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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle


By joining Bonduelle, you will commit to our mission: inspire transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people’s well-being and planet health. With a long term vision, our family-run company feeds more than 100 countries thanks to our 14,600 associates around the world.


Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us and make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, on others and the planet!

Position Title Overview/Summary:

The Maintenance Technician will interact with the leadership group, production team members, quality assurance, and other maintenance technicians to improve and maximize plant output, efficiency, quality and safety.Duties include proactively troubleshooting, diagnosing and performing preventive and corrective maintenance on production and plant support equipment. Duties are performed in a high volume, manufacturing environment where individuals are involved with overhauling equipment and the installation of new equipment. Responsible for a variety of duties including but not limited to equipment repairs, parts replacement, completing work orders, participation in PM's, cleaning and lubricating equipment according to pre-set standards, performing tear downs, set-up of equipment and performing emergency troubleshooting/repairs when needed.


Position Responsibilities: 

  • Identify, troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical problems on plant facilities and production equipment.

  • Performs preventative maintenance and documents maintenance concerns/resolutions; providing action plans and status reports as needed.

  • Recognizes and corrects potential equipment failure or unsafe conditions.

  • Inspects, operates and/or tests facilities equipment to diagnose issues; dismantling equipment, machines or facilities to access and remove defective parts; diagnose problems utilizing blueprints, repair manuals or parts catalogs as necessary.

  • Ensures that all work performed meets required codes (OSHA, City and Federal) and is in accordance with plant policies and procedures.

  • Functional knowledge of mechanical components (valves, pipe fittings, bearings, motors, gearboxes, etc.).

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills in mechanical systems.

  • Utilizes PLC programs for troubleshooting

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization (both written and verbal)

  • Strong organizational, prioritization and problem solving skills.

  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment completing objectives efficiently.

  • Be able to safely complete the physical tasks associated with the essential job functions. These tasks include extensive climbing, walking, lifting, bending, standing, carrying and squatting (up to 95% of the time).

  • Responsible for working knowledge of Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC’s/ controls/ protocols platforms

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification/certification .

  • Associates degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent certification Completion of an accredited apprenticeship. 

  • Five (5) years of experience within the electronics field.

  • Maintenance Technician: 2 years (Required) in Food Manufacturing 2 years (Required) 

  • Mechanical: 1 year (Preferred) 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Must understand components and working knowledge of PLC system, the relationships of a PLC system from program inputs,outputs and ladder logic in order to troubleshoot problems from a laptop computer.

  • Must be knowledgeable in programming and troubleshooting Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).

  • Must be able to run electrical conduit and be knowledgeable of Code Requirements and troubleshoot power distribution systems, knowledgeable with 4-20 mA and 12-24 VDC (low voltage) control circuits for automated equipment

  • Reads and understands electronic and electrical schematics

  • Must have computer skills, with the capability to use email, compile reports and spreadsheets for parts and project tracking


Bonduelle Fresh Americas 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. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.