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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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If you are interested in joining our hard working team of professionals, please complete our Employment Application and Invitation to Self-Identify Form.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will be contact directly by the manager for that position.

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:

CDL-A Driver (Landover)

Transportation

CDL-A Driver (Landover)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Salary: $23-25/hour

Brief Description:

The CDL- A Driver position is responsible for, but not limited to, the safe and efficient operation of a tractor trailer for the transport of perishable and non-perishable products to/from customers and other facilities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have CDL A License.
  • Minimum of 3 years of commercial truck driving
  • Must have a clean MVR for the past three (3) years.
  • Ability to comprehend and fully follow established and new company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work in and adapt to changing business patterns.
  • Must have good customer service and communication skills.
  • Must be a responsible driver with good knowledge of roads and map reading skills.
  • Have good work ethic.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical/drug screen and employment verifications per FMCR.
  • Must meet all DOT requirements as prescribed in the “Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations” publication.
  • Must have knowledge of DOT rules, regulations, and laws for the safe and proper operation of a tractor trailer.

Customer Service Representative (Landover, MD)

Customer Care

Customer Service Representative (Landover, MD)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Customer Service Representative (Landover, MD)

Pay Rate: $16.50/hr

Schedule:

  • In-person training and experience for the first 3-6 months
    • Tuesday – Saturday (8:30 am – 5 pm)
  • Hybrid schedule after training period (2 days in person, 3 days remote)
    • Wednesday – Sunday (8:30 am – 5 pm)
    • Saturdays will always be in-person

Job Description:

Customer Service Representatives take orders, provide information about products, help customers with complaints and questions, and process returns. Our Customer Service team members are genuinely excited to help our customers and have a passion for food and the food industry. They’re patient, empathetic, and passionately communicative. They love to talk and understand the value of good communication skills. Problem-solving also comes naturally to customer care specialists. Our goal is to ensure excellent service standards, respond efficiently to customer inquiries, and maintain high customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to customer inquiries and issues by providing timely and accurate information or escalate issues to supervisors when necessary.
  • Explain and execute company policies and procedures to customers.
  • Enter orders in accordance to Keany Produce standards and protocols.
  • Treat each customer with respect and dignity.
  • Meet or exceed established performance metrics and expectations.
  • Adhere to work schedule in order to handle call volume and task requirements unless otherwise requested by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • High School Degree Recommended
  • Customer Service and Support experience is a plus.
  • Hospitality industry experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written; Attentive listening skills.
  • Business Telephone Etiquette required
  • Ability to Operate a Computer (Microsoft Outlook and Windows knowledge preferred)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

 

Delivery Driver – All Shifts (Landover)

Transportation

Delivery Driver – All Shifts (Landover)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Salary: $17-20/hour

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Working Conditions & Job Environment
  • 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
  • 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 automatic 22ft 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 a DOT Medical Examiner’s card
  • Able to pass a Human Performance Evaluation

Delivery Driver (Richmond)

Transportation

Delivery Driver (Richmond)

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Delivery Driver (DOT Medical Card Required)

Schedule: Monday-Saturday, 4:30 am – end of route

$17/hour

The objective of the Delivery Driver is to ensure that produce, dairy, and dry good products are delivered to 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 vehicles in a safe and professional manner as well as reporting any vehicle maintenance issues using proper inspection format and verbal communication to supervisors.

Description:

  • Performs deliveries, pick-ups, and returns of produce, dairy products, and dry goods to/from customers and suppliers.
  • Use the 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform and document pre-trip and post-trip inspections in proper Department of Transportation (DOT) format

Requirements: 

  • Requires a large degree of walking and climbing in and out of trucks throughout each workday.
  • Requires a large degree of lifting, loading, and unloading produce, dairy products, and dry goods
  • Outside work for extended periods of time throughout each workday
  • High school diploma or it’s equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of verifiable driving experience
  • General knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the transportation field
  • Ability to operate automatic 26ft box truck
  • Ability to interact with customers and be a frontline representative of the Company
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to obtain and DOT Medical Examiner’s card
  • Able to pass a Human Performance Evaluation

Entry Level Account Executive (Landover, MD)

