Careers

American Fruits and Flavors has expanded in size and capability over the years. As a result, we are always interested in degreed candidates and/or experienced, food industry talent to bring value to our organization. If your particular niche is not listed in our job openings, please feel free to email your resume to HR@americanfruit.com for review. We ask that you be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. so that we can consider you for employment.

Updated as of May 3, 2018

Position TitleRequirementsDescriptionOther
Production Worker Able to follow verbal instructions and cooperate with co-workers. Must able to understand basic written and oral English. Must report to any company location, according to company needs. Must be able to lift 45 pounds frequently. Will use arms, legs, hands constantly, walking and moving all shift long. Perform manual labor as needed in Production and other areas. Must possess ability to learn and maintain routine, follow simple verbal instructions and work in cooperation with others. Work must be accomplished in accordance with GMP, HACCP and safety guidelines and procedures. Responsible for contributing to the efficient, profitable operation of the plant. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards.This position is located in East Los Angeles, CA. Local Southern California candidates only.
Maintenance Mechanic BRequires skilled working knowledge of all maintenance crafts and trades, with expertise in at least one. Experience with PLC's, pneumatic and electric pumps, plumbing, welding, refrigeration and/or air conditioning, VFD programming. Must be able to operate a forklift. Food industry experience is a plus. Candidates must have current, valid driver license.The position maintains all buildings, structures and production equipment in top working order, contributing as part of a team. The position trains others in order to increase the overall knowledge base of the department. Trades with expertise in at least one. Experienced with PLCs, pneumatic and electric pumps, all kinds of plumbing; some welding, refrigeration and/or air conditioning, VFD programming. Will use forklift. Food industry experience is a plus.This position is located in Pacoima, CA
2nd shift SupervisorBackground in production, familiar with production lines and processing machinery.
Must possess basic supervision skills.
Knowledge of safety, sanitation, HACCP and GMP standards and procedures.
Good written and oral English communication skills, basic computer skills.
Able to speak and understand basic Spanish.
Proficient with math conversions using calculator, familiar with metric system, weights and measures.
The position is responsible for all work done on the second shift. Requires knowledge of basic supervision and the ability to solve problems and work unsupervised. The position is a “working” position and may require participation in various production, filling and sanitation tasks. Must follow and enforce GMP and safety guidelines and procedures throughout the shift. Responsible for contributing to the efficient, profitable operation of the plant. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating so as to get along with clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards. This position is located in East Los Angeles, CA. Local Southern California candidates only.
CompounderBackground in production, familiar with production lines and processing machinery.
Knowledge of safety, sanitation, HACCP and GMP standards and procedures.
Good written and oral English communication skills, basic computer skills.
Proficient with math conversions using calculator, familiar with metric system, weights and measures.
This position works in conjunction with supervisor and/or manager to perform the activities of the department, including timely completion of product batches in accordance with GMP, HACCP and safety guidelines, working in cooperation with all other departments, promoting information exchange and teamwork within the department. The Compounder is responsible for the accuracy of batch formulation and compliance with company policy, GMP and HACCP guidelines and safety procedures. The Compounder must contribute to the efficient and profitable operation of the plant and maintain a positive work atmosphere, by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with co-workers and managers, while achieving performance standards.This position is located in Los Angeles, CA
Purchasing AssistantMinimum three years of experience in purchasing as a Junior Buyer, Purchasing Assistant or related.
Good written and verbal English skills.
Good math skills.
This position assists the Purchasing Manager in maintaining sufficient inventory levels to meet production deadlines for customer orders at AFP and Mutual Flavors. Responsible for the more routine purchasing activities. Materials purchased are processed and used in the company and are not for direct resale. Acts as a back-up for the Purchasing Manager in case of absence and provides clerical support. Responsible for contributing to the efficient and profitable operation of the plant. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards. This position is located in Pacoima, CA

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