Careers


Are you look­ing for a job that will fit into your lifestyle? Do you need to build skills and want a chance to move up and develop your poten­tials? Are you look­ing for great ben­e­fits?

We offer:

  • Med­ical cov­er­age through the Anthem Blue Cross network

  • Den­tal and vision coverage

  • Fully paid retire­ment plan

  • Sick leave, vaca­tion pay, hol­i­day pay

  • Optional 401K

  • Well­ness Program *

  • Employee prod­uct discounts

Our job posi­tions range from office envi­ron­ments to being on the road for deliv­er­ies and sales. Staff are encour­aged to apply for open posi­tions to develop new skills and broaden their career expe­ri­ence within the com­pany. Find out more about what we have to offer. Check out our job open­ings.

*Well­ness Works, our well­ness pro­gram works closely with Sut­ter Health. It includes in-​house health chal­lenges, Smoothie Days, onsite yearly free flu shots and blood pres­sure screen­ings. Once a year, an exten­sive health fair for all employ­ees fea­tures var­i­ous free health screen­ings, provider refer­rals and lots of fun and prizes.


Mov­ing Up


Are you will­ing to work hard but have fun too? Do you like meet­ing and work­ing with a diverse group of peo­ple? We enjoy our work AND work hard. We are rewarded with oppor­tu­ni­ties to move ahead when we are ready. Because we are a local, family-​owned busi­ness, we have a chance to get to know each other and the jobs that we do — a good fit for any­one will­ing to work hard to move up.

Gina

I was first hired as an Inside Sales Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in 2002, with no pro­duce back­ground what­so­ever. What I knew about sales, mar­ket­ing, labor and infor­ma­tion flow came from my retail expe­ri­ence in the meat depart­ment, but the skills were trans­fer­able. It’s all about work­ing with the details — that’s what I love, and it is how the buy­ing posi­tion came into play.

Ini­tially, I began pur­chas­ing every­day flo­ral and hol­i­day flo­ral items like Easter lilies and poin­set­tias. Then I was taught to cover shorts and would buy what­ever Gen­eral needed. My atten­tion to details paid off. Finally, a Buyer posi­tion opened up. They gave me a chance when I told them “I think I can do this,” and I’ve been invested as a Buyer ever since. I love the com­pas­sion­ate fam­ily nature of Gen­eral Pro­duce. They allow me to feel at ease ask­ing for what I need.

Amran

I first started at Gen­eral Pro­duce in 2013 as a Non-​commercial C Dri­ver. I didn’t expect to move up as a dri­ver until I got my com­mer­cial license again, but I got noticed for my effi­ciency at get­ting my job done. I learned my routes quickly, and just 3 days into the job, I was able to run my routes on my own. Soon I was so fast I had time to do sec­ond deliv­er­ies on the same day.

Before I knew it, I was pro­moted to Dri­ver Team Leader. I’m still run­ning routes, but now I’m help­ing my dri­ving team become more effi­cient as well. It feels good to know that what I can do helps the com­pany. The guys I work with are great, so I have a fun time at General.


Joe

My first posi­tion here was as a Receiver in 1999. I was just nine­teen and look­ing for the best oppor­tu­nity since I’m the old­est in a big fam­ily. As the old­est, lead­er­ship always came nat­u­rally to me. Gen­eral Pro­duce has helped me fos­ter that need to lead through­out my career.

After only 3 months on the receiv­ing job, I jumped at the chance to move up: I got my com­mer­cial dri­ving license and learned the com­puter sys­tem, I then became a Dri­ver Trainer as well as a Team Leader. I was later picked to be trained to over­see the new com­puter rout­ing sys­tem for all dri­vers and then pro­moted to Rout­ing Super­vi­sor and now to Assis­tant Oper­a­tions Man­ager. Any­one can do every­thing if they try hard enough.

Roger

The pro­duce indus­try is extremely chal­leng­ing, but work­ing in the dis­tri­b­u­tion of healthy and organic foods over many years has always moti­vated me. I worked in the Organic Food indus­try in Pitts­burg, PA and Eugene, OR before start­ing as a morn­ing Receiver at Gen­eral Pro­duce in Octo­ber 2005. Over time, I worked my way up to become the pri­mary Organic Buyer for Gen­eral Pro­duce and Assis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager of the Mount Shasta Branch.

