Calavo Growers

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Keaau, HI

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

At Calavo Growers, we believe quality, teamwork, good citizenship, embodying a will to win and displaying a respect for our people forms the foundation of our mission.  

Wage 11.25 per hour


Position Overview:

As a Packer you will select and box product quickly and accurately working with highly time and temperature sensitive fresh products.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectively and efficiently pack products at a production
  • Place fruit in shipping cartons in a manner to assure delivery without damage
  • Will monitor weight and grade of individual containers of fruit and communicate with the production lead person regarding any major discrepancies in quality
  • Will ensure that individual containers are properly coded for variety and size
  • Follow all Company rules and policies including safety regulations
  • Follow all food safety and good manufacturing practices
  • Promptly report violations or potential problems to supervisor
  • Ensure proper functioning of all equipment
  • Correct or report problems promptly
  • Maintain a clean, hazard-free work area
  • Perform other work duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak, read and write clearly including the ability to communicate work issues in a clear, professional manner; fluency in English is helpful but not required
  • Ability to push rolling tubs across the packinghouse floor – approximate weight of 600 lbs
  • Must be able to observe fruit on conveyors which are in continuous motion
  • Working knowledge of similar production/warehouse operations in the produce industry
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member; high level of dependability and work ethic
  • Must possess working knowledge of food safety and good manufacturing practices
  • Commitment to the company’s values and ethics


Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be able to have full repetitive use of both hands and fingers, i.e. simple grasping
  • Able to use hands to manipulate tools or controls, and to talk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50lbs without assistance
  • Occasionally be required to sit
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high
  • Earplugs must be utilized
  • Temperature may vary depending upon the seasons (summer, winter)


“Calavo Growers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Calavo is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Calavo are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Calavo will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.”