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.

American Fruits and Flavors, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment upon any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, cancer, genetic characteristics, genetic information, pregnancy, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. None of the questions or information sought in this application is intended to discriminate based upon any status protected by law.

Updated as of August 04, 2022



Class A Drivers (2)

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Responsible for making local pick-ups and deliveries in a safe and timely manner. Checks each truck driven prior to and after each run, Makes sure the truck or vehicle is in good working condition and meets safety standards, reporting deviances immediately to S & R Supervisor. Responsible for possessing and maintaining current drivers’ licenses, medical and written certifications required by law to perform Class I duties. This individual must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with clients, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving and enhancing performance standards.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Verifies all counts and product being picked up.
  • Helps load and unload pickups and deliveries on a daily basis as needed.
  • Responsible for minor maintenance on trucks, such as filling gas tank, checking oil and water levels, and inspecting condition of tires; must keep trucks clean.
  • Makes deliveries and pickups in a safe, timely manner, using the shortest or fastest route.
  • Maintains accurate records of mileage, time in and time out on deliveries and pickups; completes trip reports, mileage logs and vehicle inspection reports each time a vehicle is driven and submits reports to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Must report all traffic incidents and violations as well as mechanical violations to supervisor immediately, including personal incidents.
  • Responsible for warehouse duties when not assigned driving time. These include pulling orders, loading and unloading trucks, working in freezer, assisting in the performance of any work needed in the department.
  • Must keep Class I status updated at all times, completing all requirements.
  • Regular, punctual attendance required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This description reflects the principal functions of the job for the purpose of job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all requirements of the job, nor shall it be construed as giving exclusive responsibility for the function described.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Vocational training to obtain Class A Driver License.
  • Minimum 3 years of commercial driving experience; clean driving record.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need, sometimes with same-day notice.


Parts Clerk – Pacoima

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The position involves following through the established purchasing process. This position requires working knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, and other company computer programs. The Maintenance Parts Clerk performs data entry duties within the computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS software), including parts information and inventory of such items. The clerk is responsible for researching, ordering materials, and supplies as needed to promote timely repairs and maintenance of our food processing plant buildings, and equipment. All tasks are performed in accordance with GMP and safety guidelines and procedures especially when entering production areas. 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.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Follows through with the purchasing process which involves research, obtaining quotes, documenting approvals for purchase, P.O. issuance, order confirmation, and forwarding the purchase information to the purchasing department.
  • Receives parts delivered by shipping and receiving personnel and verifies the contents of the package delivered.
  • Enters parts into the maintenance software.
  • Notifies others of parts received for work orders in order to promote on time repairs or completion of tasks.
  • Operates forklift when required for deliveries.
  • Inventory control with cycle counts and parts on hand will be conducted as determined by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Coordinates returns for rejected or defective items.
  • Maintains parts storage areas clean and organized.
  • Drives to pick up or to make deliveries as needed.
  • Meets with vendors as required.
  • May be called to come into work while off-duty as emergencies arise.
  • Enforces and improves departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs other maintenance duties required or requested by the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager or arising from a natural or man-made disaster.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be physically able to perform vigorous, strenuous work, lifting up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day.
  • Must have valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to drive company vehicles.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English to perform tasks.
  • Must have moderate math skills.
  • Must have a proficient level of computer skills.
  • Must provide valid telephone number for contact in the event of emergencies after working hours.
  • Must be punctual, with regular attendance.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need, sometimes with same-day notice.


Production Supervisor – 2nd Shift – Los Angeles

 

