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Keany Produce & Gourmet is a recognized leader in the wholesale produce industry. We have a dedicated team that is involved in every facet of getting fresh produce from farms to restaurants and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and we offer exceptional opportunities for a variety of careers. We are constantly looking for new talent, and have a tradition of giving all our people opportunities for advancement.

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Keany Produce is located within walking distance from the Landover Metro Station.

Keany Produce & Gourmet
Human Resources Department
3310 75th Avenue
Landover, MD  20785

Keany Produce & Gourmet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

*EOEAA /M/F/Vet/Disability VEVRAA Federal Contractor*

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We currently have the following positions open:

Delivery Truck Driver – All Shifts

Transportation

Delivery Truck Driver – All Shifts

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Objective:

The objective of the Delivery Driver is to ensure that produce, dairy, and dry good products are delivered to Keany customers in a manner that meets or exceeds customer expectations. The Delivery Driver is also responsible for communicating any customer preferences or issues to the Transportation Department Managers and Supervisors as well as the Customer Care Department. Finally, the Delivery Driver is responsible for operating Keany vehicles in a safe and professional manner as well as reporting any vehicle maintenance issues using proper inspection format and verbal communication to supervisors.

Responsibilities

  • Performs deliveries, pick-ups, and returns of produce, dairy products, and dry goods to / from Keany Produce customers and suppliers.
  • Use the UPS Logistics Mobilecast program to review route assignments and log whereabouts while making deliveries using a Direct Connect handset/phone
  • Review paperwork for assigned route(s) to ensure all invoices are present and in good condition
  • Inspect cargo loads to ensure they are packed appropriately
  • Prepares customer orders by verifying them with delivery invoices for accuracy, delivering them to customer facility, and assisting with check in and placement of products at the client facility. Receives signatures on invoices for items delivered and collects any cash on delivery payments when necessary.
  • Assists Warehouse and Customer Care departments in picking and loading any shorted product for delivery routes. Also makes Customer Care Department and supervisors aware of any delivery delays, shorts, errors, or quality issues that may require a reship to the customer immediately.
  • Completes, organizes, and turns in all appropriate paperwork and invoices, making sure that all checks and monies are balanced and included in the drop.
  • Ensures that all vehicles are cleaned out properly and the end of each shift.
  • Takes multiple routes per day depending on volume and client demands.
  • Completes any other delivery related duties that may be needed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Additional Job Functions:
  • Perform and document pre-trip and post-trip inspections in proper Department of Transportation (DOT) format
  • Triage any vehicle issues needing immediate attention or repair
  • Maintain communication with supervisors to ensure DOT required documentation is maintained (driver’s license, driving record, and medical examiners card)
  • Keep track of hours worked to maintain responsibility for not exceeding DOT Hours of Duty (60 hours)

Working Conditions & Job Environment

Degree of physical demands (strength) usually associated with this position

  • Requires a large degree of walking and climbing in and out of trucks throughout each work day.
  • Requires a large degree of lifting, loading, and unloading produce, dairy products, and dry goods

Environmental Conditions (physical surroundings and hazards) usually associated with this position.

  • Outside work for extended periods of time throughout each work day

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of verifiable driving experience
Knowledge
  • General knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the transportation field
Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to operate manual and automatic 26ft delivery truck
  • Ability to interact with Keany customers and be a frontline representative of the Company
Licenses, Certifications, etc.
  • State of Maryland, Virginia, or District of Columbia driver’s license
  • Able to obtain and DOT Medical Examiner’s card
  • Able to pass at DOT road test
  • Able to pass a Human Performance Evaluation

Driver Trainer

Transportation

Driver Trainer

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Description

  • Maintain current knowledge of driving, training and safety requirements.
  • Determine and provide instruction on appropriate action in potential or real medical emergency situations according to established guidelines and administer first aid to passengers as needed.
  • Attend safety meetings; driver education and safety programs as directed.
  • Maintain effective communications with co-workers, supervisor, and dispatcher.
  • Provide instruction and assist drivers in the performance of their duties; including safety meetings and driver education programs.
  • Evaluate driver knowledge, skills and performance standards related to efficiency, safety, and legality.
  • Coordinate training activities with the Senior Transportation Manager.
  • Assist in routine departmental functions as requested.
  • May investigate accidents, and may monitor the performance of evacuation exercises if requested by Senior Transportation Manager.
  • Conduct driver check-in to be sure all routes are covered, make fog calls to determine if conditions require a delay, check driver logs and mileage sheets to for accuracy, general record keeping, etc.
  • Perform driver observations and ride alongs.
  • Provide driver training and instruction for drivers to maintain in-service and renewal training requirements.
  • Maintain driver training records in accordance with State requirements and district policies.
  • Occasionally cover a daily route.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in the shipping and warehousing of wholesale produce
  • 2 years of management
  • Valid DOT Medical Certificate

Quality Assurance Technician

Operations

Quality Assurance Technician

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Objective:

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for ensuring all finished product packaging and package integrity specifications are being followed. Abides by and ensures all safety and quality protocols.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducting all quality monitoring functions on a shift basis, including taking temperatures, and measuring pH, and chlorine levels.
  • Documenting, maintaining, and updating all records for the processing room.
  • Working effectively with production to satisfy specification requirements.
  • Providing support in the overall coordination of housekeeping, cleaning and sanitation activities.
  • Assisting and supporting overall QA initiatives.
Additional Job Functions:
  • Provide on-going support in identifying Keany Produce Company’s compliance gaps and devise corrective action as needed.
  • Generate and update SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) as needed.
  • Perform internal audits of processing room processes and procedures.

