Production Assistant

Oakland, Ca /
Kiva Manufacturing Inc. – Operations /
Kiva Confections ( is the premier cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva's line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, and Camino Gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and skillfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, our goal is to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science to ensure a deliciously consistent experience every time, we continue to deliver on that mission today.
We have aggressive growth plans as the legal market, and consumer adoption continues to expand. Key growth initiatives include bold platform innovation, best in class marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this explosive growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.

Job Summary

The Production Assistant aids with the candy making process ensuring proper quality and quantity of our chocolate bars and gummies being produced meet required inventory levels.

2 Shifts Available:
Morning 4:30 am – 12:00 pm
Evening 8:30 pm – 4:00 am

This is the job for you if...

    • You display a positive attitude and like to work hard
    • You are dependable and looking for a long term opportunity within the cannabis industry
    • You have the desire to assist a rapidly growing operation
    • You have stellar manual dexterity
    • You can move at a steady pace keeping up the overall pace of the team·       

As a Kiva Production Assistant, you will...

    • Ensure gummie mixture or chocolate is properly tempered for pouring.
    • Pour gummie mixture or chocolate into molds by hand, pass molds to tables to shake, move molds to cooling rooms to set.
    • Monitor temperature and humidity of cold room and adjust as necessary.
    • Uphold quality standards of products. Ensure quality by taste testing and smelling samples.
    • Assist with maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Make sure the equipment is properly calibrated and working correctly.
    • Ensure that the production department is clean and sanitary every day. Equipment and tools are cleaned and sanitized. Floors are cleaned, scraped and mopped daily. All surfaces are cleaned and sanitized the start and end of every day.  

What we're looking for...

    • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Previous food manufacturing experience is highly preferred.
    • Ability to communicate in English, verbal and written.
    • Ability to read, comprehend recipes and basic instructions such as: safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions.
    • Ability to perform basic math functions such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals is required.
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions is required.

Work Environment

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

Physical Requirements

    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. 
Kiva Confections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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