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Machine Operator 3 -Bistro 2nd Shift

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Date: Feb 23, 2023

Location: Swedesboro, NJ, US, NJ 08085

Company: Bonduelle

By joining Bonduelle, you will commit to our mission: inspire transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people’s well-being and planet health. With a long term vision, our family-run company feeds more than 100 countries thanks to our 14,600 associates around the world.


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 and make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, on others and the planet!



Position Summary:

This role is a key position within our Bistro production room and operates and maintains the sealing machine equipment. This pivotal role impacts line efficiencies by increasing production, reducing rework, and minimizing downtime. This key position will be a champion of line maintenance for the T300, Multipond, and Proseal GT machines.

What you will Do:

  • Follows GMP/PPE, Safety guidelines
  • Follow & maintain HACCP & Sanitation guidelines & processes
  • Communicate (verbally & in writing) to complete downtime reporting and hourly production rates.
  • Understands yield standards
  • Works safely around moving equipment & conveyors in wet environment
  • Perform proper scanning of line downtime and scan proper parts/SKUs.
  • Complete the daily schedule
  • Complete Preventative Maintenance (PM's), Clean, Inspect, Lubricate (CIL's) and conduct proper trouble-shooting as necessary.
  • Maintain Production efficiency (80% +)
  • Communicate and educate other associates for the purpose of maintaining good product quality as it enters the sealing equipment
  • Maintain safe work environment
  • Work in a fast paced environment
  • Comply with SQF Regulatory Programs
  • Maintains a clean work area at all times
  • Follow and enforce the 5S Methodology including maintaining tools and equipment as defined by the 5S marking.
  • Conduct autonomous maintenance (AM) activities including: Four Equipment 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
  • Able to understand and explain to associates the definition of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Perform equipment adjustments, equipment center lining, and pre-flight start up inspection including cleaning condensation.
  • Able to operate the Vorne Efficiency Tracking System
  • Perform other duties as needed.


What you will Need:

  • 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 team environment.
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to lead/direct work flow
  • Ability to understand plant KPI's (production, quality & safety)
  • GED/High School Diploma.
  • Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis.


Related Success Metrics:

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


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 / Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements (i.e., loading bowls into tray carrier). 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.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • 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 ascend/descend on stairs/ladder for repairs
  • Ability to position self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to frequently move, push, or carry items up to 50lbs
  • 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

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