Careers

Since 1912, when it was started by a group of California walnut growers, Diamond of California® was on a mission to bring the bounty from California’s Central Valley walnut orchards to America’s tables.  From the beginning, we sought out the very best with the knowledge that Diamond Nuts would be used in treasured and new family recipes.  Today, we bring a wider range of nuts from our growers and farms to tables worldwide. Now over 105 years later, we are still guided by our belief that Diamond Nuts are Made for Homemade.

Along with our sister company (National Pecan), Diamond of California is part of Diamond Foods, LLC, headquartered in Stockton, California.  Diamond Foods is now owned by Blue Road Capital, a private equity firm based in New York, which is focused on holdings in the agricultural space.  With the support of Blue Road Capital, Diamond of California is in the midst of a major transformation to create a modern growth brand participating the growing consumer desire to incorporate more plant-based products in their diets, for reasons including health and wellness, taste, texture and variety.

Diamond of California is a leader in the culinary (recipe) nut category, with the largest branded share in America’s grocery stores.  Culinary nuts are generally raw, unflavored nuts sold in both the baking and produce departments.  Diamond is on a renewed mission to lead this category for the next generation of consumers who use nuts in cooking, baking, snacking and even in beverages.  We are still in the emerging stages of a complete brand renovation, which encompasses product, packaging, pricing, placement, marketing, and new product development.

Diamond has led the category’s marketing in the areas of social media and food influencer partnerships.  The brand has the largest social presence in the category with over 800,000 followers on Facebook, approximately 5x greater than the next brand.  In addition, Diamond was an early culinary nut innovator in food influencer partnerships, working with the blogger and chef communities to create a culinary influencer program.  We partner with bloggers and chefs for content, recipes, and authentic endorsements of Diamond nuts.

 

 

Production Supervisor – Stockton, CA

POSITION OVERVIEW:

It is the responsibility of the Production Supervisor to coordinate raw materials, machinery, and staffing/crewing to provide the highest return of investment to Diamond Foods, Inc., while achieving production department goals as outlined by the Director of Manufacturing and VP of Operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the day-to-day workflow of production employees.
  • Minimize wasted resources (i.e. wasted materials, product, employee time, machine under-utilization)
  • Assist in the forecasting and planning of workload for various areas of the production department.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Manufacturing provide equitable disciplinary program as specified according to the T & C.
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and direct set-up and adjustments of machines.
  • Maintain production schedules and estimate worker hour-requirements for completion of job assignment, including adjusting work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Interpret safety policies/practices to employees, including enforcing safety regulations.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job/work orders.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.  May include suggesting changes in work conditions and the use of equipment to increase efficiency of available resources.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems, and/or assist employees in solving work problems.
  • Initiate and/or suggest plans to motivate employees to achieve work goals.
  • Maintain time and production records.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Assist in the training of various key-operating areas of the production facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of GMP’s.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with production employees, other supervisors, and management.
  • Knowledge of SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures). Ability to develop procedures that are simple and easy to follow. Ability to write reports, SOPs and procedure manuals.
  • Knowledge of SPC’s  (Statistical Process Control).
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and diagrams.
  • Ability to supervise multiple production employees.
  • Ability to work independently without immediate direction or supervision.
  • Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels.
  • Ability to multi task and can handle pressures and deadlines.
  • Confident and conscientious individual with the desire to make a difference in the organization.
  • Deadline driven in a challenging, evolving & fast-paced environment.
  • Results oriented.
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and can work independently.
  • Dedicated team player.
  • Demonstrated leadership in order to be proactive in solving problems and troubleshooting issues.
  • Excellent organizational skill.
  • Willing to accept challenges.
  • Bright and insightful with demonstrated common sense.
  • Bi-Lingual is a strong positive.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Candidate must have the ability to multi-task and be detailed oriented as well as working in a team environment.
  • Candidate should also be performance and goal oriented, and must have a high professional demeanor and appearance.
  • ** Candidate must be willing to work any shift.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • The minimum qualification for this position is a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or other related field.  A demonstrated experience in food manufacturing; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience is a large plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising a team of production employees.

To apply please send resume to: humanresources4@diamondfoods.com.

Pre-employment drug testing required. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

Grower Accountant

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Responsible for the Grower Accounting function in the prompt processing of services and payments provided to approximately 800 – 1,000 grower accounts held by Diamond Foods, LLC. Reports to Director of Accounting

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Grower Accounting Supervisor oversees the processing and accuracy of all payments to Diamonds contracted growers. The main function of this position is to interact positively with Diamonds growers and ensure that grower payments, services and general ledger accounting related to these activities are accurate and meet the company’s specified deadlines. Maintaining and enhancing the relationship of the Company with the growers is an essential daily role and responsibility of this position. Unusual problems are handled by the incumbent with the assistance of the Information Systems Project Manager and other Grower Services personnel. Finally, understanding the complete process flow from receiving, inspection, and evaluation of our grower’s product in detail is paramount to this position’s success.

