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Mechanic 3 - 1st Shift 1

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Date: Jun 27, 2022

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 will be responsible for supporting production by safely maintaining equipment to produce the highest quality.  Diagnose and repair 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.

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

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

  • Be proficient in the use of standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers, etc.

  • Perform building mechanical repairs such as overhead door track and panel replacement, concrete work, and chain link repairs.  

  • Change motors, pulleys, gear boxes and belting and basic welding skills

  • Perform simple plumbing repairs such as unclogging drains, replace faucets, and toilet repairs.  

  • Troubleshoot simple mechanical systems such as chain drives and pumps. 

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

  • Read piping diagrams and identify the function of various components for air and water distribution systems.  

  • Perform scheduled and emergency repairs on all equipment  and building structures (I.e. pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic electrical plumbing )

  • General knowledge of packaging production equipment (scales/baggers.  Ability to PM this equipment on own.  

  • Read and complete work orders, paperwork, specification books, schematics and manuals.

  • Read and rebuild pneumatic hoists, gearboxes, power drives, centrifugal pumps, and replace mechanical shaft seals

  • Install production equipment on elevated platforms.  

  • Service and replace pressure and prox switches and photo eyes

  • Troubleshoot and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems and program at a basic level the automated equipment such as automated scales and packaging machines.  

  • Troubleshoot systems up to 480 volts with complicated electrical controls and wire 3 phase motors

  • Program Variable frequency drive (VFDs) and read electrical schematics and identify components.  Program simple production equipment such as metal detectors and spin dryers.

  • Handle blade housing

  • Lock out/Tag out equipment as necessary

  • Safely operate shop equipment such as grinders, cut-off saws, power tools, ladders, etc.

  • Comply with SQF Regulatory Programs

  • Perform preventive maintenance and other duties as assigned.


What you will Need:

  • Willingness and flexibility to work in a cold environment

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking English Preferred 

  • Knowledge of GMP’s & Safety Guidelines 

  • Forklift and scissors lift safety

  • Use of fire extinguishers

  • OSHA, FDA, and GMP requirements

  • Cleaning and degreasing techniques

  • 24 volts to 480 volt electrical safety practices

  • Chain drive sprocket and gearbox ratios

  • Understand efficiencies and downtime

  • Equipment moving and installation

  • Hot-work permit requirements

  • Electrical testing equipment/tools

  • Ability to work independently and in team environment 

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

  • 2-3 years of experience and basic mechanical skills

  • GED/High School Diploma Preferred

  • 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 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