Line Inspector

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Date: Jun 7, 2023

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

Position: Line Inspector 
Reports To: Quality Team Lead
Location: Irwindale, Calif.
Pay: $18.50/hour 


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® and Bistro®.


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 line inspector 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.  This position is exposed to multiple refrigerated areas within production. Position responsible for performing finished goods checks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follows GMP/PPE, Safety guidelines
  • Follow & maintain HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & processes
  • Understands yield standards
  • Works safely around moving equipment & conveyors in wet environment
  • Completes product change over tasks
  • Weigh bowls using scales
  • Scheduling Adherence
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Conducts the following checks (bowl label, code dates, lot verification, composition, gas, seal, temperature)
  • Comply with SQF Regulatory Programs
  • Maintains a clean work area
  • Machine set-up and operation (computer, gas machine, fish tanks)
  • Basic machine troubleshooting
  • Conduct metal detector verifications
  • Verifies product meets quality standards for size and color without having foreign objects or defects
  • Perform equipment adjustments, equipment center lining, and pre-flight start up inspections.
  • Four equipment related skills for operators:   Ability to detect abnormalities, ability to correct abnormalities and restore functioning,  ability to set optimum equipment conditions, ability to maintain optimal equipment conditions
  • Audits production lines for USDA compliance
  • Follow & enforce the 5S Methodology
  • Maintain tools & equipment as delimited by the 5S marking



  • Ability to read, write and speak English; comprehension of basic math.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold, wet, fast-paced, 24 hour plant environment.
  • Comprehension of basic math
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast paced team environment.
  • GED/High School Diploma.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to understand plant KPIs (production, quality & safety)


Related Success Metrics:

  • Performance efficiency, rework, OEE, Product Specification compliance
  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints
  • Fill Rate, Labor & Yield Efficiencies


Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- Making performance and quality our priorities. 
  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, and ensure physical safety of self and others.
  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

Physical Work Environment / Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements (i.e., scooping condiments into salad bowls).  The associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  


  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to move about within a fast paced environment in/outside facility, and traverse between maintenance shop & production floor.
  • Ability to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to frequently move, push, or carry items up to 50lbs
  • Exposed to a cold & wet environment of 34 degrees. Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information through frequent communications within all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to detect, identify, inspect, observe, and assess surroundings



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