In addition, this position is responsible for the accuracy and professional delivery of the services offered to the growers. These services include, but are not limited to: crop assignments, automatic deposits, acceleration and deferred set-up and payments, system maintenance changes applicable to upcoming payments and current or outstanding grower account issues, calendar year-end tax statements, 1099 Interest, and month-end reconciliations for the associated general ledger accounts. The position monitors inputs from the Grower Services Administrator to the Walnut Processing System (WPS) for all grower accounts; ensures payment factors communicated by the VP Grower Services are input accurately for all grower payments; resolves issues and monitors grower payments, including all checks and statements. This position is very hands-on.

This position performs bookkeeping functions for a related entity that included processing invoices, recording automatic payments, and reimbursement invoicing to Diamond, and bank reconciliations through QuickBooks. This function also includes preparing monthly/quarterly reports and documents for board of directors meeting and yearly audit responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare, process and mail all grower payments (delivery, progress, deferred & acceleration).
  • Monthly analysis of Grower Accounting general ledger accounts.
  • Maintain monthly interest rates and preparation of journal entries for accrued interest.
  • Ensure Year-End statements and 1099 INTs are processed accurately.
  • Perform the bookkeeping function for Sequoia Walnut Growers Association.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of:
    • Systematic grower account information rollover supporting the current crop year.
    • Outside “Auditor Confirmation Letters” to selected growers.
    • Auditor reviews specific to Grower Accounting general ledger accounts.
    • Input of credits or deductions against grower accounts payable (wet load, underweight charges, association dues, etc.)
    • Prepare monthly reporting and/or payments to walnut industry organizations.
    • Grower requests and special projects.
  • Lead Grower Accounting portion of ERP implementation
  • Continue to streamline duties by looking for internal efficiencies, while maintaining positive relationships with growers.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications to include experience as an accounting assistant or in an accounts payable environment combined with at least three years’ experience in a manufacturing company. Personal leadership skills including excellent oral and written communications are a must. A Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent desired. The ideal candidate will have an agribusiness community background or currently work for an agricultural related business.

 

To apply please send resume to:  humanresources4@diamondfoods.com

Pre-employment drug testing required. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

Staff Accountant

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Human Resources Generalist contributes to the accomplishment of Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance organization which emphasizes quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

The Human Resources Generalist has responsibility for the facilitation and delivery of full cycle recruitment and on boarding for all Operations, Maintenance, QC, and Warehouse/Shipping. This will include responsibility for new hire orientation, job fairs, recruitment program administration, systems and record keeping.

Additional responsibilities include: day-to-day administrative tasks of the human resources functions and duties for plant operations. The Human Resources Generalist carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: recruitment, new hire training and orientation, HRIS, employee relations, data entry administration, reporting and compliance. The Human Resources Generalist helps with the implementation of services, policies, and programs through HR staff; reports to the head of Human Resources.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for full cycle recruiting and staffing logistics.
  • Employee orientation, development, and training logistics and recordkeeping.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence of employee records, hiring practices.
  • Knowledgeable on all Human Resources and plant policies and procedures. Assist with the communication of policies.
  • Provide administrative assistance regarding but not limited to employee records changes, verification of employment and other administrative requests as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining employee files and the HR filing system and HRIS.
  • Works with HR Benefits, Payroll, and other centralized work teams to process and administer client requests on a daily basis, such as, job status, location, and promotions, terminations.
  • Administers, maintains and processes for operational plant employee compensation.
  • Ability to interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Assist in the development of reporting mechanisms for Human Resources metrics.
  • Assist in the process development with human resources functions.
  • Company employee communication.
  • Assisting with employee relations.
  • Assist and participate with employee services.
  • Assist in gathering information for first step grievances.
  • Assisting with the day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office.
  • Ensure audit, compliance and legislative requirements are adhered to and assists with appropriate systems and controls are implemented as needed.
  • Back up to the Scheduling Coordinator for plant operations.
  • Perform other special projects, related duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS:

  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities; effective interpersonal skills.
  • Solid presentation skills; strong facilitation capabilities.
  • Strong quality orientation; attention to detail; ability to lean and adhere to compliance/audit requirements.
  • Strong assessment, analytical, judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills; ability to effectively multi-task and maintain composure in a high-volume environment.
  • Team oriented; flexible to change
  • Strong sense of urgency; ability to execute quickly and efficiently to achieve timeliness and deliverables.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information with tact and discretion.
  • Strong business acumen; commitment to cross-training and continual learning
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point. Strong technical aptitude required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and weekends.
  • Bi-Lingual (Preferred)
  • Effectively aligns efforts with other work groups.
  • Ability to build and manage effective relationships; ability to impact and influence others at multiple levels in the organizations.
  • Effective conflict management skills.
  • Collaborative approach to work; team orientated.
  • Confidently uses a rage of deliver methods to communicate, transfer knowledge.
  • Accurately assess audience preparedness, group dynamics and skill level in face-to-face and remote communications and adapts appropriately.
  • Professional, positive demeanor.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Two year experience in high volume recruiting environment
  • Two year experience with full cycle recruitment.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a human resources department.
  • Demonstrated experience providing and development Human Resources metrics reporting development and creation.

 

To apply please send resume to:  humanresources4@diamondfoods.com

Pre-employment drug testing required. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

Benefits Supervisor – Stockton, CA

JOB SUMMARY:

The Benefits Supervisor is Responsible for developing and administering employee benefit programs. Monitors processing of employee benefit claims, surveying competitor benefit programs, reviewing emerging benefit practices and counseling employees regarding benefit status. Plans and directs the administration of the employee benefit programs

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Administers various employee benefit programs, such as (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, HSA, FSA).
  • Coordinates the on boarding process with new employees on the benefit programs.
  • Works with outside vendors to initiate the employees benefits such as STD, LTD, AD&D and Life insurance.
  • Enrolls new employees into Kronos and coordinates with medical, dental, vision as well as other benefits the employee enroll in.
  • Reconciles on a monthly basis all invoices to assure the insurances are being paid on a timely manner.
  • Monitors and conducts internal audits to assure all employees are covered with employer benefits including the employees benefit selections.
  • Works closely with H&W broker to address any miscellaneous administrative and our benefit issues.
  • Oversees day to day issues with the employee benefits.
  • Manages and administers the FMLA, SDI and/or Medical leaves.
  • Works with outside carrier on different types of claims
  • Reviews with employees the medical leave procedures.
  • Work closely with accounting to assure payments are submitted and paid on time.
  • Work with Payroll to assure accuracy on employee’s contributions to their H&W enrolled programs.
  • Conduct annual benefits meetings during open enrollment

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Knowledge of national health care policies, HIPAA, FMLA, ERISA and associated reporting requirements essential
  • Experience with Workday and similar HR software preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to speak to large groups
  • Coordinate with employees who take leaves and assure coverage is maintained per the FMLA requirements
  • Supervise at minimum one employee
  • Experience administering benefits internationally a plus
  • Oversees the benefits for multiple states.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering or related field.
  • At least three to five years experience in overseeing the H&W benefits programs.
  • Practices a participative teamwork approach with a high regard for the individual.
  • Demonstrates a style of participative management in problem solving, project implementation, and continuous improvement objectives.
  • The ability to manage and motivate others.
  • Communications skills including the knowledge of computer systems.
  • Expert-level knowledge of working with spreadsheets is crucial.
  • Experience conducting internal and external auditing
  • Problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with employees, superiors and customers.
  • Strong analytical and time management skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Well planned, organized with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain discretion.
  • Basic understanding of J.D. Edwards or other HRIS systems.
  • Bi-Lingual is a plus (Spanish & English)

 

To apply please send resume to: HBolanos@diamondfoods.com

Pre-employment drug testing required. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

HR Recruiter – Stockton, CA

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Human Resources Generalist contributes to the accomplishment of Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance organization which emphasizes quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

The Human Resources Generalist has responsibility for the facilitation and delivery of full-cycle recruitment and onboarding for all Operations, Maintenance, QC, and Warehouse/Shipping. This will include responsibility for new hire orientation, job fairs, recruitment program administration, systems and record keeping.

