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Machine Operator 4-2nd Shift (Salads)

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Date: Sep 18, 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, 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!

The Machine Operator 4 position requires work exposure in multiple areas in our refrigerated production environment. The PMO 1 is specifically responsible for operating the packaging equipment. 

 

What you will Do: 

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

  • Complete pre-flight and shut down procedures. Set up the bagger (Hayssen) per bag specifications.

  • Maintain equipment and quality (bag and contents). Perform preventative maintenance of the equipment (Program Bagger and scales, etc.) when necessary. 

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

  • Manage and reduce waste (product giveaway) by use of scale system. Establish Bagged Salad Efficiency (Production rates and BPM). 

  • Certify the bag meets product and order specifications numbers by visual checks of lot numbers and code dates. 

  • Validate quality of the bag (air testing, seals, code date, weight, nitrogen, volume, etc.) 

  • Lift/carry forming tubes and film roll and adjust to bagger equipment (50 lbs). 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

What you will Need:

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

  • Ability to be cross trained and multi-task in multiple positions. 

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

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • GED/High School Diploma.

 

Related Success Metrics: 

  • Performance efficiencies (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 (bending, lifting, pushing, and pulling).  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 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.