Working Conditions & Job Environment

Degree of physical demands (strength) usually associated with this position.

  • Able to lift bulky objects. Min 25-lbs to 40lbs up to 70lbs occasionally
  • Stand 30%; Walk 50%; Sit 20%

Environmental conditions (physical surroundings and hazards) usually associated with this position.

  • Cold, damp environment.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • 0-12 months of relevant experience

Knowledge

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Skills and Abilities

  • This individual must be able to operate with limited supervision, be attentive to detail, and have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • This individual must be highly motivated and take initiative.
  • Will be required to perform hands-on tasks when necessary and demonstrate key leadership skills, such as a positive attitude, encouraging approach, strong work ethic, goal-oriented and decisive nature, and a willingness to take responsibility for actions and decisions.
Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge

  • Document control

Skills and Abilities

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish).
  • Be flexible and react favorably to multiple priorities, changing schedules, and daily assignments.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and focus on actions.

Tomato Packer

Shenny Tomato

Tomato Packer

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Objective:

Pack or package by hand a tomatoes and other various product.

Job Functions:

Essential Job Functions:
  • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
  • Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment, such as conveyors, or in specified areas, such as loading docks.
  • Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools.
  • Lift 25 pound cases repetitively.
  • Place, stack, and transport large amount of cases to a pallet.
Additional Job Functions:
  • Load materials and product into package processing equipment.
  • Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers using hand tools.
  • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
  • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products using marking tools.

Working Conditions & Job Environment:

Degree of physical demands (strength) usually associated with this position:

  • Minimum lift requirement 50-60 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Requires repeated stooping and bending
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of boxed/bagged fruits and vegetables (primarily tomatoes)
  • Requires continuous standing for extended periods of time

Environmental conditions (physical surroundings and hazards) usually associated with this position:

  • Working in a 55 degree (F) processing area for 8-10 hours on a daily basis
  • Working in a damp environment 8-10 hours on a daily basis
  • Moderately noisy environment
  • Fast paced environment
  • Operation hours start time begins 6:00 am -until 3 pm , Monday thru Friday and occasional Saturdays

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

  • Ability to recognize letters and symbols

Experience

  • 1-2 years direct order pulling experience, preferably in the produce industry

Knowledge

  • Basic awareness of produce types
  • Basic warehouse distribution

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to lift and load products into boxes
  • Able to make judgments on product quality
  • Able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment and have good organizational skills
  • Able to break 50 and 25 pound bags into 5 pound and dozen counts
Preferred Qualifications:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • 2-3 years direct order pulling experience, preferably in the produce industry

Knowledge

  • Advanced warehouse distribution and advanced produce knowledge

Skills and Abilities

  • Flexibility and adaptable to change in work assignments and priorities
  • Must be a self starter, assertive, decision maker, forward thinker, and problem solver

Transportation Supervisor

Transportation

Transportation Supervisor

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Job Description

The Transportation Supervisor will fulfill various supervisory roles such as scheduling, organizing department workflow, and issuing discipline. Expected competencies include dependability, being action-oriented (pro-active), able to develop the skills of the Delivery Truck Drivers, is customer-focused, and strives to increase technical skills and knowledge.

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedule and assign work.
  • Assist with Delivery Truck Driver performance review process. Identify inefficiency factors.
  • Issue discipline in conjunction with the Transportation Manager and Human Resources Department.
  • Recommend the hiring and termination of drivers in conjunction with the Transportation Manager and Human Resources Department.
  • Provide mentorship/training on proper deliveries & customer service
  • Recommends to management ways to improve driver efficiencies and processes
  • Responsible for accident reporting.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Transportation Manager

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess DOT Medical Certificate
  • Two years of experience managing large transportation delivery environment~ preferably in the food industry
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word/Excel, email; understanding of WMS (warehouse management system) programs
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills, analytical, problem-solving/troubleshooting skills with strong attention to detail and good follow up skills required
  • Basic math and Spanish helpful
  • Ability to multi-task and work in pursuit of operational goals

 

 

Keany Produce Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status. EOE/AA/M/F/Disability.  VEVERRA Federal Contractor

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Warehouse Manager

Operations

Warehouse Manager

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Job Description

The Warehouse Manager will run the day to day operations of the warehouse. Ensures that orders are accurately selected and ready for loading at the proper time. He/She will manage the employees of the shift in a safe, efficient and effective manner and handle any immediate problems that may arise.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Motivates 1st shift selectors
  • Organizes the workflow.
  • Assigns and monitor tasks through the use of computers and scanners.
  • Assures safe work practices
  • Handles immediate disciplinary incidents
  • Enforces Company policies and procedures
  • Documents Worker’s Compensation incidents
  • Trains new hires
  • Manages shift timesheets
  • Provides proper warehouse documentation as needed
  • Conducts performance reviews in a timely manner.
  • Handles product discrepancies/shortages/other problems
  • Meets productivity output standards for the shift
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the warehouse
  • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Manages returns desk
  • Confirms staffing associate hours

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in the shipping and warehousing of wholesale produce
  • 2 years of management