Machine Op Utility 1 - 2nd Shift
CA - Irwindale

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider a career with Bonduelle Fresh Americas.
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Enjoy a positive culture, career growth opportunities, great pay and benefits, and more
If you have mechanical aptitude and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Enjoy strong training; while experience is preferred, as long as you have the ability to learn quickly, we'll set you up for success 
  • Play an important role in the production process, operating scales and packaging machines
  • Showcase your potential to take on addition responsibility or advance, possibly to a Machine Operator II or III
  • Join as we are implementing state-of-the-art automation, learning the new equipment right along with the team
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture -- Bonduelle is dedicated making a consistently positive impact on employees, communities, the environment, and customers.
We have opportunities for Machine Operators on both first and second shift, so feel free to share this information on your networks.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. For over 45 years, we have been a leader in offering the most innovative fresh food products to consumers around the world. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., we focus on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. We manufacture a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company's Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ brands.

Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. Using the latest technology and equipment, our goal is to ensure we only offer the highest-quality products.
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Launch a Progressive Career -- Direct Experience or Not -- At a Growing Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Machine Operator I opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Some experience in production environments; experience performing basic maintenance on machinery is preferred, and food & beverage industry experience would be ideal 
  • An understanding of human-machine interfaces (HMI), including troubleshooting skills; experience with PLC equipment is a plus
  • The ability to:
    • Work very safely near moving mechanical parts, including blades
    • Understand plant KPIs (production, quality and safety)
    • Read, write and speak English, and comprehend basic math
    • Work as a team player in a fast-paced environment
    • Be cross-trained and multitask in multiple positions
    • Lead and direct workflow as necessary
    • Lift up to 50 lbs.
    • 6 months related experience or 6 months on the job training.
    • Knowledge of HACCP & Sanitation guidelines and processes.
    • Related Success Metrics: (Measurements/Performance Indicators)
    • Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), production specification compliance.
    • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints.
    • TCIR.
    • Basic Computer Skills.
    First shift runs from 6:30am to 4:30pm Tuesdays-Saturdays. There will be extended hours on certain days, so we'll look to you to be flexible.

    The production environment is refrigerated (temperatures can be as low as 34°) and wet. You'll work near machinery with moving mechanical parts and the noise level is usually loud. 

    We are an essential business and follow rigorous practices to keep our employees safe, including daily temperature checks and providing masks. If and when you come in for an interview, you will need to wear a face covering.

    Pictured: Our latest line of chopped salad kits are inspired by flavors and recipes from around the world.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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You join a team of Machine Operators running various equipment, including scales, salad bagging and clam-shell packaging machines. We'll train you on multiple machines, and you may work in different areas, including bagging salads and/or apples, and packaging Bistro Bowls and Ready Snacks in clamshells. Internally your title will be Packaging Machine Operator I.

Your primary goal will be to meet all productivity goals and product specifications. This will include preparing machines, reading the schedule to understand targets, completing basic troubleshooting and maintenance on equipment, and completing regular quality checks.

More specifically, you will:
  • Ensure compliance with and maintain all GMP/PPE/Safety, SQF, HACCP & Sanitation guidelines and processes
  • Complete pre-flight and shut down procedures for machines
  • Maintain equipment and quality, performing preventative maintenance when necessary
  • Conduct quality inspections, visual checks of defect, foreign objects (FOs), size, color, quality, etc.
  • Manage and reduce waste (product giveaway), using multi-pan scales to comply with established production rates and standards)
  • Certify that packaging meets product and order specifications numbers by visual checks of lot numbers and code dates
  • Validate the quality of the packaging via air testing, seals, code date, weight, nitrogen, volume, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Pictured: Our Ready Snax® Snack Packs are the perfect snack solution at work, after school or anywhere on-the-go. Each of the nine varieties was created to curb your hunger and provide you with a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 250 calories.
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Why Join Us
More great reasons to build a career home with us.
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Professional development
We'll train you to run the machines, but your professional development doesn't stop there. Once you succeed in this role, if you've got the desire to learn you'll find opportunities to move up the ladder as a PMO II or III, or possibly beyond. If you prefer, you can pursue other career paths in our organization.

Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day.

Be The Difference
The Bonduelle Fresh Americas Difference is our identity. It defines the value we create that fuels our growth in order to be the most innovative fresh food company. It also defines the culture we create that enables our success and gives us the freedom to invest in our people, our business, and ultimately our consumers. The values defined in The Difference support our ability to give our Associates the freedom to drive results, learn and have fun.

Corporate responsibility
We are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture, reducing our environmental impact, encouraging all employees to drive a culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR), feeding people well and feeding them sustainably, and promoting the well-being of our employees and communities. See the video for more information.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety or quality issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive hourly rate and overtime opportunities, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.
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Road to Success
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We're looking for an individual who is motivated to take responsibility and ownership for this position. Our best Machine Operators are well-rounded and able to step in on multiple machines. They are reliable, showing up on time and remaining flexible about overtime. If you take pride in a job well-done, you'll fit right in.

In addition, to be an outstanding Machine Operator, you will:
  • Deliver consistent quality results, bring a sense of urgency, take initiative, and demonstrate flexibility to meet business needs
  • Foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrate listening skills, and ensure the physical safety of yourself and others
  • Honor commitments, and act honestly and with accountability
  • Ensure objectivity and set a good example for others
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BFA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities during the application process and employment.