We are currently seeking a Production Supervisor for our 2nd shift in the City of Los Angeles. Eventually this position will relocate to San Fernando, CA.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Obtain forms, batch sheets and special instructions from the Production Scheduler or QC for the day’s production.
  • Assign work to production personnel and ensure timely completion of scheduled activity and all paperwork associated with batches for HACCP, sanitation, etc.
  • Maintain familiarity with company policies and procedures pertaining to Quality Manual, Food Security/Food Defense, Sanitation, cGMPs and HACCP/Food Safety.
  • Participate in pre- and post-production meetings to discuss information and resolve problems.
  • Assign work to sanitation personnel in accordance with Master Cleaning Schedule and ensure completion of all paperwork.
  • Meet throughout the day with lead people and managers to set priorities or solve problems that have arisen during the day.
  • Ensure that necessary department personnel receive adequate training in CCPs and that back- ups are available in their absence.
  • Assist Operations Manager with maintenance of physical inventory to ensure customer needs are met and costs are controlled.
  • Make sure that all plant equipment, building and grounds conform to current GMP and sanitation standards.
  • Ensure that production is accomplished safely, in accordance with all safety procedures and regulations.
  • Ensure that written work orders for repairs are given to Maintenance
  • Work with Operations Manager to establish performance standards for production and sanitation employees and administer discipline in accordance with applicable laws and company policies.
  • Make recommendations for needed changes in equipment or manpower.
  • Assist and train production and sanitation employees as needed.
  • Work in a wet, noisy, fast-paced environment, walking and standing constantly throughout the day, occasionally lifting 50 pounds.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Background 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.


QC Chemist – Los Angeles

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Perform standard Q.C. tests and analysis on incoming raw materials, raw samples, and /or finished products, working with minimal supervision. Prepare all standards for comparison with samples from production and perform complex product adjustments as necessary to meet quality standards. Responsible for all adjustments made to batches. Maintain accurate records on all work performed. Maintain and calibrate instruments regularly. Receive instruction and guidance from R & D Scientists of all levels. The position has internal contact with R&D staff, Production, and Purchasing and inter-company lab personnel regarding resources, production and procedures. This individual must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with vendors, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving and enhancing performance standards.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform all functions and duties of Associate Chemists and Technicians as needed.
  • Perform statistical analysis on processes.
  • Responsible for the conformance of product labeling to specification sheets.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the analyses of Q.C. Technicians.
  • Lead and train Associate Chemists and Technicians; train new employees as needed.
  • Demonstrate good judgment on batch quality based on sensory evaluation.
  • Responsible for selection and use of standard samples for QC materials evaluation.
  • Responsible for making appropriate complex batch corrections.
  • Responsible for documenting CCP-4 Filtration, and CCP-8 Products with Inclusions.
  • Make decisions regarding “pass/reject” of ingredient and product lots.
  • Begin to trouble-shoot problem areas within the QC function and recommend solutions.
  • Work with production employees to consistently improve the quality of our finished products.
  • Participate in the investigation of customer complaints.
  • Must demonstrate skill in establishing and implementing QC procedures for the continuous improvement of QC Department functions. These include but are not limited to record keeping, trend analysis, specification development and reporting data in a timely manner.
  • Work with the 2nd shift to oversee the product labeling/fill process.
  • Begin to contact vendors to implement vendor quality certifications.
  • Responsible for scanning of all documents related to sanitation.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and policies.
  • Must have regular, punctual attendance.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum B.A. /B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Appropriate supervisory training must be taken before assuming this position.
  • Supervisory and/or manager experience is desirable.
  • Must be able to move about in a production and lab environment.
  • Must have visual acuity to evaluate sample appearance and use lab instruments.
  • Must demonstrate taste/aroma sense acuity.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need, sometimes with same-day notice.


Production Planner – Pacoima

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Plans and prepares production schedules for manufacture of products. Responsible for contributing to the efficient and profitable operation of the plant. This individual must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with clients, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving and enhancing performance standards.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Draw up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of production in association with Production/Inventory Control Manager and supervisors from both shifts.
  • Must strive to meet shipping dates requested by customer service at time of work order entry.
  • Must update work order status within 24 hours (business days) of the order being received or released from hold.
  • Work with Quality Control to verify formulas and batch sizes for production.
  • Provide production schedules for Production and Quality Control.
  • Confer daily with both production supervisors to determine status of assigned production.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions to obtain raw materials.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions for packaging material as needed and maintain packaging inventory.
  • Provide Shipping/Receiving department with pull sheet of needed raw materials for next day     production.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Must have regular, punctual attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be familiar with production and inventory procedures.
  • Good at mathematical calculations.
  • Good English communication skills.
  • Must be open to work on Saturdays at least once a month
  • Proficient with computer software programs.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need, sometimes with same-day notice.