Sales

Entry Level Account Executive (Landover, MD)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Description:

 The Keany Sales Associate is a critical front-line member of our customer service and sales support teams.  Your essential customer-service oriented approach to every interaction, hunger for food, and desire to grow company sales will inform all aspects of your role.  Whether answering phones, responding to emails, or collaborating with internal team members, you will provide above-and-beyond customer service while resolving issues and delivering a best-in-class customer experience. You will be expected to know Keany’s products and policies inside out (training will be provided) and use critical thinking to apply this knowledge in a manner that best services our customers. This position will spend at least one year working with our Customer Service department before transitioning to our Sales Team, pending review.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward current and prospective customers at all times across various communication channels.
  • Know our expansive catalog of products inside and out so that you can answer questions and recommend potential products.
  • Generate sales leads and support a dedicated team of Sales Account Executives to assist with day-to-day needs with the focus of upholding customer satisfaction and increasing overall company sales.
  • Acknowledge and resolve customer complaints promptly and efficiently.
  • Process orders and requests.
  • Keep records of customer interactions, transactions, comments, and complaints.
  • Communicate and coordinate with colleagues, as necessary.

Requirements:

  • Associate Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of Customer Service and Support experience.
  • Previous experience in the Hospitality industry is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written along with excellent listening skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be highly motivated and have a positive attitude.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Evening Order Selector (Richmond)

Operations

Evening Order Selector (Richmond)

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Evening Order Selector

Schedule: Sunday-Friday, 5:30 pm – finish

$14/hour + incentives

Responsibilities:

  • Reading customer orders accurately.
  • Locating and selecting the specific warehouse items to fulfill the customer’s order.
  • Operating Electric Riding Jack and other warehouse machinery to stack items and prepare orders for shipping.
  • Placing the prepared orders in the correct dock slips for loading onto shipping trucks.
  • Performing visual inspections of orders to ensure they are correct and ready for shipment.
  • Labeling order shipments correctly for easy identification.
  • Applying shrink wrap to the prepared order before shipping.
  • Following warehouse safety procedures for the operation of equipment, such as wearing proper clothing, safe food handling, and maintaining awareness of your surroundings and the other workers when transporting items.
  • Keeping the warehouse clean and organized at all times

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years direct order pulling experience preferably in the produce industry
  • Warehouse distribution and produce knowledge
  • Electric Riding Jack

Evening/Overnight Warehouse Supervisor (Richmond)

Operations

Evening/Overnight Warehouse Supervisor (Richmond)

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Evening/Overnight Warehouse Supervisor (Richmond)

4 days, 10 hour work day (Sun- Fri)

Emerald Isle Foods is known for its produce excellence, unsurpassed attention to customer service and commitment to quality. Company values are commitments to stay honest, trustworthy and respectful by understanding that we are accountable for our actions, successes, and failures. We show respect to our fellow team members, our customers and our community.

The Warehouse Supervisor on 2nd Shift is responsible for the night operations of the warehouse and shipping Department. The Supervisor position also ensures that orders are accurately selected and ready for loading at the proper time. The Shipping Supervisor also supervises the employees of the shift in a safe, efficient and effective manner and handles any immediate problems that may arise.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Motivates order selectors, loaders, and short order selectors
  • Organizes the workflow of employees on respective shift.
  • 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 on GMPs
  • Manages shift time sheets via Paycom
  • 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.
  • Supervises returns desk
  • Confirms staffing associate hours

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Participates in operations meeting when required.
  • Reviews the performance of subordinates
  • Liaisons with different departments, i.e. Shipping, Receiving, Purchasing, Sales, Maintenance, Dispatch, Transportation
  • Assists with planning and implementing of processing plant improvements and expansions.
  • Additional duties as required to support the mission of Keany Produce Company

Emerald Isle Foods 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.
EOE AA /M/F/Vet/Disability
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Education:

  • High School Diploma

Experience:

  • 5-7 years experience in the shipping and warehousing
  • 3 years of supervising
  • Spanish language skills a plus

Knowledge:

