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QA Technician 1-1st Shift

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Date: Sep 10, 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!

Position Summary:

The QA Tech 1 is a key Quality Assurance role within the plant and supports QA team leads in safeguarding compliance with food safety and quality requirements.  As a QA Tech 1 at Bonduelle Fresh Americas (“BFA”), you will embrace our vision of Giving People the Freedom to Eat HealthierTM through excellence and daily performance of essential quality assurance functions, including finished goods checks and sampling for PCT testing (Hold & Release products).

 

What you will Do:

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

  • Understand and implement requirements for product sampling and sample product following PCT sampling procedures established by the customer and corporate QA.

  • Sample finished product for Hold & Release PCT sampling as required by customers; prepares logs and submits samples for Hold & Release tests.

  • Conduct seal integrity tests on finished products and ensure PMOs/SMOs perform equipment adjustments as needed to ensure 100% compliance with seal integrity. 

  • Identify any and all non-conformances, document and report it to the PMO/SMO and production leads for immediate follow-up; correct abnormalities and restore functioning where needed.

  • Clean and/or fill-up the Haug tank at the start of every shift and maintain tank water level and cleanliness throughout the shift.

  • Log leaks, non-conformances and sample submissions in the QA database.  

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

What you will Need:

  • Strong attention to detail.

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

  • Basic computer skills and ability to multitask.

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

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, ability to climb stairs numerous times a day.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • GED/High School Diploma.

 

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

 

Desired Traits:y 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 (i.e., sample collection – 2 grams per minute on each sample taken).  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.

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.

  • Exposed to cold & wet environment 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

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility

 

 

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.