Machine Operator 2-1st Shift-Tomato

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Date: Jun 7, 2023

Location: Swedesboro, NJ, US, NJ 08085

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:

Machine Operator 2 is a key role within the plant and ensures the production equipment is running correctly and efficiently. Machine Operator 2 is specifically responsible for operating Atlas Operator, ABL Operator, Past Operator, Slicer and Clean Room Operator equipment.

What you will Do: 

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

  • Conduct pre-shift and post-shift inspections for quality (blades and wash system), machine lubricant, and sanitization. Identify equipment inefficiencies and perform preventative maintenance of the equipment when applicable. 

  • Execute start up procedures including filter, flume, wash tanks, etc. Manage and disperse appropriate water levels amongst all branches of flumes utilizing pasteurizer systems. (Past Op.)

  • Identify the appropriate knife utilization dependent on the product specification and validate cut dimensions meet product and order specifications. (Atlas Op.)

  • Maintain an uninterrupted flow of product by identifying production needs and access priorities as well as managing change overs and clean breaks to minimize any downtime. 

  • Customize chemical mixture to protect product spoilage, while ensuring chemical levels meet and do not exceed food safety regulations. 

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

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


What you will Need:

  • GED/High School Diploma

  • 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.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

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

  •  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs


  • Related Success Metrics: (Measurements/Performance Indicators)

  • Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), production specification compliance

  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints



  • 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 (i.e., bending / lifting/ pushing/ pulling of: boxes/ blades/ finished goods / raw goods).  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 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