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K S Benning & Sons requires a Fruit Inspector on a full time basis . Your duties will include: Inspect produce and related operations for compliance with laws and regulations governing health, quality, and safety. Auditing and monitoring quality procedures at farm and food handling and processing facilities to ensure compliance with required standards Testing samples of produce for quality, size and purity Identifying quality issues with plants and products Verify that transportation and handling procedures meet regulatory requirements.
Monitor the grading performed by employees to verify conformance to standards. Inspect the cleanliness of establishment and the practices of the employees. Explain required standards to farm workers.
Inspect or test produce to detect harmful diseases, chemical residues, or infestations. Monitor disease and pest infestation to farm plants Determine and supervise disease and pest control Monitor and determine irrigation practices Monitor and determine cultivation and pruning practices Inspect food products and processing procedures to determine whether products are safe to eat. Advise on development programs or new equipment or techniques to aid in quality production.
Examine, weigh, and measure produce to certify qualities, grades, and weights. Label and seal graded products and issue official grading certificates as required. Take emergency actions, such as closing production facilities, if product safety is compromised.
Direct or monitor the quarantine and treatment or destruction of plants or plant products. Make recommendations regarding processes of corrective action to be taken. We are looking for somebody with a Diploma of Horticulture and 2 years of relevant work experience.
Alternatively, we will consider applicants with 3 years of verifiable full time experience in the same or a very similar role. Please do not apply unless you are willing to commit to a full time, long term position. Salary offered is $50k to $60k.