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.

 

 

Plant Manager – Stockton, CA

Job Summary:
Manages all plant operation processes including production, shipping, quality control, purchasing and safety. Also is accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives while adhering to stated budgets.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Presents a commitment to high standards and the ability to inspire those qualities in subordinates at these same high levels.
  • Coordinates and evaluates the efforts of all Plant subordinates in reaching stated organizational goals.
  • Recognizes and helps solve problems affecting production including schedules, staff, and quality.
  • Leads efforts to provide technical training and guidance to management and team members.
  • Represents the company’s position and interest effectively in dealings with outside contractors and vendors.
  • Ensures Production meets customer requirements and delivery requests.
  • Communicates effectively when speaking, writing, and listening to subordinates and supervisors.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • May recommend changes to improve quality or manufacturing processes while reducing costs.
  • May provide input in upgrading facility’s equipment or purchase of new equipment.
  • May provide operational support to all plant departments.
  • May interact with Diamond’s sales team or broker’s who represent Diamond interests in handling various product/shipping issues that may arise.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering or related field.
  • At least five years work experience in manufacturing industry which 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.

 

Diamond Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, Inc.

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

To apply please contact: hbolanos@diamondfoods.com

 

 

Inventory Control Specialist – Poulon, GA

Diamond Foods, LLC, and National Pecan LLC are headquartered in Stockton, California. National Pecan and Diamond Foods are 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, National Pecan and Diamond of California are in the midst of a major transformation in creating a modern growth brand satisfying the growing consumer desire to incorporate more plant-based products in their diets, for reasons including health and wellness, taste, texture and variety.

 

Job Summary:
Will be responsible for counting, labeling, maintaining, and updating inventories correctly in JDE. Other duties include entering, confirming, and arranging transportation for stock transfers.
Maintaining the work order system through work order creation and closings ensuring month end reporting is accurate.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Entering stock transfers to forward warehouses.
  • Monitor daily inventory reports.
  • Perform daily inventory allocations.
  • Entering Product shipment BOL’s along with confirming shipments
  • Communicate closely with QC and production departments.
  • Reconcile Inventory.
  • Investigate shortages and overages.

 

Education and Experience:

  • One to two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • JDE with experience a plus
  • Strong personal interactive skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through.
  • Sense of urgency
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel and power point.
  • Ability to manage and maintain inter-departmental processes and procedures moving forward actively and effectively.
  • Other duties assigned by management.
  • May require up to 5% travel to Fabens Texas

 

Diamond Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, Inc.

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

To apply please contact: hbolanos@diamondfoods.com

 

 

Lift Truck Operator A

POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Under the direction of a Department Manager, Shift Supervisor or Key Area Operator support production operations through accurate and timely movement of materials.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for weighing bins and recording weights. Placing product in proper locations. Returning WIP tags to operators. Use bar coding equipment.
  • Must have full knowledge of all production locations and operations. Perform other duties as required.
  • Knows the targets/goals for his/her work center and adjusts equipment to achieve targets.
  • Informs Mechanical/Electrical staff when assistance is required.
  • Drives a Lift Truck in a safe and responsible manner. Must have a good to excellent safety record on a lift truck.
  • Understands and has reviewed/signed all Safe Work Procedures for the work area.
  • Practices safe work procedures and wears all safety and sanitation equipment required for the job.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Forklift Certification
  • 1-2 years warehouse experience

 

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Maintain his/her area in a clean, orderly and organized manner. Keeps the area clean by sweeping, blowing, and scrapping equipment, floors and superstructure.
  • To ensure sanitation standards are maintained and met.
  • Must read and speak English
  • Basic math
  • To lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Perform quality work efficiently with minimum supervision.
  • Work flexible shifts and schedules including overtime.
  • Use proper safety equipment and follow safety procedures.
  • Climb stairs and ladders to a height of 12 feet or higher

 

Diamond Foods, LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.  Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements.

Diamond Foods, LLC does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, LLC.

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

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

 

 

Maintenance Mechanic – Lakeland, GA

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

Overall maintenance of tractors and equipment used in day-to-day usage. Ensuring all safety protocols and procedures are maintained. Diagnose equipment problems and work with management to source parts and repair issues. Farm housing available. Lakeland, Georgia, area.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct preventative maintenance on all available equipment.
  • Diagnose malfunctions and complete repairs.
  • Monitor equipment on day-to-day basis and ensure all equipment is safe to use.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have previous experience in maintenance mechanic or similar role.
  • Must work well with others in a strenuous and busy situation.
  • A vast knowledge of tools and materials needed to perform multiple types of repairs on equipment used on the farm.
  • Ability to stand for long hours and work multiple hours.
  • Must have problems solving and organizational skills.
  • Must have a drivers license to perform the task at hand.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma, or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in farm mechanic operations.