I’m proud to work for Gen­eral Pro­duce because I feel like I’m con­tribut­ing to a cause I care about. With the con­stant growth of Organ­ics, I see changes, such as the use of less harm­ful pes­ti­cides and fewer fer­til­iz­ers being released into the envi­ron­ment, lead­ing to a health­ier planet for future gen­er­a­tions. The biggest reward work­ing here is know­ing that through hard work, I can make a dif­fer­ence every sin­gle day.


Life in General


Our employee events give us all a chance to come together for fun, food, con­nect­ing with each other and even tak­ing time to focus on our health.


Free, onsite blood pres­sure checks are given as part of Blood Pres­sure Aware­ness Month.


Employ­ees enjoyed giant cakes & many cup­cakes in cel­e­bra­tion of the company’s 80th Anniversary.


Employee “ath­letes” and fam­ily par­tic­i­pate in the Walk to Cure Dia­betes each year.


Our awe­some Receivers are also awe­some golfers at the Annual Friend­ship Golf Tournament.

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Warm hearts and big appetites abound at the annual Win­ter Potluck for all staff.


As the Employer Rela­tions Spe­cial­ist with Sut­ter Health, I inter­act with many of the employ­ees at Gen­eral Pro­duce to dis­cuss ways to live a health­ier lifestyle. Gen­eral Pro­duce is a very family-​oriented com­pany. I always look for­ward to vis­it­ing the site, inter­act­ing with their employ­ees and work­ing with their well­ness team.

This is a com­pany that pro­vides qual­ity prod­ucts and excel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice while also valu­ing the well-​being of their employ­ees. Sut­ter Health and Gen­eral Pro­duce have estab­lished a great work­ing rela­tion­ship in help­ing to edu­cate the employ­ees about the resources avail­able to them at Sut­ter Health through their ben­e­fits. I value our part­ner­ship and respect how much time, effort and resources they put into improv­ing the qual­ity of life of their work­force.


Amy Schenone
Sut­ter Health
Employer Rela­tions Specialist

Raf­fle, freshly blended smooth­ies and healthy tips are shared, with the help of Sut­ter Health.


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IN PER­SON: Gen­eral Pro­duce, 1330 North B Street, Sacra­mento, CA 95811
FAX: 9164412511
MAIL: Gen­eral Pro­duce, P.O. Box 308, Sacra­mento, CA 958120308
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A4 Ca JO Shop Helper


Job Open­ings

The fol­low­ing posi­tions are open:



Job Title:
Maintenance/​Shop Helper/​Apprentice
Job Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Non-​Exempt (Hourly), Reg­u­lar, Full Time
Ben­e­fits: Health Insur­ance, Vacation/​Sick Leave, and Retire­ment

Sched­ule: Monday-​Thursday: 7:30am – 5pm. Fri­day: 7:30am– 4:00pm. Every other Sun­day: 34 hours (flex­i­ble on the actual time)

Pri­mary Pur­pose:
The Maintenance/​Shop Helper per­forms main­te­nance and clean­ing duties for the equip­ment and the facil­i­ties. Under the super­vi­sion of the Facil­ity Main­te­nance Man­ager, assists with repairs of refrig­er­a­tion, heat­ing, ven­ti­lat­ing, and air con­di­tion­ing sys­tems through­out the facil­ity, offices and vehi­cles.

Essen­tial func­tions:
1. Water and steam clean all bat­ter­ies for all mate­r­ial han­dling equip­ment, includ­ing work scrub­bers.
2. Inspect bat­tery and charger con­nec­tors and cables and repair when needed.
3. Inspect bat­tery stand rollers and lube and repair when needed.
4. Ser­vice and repair bat­tery extrac­tor when needed.
5. Clean the inside and the out­side of the shop area, includ­ing walker area.
6. Clean all tools and equip­ment.
7. Assists in per­form­ing main­te­nance ser­vice and repairs in the areas of refrig­er­a­tion, ware­house and offices.
8. Trans­ports tools, mate­ri­als, com­po­nents, and equip­ment to and from work areas.
9. Pick up sup­plies and run parts for the shop and warehouse.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:
1. Abil­ity to work with hand & power tools
2. Abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate effec­tively with super­vi­sor
3. Abil­ity to work in a team envi­ron­ment.


Edu­ca­tion and Expe­ri­ence:
High School grad­u­ate and 1 year expe­ri­ence in pro­duce ware­house envi­ron­ment pre­ferred.

Phys­i­cal Demands:
While per­form­ing the duties of this job, the employee is reg­u­larly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must fre­quently stand and walk. The employee must reg­u­larly lift and/​or move up to 50 pounds.

