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Are you ready for a career that’s challenging and rewarding? In a friendly, modern, fast-paced environment? Then you’re ready to join our extraordinary team at General Produce! As a General Produce team member, you’ll be part of a business legacy that began in Sacramento in 1933 and continues to lead the industry in performance and innovation. Our workforce is diverse, with team members of varied backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles. And our work ethic is strong and vibrant, with an emphasis on teamwork.

Realize Your Potential!

At General Produce we challenge every team member while supporting learning, personal growth and professional development. We make it a priority to search from within to find the talent and expertise for supervisory and management positions. Almost 70% of our current supervisors, managers and team leaders were promoted from line staff positions!

Employee Benefits

From medical to retirement, General Produce has you covered:

  • Generous, affordable medical, dental & vision coverage
  • Fully-paid retirement plan
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Employee discounts on fresh produce

Job Openings

Positions at General Produce cover a range of schedules, including day and evening shifts. We are looking for people with positive attitudes and a desire to do quality work in a team environment.

Safety Program Manager
Order Selector, Production/Swing Shift

Job Title: Order Selector, Production/Swing Shift
Employment Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly), Regular, Full-Time, Split Days Off, Sunday Required
Starting Rate: $17.50/hr. Plus Production Incentives

Primary Purpose:

The Order Selector, Production/Swing Shift selects products in the warehouse and other areas to satisfy customer orders. They also receive and store products within the warehouse and surrounding areas.

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Read customer orders to determine items to be selected and gathered.
  • Select and move products for each order from refrigerated rooms in the warehouse and other areas.
  • Assemble ordered products by customers and place orders in pallets.
  • Check products to ensure they are all good quality products.
  • Mark orders, materials, items, or products with identifying information/labels.
  • Open bales, crates and other containers.
  • Weigh or count items for distribution to ensure conformance to customer order.
  • Move products from storage to production areas, dock truck or any other area using handcarts, pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Sort and store products on racks, bins and pallets according to size, type, grade, ripeness or code.
  • Display and maintain respectful behaviors at all times.
  • Report regularly to supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must possess exceptional work ethics and dependability.
  • Ability to learn to operate forklifts and other material transport machines.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education And Experience:

High School graduate and one year experience in produce warehouse environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • The employee is required to walk for most of the shift. Employee must also sit and talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must regularly lift, push and pull, and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and handle a hand truck loaded with cases of produce.
Class A Delivery Route Truck Driver

Job Title: Class A Delivery Route Truck Driver
Employment Status:
Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, Split says off, Saturdays Required
Starting Rate:
$23.50/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Commercial Delivery Route Truck Driver delivers produce and other products to General Produce customers. Provides extraordinary customer service by exceeding customer expectations. Checks, verifies, and quantifies product to customer invoice and delivers said merchandise accurately, safely and efficiently

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listen and communicate with office to resolve service complaints.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Clean inside of truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance on truck; i.e. adjusts mirrors, cleans windshields, changes bulbs
  • Perform routine walk-around safety inspection of vehicle.
  • Operate delivery trucks safely and conforms to DOT, CHP and CVC regulations, laws, codes and policies
  • May pick up produce at produce houses, packing sheds and warehouses for back haul to warehouse.
  • Report regularly to supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Valid California Class A Commercial Driver License with air brake endorsement.
  • Driving record must conform to company policy and show no DUIs.
  • Must comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations related to operators.
  • Basic writing, reading and speaking English language skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some basic technological proficiency required to operate cell phones.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent and/or one year experience driving a commercial truck. General Produce prefers some experience working in the produce industry. Experience working in food distribution is also preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret customers’ orders, procedure manuals and other written material.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Regularly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time, while driving, walk, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Possess vision abilities to include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear.
Class B Delivery Route Truck Driver

Job Title: Class B Delivery Route Truck Driver
Employment Status:
Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, Split says off, Saturdays Required
Starting Rate:
$20.75/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Commercial Delivery Route Truck Driver delivers produce and other products to General Produce customers. Provides extraordinary customer service by exceeding customer expectations. Checks, verifies, and quantifies product to customer invoice and delivers said merchandise accurately, safely and efficiently

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listen and communicate with office to resolve service complaints.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Clean inside of truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance on truck; i.e. adjusts mirrors, cleans windshields, changes bulbs
  • Perform routine walk-around safety inspection of vehicle.
  • Operate delivery trucks safely and conforms to DOT, CHP and CVC regulations, laws, codes and policies
  • May pick up produce at produce houses, packing sheds and warehouses for back haul to warehouse.
  • Report regularly to supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Valid California Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License with air brake endorsement.
  • Driving record must conform to company policy and show no DUIs.
  • Must comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations related to operators.
  • Basic writing, reading and speaking English language skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some basic technological proficiency required to operate cell phones.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent and/or one year experience driving a commercial truck. General Produce prefers some experience working in the produce industry. Experience working in food distribution is also preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret customers’ orders, procedure manuals and other written material.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Regularly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time, while driving, walk, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Possess vision abilities to include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to hear.
Delivery Route Truck Driver – Non-Commercial

