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Inspector, Quality Assurance

Job: #2020-69346
Store Number: 8311
Store: Southeastern Grocers
Category: Store Support / Corporate
Position Type: Logistics
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Address: 8928 PROMINENCE PARKWAY BUILDING 200Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Inspector, Quality Assurance



Job Purpose

The Inspector, Quality Assurance, is responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of perishable products entering company distribution centers (DC) by inspecting the products to company specifications and making critical determinations as to whether those products are received into the warehouse or rejected. 


Essential Responsibilities


% Of Time

Inspect a representative sample of all fresh and frozen perishable products arriving for delivery into the DC against established specifications and regulatory standards. Examine products for quality, damage and sanitation issues according to established procedures and make decisions as to whether to accept or reject incoming product; communicate decisions to quality assurance and the buying unit. Examine truck and product temperatures and compare to established standards.


Check production dates and expiration/use-by dates on boxes and packaging; if applicable; obtain product weights and counts and verify that actual weights/counts meet or exceed what is printed on the product packaging and the purchase order. Monitor temperatures on the receiving dock and in storage locations to ensure that established storage temperatures are maintained and product quality is not compromised; alert DC management of temperature deviations from standard and any sanitation issues. Complete product inspection in a timely manner to ensure product is stored as quickly as possible to maintain quality and shelf-life.


Aid in maintaining first in/first out inventory control by monitoring the shelf-life of perishable products and notifying the buying unit when products are nearing the end of their storage shelf-life in the DC. Monitor critical control points for the facility’s Hazard and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan and keep records of this documentation.


Provide assistance to other inspectors to maintain efficient work flow on the dock.


Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Required Education

Course of Study

High School / GED


Preferred Education

Course of Study

Some College

General Studies

Relevant Experience

Supervisory Experience

0 -3 yrs minimum

No Supervisory Experience

Language(s) Required

Language(s) Preferred


English and Spanish

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

• Two (2) years of work experience in food inspection, handling or perishable retail environment.

• Demonstrated intermediate PC skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

• Knowledge and experience evaluating product quality.

• Above average verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize and multi-task while adhering to strict timelines in a fast-paced, complex work environment.

• Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred

• Experience in a grocery distribution center.


Environmental Factors


Supply Chain Operations

Environmental Factors

Warehouse: Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand or walk on various types of flooring, utilize manual dexterity, talk, see, hear, smell and perform repetitive movements with both hands and/or both feet. The employee is frequently required to reach at waist level or overhead. The employee is occasionally required to sit, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and climb up to 30 ft. Working Conditions: While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee may be exposed to working in indoor, outdoor, cold, freezing, heated, and wet/humid working conditions. Safety Risk Factors: The employee is frequently required to twist back and/or neck, walk on a slippery or cluttered floor surface, work with hazardous equipment and be exposed to sharp objects. The employee is occasionally required to be exposed to loud noise, skin irritants, nuisance dust, fumes and sprays, hazardous cleaning solutions and other toxins Overall Required Equipment: Various types of carts, case cutters, and cleaning supplies and equipment. Required to use computer occasionally. Department Specific Required: Equipment pallet jacks, materials handling equipment (MHE), other warehouse specific devices Preferred Equipment Pulling Requirement: 250 lbs. Lifting Requirement: 70 lbs.


Travel Requirements

Travel Percent





Space for unique knowledge, skills, and abilities or to accentuate differences between jobs with same titles in different departments.

Ability to work a varied schedule to include weekends and holidays