Share this Job

COVID-19 screening questions will be asked and documented during the interviewing process. Hiring decisions will require, among other criteria, a determination of low risk based on the answers.

Inspector Quality Control - Produce

Requisition ID:  74926 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Merchandising Replenishment 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta (CA-AB) 

City: Calgary

Location: 0012 Calgary RSC 

Postal Code:  

Safeway grocery stores provide an exceptional food shopping experience to consumers from Vancouver, British Columbia to Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are the newest member of Sobeys Inc.’s retail food offering which serves the needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in over 800 communities from coast-to-coast. Whether it's your first job or you're ready for a new challenge, we have a career to fit your life. Our commitment to delivering top quality products and superior service to our customers, and for giving back to the communities we serve has earned us a reputation as an employer of choice for those looking for an exciting career in food retail.


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for a Produce Quality Control Inspector to join our Quality Control team based out of our Retail Support Centre in Calgary, AB.

*Note: Must be available to work a rotating schedule that includes weekends

Job Description

What you'll get to do in this fast-paced role:

  • Reject and document product that does not meet specifications
  • Verify weight, temperature, size, pressure test, refractometer test, package and pallet integrity of product
  • Identify superior quality of product and communicate to Replenishment and Category Management teams
  • Verify calibration of testing equipment
  • Request government inspections and facilitate sampling process
  • Inspect inbound product according to established Standard Operating Procedures and specifications which includes random sampling and defect identification
  • Monitor inventory by completing daily cooler inspections; report inferior quality to appropriate team for recommended action
  • Monitor RSC handling and storage procedures in conjunction with RSC Management (i.e. cold chain management and slotting)
  • Inspect and ripen bananas and avocados
  • Verify and issue credits for store quality claims
  • Facilitate returns to vendors and complete documentation
Job Requirements

What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:

•    Experience as Retail Produce, produce grower/wholesaler or private produce Inspection Company or related experience
•    General understanding of Food Safety Requirements
•    Strong understanding of quality control functions
•    Strong communications skills (both oral and written) couples with an ability to communicate with multiple areas of the business
•    Proven experience working in a team setting
•    Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and workloads
•    Ability to prioritize tasks and multitask while performing under time constraints
•    Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
•    Ability to lift up to 40lbs

•    Powerjack and forklift operation certification

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.

Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:
•    Growing organization
•    Competitive salary
•    Profit Sharing Plan (based on company performance)
•    Pension plan
•    Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
•    Ongoing Training & Development
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)

While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.