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Frontline Trainer-Operations

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Date: Oct 2, 2021

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, the 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 Summary:

The Frontline Trainer is a key position within our manufacturing plants and supports our production team leads as they drive production to the highest safety, quality and efficiency standards.  The Associate in this role will help drive efficiencies and associate retention by developing, training and coaching associates on the line on standard operating procedures.  Position is responsible for training and integration of new associates into the bistro environment.  This position is exposed to multiple refrigerated areas within production.


What you will Do:

  • Conducts an on boarding session using a PowerPoint presentation on their 1st day including GMPs, Safety, and the environment.   
  • Ensures all associates receive the necessary on-boarding and refresher training's, in cooperation with department supervisors (QA & Bistro)
  • Trains assigned associates while utilizing effective training techniques, such as new associates' orientation, on-the-job training, health and safety practices, etc.
  • Follows & maintains HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & processes
  • Performs/assists with annual training needs, making recommendations based on opportunities
  • Ensures that adequate lesson plans/materials are available
  • Maintains records (training sign in sheets and development status of trainees)
  • Understands yield standards
  • Works safely around moving equipment & conveyors in wet environment
  • Performs appropriate instructional procedures or methods
  • Ensures new, transferred/returning associates receive appropriate department- or equipment-specific training.
  • Understands how to maintain a safe work environment
  • Comply with SQF Regulatory Programs
  • Performs assessment of all new temps and associates
  • Assists with improvement of the facility's general orientation/induction program
  • Investigates and keeps updated of alternative training methods
  • Assists with tracking of all training records and required training needs
  • Special projects as assigned. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you will Need:     

  • GED/High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking English
  • Comprehension of basic math
  • Training experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Ability to use a computer (MS Office and Google Suite)
  • Ability to communicate (verbally & in writing to complete required documentation)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, ability to climb stairs numerous times a day.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed
  • Ability to understand plant KPIs (production, quality, safety, and our processes)

Related Success Metrics:

  • Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), rework, OEE, production specification compliance
  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints
  • TCIR
  • Fill Rate, Labor & Yield Efficiencies
  • Engagement surveys
  • Turnover


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 regularly 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 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.