Production Assistant Supervisor – (2nd Shift) – Pacoima

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
This position is responsible to assist the Production Supervisor in completing and monitoring activities of the department, including timely completion of filling-packaging batches in accordance with GMP and safety guidelines, working in cooperation with all other departments, promoting information exchange and teamwork within the department. The Assistant Supervisor will help with paperwork and enforcement of company policies, GMP’s, HACCP guidelines and safety procedures.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Reports to production Supervisor. Assists with the day to day performance of the   production team. Willing to work overtime as/when needed.
  • Obtains, reviews and verifies forms and special instructions from the Scheduler or Q.C. for the daily assignments.
  • Participates in pre- and post-production meetings to discuss information and resolve problems as needed when needed.
  • Monitors progress of filling of products and re-assign personnel if needed to areas needing support.
  • Must learn the different machinery used in production, as well as production and sanitation procedures to help and resolve any production issues.
  • Answers Personnel questions and/or issues that may arise during operation.
  • Meets throughout the day with lead people personnel to set priorities or solve problems that have arisen during the day.
  • Maintains familiarity with Company policies and procedures pertaining to Quality Manual, Food Security/Food Defense, Sanitation, cGMPs and HACCP/Food Safety.
  • Helps Production Supervisor ensure that all plant equipment, building and grounds conform to current GMP and sanitation standards.
  • Enters work orders for Maintenance as needed.
  • Ensures that production is accomplished safely, in accordance with all safety procedures and regulations.
  • Generates reports and conducts counts of production results and packaging as/when needed.
  • Assist and train production workers as needed. Provides feedback on new hires and temp- to-hire to assist in the hiring process.
  • Operates a forklift.
  • Works in a wet, noisy, fast-paced environment, walking and standing constantly
  • throughout the day, occasionally lifting 55 lbs.
  • Regular, punctual attendance required.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess basic supervision skills.
  • Prior experience in production and processing machinery is required.
  • Possess 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.
  • May have to work either Sunday- Thursday or Tues- Saturdays as part of their schedule.
  • Proficient with math conversions using calculator, familiar with metric system, weights and measures.


QC Lab Technician – Pacoima

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Perform standard Q.C. tests and analysis on incoming raw materials, raw samples and /or finished products. Prepare all standards for comparison with samples from production. Maintain accurate records on all work performed. Maintain and calibrate instruments regularly.
Receive instruction and guidance from QC Chemists and R&D scientists of all levels.
Have internal contacts with R&D staff, Production, Purchasing and inter-company lab personnel regarding resources, production and procedures. This individual must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in ways that foster good relationships with vendors, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving and enhancing performance standards.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform standard routine tests (Brix, pH, color, turbidity, etc.) on products.
  • Pull samples out from cold box to be used as standards or re-evaluate for any reason as requested.
  • Pull samples of incoming raw material from Shipping & Receiving.
  • Evaluate incoming raw material samples for compliance with specifications.
  • Responsible for collection, review and filing of Certificates of Analysis for all raw materials.
  • Responsible to keep FABS up to date on all QC records of samples tested.
  • Responsible for documenting CCP-5 Pathogens, CCP-6 Agrichemical analysis and CCP-3 Patulin.
  • Monitor raw material periodic testing program for compliance with HACCP plan.
  • Begin to trouble-shoot problem areas within the QC function and recommend solutions.
  • Prepare samples for outside testing as needed.
  • Perform incoming and outgoing tanker inspection prior to unloading or filling.
  • Responsible for organizing, storing, clean-up and disposal of QC retained samples.
  • Responsible for cleaning and calibrating all QC lab instruments on a regular basis.
  • Wash all glassware; maintain a clean working area and sufficient inventory of supplies in the lab.
  • Must demonstrate skill in establishing and implementing QC procedures for the continuous improvement of the QC Department functions. These include but are not limited to record keeping, trend analysis, specifications development and reporting data in a timely manner.
  • Provide training for new employees as needed.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and policies.
  • Must have regular, punctual attendance.
  • Perform all others duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum B.A. in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be able to move about in a production and lab environment.
  • Must have visual acuity to evaluate sample appearance and use lab instruments.
  • Must demonstrate taste/aroma sense acuity.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need, sometimes with same-day notice.


