Blue Diamond Almonds

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    About Blue Diamond

     

    In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values:

    • To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers;
    • To communicate directly and honestly; and
    • To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment.

     

    More than a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our operation.  Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to each other - the word "family" is often used to describe our culture.

     

    Today, Blue Diamond Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California - the state that provides over 80% of the world's supply.  We are one of the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding $1billion.

     

    We believe in transparency and honest communication.  Our work style is team-based, working together to innovate, process, and distribute the best almond products to the world.

     

    After more than 100 years, our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality remain strong.  Our commitment to excellence has driven Blue Diamond's unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and value.

     

    You'll find these values at work throughout our company.  We strive for a diverse workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion.  In addition to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness and fitness program, in which a majority of our workforce currently participates.

     

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$17 - $18 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Salida, CA, USA
May 24, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Maintains accurate Inventory records by performing detailed daily tasks that ensure daily receiving and shipping activities are accurately reflected in the Inventory totals. Follows Blue Diamond Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), policies and procedures and safety procedures while performing assigned duties.   Job Description: Responsible for corrections to grower receipts, STO’s, HU’s and production; verifying Receiving Logs, STO log and STO’s; box manifest, box weight difference and box receipt return; Entry of production & usage, checking production reports and balancing production; check FIFO for shipments; material status changes, stock transfers and Loss & Gains; Pool transfers, samples, warehouse transfers, and packaging usage; GIS/SAP Reconciliation, DC and STO Reconciliation. Distribution of various reports. Responsible for correcting data entry errors, identify and resolve issues.   Responsible for Cycle Count of both product and packaging on a daily, weekly and monthly basis using various methods in order to maintain high level of inventory accuracy. Monitor the PPO load movement and status changes. Filing of all appropriate paperwork as needed. Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by the Supervisor.   High School/GED (Required)
$13 - $14 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Salida, CA, USA
May 24, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Job Description • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS o Manually removes non-specified almond kernels and foreign material from product while moving on a conveyer belt. o Occasionally performs audits and document findings. o Collects and logs all “pick-out” from sorting belts. o This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.   Job Description: MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS                                                                                   Minimum level of education required  High School Diploma or GED          Minimum number of year(s) of experience required in addition to education plus type(s) of functional experience N/A Other required type(s) of functional experience (e.g. Production/Operations, Accounting, Forklift Operator, Inventory Control, etc.) Incumbent must have good dexterity and visual ability to detect and manually extract foreign material from product on an electronically paced conveyor line. Must possess basic math skills and communication skills. Incumbents must be able to communicate quality issues and to management and QA personnel. Duties consist of repetitive tasks that are closely related and involve few choices. Incumbents are expected to identify problems and assist in solving.  Overtime as necessary is a requirement to the performance of this position. Must understand Blue Diamond HACCP processes, Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs) and safety practices. Incumbent must be able to work in noisy environment, around equipment, in the exposure to elements and in dust or heights. Must be available to work any shift. Total minimum number of years of experience required in lieu of degree (if applicable) N/A Other job requirements (e.g. certifications/licenses, CPG experience, work overtime/weekends, etc.) N/A PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES (Specialized education, specific software experience, etc.)  N/A SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Typical number of Direct Reports N/A 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position involves sitting, walking and lifting less than 10 pounds for long periods of time throughout the day. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to herbal aromas and airborne particles.   Employee is required to wear a dust mask and eye protection when needed. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Employee is required to wear hearing protection. Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer ​EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson
$13 - $14 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Salida, CA, USA
May 24, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Assists in various departments, performing various tasks including, but not limited to, general cleaning, making fiber containers and simple activities specific to area assigned. Job Description: Performs general cleaning within the specific department assigned, including, but not limited to: wiping down, blowing down, sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming. Duties can also include making boxes, stenciling, strapping & sealing, or taping boxes. Follows established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), BDG policies and procedures and safety procedures while performing job duties. Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by Department Manager or Shift Lead.   ( indicate job title/s and number of incumbents in each job) None.   (indicate job title/s only) Department Manager Department Lead Shift Lead ( indicate contacts by job title or function only) None. High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson
$17 - $18 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Turlock, CA, USA
May 24, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Under general supervision, effectively performs duties necessary to provide security for company assets and personnel, support production and business objectives. Coordinates emergency response and crisis management and verifies access control for all personnel and vehicles.   Job Description: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                         Monitors individuals entering and leaving the facility by checking employee badges, viewing security office monitors and issuing visitor/contractor badges and logging in as needed.  Conducts foot patrols as instructed in accordance with Post Orders and turning building burglar alarms on/off as required.  Responds to fire, burglar and duress alarms and calls for security and medical assistance as needed.  Tasked with implementing the Crisis Management Plan if necessary. Conducts and documents monthly inspections of all fire extinguishers, fire hoses and automatic fire protection systems, BDG Facility Safety Hazard Identification/Inspection Checklist, conducts evacuations drills and inspects emergency eyewash stations as directed. Responsible for routine clerical tasks in accordance with standardized procedures. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS                                                                      Minimum level of education required  High School Diploma or GED        Minimum number of year(s) of experience required in addition to education plus type(s) of functional experience 3 years  of security officer, military, or law enforcement experience Other required type(s) of functional experience (e.g. Production/Operations, Accounting, Forklift Operator, Inventory Control, etc.) Must have good communication skills and the ability to interface with drivers, customers and others that come to Blue Diamond. Must be able to interact with all levels of internal and external customers, contactors and employees, resulting in positive working relationships. Basic computer and CCTV skills are required. Must be able to read, interpret and articulate company policies and instructions. Must be knowledgeable and recognize crisis management alarms and situations (fire, intrusion, machinery malfunction), provide direction and perform follow-up actions.  Total minimum number of years of experience required in lieu of degree (if applicable) N/A Other job requirements (e.g. certifications/licenses, CPG experience, work overtime/weekends, etc.) Required to wear of a security uniform.  Required to Carry and use a two-way radio. Required to use a cellular phone and other types of phones.  Basic computer skills required. PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES (Specialized education, specific software experience, etc.) Understanding of HACCP processes, Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs) and safety practices.     SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Typical number of Direct Reports N/A PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must be able to physically move throughout the facilities in all types of weather, including climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders, elevated catwalks and tight access areas.  Able to work at a desk for extended periods preparing reports, etc., on the computer.  On call 24 hours a day for emergency situations. WORK ENVIRONMENT Interior and exterior plant and office environment during all seasons.  Exposed to dust, high noise levels, extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations, and wet working conditions.   Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer ​EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability     GED (Required), High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson
Blue Diamond Almonds Sacramento, CA, USA
May 15, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Supervises department leads and frontline team members to meet daily production requirements, assignments, safety, equipment operation, and quality control components for the Blue Diamond production facilities. Works on projects/activities supporting facility goals, operations continuous improvement initiatives, and business unit/manufacturing strategies and objectives. Job Description: Collaborates with Plant Operations Manager to establish, communicate, and execute measurable production and cultural goals to deliver uncompromised safety, quality, service, and performance objectives in support of Plant Operations. Installs measurement systems that provide an ongoing real-time status towards achieving the day-to-day requirements to ensure that service levels are achieved. Implements production operations to meet prescribed productivity and quality goals to ensure adherence with production schedules. Fosters an environment of continuous improvement and learning to achieve and maintain industry leadership. Anticipates problem issues before they arise and takes corrective action. Works with departmental manager in the development and implementation of production cost standards, customer and BDG product specifications; acts as a resource in team settings to better understand and meet customer needs. Stays abreast of cutting edge technology through external trade shows and benchmarking of similar facilities including professional seminars. Coaches the production team towards common objectives. Applies sound motivational and correctional techniques, including team member coaching and disciplinary actions and recognitions for good work. Manages employee contributions and potential growth so that opportunities for greater contributions can be capitalized. Contributes to the development of effective employee training programs, including areas of GMP’s and safety awareness. Helps drive our “Zero Harm” behavioral based safety program. Conducts training and promotes continuous learning of staff resulting in a flexible and agile workforce. Recommends and implements systems and/or process controls for efficient operations, quality and productivity through continuous improvement and lean principles by establishing and communicating performance measures and results. Assigns specific duties to personnel, conduct investigations or research, write technical, informative or operational reports, work on special projects, attend and conduct meetings as required. Reviews reports, papers, and other records prepared by personnel for clarity, completeness, accuracy and conformance with company policies. Route approved reports and records to appropriate personnel. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS                                                                     Minimum level of education required  Bachelor's Degree Minimum number of year(s) of experience required in addition to education plus type(s) of functional experience 2 years of productions/operations experience. Total minimum number of years of experience required in lieu of degree (if applicable) 5 years of production/operations experience. PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES (Specialized education, specific software experience, etc.) Experience functioning as a proactive team player.  Must possess strong planning skills with ability to analyze trends and determine corrective actions.  Demonstrated ability to produce on schedule.   Act independently in a constructive manner.  Strongly motivated to improve self.  Demonstrated leadership ability through discovering and utilizing people’s capabilities, recognizing good work and earning the respect of peers and subordinates. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Typical number of Direct Reports Greater than 15 PHYSICAL DEMANDS The position may require the ability to meet the physical demands of heavy lifting to carry out the assigned duties.    WORK ENVIRONMENT Position may require employee to work around energized equipment and is routinely exposed to hazardous materials. Position may require the exposure to various adverse conditions such as, heat, cold, noise, dust, fumes, dirt, and grease, and chemical substance. Bachelors, High School/GED       Team B Derrick Jackson
$22 - $23 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Turlock, CA, USA
May 15, 2018
Full time
Job Description: In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values: To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers; To communicate directly and honestly; and To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment. More than a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our operation. Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to each other – the word “family” is often used to describe our culture. Today, Blue Diamond Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California – the state that provides over 80% of the world’s almond supply. We are one of the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion. We believe in transparency and honest communication. And our work style is still team-based, working together to innovate, process, and distribute the best almond products to the world. After more than 100 years, our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality remain strong. Our commitment to excellence has driven Blue Diamond’s unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and value. You’ll find these values at work throughout our company. We strive for a diverse workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion. In addition to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness and fitness program, in which a majority of our workforce currently participates. Grow your career. Partner with us. We Are the Almond People! Operator Technician - Raw/Finished Goods          Location:  Turlock                 Job Type (Full time/Part Time):  Full-time          Travel Required: None          Shift: Multiple Shifts          Relocation Provided: No Position Overview:   The Turlock Plant is seeking experienced Operator Technician-Raw/Finished Goods (machine operator) for swing shift in our receiving and finished goods area to join our winning team. Responsibilities:  This position is responsible for operating, light preventative maintenance, performing minor troubleshooting, and sanitation of highly technical equipment in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Incumbents will be responsible for production scheduling, materials logistics, and the shipping process. This position requires the incumbent to rotate through various assignments in receiving, packaging, palletizing, finished goods, and shipping. Qualified candidates must have two years experience in a manufacturing environment as a machine operator, forklift operator, and must be computer literate in industrial applications. Qualified applicants must also have knowledge working with tools and have a good mechanical aptitude. Must be able to work as a member of the team, including facilitating team projects, have good verbal and written skills, and be available to work all shifts. Identified applicants may be invited to participate in assessment screenings as part of the application process. Required Minimum Qualifications: Position requires a minimum of two years experience as a machine operator in a manufacturing environment providing the candidate with solid knowledge of machine operations and mechanical aptitude to keep machinery and equipment operating optimally and effectively via Operator Interface Terminal. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work under limited supervision. Receives support from the Team Leader but is expected to decide what actions to take when handling all but the most unusual task. Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, work schedules and performance graphs. Work consists of a wide range of tasks requiring a high level of problem solving skills that result in solutions from several alternatives. Must help maintain product quality while meeting output standards and be able to interpret and accomplish tasks and directives described in complex technical, administrative, professional and company guidelines. Must be able to work overtime and any shift as necessary. Additional Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in food processing and lean manufacturing is highly desired. Educational Requirements: Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Blue Diamond promotes a safe and healthy work environment, and in doing so, we will perform background and drug tests for each candidate who accepts a position with our team.   Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson
$19 - $20 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Sacramento, CA, USA
May 15, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Receives and stores bulk almonds in the Levee Warehouse storage locations. Loads are delivered from throughout the state and the position is responsible to ensure that product is stored in the proper location without co-mingling or contaminating the load in a safe manner. Operates a tug and trailer vehicle to move bulk almonds to the North Warehouse when bulk piles require movement. Job Description: Responsibilities: Identifies almond varieties and storage locations within the Levee Warehouse system.  Moves bridge conveyor discharge to appropriate locations within warehouse to store in appropriate locations. Collects samples and classifies in accordance with Receiving procedures.  Operates a tug and trailer to transfer almond meats from the Levee Warehouses to the North Warehouse Bins when required. Maintains HACCP controls in accordance with written Worker Instructions.  Documents and communicates daily available storage space in the Levee Warehouses in accordance with Receiving procedures. Monitors dust removal and collection; cleans receiving pits at prescribed intervals. Provides relief for other employees at the receiving pit during breaks and lunches as instructed. Processes barcode and inventory systems transactions during performance of duties. Performs general laborer duties as assigned, as well as performing other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor. Required Minimum Qualifications:  Must possess a basic understanding of machine operations.  Must be able to climb up and down ladders and catwalks on a frequent basis.  Must be able to identify and solve problems independently, coordinate workflow and meet output standards.  Requires knowledge and ability to follow truck scales procedures.  Must demonstrate safe work practices. Position requires strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Must understand and follow Receiving HACCP requirements and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP’s).  Must be able to work overtime and weekends as necessary. Position requires the ability to work in noisy areas with exposure to heat, cold, and dust.  Must be constantly alert to pedestrians and other vehicles in the area.  Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent  High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson
$24 - $25 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Sacramento, CA, USA
May 15, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Blue Diamond Growers has an excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity in a fast-paced environment. The Production Inventory Coordinator supports Manufacturing by monitoring, and accurately adjusting the inventory levels of all items within all of the PSA/PRD staging areas.   Job Description: Responsibilities:  Responsible for ensuring the accurate counts of packaging supplies. Performs PSA/PRD cycle counts on a regular and rolling basis, for all manufacturing areas, while also adjusting for SAP system generated errors. Guarantees accurate and timely returns of unused raw and packaging material are performed. Oversees the reject/returns process. Partners with Production Inventory Specialists to resolve issues related to: lost/missing, mishandled, and mislabeled products. Partners with other department’s initiatives to reduce the amount of errors, which result in lost or written-off product. Requirements include ability to load / unload trucks and/or freight elevators. Required to have knowledge of SAP system and perform inventory transactions to ensure inventory accuracy. Expected to safely perform job duties with a high degree of speed and accuracy. Performs sanitation and housekeeping functions. Must understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and safety practices. Required to cross train other employees as needed Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by Supervisor. Required Minimum Qualifications: Licensing required for material movement vehicles.  OSHA Forklift Operator certificate preferred. SAP knowledge is a must. Prior forklift driver experience preferred.   Educational Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Blue Diamond promotes a safe and healthy work environment, and in doing so, we will perform background and drug tests for each candidate who accepts a position with our team. Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson
$26 - $27 hourly
Blue Diamond Almonds Sacramento, CA, USA
May 15, 2018
Full time
Job Summary: Under the direction of management, perform in a lead role, to include leading a team of assigned employees to perform duties typical of that area plus assist in the organizing and work flow direction of employees as required. This position will usually be assigned to an Inventory or Production unit/department Job Description: Responsibilities:  Under the direction of management, responsible for leading peers within assigned areas, communicating the daily work plan, to include the assignment of individual tasks, leading the work flow, and assuring assigned work is completed in an accurate and timely manner.  Assist with the training of employees to ensure they understand the duties, equipment, inventory, and requirements for the area assigned.  Under the direction of management, leads and coordinates the cleaning and sanitizing of production equipment, to include accurate maintenance of cleaning records of sanitation performance.  Assists in the documentation and maintenance of work records, to track daily productivity accomplishments to ensure company goals, schedules, deadlines and standards are met. At management’s request, provides feedback regarding the performance of peers within assigned areas. Must be trained and have thorough working knowledge of Blue Diamond line certification, HACCP processes and auditing, Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs) and safety practices. Assists and leads in ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory requirements involving food and worker safety. Works overtime as necessary as assigned and directed by Management.  Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required by supervisor/manager Required Minimum Qualifications: At least two years experience in the responsibilities of the area assigned and requires progressively responsible experience in troubleshooting and leading workflow. Duties may vary from unit to unit so incumbent is required to do extensive planning, coordinating, and prioritizing, within the limits established by managerial direction and company policies/procedures. Expected to anticipate and identify problems related to normal business operations and choose appropriate responses based on established guidelines, policies and procedures. Practical experience in lead peers in daily tasks/assignments is an advantage, but not required.  The work flow direction aspects of this job require the incumbent to provide information regarding a peer’s work to the supervisor/manager so appropriate action can be taken regarding the disciplining, Educational Requirements: Must have HS Diploma or GED.  Blue Diamond promotes a safe and healthy work environment, and in doing so, we will perform background and drug tests for each candidate who accepts a position with our team.   Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability High School/GED (Required)       Team B Derrick Jackson