Job Title: Delivery Route Truck Driver – Non-Commercial
Employment Status:
Non-exempt, Regular, Full-time, Split days off, Saturday Required
Starting Rate:
$20.50/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Non-Commercial Delivery Route Truck Driver delivers produce and other products to General Produce customers. Provides extraordinary customer service by exceeding customer expectations. Checks, verifies, and quantifies product to customer invoice and delivers said merchandise accurately, safely and efficiently

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listen and communicate with office to resolve service complaints.
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Clean inside of truck.
  • Perform routine maintenance on truck; i.e., adjusts mirrors, cleans windshields, changes bulbs
  • Perform routine walk-around safety inspection of vehicle.
  • Operate delivery trucks safely and conforms to CHP regulations, laws, codes and policies
  • May pick up produce at produce houses, packing sheds and warehouses for back haul to warehouse.
  • Report regularly to supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Valid California Driver’s License.
  • Driving record must conform to company policy and show no DUIs.
  • Basic writing, reading and speaking English language skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some basic technological proficiency required to operate pagers, cell phones, etc.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable
  • accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent and/or one year experience driving a commercial truck. General Produce prefers some experience working in the produce industry. Experience working in food distribution is also preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret customers’ orders, procedure manuals and other written material.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Regularly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time, while driving, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Possess vision abilities to include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Outside Sales Rep - Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Auburn and El Dorado Hills

Company Overview:

Founded in 1933, with facilities in both Sacramento and Mt. Shasta, CA, General Produce continues to be a leading produce distributor across much of California and beyond. At General Produce, we pride ourselves on providing premier quality products and service levels across food service, retail and other customer groups.

The Role:

At General Produce, we have a tremendous opportunity for business development in the Central Valley Area of California! General Produce is looking to add to our on an industry leading company an experienced and customer driven Outside Sales Representative as we expand. You will be reporting to and partnering with the Director of Food Service Sales to develop new business, build and maintain customer relationships, while maintaining and increasing sales in an open territory. This role will require significant self-motivation and a knowledge of the area to engage in business development in food service and retail fresh produce. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Representative interested in joining a growing organization that also possesses a rich history and an unmatched culture which values customers and employees!

New Account Marketing & Management:

  • Identify potential new accounts that are beneficial and profitable to the company. Maintain a weekly sales prospect funnel.
  • Call on potential new account decision-makers and present benefits/features of a General Produce relationship.
  • Regularly follow up with potential new accounts to establish relationships.
  • Perform necessary administrative duties to establish new accounts, i.e. credit approval, complete proper forms and notify appropriate departments.
  • Train new accounts on General Produce procedures including order placement, web ordering, credit/return policy and company contacts.

Customer Service and Communication:

  • Answer questions and provide information to customers in person, by telephone, e-mail or text in response to inquiries regarding product, prices and delivery dates.
  • Be an effective listener; investigate and resolve customer complaints regarding products, price or service.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, internally and externally to help increase sales and interaction related to assigned accounts
  • Receive and examine defective product returned by customers and determine, with supervisor’s approval, if credits should be granted based on Company procedures.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the products we stock, and identify specific customer needs.
  • Identify and pursue new sales opportunities and new products for customers’ consideration and suggestions on how to use them.
  • Maintain awareness of market information and communicate customers’ complaints and information, and competitive conditions to supervisor.
  • Monitor and input customer orders via in person, email, web or phone app
  • Keep customers informed on product availability and possible substitutes

Product Support

  • Participate with Buying and Sales Departments in developing new items and special requests
  • Maintain supply of product literature, marketing tools and provide to customers on a regular basis
  • Actively work with our marketing department & manager for sales tools needed

Work effectively with the Operations Department to resolve issues related to delivery, quality and communications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or related field
  • 2+ years' experience in cold calling sales with strong track record of success
  • Experience in developing and executing territory sales strategies
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals
  • Excellent relationship & consultative skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with the ability to motivate and influence others either verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and understand data.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively.
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer applications.
  • Effective time management.
  • Positive attitude with an ability to be a “team player”
  • Ability to perform primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


Outside Sales Rep - Stockton CA, Modesto CA, Turlock CA Area

Company Overview:

Founded in 1933, with facilities in both Sacramento and Mt. Shasta, CA, General Produce continues to be a leading produce distributor across much of California and beyond. At General Produce, we pride ourselves on providing premier quality products and service levels across food service, retail and other customer groups.

