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Build Your Skill Set in Team-Oriented Environment; Enjoy Career Options at Company Poised for Growth

Support Safety and Quality in Processing of Products You Can Believe In

If you combine your mechanical and electrical aptitude with a team-player approach, this position offers you multiple opportunities: Home of the original Bistro Bowl® complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BOND.PA), has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years. As a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce and with processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Fresh Prep’d™ brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, soup kits, wrap kits, fruits, vegetables and fresh snacking options available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America For more information, visit www.readypac.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Note: We provide the information in the tab sections below to give you a broad picture of the role. However, if you meet the qualifications and you're ready to move forward, you can skip this information and click on the "Apply" button above.

Pictured: Ready Pac Foods Bistro Bowl® Salads are the perfect collection of restaurant-inspired flavors you can enjoy on the go . . . wherever you go,

The Requirements

We have opportunities for Industrial Mechanics at levels II and III.
  • For level II, you will need intermediate skills in both electrical and mechanical or mid-level mechanical skills with basic electrical skills, as well as the ability to partner with a more senior Mechanic for guidance
  • For level III, you'll need high-level mechanical skills and mid-level electrical skills as well as the ability to work independently and provide guidance to less experienced Mechanics
In addition, to be a good fit for this opportunity, you will have:
  • Industrial/manufacturing experience Quick question for you - click here
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Experience maintaining chain drive sprockets and gearboxes
  • Machining knowledge
  • Working knowledge of cleaning and degreasing techniques
  • An understanding of efficiencies and downtime
  • Your own set of basic tools
  • The ability to:
    • Be crossed-trained & multitask in multiple positions
    • Work in fast-paced environment
    • Contribute as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred but not required:
  • A GED or high school diploma
  • The ability to read, write and speak English
You also will need to be able to work a flexible schedule. We have four crews, two on days and two on nights. Shifts run from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, and from 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM. Crews either work Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesday or half of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Every six months the crews swap schedules. Most likely you will start on nights, but we consider skills along with seniority in scheduling.

You'll need to be willing to work in a cold, wet environment -- on the production floor it is 35° -- and wear appropriate personal protection equipment.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a background check.

Pictured: Our Ready Snax® Snack Packs are the perfect snack solution at work, after school or anywhere on the go. Each of the nine varieties was created to curb hunger and provide a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 300 calories.

The Role

You will join a team of 17 Mechanics and report to a Maintenance Team Lead. The team works on a bit of everything, including conveyors, AC drives and a few PLCs, as well as pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment. Quick question for you - click here We also perform building maintenance as necessary.

You will be responsible for supporting production by safely maintaining equipment to produce the highest quality. This will include assisting with diagnosing and repairing simple and complex manufacturing equipment issues and performing routine maintenance tasks.

More specifically, you will:
  • Follow good manufacturing practices, personal protective equipment requirements, and safety guidelines
  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times, including:
    • Working safely around moving equipment and conveyors in a wet environment
    • Complying with Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) regulatory programs
    • Maintaining a clean work area
    • Safely operating shop equipment such as power tools
    • Locking out/tagging out equipment as necessary
    • Practicing safe lifting techniques
    • Complying with OSHA regulations
  • Assist with changing motors, pulleys, gear boxes and belting
  • Handle blade housing
  • Use standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers, etc.
  • Assist with replacing automated equipment mechanical components
  • Perform basic mechanical adjustments like tensioning drive belts, conveyor belts, tracking belts and chains
  • Assist with troubleshooting simple and complex mechanical systems
  • Assist with performing simple plumbing repairs such as unclogging drains, replacing faucets, and repairing toilets
  • Replace slicer, cutter, dicer blade assemblies and perform necessary adjustments
  • Assist with performing preventive maintenance
  • Read and complete work orders and paperwork
  • Handle other duties as assigned
Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. You will play an important role in ensuring we consistently meet these standards, along with high levels of productivity and efficiency.

What's in It for You

Professional development
Whatever your background, there will be new things for you to learn, and we'll train you. Success in this role could set you up to advance within the maintenance organization. There are three Mechanic levels, and you might set your sights on moving up to a shift lead role. In fact, you might pursue career paths in other areas of the company.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.

Strong vision for growth
Our new relationship with Bonduelle will drive Ready Pac Foods' vision for growth, greater innovation and job creation. The Jackson facility is the only site owned by Ready Pac (others are leased), so there are plenty of opportunities for growth. In fact, there are active upgrades under way.

Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day

Award-winning innovation
We have been offering innovative choices for decades, earning industry recognition in the process. For example, in 2016 our elevĀte™ line of superfood single-serve salads won the Progressive Grocer magazine's annual Editor's Pick Award.

Pictured: With sweet and juicy fruit, crisp veggies and delectable dips, our Perfect Platters are always ready, always perfect. As a snack for yourself or a spread everyone can enjoy, these fresh cut fruits and platters are hassle- and mess-free.

Keys to Success

Your technical skills will be essential, but just as important will be your ability to fit in with our team. You'll regularly team up with other Mechanics, and you'll interact frequently with equipment operators. We'll expect you to be open to learning from others, and willing to teach others.

We have zero tolerance for unsafe practices, including lock out/tag out. Safety and food safety are our highest priorities, and in addition to working safely, we'll look to you to monitor and promote safety as you interact with people throughout the plant.

To excel in this role you will bring a can-do attitude and take pride in doing excellent work day in and day out. You'll also need solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Build Your Skill Set in Team-Oriented Environment; Enjoy Career Options at Company Poised for Growth

Support Safety and Quality in Processing of Products You Can Believe In

If you combine your mechanical and electrical aptitude with a team-player approach, this position offers you multiple opportunities: Home of the original Bistro Bowl® complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BOND.PA), has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years. As a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce and with processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Fresh Prep’d™ brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, soup kits, wrap kits, fruits, vegetables and fresh snacking options available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America For more information, visit www.readypac.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Note: We provide the information in the tab sections below to give you a broad picture of the role. However, if you meet the qualifications and you're ready to move forward, you can skip this information and click on the "Apply" button above.

Pictured: Ready Pac Foods Bistro Bowl® Salads are the perfect collection of restaurant-inspired flavors you can enjoy on the go . . . wherever you go,

The Requirements

We have opportunities for Industrial Mechanics at levels II and III.
  • For level II, you will need intermediate skills in both electrical and mechanical or mid-level mechanical skills with basic electrical skills, as well as the ability to partner with a more senior Mechanic for guidance
  • For level III, you'll need high-level mechanical skills and mid-level electrical skills as well as the ability to work independently and provide guidance to less experienced Mechanics
In addition, to be a good fit for this opportunity, you will have:
  • Industrial/manufacturing experience Quick question for you - click here
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Experience maintaining chain drive sprockets and gearboxes
  • Machining knowledge
  • Working knowledge of cleaning and degreasing techniques
  • An understanding of efficiencies and downtime
  • Your own set of basic tools
  • The ability to:
    • Be crossed-trained & multitask in multiple positions
    • Work in fast-paced environment
    • Contribute as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred but not required:
  • A GED or high school diploma
  • The ability to read, write and speak English
You also will need to be able to work a flexible schedule. We have four crews, two on days and two on nights. Shifts run from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, and from 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM. Crews either work Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesday or half of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Every six months the crews swap schedules. Most likely you will start on nights, but we consider skills along with seniority in scheduling.

You'll need to be willing to work in a cold, wet environment -- on the production floor it is 35° -- and wear appropriate personal protection equipment.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a background check.

Pictured: Our Ready Snax® Snack Packs are the perfect snack solution at work, after school or anywhere on the go. Each of the nine varieties was created to curb hunger and provide a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 300 calories.

The Role

You will join a team of 17 Mechanics and report to a Maintenance Team Lead. The team works on a bit of everything, including conveyors, AC drives and a few PLCs, as well as pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment. Quick question for you - click here We also perform building maintenance as necessary.

You will be responsible for supporting production by safely maintaining equipment to produce the highest quality. This will include assisting with diagnosing and repairing simple and complex manufacturing equipment issues and performing routine maintenance tasks.

More specifically, you will:
  • Follow good manufacturing practices, personal protective equipment requirements, and safety guidelines
  • Maintain a safe work environment at all times, including:
    • Working safely around moving equipment and conveyors in a wet environment
    • Complying with Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF) regulatory programs
    • Maintaining a clean work area
    • Safely operating shop equipment such as power tools
    • Locking out/tagging out equipment as necessary
    • Practicing safe lifting techniques
    • Complying with OSHA regulations
  • Assist with changing motors, pulleys, gear boxes and belting
  • Handle blade housing
  • Use standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers, etc.
  • Assist with replacing automated equipment mechanical components
  • Perform basic mechanical adjustments like tensioning drive belts, conveyor belts, tracking belts and chains
  • Assist with troubleshooting simple and complex mechanical systems
  • Assist with performing simple plumbing repairs such as unclogging drains, replacing faucets, and repairing toilets
  • Replace slicer, cutter, dicer blade assemblies and perform necessary adjustments
  • Assist with performing preventive maintenance
  • Read and complete work orders and paperwork
  • Handle other duties as assigned
Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. You will play an important role in ensuring we consistently meet these standards, along with high levels of productivity and efficiency.

What's in It for You

Professional development
Whatever your background, there will be new things for you to learn, and we'll train you. Success in this role could set you up to advance within the maintenance organization. There are three Mechanic levels, and you might set your sights on moving up to a shift lead role. In fact, you might pursue career paths in other areas of the company.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.

Strong vision for growth
Our new relationship with Bonduelle will drive Ready Pac Foods' vision for growth, greater innovation and job creation. The Jackson facility is the only site owned by Ready Pac (others are leased), so there are plenty of opportunities for growth. In fact, there are active upgrades under way.

Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day

Award-winning innovation
We have been offering innovative choices for decades, earning industry recognition in the process. For example, in 2016 our elevĀte™ line of superfood single-serve salads won the Progressive Grocer magazine's annual Editor's Pick Award.

Pictured: With sweet and juicy fruit, crisp veggies and delectable dips, our Perfect Platters are always ready, always perfect. As a snack for yourself or a spread everyone can enjoy, these fresh cut fruits and platters are hassle- and mess-free.

Keys to Success

Your technical skills will be essential, but just as important will be your ability to fit in with our team. You'll regularly team up with other Mechanics, and you'll interact frequently with equipment operators. We'll expect you to be open to learning from others, and willing to teach others.

We have zero tolerance for unsafe practices, including lock out/tag out. Safety and food safety are our highest priorities, and in addition to working safely, we'll look to you to monitor and promote safety as you interact with people throughout the plant.

To excel in this role you will bring a can-do attitude and take pride in doing excellent work day in and day out. You'll also need solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
Ready Pac Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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