Charlie's Produce

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    Charlie's Produce is the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise and Los Angeles. The secret to our 40+ years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth. Charlie's provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, paid vacation/holiday/sick time, and competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. Our newest benefit even offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and their dependent children!


    We are currently looking for a ripener to join our Warehouse Ops team.  The members of this team are all vital to our success, and each contributes to a process which completely empties and refills our 110,000 square foot building every 7 days!


    Position type:  Full time

    Shift:  Day shift, which may include split days off, weekends, and/or overtime

    Wages: $21+ per hour DOE


    Requirements include, but are not limited to:


    3+ years experience in the Ripening Department

    Experience with bananas, but we will soon develop programs for avocadoes and mangoes

    Daily inventory experience of product that is incoming, outgoing, and at various stages in the ripening process

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel)

    Forklift Certification

    Pallet jack experience

    Ability to work in a refrigerated environment for long periods of time

    Ability to lift 50lbs

    Ability to read, write, and speak English proficiently

    Strong mathematic skills

    Strong team building experience

    Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Ability to problem solve/implement changes based on results

    Ability to take and pass a pre-employment drug screen


    Benefits include, but are not limited to:


    Medical/Dental/Vision/Term Life insurance available the first of the month following 60 days of service

    Paid vacation and holidays after 1 year of service

    Paid sick time after 90 days of service

    Employee appreciation events

    Referral bonus program

    Wellness programs

    Robust EAP program


    Supplemental Information:

    This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security with the information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 
    Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


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