Diamond Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, Inc.

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

To apply please contact: hbolanos@diamondfoods.com

 

 

Farm Manager – Albany, GA

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

National Pecan, LLC is seeking a proactive and results-driven Farm Unit Manager for the Albany and Lakeland GA. areas to be responsible for managing personnel, land, capital, machinery, and all other resources to produce high quality and high yielding crops, in addition to maximizing profits. The Farm Unit Manager will be the go-to technical expert on all areas of their assigned unit, as well as a leader who inspires and motivates others to perform with the highest integrity and level of performance. Relocation and housing assistance provided with company vehicle.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor orchards for crop development, crop pests, soil moisture, weeds etc. Identify risks and propose mitigation plans.
  • Ensure timeliness of all agricultural practices on the unit, including land preparations, seedbed preparation, planting, cultivating, chemical and fertilizer application, irrigation, and harvesting.
  • Direct activities on a farm unit to produce, harvest, and store crops, to achieve the greatest profitability per acre while improving the resource base.
  • Identify areas of improvement; make recommendation on continuous improvement projects.
  • Accountable for legal and safe application and documentation of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides.
  • Develop and implement a quality annual crop plan effectively, efficiently, and on-time.
  • Build, plan and budget for the stewardship.
  • Manage, mentor and develop personnel on all policy, procedures, and safety in the performance of operations and tasks, per company standards.
  • Select and train full-time, seasonal, and temporary employees required for their unit. Supervision extends to Manager Trainees, large planting and harvest crews, equipment operators, irrigators, and interns.
  • Champion a best-in-class safety program by promoting continuous improvements through safety training attendance, compliance with all food safety programs, and encouraging the use of PPE and adherence to all other EHS programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Recent supervisory experience in an ag environment with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Bilingual Spanish skills highly desired.
  • Ability to obtain GA Private Applicator Certificate.
  • Must have a valid, in-state driver’s license.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job which includes lifting and carrying repetitively up to 50lbs. This job will occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places, and/or risk of electrical shock; frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals; and regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level is often loud. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) per applicable laws and regulations will be supplied.
  • Must be able to accommodate the regular farm schedule of 55-75 hours per week, in addition to work nights and weekends, per business needs.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in managing farm operations.

Diamond Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, Inc.

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

To apply please contact: hbolanos@diamondfoods.com

 

 

Farm Operator – Lakeland, GA

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 Orchard setting
Operating machinery such as tractors, sprayers, mowers, harvesters, sweepers, and light duty trucks.
Transporting agricultural products from facility to crop fields.
Mixing and blending of chemicals and fertilizers for application.
Operating machinery to apply fertilizers and chemicals on crop fields.
Perform maintenance on machinery and equipment with hand and power tools as needed.
Adhere to company policy and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be on time and stay on task.
  • Contribute daily to a safe working environment.
  • Work with minimum supervision

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have previous experience with agriculture equipment or similar role.
  • Must work well with others in a strenuous and busy situation.
  • Ability to work multiple hours.
  • Must have problems solving and communication skills.
  • Must have a driver’s license to perform the task at hand.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma, or related field
  • Minimum 1 year experience in farm operations.

Diamond Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, Inc.

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

To apply please contact: hbolanos@diamondfoods.com

 

 

Farm Operator – Albany, GA

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Orchard setting
Operating machinery such as tractors, sprayers, mowers, harvesters, sweepers, and light duty trucks.
Transporting agricultural products from facility to crop fields.
Mixing and blending of chemicals and fertilizers for application.
Operating machinery to apply fertilizers and chemicals on crop fields.
Perform maintenance on machinery and equipment with hand and power tools as needed.
Adhere to company policy and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be on time and stay on task.
  • Contribute daily to a safe working environment.
  • Work with minimum supervision

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have previous experience with agriculture equipment or similar role.
  • Must work well with others in a strenuous and busy situation.
  • Ability to work multiple hours.
  • Must have problems solving and communication skills.
  • Must have a driver’s license to perform the task at hand.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma, or related field
  • Minimum 1 year experience in farm operations.

Diamond Foods is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

Diamond Foods does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Diamond Foods will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Diamond Foods, Inc.

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

To apply please contact: hbolanos@diamondfoods.com

 

 


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.