The Quality Assurance Inspector will perform inspections on all commodities. This position is located in Castroville, California. Seasonal relocation to our remote facilities and surrounding areas is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to requests for Quality inspections of specific lots
  • Perform quality inspections for all commodities harvested each day including outside purchased products for California, Arizona, and Mexico
  • Rate products according to Ocean Mist standards, including additional characteristics such as weight, color, condition, appearance, packing, temperature, etc
  • Make recommendations to Quality Assurance Manager for cooling, icing, cartons, packaging and palletizing of product
  • Create inspection reports for aging, daily and raw inspections
  • Conduct daily pre- and post-harvest field observations as well as shelf life studies upon request
  • Coordinate with Sales Department to verify delivery of incoming product in poor condition
  • Help prepare and coordinate arrival of product for exhibitions, fairs, conventions, etc
  • Other Duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or an equivalent highly desired; requires continuing education in supervision, safety and other job-related areas
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Inspector is preferred
  • Ability to read, write and speak in an English capacity at a proficient level is required; bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desired; basic math and reading skills is required
  • Valid California Drivers License, Class C, be insurable and ability to operate a company vehicle is required
  • Ability to travel and work at our remote areas – Castroville (Oxnard, Coachella and other areas) required
  • Strong interpersonal skills including; ability to maintain effective working relationships with Employees, Peers, Supervisors, Vendors and Customers


Email: careers@oceanmist.com