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Fabrication Technician 1

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Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

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 at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!




Who We Are:  Home of the original Bistro Bowl® complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BOND.PA), has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years. As a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce and with processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Fresh Prep’d™ brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, soup kits, wrap kits, fruits, vegetables and fresh snacking options available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Position Summary:

The fabrication technician uses specialized equipment, such as metal welding or soldering tools, to build components for a variety of products. As a fabrication technician, your duties are also to repair and provide maintenance on mechanical equipment, perform routine inspections of the tools and equipment, and train people on how to care for the machines that we use in our production centers. 


What you will Do:

  • Follow good manufacturing practices, personal protective equipment requirements, and safety guidelines.

  • Knowledge and understanding of how to maintain safe work environment

  • Works safely around moving equipment  and conveyors in wet environment

  • Comply with SQF Regulatory Programs

  • Maintain a clean work area

  • Prepares working plans and materials for constructive or repair welding from drawings, blueprints or other written specifications by selecting appropriate metal materials and welding rods, and laying out, measuring and drawing guidelines on metal materials such as pipe, tubing or sheets of nickel, brass, aluminum, stainless steel and various irons.

  • Must have working knowledge of basic Protective Equipment Requirements as they apply to maintenance personnel.

  • Cuts, grinds, bends or drills metals into various shapes by selecting appropriate torch tips, and adjusting and directing a metal lathe, Bridge Port, metal bender or the flame of a hand-held or stationary oxygen/gas or arc cutting torch.

  • Must be knowledgeable in equipment Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements. Must not by-pass Safety Devices under any circumstance.

  • Fabricates unique or prototype equipment or component parts and modifies existing equipment by selecting the appropriate welding machine or torch, rods and torch tips, adjusting valves, electrical currents and other variable factors according to the type of metal used

  • Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.

  • Soldering, brazing or welding prepared metal materials using standard or precision arc-air, arc or gas methods.

  • Must be knowledgeable of safe lifting techniques, and expected to ask for help if item to move is too heavy.

  • Repairs or reconstructs defective, damaged, fatigued or worn metal equipment, fixtures, or component parts of equipment using appropriate welding or soldering techniques and equipment.

  • Must use Slip-resistant footwear due to nature of environment: Wet floors, cold and probably some icing/debris.

  • Adjusts, cleans and makes minor repairs to assigned cutting and welding tools/equipment as necessary in order to maintain tools/equipment in operating condition. Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job and plans details of work, procedure, tools, man-hours and material required.

  • Must use/wear/follow PPE, and GMP compliance as needed, including but not limited to: Hair/Bear net, Boots, Clean Smock, Waterproof Rubber Gloves, Plastic sleeves, Cut resistant gloves, eye & hearing protection, face shield, PPE to handle Chemicals when applicable, etc.

  • Uses burning equipment to dismantle assemblies and to cut material to size and shape.

  • Must be aware of potential hazards as: Paper/knife cuts, Slip/falls due to wet floors, Pinch Points/Contusions, Chemical exposure (chlorine), Back/Arms/Legs sprains.

  • Keeps equipment and work area clean and orderly

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you will Need:

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English; comprehension of basic math.

  • Basic computer skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold, wet, fast-paced, 24 hour plant environment.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, ability to climb stairs numerous times a day.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • GED/High School Diploma. Two years of Full-time welding experience OR successful completion of an approved two-year welder apprenticeship program in lieu of the required experience, and formal

Related Success Metrics:

  • Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), rework, OEE, production specification compliance

  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints

  • TCIR


Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others.

Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements.  The associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis


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