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Sprouts Farmers Market Fruit Ripener in Aurora, Colorado

This position will be responsible for ripening fruit (mainly bananas and avocados) to the Sprouts standard by following set Standard Operating Procedures. Customer expectations must be met for Service Levels and Quality. This role will be responsible for the scheduling of inbound loads, fruit ripening process, daily inventory control functions, inbound and outbound product inspections and product disposition. These are key processes in supporting Sprouts dedication to providing its customers with high quality products.

  • Ripen bananas (and other Sprouts Products) according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

  • Perform quality inspections of fruit upon arrival, establish ripening schedules and adjust ripening cycles as needed.

  • Ensure product and location documentation is maintained daily; to include inspection logs, inventory control logs, ripening room logs and warehouse supply logs.

  • Report any ripening room maintenance issues for corrective action.

  • Review and reconcile product inventories, monitor stock and rotation of product.

  • Communicate with supervisor on issues related to inventory and product quality; assist with decisions on product disposition.

  • Assist Produce Quality Control with inspection of inbound produce.

  • Review current and potential product issues with Quality Control and Sales teams.

  • Work with warehouse personnel to achieve program goals.

  • Execute and complete work assignments, with minimum supervision and errors.

  • Enter data, run reports and assist QC Manager as needed.

  • Make recommendations on improving job skills and knowledge.

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent, from an accredited institution.

  • At least 5 years of prior experience in a similar role.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word, and Outlook).

  • Ability to communicate in a concise, accurate, timely and professional manner both verbally and written.

  • Self-motivator requiring limited supervision.

  • Ability to operate and certifications for electric pallet jack and forklifts

Physical Requirements

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position will work in a warehouse/distribution center. Typically, a warehouse environment is subject to:

  • Exposure to extreme temperature changes, moisture, noise, odors, and moving equipment.

  • Moving heavy items

  • Running forklifts or pallet jacks on occasion

  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, and/or carrying up to 70 lbs.

  • Performing other physical activities such as moving pallets, loading trucks, reaching, bending or climbing

  • Weekend and holiday work hours

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Grow with us!

If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting. Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Requisition ID: 128529

External Company Name: Sprouts Farmers Market

External Company URL: https://www.sprouts.com/

Street: 18901 E. 38th Ave

Job Title: Quality Control - Fruit Ripener

Why Sprouts (Text Only): Grow with us! If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting. Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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