Almond Sorter at Blue Diamond Growers in SALIDA, California

Posted in General Business 27 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Responsible for the extraction of foreign material from raw almond meats.

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                        

  • Manually removes non-specified almond kernels and foreign material from product while moving on a conveyer belt.

  • Occasionally performs audits and document findings.

  • Collects and logs all pick-out from sorting belts.          

  • This job description reflects managements 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
  • 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


Typical number of Direct Reports

  • N/A


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.


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.

High School/GED (Required)

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Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. BDG provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information. BDG also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.