Jobs

HMC Farms is a multi-generational family business with deep roots in the Central Valley dating back to 1887. We have many different types of roles at multiple businesses within the organization. From seasonal packing house and cold storage jobs to year-round roles in farming, production, sales, and accounting; we’ve got quite the variety of career paths. Take a look at our current openings below to see if we’ve got a good fit for you. Have questions? Contact us

JM Traver Packing / JM Traver Farms

2575 Ave. 352 Kingsburg, CA 93631

JM Traver Packing and JM Traver Farms (sister companies of HMC Farms and Jensen Packing) are part of a large vertically integrated family-owned grower, packer, and shipper of California stone fruits and table grapes with deep roots in the Central Valley.

OPERATIONS MANAGER – STONE FRUIT FARM & PACKING HOUSE – competitive salary DOE

Apply on Joe Produce here, or email your resume to: hmcfarms@gmail.com.)

JM Traver Packing and Farms is looking for an Operations Manager to manage the farming activities on 1000+ acres of peaches and nectarines as well as the day to day operations of the packing house.

The Operations Manager will evaluate, plan, organize and manage all farming and harvesting operations. The Operations Manager will report directly to the owners of the company.  The farm managers, packing house manager and supervisors will report directly to the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with HMC sales for daily picking and packing estimates
  • Ensure the proper quality of fruit is both picked and packed
  • Oversee farm managers to make sure harvest, pruning, spraying, thinning, irrigating and other farm activities are done in a timely and efficient manner
  • Responsible for all aspects of Food Safety while working with the Food Safety Manager on food safety plan and audits
  • Purchase supplies, boxes and all major equipment
  • Oversee office administrative staff
  • Work with Office Manager/HR on employee hiring, firing and discipline
  • Work with outside agencies including, Air District, Water Coalition, and Farm Labor Contractors, etc.
  • Oversee general safety and trainings with help of office staff and managers
  • Recommend improvements and future planning for both the packing shed and farming operation, including opinions/ideas on fruit selection for future plantings
  • Work with and communicate with all HMC entities to be consistent with policies and procedures
  • Monitor worker’s compensation oversight and reduce/eliminate worker injuries
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and laws

Requirements:

  • Ability to work extended hours including evenings, weekends or as business needs arise, especially during harvest season (May-October)
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Professional, dependable, principled, and honest
  • Knowledge of agricultural production (peaches, plums and nectarines preferred)
  • Ability to manage 75-100 employees plus contract labor employees
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to lead and influence others
  • Strong computer skills
  • Possess a valid CA driver’s license in good standing
  • Awareness and knowledge of new technologies in agriculture
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to climb and descend stairs
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures (< 30 degrees to >110 degrees F)
  • Must be able to stand, sit, kneel or squat for long periods of time

Preferred, but not required:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Famous software knowledge

Benefits:

  • Subsidized medical insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Free medical clinic open to all employees

HMC Fresh Foods

13138 S. Bethel Ave. Kingsburg, CA 93631

HMC Fresh Foods, a division of HMC Farms, produces value added, ready-to-eat grapes for a wide variety of applications. We offer a variety of benefits to full time employees, such as a 401(k) retirement program and an employer-sponsored health clinic that is free for employees to use (and available for use by immediate family members).

Unless otherwise noted, these roles are expected to work a day shift schedule 6:00am-2:30pm, with overtime and occasional Saturdays required during peak production periods. The work environment in our grape processing facility requires that applicants have the following abilities for all roles:

  • Stand and be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Work in cold and wet conditions (35°F)
  • Work in a loud and fast-paced environment
  • Available to work overtime

QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN – $17.00+/hour DOE

Apply on Indeed here, or download an application here  (downloaded applications can be submitted in person or emailed to: hmcfarms@gmail.com.)

QA Technicians work as a cohesive team to ensure that company and customer quality and safety standards are consistently met. Basic position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct and maintain pre-operational inspection reports
  • Conduct and maintain environmental swabbing schedules
  • Ensure compliance to federal and state food safety laws
  • Ensure compliance to company standards and specifications
  • Maintain calibration of quality control equipment
  • Perform food safety inspections across all stages of production
  • Perform quality checks on finished product (inline and retains)
  • Communicate quality or compliance concerns with urgency to management staff.

The work schedule is a staggered shift 8-12 hours per day Monday through Friday (day shift).

Preferred, but not required:

  • 1 year+ food production facility experience
  • 1 year+ quality assurance experience

 

MACHINE OPERATOR – $16.50+/hour DOE

Apply on Indeed here, or download an application here  (downloaded applications can be submitted in person or emailed to: hmcfarms@gmail.com.)

Machine Operator Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect equipment for cleanliness and safe operation.
  • Ensure adherence in following the specifications for each product. Must maintain high quality production standards at direction of production manager/supervisor
  • Perform lot changes in conjunction with production manager and other supervisors
  • Set up, start up, and shut down all aspects of the equipment.
  • Ensure maximum performance of equipment.
  • Monitor product flow rate and make adjustments as needed.
  • Demonstrate high levels of good manufacturing practices
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures including values, safety, attendance and standard operating procedures
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required
  • Keep area clean and organized at all times

Minimum Qualifications

  • Good observation skills
  • Ability to follow a routine schedule and to handle numerous projects in progress at one time
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions and take direction
  • Ability to respond to frequently changing production pressures
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Must be able to read and write English
  • Must be able to work in cold environment (35°F)
  • Must be able to stand and be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in a loud environment (PPE will be provided)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Prior working experience in a Food Manufacturing setting required
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must have knowledge of manufacturing process and equipment
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of management

Typical schedule is 6:00am to 2:30 pm  Mon-Fri but machine operators will need to set up and break down equipment daily. Occasional Saturdays and overtime may be required at times.

Preferred, but not required:

  • 1 year machine operating experience
  • 1 year food production experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus