• Guittard Chocolate Co
  • 10 Guittard Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
  • Apr 25, 2022
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Position Description


Guittard Chocolate Company is an American-based chocolate maker and has made the world’s best chocolate for five generations.  We are the oldest continuously family-owned chocolate company in the United States.  The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Burlingame, California. 


We are looking for skilled production Packers (Machine Operator) to set-up, maintain, and operate machinery that includes the safe and efficient operation of a variety of tasks in the manufacturing of chocolate products. Employees will be required to operate equipment and machinery according to manufacturing instructions, while ensuring the production of quality goods. Employees must adhere to safety and environmental objectives and targets while performing work functions.




  • Compliance with all governmental regulatory requirements and Guittard Chocolate policy
  • Inspect production areas for GMP compliance and enforce CAPA with functional owners
  • Inspect product quality, sample and analyze against specification, and follow through CAPA
  • Conduct lab analysis and follow Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Interpret data and reports on trend/data analysis to appropriate personnel
  • Maintain good housekeeping and hygiene standards in QC Laboratory and other analytical areas
  • Responsible for daily equipment maintenance
  • Responsible for laboratory and quality records in compliance with the factory Quality Monitoring

Scheme (QMS), which includes proper storage and retrieval

  • Report out detailed information regarding the products that are held and released
  • Support traceability exercises, product trace and recall procedures
  • Supporting member of the factory Internal Audit Team
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Check allergen clean out effectiveness as needed
  • Train production personnel on required quality check
  • Special projects assigned by the manager



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1-3 years of production-related experience; mixing and refining skills are desirable
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written)
  • Ability to stand, walk, and reach continuously during the shift, lift/carry up to 50lbs, and occasionally work in temperatures of 90+ degrees
  • Ability to work any shift, overtime, and weekends as needed



Work Environment

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. The work is performed in an area that is subject to both heat and cold. The noise level can be moderate to high. Employees are required to wear uniforms, hair nets, earplugs, safety glasses, safety shoes and adhere to GMP guidelines. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, attention to details, and safety are of the upmost importance.

Location:  Burlingame, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.16 per hour

Shifts:    6:50 AM to 3:20 PM

               3:10 to 11:10 PM

               11:00 PM to 7:00 AM

With a 30-minute lunch break