FLSA Classification:                                     Non-Exempt

Reports to:                                                     Operations Supervisor

Date:                                                               February 15, 2023


Company Information:

D’Arrigo California, is a rapidly growing, grower, packer, and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Salinas, California. Since the day the company was founded in 1923 by Andrea and Stefano D’Arrigo, two immigrant brothers from Messina, Sicily, innovation has been our hallmark. Our customers can confidently look to us for excellence in everything, from seed research and development to entirely new approaches to growing, harvesting, packaging, packing, and shipping.

With third and fourth generation D’Arrigo family members actively involved in all levels of daily business operations, you can be sure that the traditions of being the very best in the business emanate from the top and are carried out by our dedicated family of over 3,500 employees. Each and every day, D’Arrigo California is dedicated to delivering healthy products across North America and throughout the world while maintaining a family-owned, local feel that our customers and consumers have come to embrace and appreciate.


Under supervision of the Shipping Manager, Supervisors and Forepersons, this position performs various Shipping Office functions related to checking truck drivers in and out, communicating with various internal departments and personnel, and providing truck driver assistance on the phone and in person.

Essential functions: (to include supervisory responsibilities – if applicable)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Verify receiving tags are accurately being received with correct quantities, item numbers, and varieties
  • PHYTO’s – Create certificates for all export orders and manage funds by communicating with Driscoll personnel
  • Food Bank –Verify all product gets shipped to the appropriate Food Bank. This includes completing checklist form with license tags, quantities, and item numbers
  • After shipping the product, the person in this role files all the paperwork in the appropriate binder and input data through Driscoll’s shared drive.
  • Mexico labels – Print Mexico labels for the growers to take back to the fields
  • Fumigation orders – Create and manage transfer orders for shipment to Crowley location.
  • Mexico/Canada Transfers – Complete checklist of inspection upon truck arrival
  • Consistent attendance is mandatory
  • Other job duties as assigned

Additional functions:

  • N/A


  • Active Listening
  • Communication – Written and Verbal
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Detail-oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Independent
  • Motivating
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organizing
  • People-oriented/Social
  • Perseverance
  • Researching
  • Strategic
  • Tactical
  • Teaching/Training
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management/Planning

Work environment:

  • Indoor work
  • Full time, including overtime and Saturdays with occasional Sunday work

Physical requirements:

  • See separate physical requirements document for this role.

Travel required:

  • No seasonal relocation

Required education and experience:

  • Dispatch Experience – Training for backup dispatcher
  • Must possess office administration skills
  • Willingness to work flexible shifts
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills on the phone and in person
  • Computer data entry experience
  • Operation of office equipment, including computers, photocopier, scanner, fax machine
  • Must be bilingual and biliterate in English/Spanish
  • Must have CA driver’s license and clean driving record

Preferred education and experience:

  • Receiving/cooling/shipping
  • High School Diploma

Additional eligibility requirements:


Affirmative Action/EEO statement:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – The Company assures equal employment opportunity with respect to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, transfers, and promotions. All Company practices will be administered without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of FMLA leave, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law in terms and conditions of employment. Information provided on this application will not be used for any discriminatory purpose.

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Pay range:

$23.00- $25.00