Posted 3 weeks ago

Why Gambles?

At Gambles, produce is everything. Our business provides the widest assortment of top-quality fruits and vegetables for the wholesale, food service, and retail sectors. With a history dating back to the early 1900s, Gambles has grown and evolved into one of the largest produce wholesalers in all of Canada. Our goal is to be the supplier of choice for all our customer’s needs.

Our people are the backbone of our business! We have a “hire-from-within” mentality at Gambles, which means we put extra focus on developing our people and giving them unique career advancement opportunities. Just like our products and our customer base, we love to see our people grow!

We offer a competitive benefits package with employer-covered health and dental benefits (you don’t pay the premiums!) and a company-matched Pension Plan for our full-time employees.


Job Description

The Fresh Produce Inspector will report directly to the Operations Manager.

This position will be responsible for completing produce inspections and providing inspection details to the sales team. Since produce is highly perishable, you will work in a fast-paced environment. Your ability to verify the quality and condition of incoming produce and compare to CFIA/USDA standards will help assure the quality and freshness of the product quickly and correctly. This individual will work primarily out of the Dwight Warehouse location but will require the ability to travel to both locations regularly.

This role functions primarily out of our Distribution Centre, located at 302 Dwight Avenue. However, you may also be required to work out of the Ontario Food Terminal on occasion. This role requires flexibility to work early mornings and weekends. The intended shift for this position is Sunday 3 am – 11 am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 1 am – 9 am.



  • Maintain and enforce Gambles’ quality specifications
  • Perform and report quality assessments during live inbound receiving
  • Follow up on any items already received, put-away; but not quality-controlled
  • Outbound quality control checks for select customers
  • Fulfilling quality reporting requests (photos, weight, size, avg counts, etc.)
  • Daily review of cooler checklist to identify and report sub-par products for disposition
  • #2/Rejection/Return, assessment, reporting, and handling (transfers, RTS coordination)
  • 3rd Party Inspections
  • Coordinate CFIA inspections as required

Candidate Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Intermediate computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Familiar with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Self-starter that identifies priorities and takes initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable to an ever-changing environment
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines

The following would be considered welcomed assets …

  • Knowledge of HACCP is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of SQF is considered an asset

Please note that Gambles Group is an equal opportunity employer located in a heritage building with our main office at 165 The Queensway, Suite 240.  Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

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