicate with individuals or in groups, both verbally and/or in writing. Prepare, review and email business reports dealing with all aspects of Quality Assurance responsibilities; identify areas of opportunities, follow-up, and follow-through until completion. 
    • Utilizes PC, working with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) along with utilizing mainframe system to research and create company reports and maintain spread sheets.
    • Delegate work duties and responsibilities among QA and banana ripening staff as it relates to daily departmental functions.
    • Assist department manager in all operational aspects to ensure proper processes and procedures are followed.


    • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
    • Experience: MHE experience preferred, 3-5 years ripening knowledge
    • 6 months experience performing produce or meat quality control related responsibilities; 6 months experience performing clerical related responsibilities
    • Basic to intermediate level proficiency using computer applications (e.g. MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel)


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