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Fruit Ripening Technician

Volcano, HI

US1571 FreshPoint Kona, Ltd.

Zip Code:

Minimum Level of Education:
Associate's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
2 Years

Employment Type:
Part Time

Travel Percentage:

Compensation Range:
$23.13 - $34.71

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other factors.

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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of our warehouse banana ripening program to ensure we meet our customer's ripening requirements and expectations

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all activities related to banana handling and ripening, including conducting quality inspections, development of ripening cycles, actual ripening, and post ripening handling
  • Conduct required quality inspections related to the ripening process such as ventilation, humidity, temperature, etc. and communicate reports daily.
  • Sort and grade product in accordance with color/ripeness chart
  • Work closely with procurement and sales departments to project sales and manage inventory
  • Coordinate delivery schedules to maintain adequate inventory and ripening schedules
  • Manage inventory on a daily and weekly basis
  • Partner with FSQA and EHS to ensure proper protocols for ethylene gassing procedures and chemical storage are met
  • Maintain a safe work environment by completing required safety training, and adhering to standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Education Required:

High School diploma or G.E.D. required

Education Preferred:

Associate degree in agriculture or related discipline preferred

Experience Required:

Minimum 2 years' experience in banana ripening processes including the experience with ethylene, or equivalent experience

Licenses/Certifications Required:

Must be able to operate a pallet jack and forklift

Technical Skills and Abilities:

Excellent communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization

Good judgment and the awareness of financial impact of decisions

Must be able to work independently on routine and non-routine assignments

Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and holidays based on the needs of our business

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Basic mathematical operations (counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).

Ability to communicate clearly (verbally and in writing).


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Client-provided location(s): Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Job ID: Sysco-R143636
Employment Type: Part Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Life Insurance
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Stock Purchase Program
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns