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!
Position Title: Assistant Operator
Location: Sacramento, CA
Job Type (Full Time/Part Time): Full Time
Wage: $19.25/ hour
Travel Required: No
Blue Diamond Growers has an excellent opportunity for a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity in a fast-paced environment. The Assistant Operator is responsible for understanding and supporting the major functions of line operations by keeping the line running safely and efficiently, and being the first backup to the operator.
Performs daily set up, assists operator with adjustments to production equipment and is ready to backup operator as needed. Must understand line operating functions, ensuring that production safety and quality standards are met. Able to maintain and complete necessary production documents. Capable of performing sanitation, housekeeping, and some mechanical functions for designated line.
Contributes within a team environment leading to production improvements and required to cross train individuals as needed.
Must understand and adhere to Blue Diamond line certification, HACCP process, Good Manufacturing procedures (GMPs) and safety procedures.
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies. May be required to inventory material usage.
Required to operate forklift/transporter.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by Supervisor.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Must be able to pass the operator certification (AON) test.
One (1) year of applicable experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
There’s good in everything we do. But it’s more than a slogan – good is in every level of our company. Blue Diamond Growers was founded on the basis of strong collaborative relationships with our growers, many of which go back more than a century. We support green and sustainable agricultural practices. And we’re proud to market a product that’s both healthy and delicious.
Blue Diamond Almonds is the official snack nut for the US Swim Team.
Many of our employees have been with us for decades. Our collaborative culture infuses every level of our organization, and good work is valued and rewarded. With passion and hard work, you will have an opportunity to grow your career with us.
We are always interested in finding new talent to add to our team-based work environment. Many of our positions provide great opportunities for growth. We offer both full-time and seasonal employment, with competitive salary and benefits packages.