Additional responsibilities include: day-to-day administrative tasks of the human resources functions and duties for plant operations. The Human Resources Generalist carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: recruitment, new hire training and orientation, HRIS, employee relations, data entry administration, reporting and compliance. The Human Resources Generalist helps with the implementation of services, policies, and programs through HR staff; reports to the head of Human Resources.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for full-cycle recruiting and staffing logistics.
  • Employee orientation, development, and training logistics and recordkeeping.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence of employee records, hiring practices.
  • Knowledgeable on all Human Resources and plant policies and procedures. Assist with the communication of policies.
  • Provide administrative assistance regarding but not limited to employee records changes, verification of employment and other administrative requests as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining employee files and the HR filing system and HRIS.
  • Works with HR Benefits, Payroll, and other centralized work teams to process and administer client requests on a daily basis, such as, job status, location, and promotions, terminations.
  • Administers, maintains and processes for operational plant employee compensation.
  • Ability to interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Assist in the development of reporting mechanisms for Human Resources metrics.
  • Assist in the process development with human resources functions.
  • Company employee communication.
  • Assisting with employee relations.
  • Assist and participate with employee services.
  • Assist in gathering information for first step grievances.
  • Assisting with the day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office.
  • Ensure audit, compliance and legislative requirements are adhered to and assists with appropriate systems and controls are implemented as needed.
  • Back up to the Scheduling Coordinator for plant operations.
  • Perform other special projects, related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND. SKILLS:

  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities; effective interpersonal skills.
  • Solid presentation skills; strong facilitation capabilities.
  • Strong quality orientation; attention to detail; ability to lean and adhere to compliance/audit requirements.
  • Strong assessment, analytical, judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills; ability to effectively multi-task and maintain composure in a high-volume environment.
  • Team oriented; flexible to change
  • Strong sense of urgency; ability to execute quickly and efficiently to achieve timeliness and deliverables.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information with tact and discretion.
  • Strong business acumen; commitment to cross-training and continual learning
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point. Strong technical aptitude required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and weekends.
  • Bi-Lingual (Preferred)
  • Effectively aligns efforts with other work groups.
  • Ability to build and manage effective relationships; ability to impact and influence others at multiple levels in the organizations.
  • Effective conflict management skills.
  • Collaborative approach to work; team orientated.
  • Confidently uses a rage of deliver methods to communicate, transfer knowledge.
  • Accurately assess audience preparedness, group dynamics and skill level in face-to-face and remote communications and adapts appropriately.
  • Professional, positive demeanor.

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Two year experience in high volume recruiting environment
  • Two year experience with full cycle recruitment.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a human resources department.
  • Demonstrated experience providing and development Human Resources metrics reporting development and creation.

 

To apply please send resume to:  humanresources4@diamondfoods.com

Pre-employment drug testing required. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 

Microbiology Technician – Stockton, CA

POSITION OVERVIEW:
This position assists the Microbiological department with various duties conducting microbiological analyses, laboratory testing documentation, and providing technical support to management.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Detail oriented, fast learner that is capable of performing all necessary laboratory analyses and demonstrate technical competency.
  • Maintains general familiarity of all laboratory equipment, chemicals and reagents.
  • Collects, prepares, and organizes samples for analyses such as enriching samples, autoclaving equipment, stocking and submitting inventory.
  • Prepare chemicals, reagents, and media as required to perform analyses.
  • Organizes work, conducts analyses, assure analyses are done in a timely manner, on schedule and reports in a professional manner.
  • Proficient in computers and able to enter data into a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a clean, neat, and organized working environment.
  • Assures safety when working with chemicals and reagents. Follows all Good Laboratory Practices and safe work procedures.
  • Qualified candidates must be willing to work any shift adopted by the Company to meet the needs of the business, including days, nights, weekends and swing shift
  • Weekend hours are required depending on business needs
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other associates in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to adapt and be flexible for changes in work routine.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS:

  • Communication skills:  Writing skills, reading skills, computer (MS Office, customer software) and typing
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read and understand quality documentation.
  • Able to demonstrate time-management and maintain orderly schedule.
  • Fast learner, works well in a team environment, able to work unsupervised
  • Believes customer satisfaction is a priority and therefore quality and safety must be upheld at all times
  • Exhibits a ‘how can we correct this’ first and then a ‘how do we prevent this from happening again’ demeanor

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

Degree:  Training or Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or Microbiology, preferred

Experience:
Entry level position
1 year of laboratory experience helpful

Commitment to Company Objectives:
Employee will commit to support and implement Diamond Foods, LLC Philosophy, Food Safety, Quality Philosophy, and Corporate Policies.  This entails:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Integrity in work and treatment of coworkers
  • Plant Safety, Food Safety, Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance, Production Excellence and Continuous Improvement
  • Achievement through training, monitoring and verification.

 

To apply please send resume to:  humanresources4@diamondfoods.com

Pre-employment drug testing required. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

 

 


Diamond Foods is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of our work force and the knowledge of our personnel. Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) for specialty occupation petitions are displayed electronically in accordance with notice requirements pursuant to U.S. Department of Labor regulations, and public access files are available pursuant to regulation. See 20 CFR § 655.734, 655.760.