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Fabrication Technician 1
CA - Irwindale

Opportunity Snapshot
A great culture, visibility, opportunities to learn and travel while making an'll find lots of good reasons to join us.
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If you combine proven fabrication and welding skills with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented production environment, the role of Fabrication Technician offers some compelling opportunities. Consider, you will:
  • Make an impact in an important role by using your welding and fabrication skills to help keep production lines up and running and the facility in good repair.
  • Add to your skills and knowledge by working alongside seasoned Technicians, learning new equipment and cross-training in various department functions. For example, we have our Fabrication Techs cross-train in Electrical!
  • Take on diverse challenges at one of the largest produce facilities in the Los Angeles area at 400,000 square feet, including 24 production lines, shipping & receiving, a microbiology lab and more.
  • Demonstrate your talent and potential to take on additional responsibilities or advance. 
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture where people have a good deal autonomy along with support when they need it, and where contributions are appreciated. We also place a high value on continuous improvement.
  • Have the best of both worlds -- the tight-knit local team and the stability and resources of a growing organization with an international footprint.
  • Earn a competitive wage, overtime opportunities and comprehensive benefits.
It’s also important to note that this role will require travel approximately 30-40 percent of the year. You will travel to our other facilities in New Jersey and Georgia. 

We are hiring for the morning shift: 5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Your days off will rotate depending on the needs of the business. 

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle(BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. For over 45 years, we have been a leader in offering the most innovative fresh food products to consumers around the world. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., we focus on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. We manufacture a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ brands.  

Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. Using the latest technology and equipment, our goal is to ensure we only offer the highest-quality products.
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Use Your Fabrication and Welding Skills to Make an Impact & Grow Your Career

The Requirements
This role requires fabrication and welding skills along with a team player mentality and flexible work ethic!
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To be a good fit for the Fabrication Technician opportunity, you will have:​
  • GED/High School Diploma preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Three years of TIG and stainless steel / aluminum welding experience. As part of the hiring process, you will be required to pass a welding and fabrication test to demonstrate your proficiency. 
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to the welding trade including the proper use and care of safety equipment such as hoods, goggles and ventilation equipment.
  • Ability to plan designs and determines appropriate sizes and shapes of materials to use in metal fabrication or repair of fixtures and equipment.
  • Ability to read and communicate in English, both orally and in writing, to inquire about, understand and execute instructions or work orders.
  • The ability to respond appropriately to supervision and make an effort to follow policy and cooperate with supervisors.
  • Willingness to work in a cold environment (approximately 35°). 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and to travel to New Jersey and Georgia as needed. 
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment. 
  • Team player. 
  • Knowledge of the proper use and care of materials and assigned tools/equipment such as gas shielded arc welders, arc welders, and acetylene, oxygen or arc-cutting torches, welding rods and torch tips, plasma cutters and related components.
  • Knowledge of the standard and precision methods of welding and metal fabrication including arc and gas welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and metal working.
  • Knowledge of metallurgy and heat treatment as they relate to the strength and use of various combinations of flame and metal.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, sketches or technical drawings in order to determine the appropriate methods to use in fabricating, modifying or repairing fixtures and equipment as intended by the requestor or manufacturer.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. 

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 your hunger and provide you with a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 250 calories.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Fabrication Manager, as a Fabrication Technician, you will spend the majority of your time welding and fabricating at our Irwindale facility. You will operate fabricating and welding equipment such as mills, drills, lathes, grinders, grill presses, bandsaws, punch machines and more. 

Most of our welding here is TIG sheet metal welding and we perform stainless steel and aluminum welding. 

You’ll split your time working in ambient outdoor temperatures (60-70 percent of the time) and the remainder of time you will be working in the refrigerated area of the plant. You will join a team that includes three other Fabrication Techs and you can also expect to work closely with the Maintenance and Facilities teams. 

More specifically, your key duties will be to:    
  • Prepare working plans and materials for constructive or repair welding from drawings, blueprints or other written specifications by selecting appropriate metal materials and welding rods, and laying out, measuring and drawing guidelines on metal materials such as pipe, tubing or sheets of nickel, brass, aluminum, stainless steel and various irons.
  • Cut, grind, bend or drill metals into various shapes by selecting appropriate torch tips, and adjusting and directing a metal lathe, metal bender or the flame of a hand-held or stationary oxygen/gas or arc cutting torch.
  • Fabricate unique or prototype equipment or component parts and modify existing equipment by selecting the appropriate welding machine or torch, rods and torch tips, adjusting valves, electrical currents and other variable factors according to the type of metal used
  • Solder, braze or weld prepared metal materials using standard or precision arc-air, arc or gas methods.
  • Repair or reconstruct defective, damaged, fatigued or worn metal equipment, fixtures, or component parts of equipment using appropriate welding or soldering techniques and equipment.
  • Adjust, clean and make minor repairs to assigned cutting and welding tools/equipment as necessary in order to maintain tools/equipment in operating condition. Receive instructions, prints, and work orders for the job and plans details of work, procedure, tools, man-hours and material required.
  • Use burning equipment to dismantle assemblies and to cut material to size and shape.
  • Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Our latest line of chopped salad kits are inspired by flavors and recipes from around the world.
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Why Join Us
Consider some additional reasons to join us.
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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.

Be The Difference
The Bonduelle Fresh Americas Difference is our identity. It defines the value we create that fuels our growth in order to be the most innovative fresh food company. It also defines the culture we create that enables our success and gives us the freedom to invest in our people, our business, and ultimately our consumers. The values defined in The Difference support our ability to give our Associates the freedom to drive results, learn and have fun. 

Corporate responsibility
We are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture, reducing our environmental impact, encouraging all employees to drive a culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR), feeding people well and feeding them sustainably, and promoting the well-being of our employees and communities. See the video for more information.

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 or quality issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage and overtime opportunities, 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.
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Keys to Success
Those who thrive and excel with Bonduelle have a lot in common.
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Those who succeed in the role of Fabrication Technician are self-starters who take pride in their work and ownership of their responsibilities. They are proactive and process-driven, methodical about delivering on results, and driven to learn. They are flexible, work hard, pitch in where needed. We all work together as a team.

In addition, to be an outstanding Fabrication Technician you will:
  • Always maintain a safe work environment; safety is paramount
  • Own your role and responsibilities, maintaining a commitment to quality
  • Function effectively in a team environment where continuous improvement is expected through communication and cooperation 
  • Dedicate yourself to learning and increasing your skills
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively and timely
  • Bring schedule flexibility and a sense of urgency
If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, and you meet the minimum requirements, we look forward to hearing from you.
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Bonduelle Fresh Americas 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.