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Machine Operator 1 - 1st Shift

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle


At Bonduelle, home of Ready Pac Foods, we believe nature is our future. When you work for us, you help provide consumers with healthy and delicious salad and snack options. We offer advancement opportunities, competitive pay and full benefits, all in a family environment. 




If you are interested in making a positive impact on your career, on others and on the planet, join us!

Position Summary:

The Machine Operator 1 position requires work exposure in multiple areas in our refrigerated production environment. The Machine Operator 1 is specifically responsible for operating Spin Dryers, Heat Seals, CVL, and/or Blast Cooler equipment.


What you will Do:

  • Conduct pre-shift and post-shift quality inspections for blades, spin dryers, barrels, and flume system. Perform preventative maintenance of equipment when necessary. 

  • Conduct visual checks of defect, FO’s, size, color, quality, etc. 

  • Ensure compliance with and maintain all GMP/PPE/Safety, HACCP & Sanitation guidelines and processes. 

  • Maintain an uninterrupted flow of product by dispensing raw product into barrels, mixer machines, feeding spin dryers and hopper while utilizing automated hoists (300lbs – 500lbs). 

  • Work safely around moving equipment, hoist systems and conveyers in a wet environment, including safe handling of blades. 

  • Manage and reduce waste (product giveaway) by diligently operating equipment. 

  • Communicate verbally and in writing to complete required documentation (blade verification). 


What you will Need:

  • GED/High School Diploma.

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

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to multi-task.

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

  • Ability to work in a team environment. 

  • Ability to be cross trained & multitask in multiple positions. 

  • Knowledge of HACCP & Sanitation guidelines and processes. 


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


This description should not be construed to contain every responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions assigned.


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates in employment.