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 February 10, 2020

Position TitleRequirementsDescriptionOther
Executive Assistant High school diploma plus some secondary-level coursework in English, business administration and/or communication.
Five years of experience in the performance of responsible administrative/clerical work; two years of executive assistant experience involving the exercise of a high degree of discretion with confidential matters.
Thorough knowledge of general office practices and procedures and business English.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Professional grooming, dress and demeanor consistent with business-like corporate image.
Must report to any AFF facility according to company need, sometimes with same day notice.

Perform a broad range of administrative duties for the directors at our Flavors Division. Work with the Senior Director of Operations, on a day-to-day basis, relieving him of minor administrative details and maintaining workflow during the director’s absence. Use independent judgment within agreed-upon limits to act on behalf of superior based on knowledge of company organization, policies and personnel. Responsible for scheduling meetings, obtaining information, compiling reports and information as requested by superior. Exercises considerable judgment and discretion in handling requests for appointments and telephone calls for superior, routing them to others or dealing with them on own initiative when appropriate. May take and/or transcribe confidential or highly technical dictation, keep minutes of meetings and perform other secretarial functions. May also assist other directors as needed. Is responsible for contributing to the efficient and profitable operation of the Company. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards.This position is located in Los Angeles, CA
Maintenance Mechanic AMust have a skilled working knowledge of all maintenance crafts and trades with a high degree of skill and knowledge in the performance of at least one craft or trade.
Must be physically able to perform vigorous, strenuous work, with lifting up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day.
Must be able to read, write and speak English to perform administrative tasks.
Must have basic math skills.
Must provide valid telephone number for contact in the event of emergencies after working hours.
Must own and furnish, for the purpose of performing duties, a set of hand tools as described in the Maintenance Department Tool List.
The position performs the duties of maintaining all buildings, structures, and production equipment in top condition and working order, while actively training others when time permits. This position requires a skilled working knowledge of all maintenance crafts and trades with a high degree of skill and knowledge in the performance of at least one craft or trade (i.e. welding, electrical, PLC’s). All tasks are performed in accordance with GMP and safety guidelines and procedures. This individual must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards. This position is located in Pacoima, CA
Maintenance Mechanic B Requires 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.This position is located in Pacoima and Los Angeles, CA
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.
Facilities Worker Must be physically able to use various carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical tools.
Must use equipment such as saws, hammers, drills, paint brushes, rollers or sprayers, and power tools such as grinders, sanders, and electric pipe threaders.
Must have mechanical aptitude.
Must be physically able to perform strenuous work, with lifting up to 50 pounds, and bending, kneeling and climbing frequently throughout the day.
Must be able to read, write and speak English to perform administrative tasks.
Must have basic math skills.
Must provide valid telephone number for contact in the event of emergencies after working hours.
The position performs the duties of maintaining all buildings and structures and assisting mechanics as needed to keep production equipment in top condition and working order. This position requires experience in building maintenance pertaining to roofing, walls, ceilings, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and building electrical. All tasks are performed in accordance with GMP and safety guidelines and procedures. This individual must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards. This position is located in Pacoima, CA
Flavor ChemistExcellent communication skills are a must, with the ability to talk to top customers to determine real needs and convert the concept discussed into a tangible flavor that works and sells.
Knowledge of US, EU, Asian, and/or South American regulations strongly desired. Knowledge of regulations of specific countries and regions worldwide also desirable. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish the task at hand.
We are seeking a competitive, driven, motivated individual who can step into our company and begin to produce immediately without disrupting the current system in place.
10 years of experience creating flavors from flavor ingredients currently available worldwide. Must be strong in sweet/fruit flavors - namely berries, tropical, super fruits - and in unique non-characterizing flavors for use in food and beverage industries. Knowledge in savory a definite plus. Ability to create ethnic flavors and pair flavors together to create an impact on our customers. Must be well versed in keeping ahead of the trends and continuing to source the newest unique flavor ingredients available.This position is located in Pacoima, CA
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
Sanitation LeadMust be able to get along with co-workers and other departments, fostering a team-work” atmosphere within the company.
Must possess good reading and basic math skills and be able to speak, read and write English.
Must be able to train other workers and make recommendations regarding sanitation and safety issues.
The Sanitation Lead Person is responsible for supporting the department and supervisor in the implementation and record keeping of the Master Sanitation Schedule, which involves all sanitation in the plant. This is a “working” position and will require participation in various sanitation tasks. Must follow and enforce GMP sanitation guidelines and safety procedures. Responsible for contributing to the efficient, profitable operation of the plant. This position is located in Los Angeles, CA
IT Support II/Jr. Systems AdministratorTechnical school certificate or equivalent work experience; or computer science degree in progress. Good English communication skills and ability to work effectively as a team member. 2 – 3 years as a help desk technician.
Must be able to bend, stoop and lift up to 25 pounds. Must be a safe, licensed driver with a properly registered vehicle and insurance limits that meet company requirements.
May be required to attend training to develop skills related to the position’s job functions.
The IT Support II/Jr. System Administrator provides IT Helpdesk Support level 2 troubleshooting of hardware and software issues at all company. This position is also responsible for hardware configuration, deployment and maintenance. Provide backup to the Network Administrator on certain network and system administration tasks. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards.This position is located in Pacoima, CA

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