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Opportunities Ripe for the Picking

Headquartered in Bakersfield, California with facilities in the Coachella Valley and around the world, Sun World offers individuals the chance to work for an innovative agribusiness dedicated to producing the finest fresh grapes, stonefruits, peppers and citrus. In fact, Sun World is one of the top producers of California table grapes, and is also a leader in apricot and pepper cultivation. When you work here, you’re helping to feed the world.

Your opportunities for employment and growth at Sun World are vast. Our openings cover an array of fields including farming, operations, sales, marketing, accounting and more.

If you are interested in bringing your talents to the Sun World family, we invite you to explore our website. Then please follow the appropriate links below (for Interns, Seasonal Professionals, and Professionals) to submit an application and resumes.

Our Values

Innovation. Initiative. Integrity. Those are our values. They seem simple, but they have significant impact on how we run our company and how we treat the people we work with. As innovators, we continually strive to advance processes in every facet of our business. Through our Variety Development Program, we bring better tasting, higher yielding fruit varieties to the marketplace. We efficiently harvest, pack and deliver the freshest produce to consumers around the globe. We encourage our employees to take a creative, solutions-based approach to their jobs. And we applaud forward thinking because innovation is how we stay ahead of the competition.

Initiative means we aim to lead. We approach our workdays passionately with a steadfast resolution to progress in a competitive landscape. We strive to perform our jobs at the highest level. All in all we are a resourceful team whose members never hesitate to turn challenges into opportunities.

Lastly, we conduct all our actions with the utmost integrity.  We believe in doing what’s right, partnering and collaborating with our customers, vendors and our employees. Our respect for Mother Nature has led to processes and practices that sustain the land and natural resources we rely on. Similarly, our respect for others has aligned us with efforts that support communities where we work, live and sell produce.

Compensation and Benefits

We value our employees, and our appreciation for them shows in our competitive salaries and benefits packages. We’re willing to invest in attracting and retaining you as an employee because we want you to feel appreciated and engaged. Our benefits packages include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage with flexible spending options
  • Company paid and voluntary short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Company-paid and voluntary life insurance
  • Performance-based pay increases and incentive programs
  • Vacation, holiday and sick time
  • 401(k)
  • Professional development and training
  • Voluntary illness and accident coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Community Involvement

We don’t just feed the world. We try to make it a better place. To that end, we work with industry and educational organizations to help students interested in agricultural careers achieve their dreams. We’ve donated salad bars to local schools to encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits. And we’ve raised and donated funds for initiatives that matter to our employees, our customers and our consumers. Essentially, we align ourselves with efforts that support the communities where we live, work and sell our produce.

Organizations we’ve worked with:

  • PMA Foundation for Industry Talent
  • Produce for Better Health Foundation
  • United Fresh’s Salad Bar in Every School Initiative
  • Future Farmers of America
  • American Cancer Society
  • Links for Life
  • Habitat for Humanity

Produce Industry Involvement

In addition to boosting community efforts, Sun World works with a number of industry organizations to share information and address issues integral to the agricultural community. We serve as board and committee members to encourage advancements in areas such as variety development, traceability, sustainability, labor resources, water resources and fresh produce consumption. Summits and networking events allow us to connect with fellow growers and our customers to improve the ways we grow and sell produce around the world.

Ultimately, our goal is to be a leader in the produce industry. We want to positively impact important agricultural issues, encourage philanthropic efforts and promote the consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables.

We are proud to work with:

  • United Fresh Produce Association
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • Western Growers Association
  • California Table Grape Commission
  • California Grape & Treefruit League
  • Canadian Produce Marketing Association
  • Eastern Produce Council
  • Fresh Produce & Floral Council
  • AgSafe

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