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Join the Big Island Candies team in crafting Hawaii’s finest gourmet cookies, chocolates and confections.

The Aloha spirit shines and thrives at Big Island Candies. Ideal candidates require a consistently upbeat, genuinely friendly nature “to help from the heart,” as well as a passion for making someone feel at home.


Seasonal Workers


Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island)

The holidays will soon be here, and we’re already getting excited about the season! Are you?

If you’re looking to earn extra cash for the holidays, and to qualify for product discounts, join the Big Island Candies team!

Seasonal Positions Available:

• Factory

• Sanitation

• Celebrations (Specialty Gifts)

• Retail (CSRs: Bilingual [Japanese]; Cashier; Stock Clerk)    

• Mail Order Operators (CSRs)

• Mail Order Packers

Apply in person at:

Workforce Development Division

1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102

Hilo, HI 96720

Or you can: Submit your résumé – Hilo (Seasonal Workers)

Please, NO phone calls. Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.


Maintenance Worker


Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island)

Big Island Candies is seeking a Maintenance Worker to perform a variety of jobs, including groundskeeping, as well as basic tasks in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and building maintenance.

Essential duties include:

  • Perform daily groundskeeping jobs, such as but not limited to, planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, and lawn mowing;
  • Trim hedges, and prune trees;
  • Apply herbicides and insecticides;
  • Monitor pest-control program;
  • Use various hand tools, for example, hammers, screwdrivers, shovels and picks;
  • Operate various power tools, for example, a table saw, chainsaw, leaf blower, lawn mower and power washer;
  • Perform general maintenance tasks, such as but not limited to, painting, muddling, re-lamping, AC filter changes, light ballast replacement, and flooring repairs;
  • Maintain adequate supply of cleaning materials/agents and equipment; submit order for supplies as needed;
  • Repair existing office and factory cabinets, desks and tables.

Skills, qualifications and attributes include:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Gardening methods and tools;
    • Equipment and materials used in groundskeeping, carpentry, and general building maintenance;
    • Trees, plants and shrubs indigenous to Hawaii;
    • Herbicide and insecticide applications;
    • Basic math;
    • Material Safety Data Sheets and chemicals relevant to trade and duties;
    • Safe, proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Work safely, professionally and independently;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Must be able to attain forklift certification, if one has not already been achieved.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Possible daily overtime and weekends, as well as change of work schedule, depending on operational needs and without notice. Hours subject to change during peak seasons.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Submit your résumé – Hilo (Maintenance Worker)

Customer Service Positions - Seasonal


Ala Moana Store (Honolulu, Oahu)

Three seasonal Customer Service Positions are now open:

Bilingual Customer Service Team Member: Requirements include:

  • Fluency in Japanese to assist our Retail team, as well as ability to serve as an exceptional Brand Ambassador to all of our visitors—local, mainland and international alike.

Cashier CSR: Requirements include:

  • Processing customer transactions at the register, ensuring this final stage of the store experience is accurate, efficient, informative and engaging; convey friendly gratitude to all of our guests for taking the time to visit with us; create a memorable sense of warmth and sincerity to help inspire return customer visits.

Stock Clerk CSR: Requirements include:

  • Loading, transporting and unloading boxes from warehouse to stockroom to store shelves (must have ability to lift and move up to 55 lbs.).

Additional requirements for all three positions:

  • Outstanding customer service skills, whereby you could be greeting guests with a smile and an authentic “Aloha”; assisting shoppers, for example answering questions about our products and services, or directing customers to other desired areas of the store; perhaps providing a sample of a delicious treat, with a side of pleasant conversation, never forgetting that heartfelt “Mahalo”;
  • Positive, personable disposition with a natural know-how to upsell and boost sales by interacting with customers; providing informative recommendations;
  • Help to ensure our products and other items on shelves and displays remain superbly presented;
  • Lend a hand to other store-related activities as needed, so an adaptable/flexible nature is essential; display an enthusiastic openness to switch from one task to another, if necessary, in order to provide prompt, effective customer assistance.

Ala Moana Store hours are: Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., subject to extended hours during the holidays and peak periods.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Include your daily (Sunday through Saturday) shift-availability information on your résumé.

Submit your résumé – Ala Moana (Bilingual CSR)

Submit your résumé – Ala Moana (Cashier CSR)

Submit your résumé – Ala Moana (Stock Clerk CSR)


Production Manager


Hilo, Hawaii (on The Big Island)

Big Island Candies is seeking a Production Manager for our Celebrations department who will uphold the brand’s standard for producing high-quality products and delivering high-level customer service. Requirements include: Manage special projects, day-to-day operations and seasonal planning, with regards to our specialty-gift program, with a focus on production and inventory management; supervise team to produce elegant, high-quality specialty-gift items.

Essential duties include:

  • Plan and prepare with Celebrations Manager the production of numerous specialty-gift items according to specified deadlines, such as but not limited to rush projects;
  • Schedule sufficient staff to meet daily and weekly operational needs;
  • Motivate, train and manage staff to ensure cohesive, efficient production team;
  • Create, administer, update and maintain employee training program;
  • Receive and check in merchandise, and perform quality inventory-control check;
  • Manage inventory to meet planned stock levels and to change/adjust accordingly to meet consumer demand.

Qualifications and attributes include:

  • Must possess supervisor and management experience, leadership ability and effective team-building skills to direct personnel, as well as to interact with all levels of management;
  • Outstanding organizational skills, and detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy;
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment;
  • A keen sense to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable finished products and projects;
  • Strong sense of self-motivation with an optimistic attitude, in order to inspire others and motivate fellow workers toward achieving common goals;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; active listening skills; provide and receive constructive feedback;
  • Practice a high level of confidentiality;
  • Proficient in using the Internet; email; Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (non-peak period). During peak season: 8:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m. During Christmas holiday season, will work extended hours, evening-shift work (approximately 4 weeks), weekends (7-day work week), nights and/or staggered start time—must be flexible and available to meet operational needs. Work schedule subject to operational needs.

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Submit your résumé – Hilo (Production Manager: Celebrations)


Food Safety and Quality Manager


Hilo, Hawaii (on the Big Island)

Big Island Candies is seeking a Food Safety and Quality Manager to become an integral part of our team by:

1)    Executing a set of activities and tests designed to ensure all processes and products are adequate to meet all of the objectives set forth in Big Island Candies’ Quality Management Program, including Preventive Controls and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

2)    Possessing the skills and knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedures needed to design and perform various analytical laboratory tests on incoming ingredients and finished products, as well as to conduct environmental testing. 

3)    Exhibiting strong verbal and written communication skills, which are needed to work in a team environment with both management and production employees.

4)    Being able to collect and organize quality and production data, to interpret that data, and to correct issues if the results warrant such action.

5)    Being proficient in the use of the Internet to research information, as well as in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.

Bachelor of Science degree, relevant experience in the food manufacturing industry and some professional laboratory experience are preferred. 

Other job duties and requirements will be addressed with qualified applicants who are selected for interviews.

Submit your résumé – Hilo (FSQ Manager) 

Big Island Candies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Continuous recruitment until position is filled.
Serious inquiries only.