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Mechanic 1 - 2nd Shift

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

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 supports production by safely maintaining equipment to produce the highest quality.  Assist with diagnosing and repairing simple and complex manufacturing equipment issues, and perform routine maintenance tasks.


What you will Do:

  • Follow good manufacturing practices, personal protective equipment requirements, and safety guidelines.

  • Assist with changing motors, pulleys, gear boxes and belting.

  • Working knowledge of use of standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers, etc.

  • Perform basic mechanical adjustments like tensioning drive belts, conveyor belts, tracking belts and chains.

  • Assist with replacing automated equipment mechanical components.

  • Assist with performing simple plumbing repairs such as unclogging drains, replace faucets, and toilet repairs.  

  • Replace slicer, cutter, dicer blade assemblies and perform necessary adjustments.

  • Works safely around moving equipment  and conveyors in a wet environment

  • Handle blade housing

  • Lock out/Tag out equipment as necessary

  • Safely operate shop equipment such as power tools

  • Comply with SQF Regulatory Programs

  • Knowledge and understanding of how to maintain a safe work environment, Practice safe lifting techniques.

  • Assist with troubleshooting simple mechanical systems and performing preventive maintenance.

  • Read and complete work orders and paperwork.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you will Need:

  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold environment

  • Mechanical and Electrical aptitude

  • Chain drive sprocket and gearbox 

  • Working knowledge of cleaning and degreasing techniques

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking English Preferred 

  • Safety Guidelines, Understand efficiencies and downtime

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, to be crossed trained & multitask in multiple position

  • At least 0-1 years of experience and basic mechanical skills

  • GED/High School Diploma Preferred

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 (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.

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.