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United Natural Foods, Inc.

PACO - Produce QC Specialist - Los Angeles, CA

United Natural Foods, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA


The QC Specialist is responsible for providing expertise and direct support of the division inbound and on-hand inspection process. The QC Specialist also provides expertise and support in the setting of produce rework and return restocking standards.


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Provide expertise and direct support of the division inbound inspection process as directed.

Escalate all identified inbound produce issues to management for review and determination of further action. Create COC’s and send to APD as directed.

As directed by QA Manager or QC Supervisor, provide expertise and direct support to the daily on-hand inspection process.

Document any issues identified in the inspection process and escalate as appropriate to determine proper course of action

Provide expertise and direct support to the rework process, including participating in the setting of rework standards, to assure only the highest quality product is shipped.

When assigned, provide expertise and direct support in the processing of all product returns, including participating in the setting of the standards for restocking product.

Perform all duties in accordance with HACCP food safety & Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures, as appropriate for location.

Observe all Company safety policies and procedures.

Perform all job duties and responsibilities in an ethical manner and in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

Perform other duties and projects as assigned by management.

Required Skills


Ability to successfully complete all core training requirements.

Good interpersonal and customer service skills.

Ability to work effectively in an open, dynamic and collaborative environment.

Ability to develop and maintain effective, positive working relationships with a diverse group of individuals at all levels; a team player.

Good initiative and problem-solving skills; ability to resolve issues skillfully, appropriately, and in a timely manner.

Strong sense of urgency while remaining calm under pressure.

High regard for safety.

Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, and Outlook; competent to learn and adapt to new computer applications, system upgrades and other technology as necessary.


High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Successful completion of all training requirements for Quality Control Inspector and Quality Control Auditor. 1-3 years produce experience in an inspection or quality control enviroment. Good knowledge of inventory control processes and of proper manufacturing & distribution warehouse organization. Knowledge of receiving, shipping, inventory and material handling procedures. Knowledge of PACA standards for fresh produce good delivery, proper in-house inspection techniques, and Country of Origina labeling requirements. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills useful.

Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

Position Type


9 days 14 hours ago

United Natural Foods, Inc.


PACO - Produce QC Specialist - Los Angeles, CA United Natural Foods, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA, United States


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Company Profile:
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.