The Role:

At General Produce, we have a tremendous opportunity for business development in the Central Valley Area of California! General Produce is looking to add to our on an industry leading company an experienced and customer driven Outside Sales Representative as we expand. You will be reporting to and partnering with the Director of Food Service Sales to develop new business, build and maintain customer relationships, while maintaining and increasing sales in an open territory. This role will require significant self-motivation and a knowledge of the area to engage in business development in food service and retail fresh produce. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Representative interested in joining a growing organization that also possesses a rich history and an unmatched culture which values customers and employees!

New Account Marketing & Management:

  • Identify potential new accounts that are beneficial and profitable to the company. Maintain a weekly sales prospect funnel.
  • Call on potential new account decision-makers and present benefits/features of a General Produce relationship.
  • Regularly follow up with potential new accounts to establish relationships.
  • Perform necessary administrative duties to establish new accounts, i.e. credit approval, complete proper forms and notify appropriate departments.
  • Train new accounts on General Produce procedures including order placement, web ordering, credit/return policy and company contacts.

Customer Service and Communication:

  • Answer questions and provide information to customers in person, by telephone, e-mail or text in response to inquiries regarding product, prices and delivery dates.
  • Be an effective listener; investigate and resolve customer complaints regarding products, price or service.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, internally and externally to help increase sales and interaction related to assigned accounts
  • Receive and examine defective product returned by customers and determine, with supervisor’s approval, if credits should be granted based on Company procedures.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the products we stock, and identify specific customer needs.
  • Identify and pursue new sales opportunities and new products for customers’ consideration and suggestions on how to use them.
  • Maintain awareness of market information and communicate customers’ complaints and information, and competitive conditions to supervisor.
  • Monitor and input customer orders via in person, email, web or phone app
  • Keep customers informed on product availability and possible substitutes

Product Support

  • Participate with Buying and Sales Departments in developing new items and special requests
  • Maintain supply of product literature, marketing tools and provide to customers on a regular basis
  • Actively work with our marketing department & manager for sales tools needed

Work effectively with the Operations Department to resolve issues related to delivery, quality and communications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or related field
  • 2+ years' experience in cold calling sales with strong track record of success
  • Experience in developing and executing territory sales strategies
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to meet or exceed goals
  • Excellent relationship & consultative skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with the ability to motivate and influence others either verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and understand data.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively.
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer applications.
  • Effective time management.
  • Positive attitude with an ability to be a “team player”
  • Ability to perform primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


Repack Worker

Job Title: Repack Worker
Employment Status:
Hourly, Regular, Full time, Day Shift
Schedule:
Sunday & Another Week Day Off
Starting rate:
$15/hr.

Primary Purpose: The Repack Worker sorts and repacks produce to provide our customers with options for their orders.

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Lift cases and segregate produce on table to get ready for repacking.
  • Sort and discard items and foreign matter.
  • Bunch, tie and trim produce.
  • Place produce in packaging bags, cases and other containers.
  • After appropriate training, may use material handling equipment to move produce within the warehouse.
  • At all times when working in direct contact with food, food-contact surfaces, and food-packaging, conform to hygienic practices while on duty to the extent necessary to protect against contamination of food.

Additional Functions:

  • Learns, utilizes, and supports all company policies and procedures.
  • Complies with all safety and security regulations and procedures.
  • Reports regularly to supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Qualifications:
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform the primary functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education and Experience:

High school education with one-month related experience or training or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand and/ or walk for most of the shift. Employee must also sit and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must regularly lift, push and pull, and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and handle a hand truck loaded with cases of produce.
Receiver

Job Title: Receiver
Employment Status:
Non-Exempt, Regular, Full Time, Day Shift, Split Days Off
Starting rate:
$17.25/hr. Plus Production Incentives

Primary Purpose: This position receives, stores and distributes products within the warehouse and surrounding areas following all directives of the supervisor.

Sample of Essential Functions:

  • Accurately count and verify all units of each product being received.
  • Ensure that the product quality has been checked by a Quality Assurance team member, a supervisor, the buyer, or the Receiver if asked by the supervisor.
  • Prepare the product for put-away by: a) ensuring that the pallet is physically sound and b) properly labeling the pallet with computer-generated put-a-way pallet labels.
  • Put away product by: a) sweeping the area where the new product is to be placed; b) properly rotate inventory; c) ensuring that the oldest product is readily available for the order selectors; and/or d) following the detailed instructions of the supervisor.
  • Operates battery powered pallet jacks to transport product from the receiving shipping dock as well as from refrigerated rooms and surrounding areas.
  • Operates battery powered transporters, forklifts and non-powered material handling equipment on a regular basis.
  • Report regularly to supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must possess exceptional work ethics and dependability.
  • Ability to learn to operate a fork lift.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education And Experience:

High School graduate and one year experience in warehouse environment preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • The employee is regularly required to walk for most of the shift. Employee must also sit and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must regularly lift, push and pull, and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and handle a hand truck loaded with cases of produce.