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Produce Quality Inspector


Toronto, Ontario, CA

Position Title: Produce Quality Inspector
Requisition ID: 33338
Career Group (ADSP): Administrative
Division: Qc - Centrale d'Achats Fruits & Légumes (80069170) 
Department: Quality Assurance  
Work Location: METRO ON - 5559 DUNDAS STREET W (#A-DUND) 
Province: Canada : Ontario 
Position Type: Permanent  


Joining our team has its advantages:
•    Group insurance from the first day
•    Very competitive pension plan
•    Generous holiday policy
•    Personal days
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Free parking
•    Opportunity for professional development


Responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of produce received and warehoused at the Produce Distribution Centre (PDC). This includes compliance with government and corporate specifications and the maintenance of quality standards that are representative of Metro.


Specific Responsibilities:
•    Develop and maintain quality procedures for receiving produce at Metro’s PDC. These procedures must assure that:
•    All suppliers shipping to Metro comply with product specifications and related food safety requirements.
•    The receivers follow Metro’s prescribed receiving practices. This also involves one on one job training with the receivers (unionized employees) and managers and group training as required. The incumbent must provide support to the receivers, act as a resource and monitor their performance without directing them.
•    Inventory levels and rotation are monitored to assure the freshest product possible is shipped to the stores.
•    Audit the PDC daily, identifying quality and shrink issues (short codes, inventory problems, rotation or slotting issues, temperature problems etc.) and provide the information in a document form that is easy to use by procurement and the warehouse. Ensure that corrective action is taken in a timely manner. 
•    Record all rejections by commodity, identifying the supplier, the item, the number of cases involved, the reason for the rejection and the disposition of the product.
•    Perform in-house inspections, which will be used as the basis for rejecting local and imported products. Inspections will be used as information for our procurement and field offices when dealing with suppliers. Inspections are also the catalyst, which initiates CFIA product inspections.


•    Minimum of 2-3 years of Produce experience.
•    Post-secondary Degree or diploma in a related field.
•    40 hours weekly: 5 days x 8 hours.
•    Rotating schedule (10-week rotation):

      - 2 weeks Night Shift: 10pm – 6am, Mon to Fri

      - 8 weeks Day Shift: 6am - 2pm, Sun to Thurs OR Tues to Sat 
•    Working in different temperature area (3C to 23C).
•    Able to lift 50 lb.
•    Available to work weekends or holidays.
•    Excel and Word experience.
•    Able to work well independently, and on a team.




Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment.
Metro is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities.  Should you require an accommodation or wish to receive this application in an accessible format, please advise.
Only applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted.
We respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from agencies.

METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the Corporation operates or services a network of 953 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Première Moisson, as well as 648 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment directly or indirectly to almost 90,000 people.

Our five customer promises are simply that... promises to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Under each promise are actions that support it.

Our five customer promises:

  • Great quality fresh products
  • The people are great
  • It's easy to shop
  • Customers get what they want
  • Prices are good

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