  • HACCP, GMP’s, sanitation, and Food Safety concepts.
  • USDA/FDA guidelines.
  • Current DOT regulations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient operating stand-up, reach forklifts and pallet jack.
  • PC skills to include Warehouse Management Systems, Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Flexible with change in the work assignments and priorities

 

Machine Operator (Landover)

Precut

Machine Operator (Landover)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Title: Machine Operator (Landover, MD)

Salary: $15/hour

Job Description:

The purpose of the Pre Cut Machine Operator is to be a multifunctional production employee which includes the ability to produce KPCs entire machine cut packaging line using proper production methods. One of the main of objectives is to produce high volume, excellent quality machine cut fruits and vegetables. They are also required to have a high level of product knowledge and quality standards with minimal supervision from the Pre Cut Supervisor or Manager. They are also responsible for standard food service work including proper sanitation duties within the Pre Cut Department.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Produce specialty machine cut products from the Keany Kuts catalogue.
  • Raw product knowledge of each product in the Keany Kuts catalogue.
  • Be able to maintain our high-quality standards, cut sizes, and raw products.
  • Cross functional knowledge of daily production operation (i.e. Prep, processing, and packaging).
  • Cross functional knowledge of daily production operation (i.e. Prep, processing, and packaging).
  • Be able to produce with very minimal supervision or questions to the shift Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2-4 years in the food preparation / food processing field preferably in the produce industry
  • Advanced knowledge of General Manufacturing Practices and procedures within a produce food preparation field
  • Ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job under moderate to limited supervision.

Order Selector (Landover)

Operations

Order Selector (Landover)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Salary: $15-18/hour

Order Selector – Full-time

  • Reading customer orders accurately.
  • Locating and selecting the specific warehouse items to fulfill the customer’s order.
  • Operating Electric Riding Jack and other warehouse machinery to stack items and prepare orders for shipping.
  • Placing the prepared orders in the correct dock slips for loading onto shipping trucks.
  • Performing visual inspections of orders to ensure they are correct and ready for shipment.
  • Labeling order shipments correctly for easy identification.
  • Applying shrink wrap to the prepared order before shipping.
  • Following warehouse safety procedures for the operation of equipment, such as wearing proper clothing, safe food handling, and maintaining awareness of your surroundings and the other workers when transporting items.
  • Keeping the warehouse clean and organized at all times.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years direct order pulling experience preferably in the produce industry
  • Warehouse distribution and produce knowledge
  • Electric Riding Jack

Overnight Selector (Richmond)

Operations

Overnight Selector (Richmond)

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Overnight Selector

Schedule: Sunday-Friday, 9 pm – 5 am

$14.50/hour

Description:

  • Reading customer orders accurately.
  • Locating and selecting the specific warehouse items to fulfill the customer’s order.
  • Operating Electric Riding Jack and other warehouse machinery to stack items and prepare orders for shipping.
  • Placing the prepared orders in the correct dock slips for loading onto shipping trucks.
  • Performing visual inspections of orders to ensure they are correct and ready for shipment.
  • Labeling order shipments correctly for easy identification.
  • Applying shrink wrap to the prepared order before shipping.
  • Following warehouse safety procedures for the operation of equipment, such as wearing proper clothing, safe food handling, and maintaining awareness of your surroundings and the other workers when transporting items.
  • Keeping the warehouse clean and organized at all times.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years direct order pulling experience preferably in the produce industry
  • Warehouse distribution and produce knowledge
  • Electric Riding Jack

Pre-Cut Worker (Landover)

Precut

Pre-Cut Worker (Landover)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

$14.50/hour

Objective:

Pre-Cut Workers are the front line to all customer orders based on custom cuts of large bulk produce.  Pre-Cut Worker are responsible for cleaning, preparing, and packaging fruits and vegetables according to proper preparation methods.  The Pre-Cut Worker is also responsible for standard food service work including proper sanitation duties within the Pre-Cut Department

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepares all orders by selecting the proper product to be processed wither custom by hand or by machine.
  • Ensures proper sanitation methods are used from raw to ready to eat.
  • Places all orders into the specially designated receptacles.
  • Uses scales and identifies proper tare weights for pricing on products.

Working Conditions/Job Environment:

  • Degree of physical demands (strength) usually associated with this position.
  • Requires repeated stooping and bending.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of boxed/bagged fruits and vegetables
  • Require continuous standing for extended periods of time.
  • Environmental conditions (physical surroundings and hazards) usually associated with this position.
  • Working in a 35 degree (F) processing area for 8-10 hours on a daily basis
  • Working in a damp environment 8-10 hours on a daily basis

Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1- 2 years in the food preparation/food processing field preferably in the produce industry
  • Knowledge of General Manufacturing Practices and procedures within a produce food preparation field
  • Ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job under immediate supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. on a repeated basis

 

Production Expeditor (Landover)

Precut

Production Expeditor (Landover)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Job Title: Production Expeditor (Landover, MD)

Salary: $15.50/hour

Description

The Precut Expeditor manages the distribution of raw products to groups of workers and moves raw product from the warehouse into the precut room. The responsibility also includes scanning the product between warehouses and documenting any inventory anomalies. The expeditor will also be responsible for communicating any changes in the orders they fill to the Shift Supervisor. They will also be responsible for checking the quality of raw products they are bringing into the production area. The expeditor will be solely responsible for having the correct amount of product available for the employees. The Precut Expeditor is also responsible for standard food service work including proper sanitation duties within the Pre Cut Department.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2-4 years in the food preparation / food processing field preferably in the produce industry
  • Pallet Jack certified, preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of General Manufacturing Practices and procedures within a produce food preparation field
  • Ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job under moderate to limited supervision

Quality Assurance Technician (Landover, MD)

Operations

Quality Assurance Technician (Landover, MD)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Salary: Up to $18/hr

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

  • 1 year of Quality Assurance or related 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.

Quality Control Specialist (Landover, MD)

Operations

Quality Control Specialist (Landover, MD)

Full-Time | Landover, MD

Title : Quality Control Specialist (Landover, MD)

Salary $18/hr

Objective:

The Quality Control Specialist works in close partnership with Inventory Control, Operations, and the Purchasing Departments to ensure that the quality and supply of product meets Keany standards.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify produce that is not within standards and make arrangements for disposal
  • Coordinate ordering and disposal with Purchasing and Inventory Control departments
  • Implement and complete daily product dated report
  • Ensure all products are properly rotated, first in first out
  • Keep all boxes orderly by spending 80% of day with products
  • Generate reports as required by the perimeter departments on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Participate in cycle counts and month end inventory

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a cold environment (35-55 degrees)
  • Retail/wholesale produce experience
  • Strong Produce experience
  • Experience with USDA sizing and grades
  • Inventory control procedures and product flow
  • Produce Pro system
  • Strong knowledge of Keany Produce’s slotting, products and standards
  • Strong Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to operate pallet jack and forklift

Warehouse Lead Order Checker/Selector (Richmond)

Operations

Warehouse Lead Order Checker/Selector (Richmond)

Full-Time | Richmond, VA

Warehouse Lead Order Checker/Selector

Schedule: Sunday-Friday, 5:30 pm – finish

$17/hour

The Warehouse Lead Order Checker/Selector on 2nd Shift ensures that orders are accurately selected and ready for loading at the proper time. The Shipping Lead Order Checker/Selector is responsible for picking critical account orders, auditing orders making sure of good quality. Able to handle any immediate problems that may arise.

Description:

  • Reading customer orders accurately.
  • Locating and selecting the specific warehouse items to fulfill the customer’s order.
  • Placing the prepared orders in the correct dock slips for loading onto shipping trucks.
  • Performing visual inspections of orders to ensure they are correct and ready for shipment.
  • Labeling order shipments correctly for easy identification.
  • Applying shrink wrap to the prepared order before shipping.
  • Keeping the warehouse clean and organized at all times.
  • Assures safe work practices
  • Handles product discrepancies/shortages/other problems
  • Meets productivity output standards for the shift

Additional Duties:

  • Participates in operations meeting when required.
  • Additional duties as required to support the mission of Keany Produce Company

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years experience in the shipping and warehousing
  • Flexible with change in the work assignments and priorities
  • 2 years direct order pulling experience preferably in the produce industry
  • Warehouse distribution and produce knowledge
  • Electric Riding Jack