License: Main­tain a valid Cal­i­for­nia Dri­ver License with no more than 2 points on record.

Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure and Dead­line: Please sub­mit com­pleted Gen­eral Pro­duce appli­ca­tion

An Equal Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer



Job Title:
Out­side Retail Sales Rep­re­sen­ta­tive
Job Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Exempt (Salary), Reg­u­lar Full Time
Ben­e­fits: Health Insur­ance, Vacation/​Sick Leave, Retire­ment


Job Sum­mary: The Out­side Sales Rep­re­sen­ta­tive pro­vides extra­or­di­nary cus­tomer ser­vice to assigned accounts. He/​she main­tains and increases sales of a given account base and brings in new accounts. Posi­tion also includes data analy­sis, cat­e­gory man­age­ment and over­all assis­tance to retail­ers in max­i­miz­ing sales vol­ume, store dis­tri­b­u­tion and gross profit.

Prin­ci­pal Responsibilities:
  1. Answer ques­tions and pro­vide infor­ma­tion to cus­tomers in per­son, by tele­phone, e-​mail or by fax in response to inquiries regard­ing prod­uct, prices and deliv­ery dates.
  2. Lis­ten to, inves­ti­gate and resolve cus­tomers’ com­plaints about prod­ucts, price or service.
  3. Receive and exam­ine defec­tive prod­uct returned by cus­tomers and deter­mine, with supervisor’s approval, if cred­its should be granted based on Com­pany procedures.
  4. Main­tain a work­ing knowl­edge on the prod­ucts the cus­tomers carry.
  5. Iden­tify poten­tial new accounts that are ben­e­fi­cial and prof­itable to the company.
  6. Call on poten­tial new account decision-​makers and present benefits/​features of a Gen­eral Pro­duce relationship.
  7. Per­form nec­es­sary admin­is­tra­tive duties to estab­lish new accounts, i.e. credit approval, com­plete proper forms and notify appro­pri­ate departments.
  8. Reg­u­larly fol­low up with poten­tial new accounts to estab­lish relationships.
  9. Advise cus­tomers of appro­pri­ate prod­uct for a given need based on knowl­edge of the prod­uct. Rec­om­mend sim­i­lar, com­pan­ion or sub­sti­tute product.
  10. Par­tic­i­pate with Buy­ing and Sales Depart­ments in devel­op­ing new items and spe­cial requests


Require­ments:
  1. Excel­lent sales and cus­tomer ser­vice skills.
  2. Effec­tive writ­ten and oral com­mu­ni­ca­tions skills with the abil­ity to moti­vate and influ­ence oth­ers either ver­bally or in writing.
  3. Abil­ity to ana­lyze and under­stand data.

Edu­ca­tion and Expe­ri­ence:

Two to three years of col­lege with course­work in mar­ket­ing, sales, and busi­ness. In the absence of for­mal edu­ca­tion, sig­nif­i­cant and pro­gres­sively respon­si­ble sales work expe­ri­ence may be sub­sti­tuted. Posi­tion requires two to three years retail or whole­sale pro­duce indus­try sales expe­ri­ence with a min­i­mum of two years of mer­chan­dis­ing expe­ri­ence at the retail level.


Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure and Dead­line:Please sub­mit cover let­ter and resume to This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An Equal Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer



Job Title:
Repack
Job Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Hourly, Reg­u­lar, Full-​time, Day Shift


Pri­mary Pur­pose: The Repack worker sorts and repacks pro­duce. This posi­tion also assists with clean­ing and main­tain­ing the premises and other duties in the ware­house.

Essen­tial Func­tions:
1. Lift cases and seg­re­gate pro­duce on table to get ready for repack­ing.
2. Sort and dis­card items and for­eign mat­ter.
3. Bunches, ties and trims pro­duce.
4. Places pro­duce in pack­ag­ing, bags, cases and other con­tain­ers.
5. Reports reg­u­larly to super­vi­sor.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:
1. Abil­ity to work in a team envi­ron­ment.
2. Abil­ity to per­form the pri­mary func­tions of this posi­tion with or with­out rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tion.

Edu­ca­tion and Expe­ri­ence:One month related expe­ri­ence or train­ing or equiv­a­lent com­bi­na­tion of edu­ca­tion and expe­ri­ence pre­ferred.

Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure and Dead­line:Please sub­mit com­pleted Gen­eral Pro­duce appli­ca­tion

An Equal Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer



Job Title:
Deliv­ery Route Truck Dri­ver (License A, B or C license)
Job Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Non-​Exempt (Hourly), Reg­u­lar Full Time
Ben­e­fits: Health Insur­ance, Vacation/​Sick Leave, and Retire­ment


Pri­mary Pur­pose:
The Deliv­ery Route Truck Dri­ver deliv­ers pro­duce and other prod­ucts to Gen­eral Pro­duce cus­tomers.

Essen­tial func­tions:
1. Pro­vide extra­or­di­nary cus­tomer ser­vice by exceed­ing cus­tomer expec­ta­tions in the fol­low­ing areas:

  • Checks, ver­i­fies, and quan­ti­fies prod­uct to cus­tomer invoice and deliv­ers said mer­chan­dise accu­rately, safely and efficiently.
  • Col­lects money from cus­tomers, makes change, and records trans­ac­tions on cus­tomer receipt.
  • Places stock and/​or rotates stock per cus­tomer request.
  • Col­lects or picks up empty con­tain­ers or rejected or unsold merchandise.
  • Com­pletes credit/​debit forms as necessary.

2. Record sales or deliv­ery infor­ma­tion on daily sales or deliv­ery record.
3. Lis­ten and com­mu­ni­cate with office to resolve ser­vice com­plaints.
4. Load and unload trucks
5. Per­form rou­tine main­te­nance on truck; i.e. adjusts mir­rors, cleans wind­shields, changes bulbs
6. Oper­ate deliv­ery trucks safely and con­forms to DOT, CHP and CVC reg­u­la­tions, laws, codes and poli­cies
7. May pick up pro­duce at pro­duce houses, pack­ing sheds and ware­houses for back haul to ware­house.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:
1. Valid Cal­i­for­nia Com­mer­cial Dri­ver License
2. Dri­ving record must con­form to com­pany pol­icy and show no DUIs.
3. Basic writ­ing, read­ing and speak­ing Eng­lish lan­guage skills.

Phys­i­cal Demands:

  1. Reg­u­larly lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  2. Sit for long peri­ods of time, while dri­ving, stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  3. Pos­sess vision abil­i­ties to include close vision, color vision, and abil­ity to adjust focus.

Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure and Dead­line: Please sub­mit com­pleted Gen­eral Pro­duce appli­ca­tion and a
10 year DMV print to Gen­eral Pro­duce Com­pany, 1330 North B St., Sacra­mento, CA 95811. DMV print­outs can be emailed to This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An Equal Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer



Job Title:
Order Selec­tor, Swing Shift
Job Clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Non-​Exempt (Hourly), Reg­u­lar Full Time
Ben­e­fits: Health Insur­ance, Vacation/​Sick Leave, and Retire­ment


Pri­mary Pur­pose:
The Order Selec­tor, Production/​Swing Shift selects prod­ucts in the ware­house and other areas to sat­isfy cus­tomer orders. He/​she also receives and stores prod­ucts within the ware­house and sur­round­ing areas.

Essen­tial func­tions:
1. Read cus­tomer orders to deter­mine items to be selected and gath­ered.

2. Select and move prod­ucts for each order from refrig­er­ated rooms in the ware­house and other areas.
3. Assem­ble ordered prod­ucts by cus­tomers and place orders in stacks.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:
1. Abil­ity to work in a team envi­ron­ment.
2. Must pos­sess excep­tional work ethics and depend­abil­ity.
3. Abil­ity to learn to oper­ate fork­lifts and other mate­r­ial trans­port machines.
4. Abil­ity to per­form the essen­tial func­tions of this posi­tion with or with­out rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tion.


Edu­ca­tion and Expe­ri­ence:
High School grad­u­ate and 1 year expe­ri­ence in pro­duce ware­house envi­ron­ment pre­ferred.

Phys­i­cal Demands:
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:

1. The employee is reg­u­larly required to walk for most of the shift. Employee must also sit and talk or hear.
2. Spe­cific vision abil­i­ties required by this job include close vision, color vision, and abil­ity to adjust focus.
3. The employee must reg­u­larly lift, push and pull, and move up to 50 lbs.
4. Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch and han­dle a hand truck loaded with cases of produce.

Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure and Dead­line: Please sub­mit com­pleted Gen­eral Pro­duce appli­ca­tion to This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Gen­eral Pro­duce Com­pany, 1330 North B Street, Sacra­mento, CA 95811, Fax 9164412511.

An Equal Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer