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Front Line Coordinator - Salads PM

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Date: Mar 18, 2023

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!


Position:            Frontline Coordinator 1
Reports To:       Team Lead
Location:           Irwindale
Updated:           December 2019


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 Frontline Coordinator role within our manufacturing plants supports our overall production team as they drive production to the highest safety, quality, and efficiency standards. This position requires work exposure in multiple areas in our refrigerated production environment. Oversees the associates and process in the value added production plants.  Must be able to provide yield information, measure productivity of efficiency to capture line capacity and complete a daily checklist.


What you will Do:  
Ensure compliance with and maintain all GMP/PPE/Safety, SQF, HACCP, Sanitation guidelines and processes.
Carries out lead responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws; planning, assigning, delegating, addressing complaints and resolving problems and Co-Lead Pre-Shift Huddles.
Train and oversee new and existing associates (On-the-job Training, Re-Training, Job Shadowing, etc.)
Coordinate with supervisor associates’ rest and meal periods, complying with federal, state, and local agencies, while not impacting production and Manage and report Attendance.
Monitor, manage and control visual checks (defect, FO’s, size, color, quality, waste, yields, spillage) and monitor equipment and open/close work orders to correct any problems.
Responsible for Label Verification Form and complete daily required documentation (Pre-Op., label verification, etc.)
Oversee product rotation/ Inventory Levels and FIFO.
Retrieve, understand and adhere Production Schedule in order to adjust for accurate run time (Frequently)
Communicate with top leadership reporting any issues which could potentially affect the operations. (Reporting availability of product, product/line changes, quality defects, excess, or shortage of product, absences, associate issues, and mechanical issues, etc.).
Manage Bagged Salad Efficiency (Production Rates & BPM)
Continuous improvement of lines, identify gaps and inefficiencies in staffing, provide on-the-spot coaching and manage and report planned and unplanned downtime.
Understand DSI Scanner Functions to allocate inventory to various production work orders and maintain an uninterrupted flow of product.
Enter data into production management systems-RPDMS and JDE.
Calculate yields, Modified OEE and KPI standards and identify and determine appropriate usage of raw materials.
Knowledge & understanding of how to maintain a safe work environment, maintain a clean work area, works safely around moving equipment & conveyors in wet environment, identifying and reporting of issues to top leadership and report all accidents and safety concerns to Department Leadership immediately.
Communicate verbally & in writing to complete required documentation.
Perform other duties as assigned.



What you will need:    
Knowledge of GMP’s &, Safety Guidelines.
Comply with SQF/USDA Regulatory Programs
 Knowledge of HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & process
6 Months to 2 Years related experience or 6 Months on the job training.
Knowledgeable in rest and meal breaks (State Laws)
Proficient in Time Management skills, ability to problem-solve, assess and prioritize and ability to lead a diverse workforce.
Ability to influence, communicate effectively and manage associates across all levels of the organization and team player-able to work on a team.
Comprehension of basic math and proficient in computer skills/Software knowledge (RPDMS).
Willingness to work in a cold environment.
Able to work flexible schedule & ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to understand plant KPI’s (production, quality & safety).
Ability to be crossed trained & multitask in multiple positions.
Reading, Writing, Speaking English.
GED/High School Diploma.

Related Success Metrics: 
Performance efficiency, Rework, OEE, Product Specification compliance.
FO, KPI, Consumer Complaints
Fill Rate and labor and yield efficiencies
Engagement Survey and RCE Phase Assessment results

Desired Traits:
Excellence – ability to deliver consistent quality results through a 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 and have the ability to frequently move, push, or carry items up to 50lbs. Have ability to ascend/descend on stairs/ladder for repairs and ability to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 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 does not require employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated and/or boostered at this time, but does require disclosure of vaccination status and supporting documents. Bonduelle Fresh Americas reserves the right to modify any internal policies, including safety policies, as needed and in compliance with all applicable laws.


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