R&D Compounder – Pacoima, CA

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
This position works in conjunction with R&D Chemists to perform the activities of the department, including timely completion of customer samples in accordance with GMP and safety guidelines. Assists R&D Chemists in daily work assignments. Cooperates 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 safety procedures. Reports to the R&D Manager but also receives instruction from R&D Chemists.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Accurately compounds new and/or existing products, including juice concentrates and flavors, based on defined requirements and following specific instructions and formulas.
  • Performs all Q.C. analysis and required tests on every product compounded.
  • Ensures timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Assists in the preparation and packing of stock samples.
  • Maintains sufficient stock of lab raw materials and supplies to fulfill customer requests.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, walking and standing constantly throughout the day.
  • Maintains organized and clean working area.
  • Adheres to all safety procedures and policies.
  • Has regular, punctual attendance.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Good communication skills with proficiency in written and verbal English.
  • Proficiency in math using a calculator, including conversions and some Algebra.
  • Familiar with a lab environment and the metric system.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Must report to any company location according to company need.
  • Some post high school education desirable.


Customer Care Representative

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
This position performs a variety of duties to establish and maintain positive customer relations. The Customer Care Representative will be responsible for providing accurate order fulfillment and world class customer service. The position interfaces directly with customers and internal departments to ensure that inbound order requests are accurate and following a timely order life cycle. This role must effectively navigate complex issues throughout the order fulfillment process to ensure products are delivered with accuracy and timeliness; this position makes it significantly easier to conduct business with our company. The Customer Care Representative is also required to achieve set performance standards goals on an ongoing basis and to keep the Manager informed of any pertinent issues that may arise.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Accurate and timely entry of purchase orders received by email, fax, EDI provided by Customers
  • Ability to demonstrate superior proactive and problem-solving skills when encountering and resolving issues. Anticipate potential issues and escalate situations to management as necessary.
  • Provide exceptional follow-up and monitoring of each order, identifying and addressing any potential issues as quickly as possible
  • Interact with Sales Department and provide support as required.
  • Exhibit superior planning and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to perform under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations
  • Communicate with customers as to status of orders, while maintaining accurate customer account information.
  • Communicate with Production, Shipping & Receiving, and Quality Control via work order status to ensure validated customer requirements are met.
  • Enter and monitor complaints as received from customers and communicate to appropriate AFF departments.
  • Identify and recommend solutions for process improvements. Other responsibilities as determined by the Customer Service Supervisor or Manager.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance.

This description reflects the principal functions of the job for the purpose of job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the job, nor shall it be construed as giving exclusive responsibility for every function described.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years customer service experience.
  • Supply chain, manufacturing, order fulfillment experience a plus!
  • Good math and analytical skills; detail oriented.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with a strong knowledge of Excel
  • Experience using ERP a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to prioritize requirements and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment


Maintenance Mechanic A- With Steam Engineer License – Pacoima, CA

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
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).  The position requires administrative knowledge of the CAMS maintenance program and ability to order materials and supplies.  Must exhibit leadership skills.  All tasks are performed in accordance with GMP and safety guidelines and procedures.  Responsible for contributing to the efficient and profitable operation of the plant.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and performs maintenance work from start to finish with minimal-to-no help from supervisor.
  • Must be physically able to use various carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and welding 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.
  • Responsible for all production equipment and support equipment. Equipment should be maintained in good working order, with repairs made as necessary.
  • Submits orders for supplies, materials and equipment as required for maintenance functions.
  • Leads in all technical applications, such as installations of new equipment.
  • Responsible for entering work orders for necessary repairs.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of production areas. Ensures all production areas and grounds are maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.
  • Responsible for completing daily time sheets.
  • May be called to come into work while off-duty, as emergencies arise.
  • Helps enforce departmental policies and procedures. Leads by example in these areas.
  • Performs other maintenance duties required or requested by the Maintenance Lead, Supervisor, or arising from a natural or man-made disaster.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR STEAM ENGINEERS

  • Boiler check at the beginning of the shift.
  • Boiler hourly checks on the hour.
  • Start up or shutdown of the boiler as needed and scheduled.
  • Participate in annual boiler inspections.
  • Maintain the plant steam system with repairs or replacement of steam traps, valves, filters and other components.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must 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 have valid Class C California driver’s license, current automobile liability insurance and ability to drive company vehicles.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English to perform administrative tasks.
  • Must have basic math skills.
  • Must own and furnish, for the purpose of performing duties, a set of hand tools as described in the Maintenance Department Tool List.


Maintenance Mechanic B – Los Angeles, CA

 

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and performs maintenance work.
  • Must be physically able to use various carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and welding 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.
  • Responsible for all production equipment and support equipment. Equipment should be maintained in good working order, with repairs made as necessary.
  • Submits orders for supplies, materials and equipment as required for maintenance functions.
  • Works with others in all technical applications, such as installations of new equipment.
  • Responsible for entering work orders for necessary repairs.
  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of production areas. Ensures all production areas and grounds are maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.
  • Responsible for completing daily time sheets.
  • May be called to come into work while off-duty, as emergencies arise.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs other maintenance duties required or requested by the Maintenance Supervisor or arising from a natural or man-made disaster.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have at least 2 years of recent working knowledge of maintenance crafts and trades.
  • 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.


2 Compounders – Los Angeles, CA

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
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.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Obtain forms, batch sheets and special instructions from the Production Supervisor or Q.C. Department for the day’s production.
  • Complete work assigned by Production Supervisor, and ensure timely completion of scheduled activity and all paperwork associated with batches for HACCP, sanitation, etc.
  • Participate in pre- and post-production meetings as needed, to discuss information and resolve problems.
  • Complete work assigned by Production Supervisor in accordance with Master Cleaning Schedule and ensure completion of all paperwork.
  • Comply with all Q.C. instructions.
  • Make sure that all plant equipment, building and grounds conform to current GMP and sanitation standards.
  • Ensure that production is accomplished safely, in accordance with all safety procedures and regulations.
  • Understand and utilize warehouse storage and barcode systems.
  • Select ingredients according to raw material numbering and barcode systems.
  • Accurately weigh raw materials according to Batch Formula Sheets.
  • Assist and train production helpers as needed.
  • Work in a wet, noisy, fast-paced environment, walking and standing constantly throughout the day, occasionally lifting 50 lbs.
  • Must be reliable in attendance and punctuality.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of Compounding Experience in a food industry preferred, but not required.
  • Background 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.


Compounder Assistant

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
The position has mastered the tasks of Production Helper I and is trained in more detailed skilled duties of Flavor Production. All work in this position is performed 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 clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in training of Helpers and selection of mixing tanks.
  • Work with QC taking samples and adjusting some formulations.
  • Understand and follow written-English formula changes.
  • Make simple formulas with minimal help from Compounders.
  • Skillful measurement of ingredients, using pipettes, scales, and beakers to measure increments of grams, Cc’s, drams, ounces and pounds.
  • Perform “pre-scale” (measuring ingredients for the following day’s production).
  • Verify that all ingredients are used or accounted for.
  • Use of calculator for conversions. Figure tank and drum volumes using ruler and calculator.
  • Use of homogenizer, chiller, and pasteurizer. May train on use of spray dryer.
  • Frequent use of forklift. Responsible for inspecting the vehicle and completing daily paperwork on it.
  • Begin training on use of flavor oils, measuring with great accuracy.
  • Familiar with location and general characteristics of all common ingredients.
  • Learn to operate additional production equipment as needed and assigned.
  • Lift up to 55 Lbs. frequently.
  • Work in wet, noisy, fast-paced environment.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

This description reflects the principal functions of the job for the purpose of job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the job, nor shall be construed as giving exclusive responsibility for function described.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful mastery of Helper I position.
  • Understand oral and written English.
  • Must operate and pass safety training on forklift.
  • Must have good basic Math knowledge.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need.


Facilities Worker – Pacoima, CA

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
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.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists with planning and performance of maintenance work when requested.
  • Works under the direction of Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Lead to keep the buildings in good condition, with repairs made as necessary.
  • Works with others in all technical applications, such as installations of new equipment when needed.
  • Responsible for reporting necessary repairs.
  • Responsible for completing daily time sheets.
  • May be called to come into work while off-duty, as emergencies arise.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs other maintenance duties required, such as some preventive maintenance, and equipment work orders issued by or requested by the Maintenance
  • Supervisor or arising from a natural or man-made disaster.
  • Must report to any company facility according to company need.
  • Regular, punctual attendance.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.


Flavor Chemist – Pacoima, CA

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
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.

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REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent 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.