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Quick Question:

How many years of experience do you overseeing employees in a food production/manufacturing environment?
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The plant environment is similar to walking/standing in a large freezer with temperatures ranging from 34-36 degrees. Have you worked in an environment that required you to be in these temperature for an extended amount of time?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Experience with understanding and and adherence to production schedules, adjusting for product run times and providing product yields, and familiarity with KPI standards.
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Frontline Coordinator, 2nd Shift
CA - Irwindale


Opportunity Snapshot
Lead a team as they drive production to the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency
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Build a career home in a positive culture and enjoy the stability of an industry leader

If you combine leadership experience in a fast-paced production environment with a proven ability to coach and influence others, this important role offers you some attractive opportunities. You will:
  • Take ownership of a production line, from raw material to packaging, as if it were your own "business within a business," guiding and supporting 35 to 40 associates Quick question for you - click here
  • Make an impact by ensuring strong performance in safety, quality, productivity and yield through careful process control and inventory management
  • Work in a positive, team-oriented culture where people have a good deal autonomy along with support when they need it, and where contributions are appreciated
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds: The tight-knit team culture in the Irwindale facility and the stability and resources of an industry leader with an international footprint
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in our growing organization
  • Be protected by COVID-19 precautions, including company-provided masks and daily temperature checks.
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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Make Your Mark in a Key Hands-On Role Overseeing 35+ Associates on a Fast-Paced Production Line

The Requirements
Leadership skills, knowledge of production and basic mechanical aptitude are key.
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To be a good fit for the Frontline Coordinator opportunity, you will have:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; a bachelor's degree is strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of experience supporting in a leadership capacity (lead, coach, etc.) in a fast-paced production environment, ideally within the food and beverage or CPG industries
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with MS Excel, database analytics software and ERP systems
  • A results orientation and the ability to understand plant key performance indicators (KPIs) such as production, quality and safety
  • Experience managing line inventory is highly preferred
  • Experience leading teams of 20+ is preferred
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Skill in reading, writing and speaking English; bilingual skills in Spanish and English are a plus
  • Comprehension of basic math
  • The ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player approach
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and planning skills with strict attention to detail
It is important that you understand that you will work in a refrigerated environment and you will get wet. Temperatures in the production area often are as low as 36° F. Quick question for you - click here

We're hiring for the 2nd shift and we'll look to you to be flexible with your schedule to meet production demands. In general you will have Thursdays and Sundays off, although you may need to work extra shifts when seasonal demands are high.

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 a Shift Supervisor Lead, you will play an important, hands-on role supporting our production team leads as they drive production to the highest safety, quality and efficiency standards. On your line you'll oversee and coach a team of 35 to 40 associates performing various functions, including assembly, quality control, packing, labeling and more. The team produces Bistro Bowl products that include lettuce, meats, cheeses, trays and inserts, etc., and there are both manual and automated processes.

With an overall mission of ensuring smooth flow on the line, you'll track metrics during production runs and ensure the team meets performance targets for safety, quality, productivity and yield. This will include communicating back to the team and serving as the go-to person for troubleshooting on your line. You also will monitor inventory usage.

More specifically, you will:
  • Complete the daily schedule
  • Follow and enforce GMP, PPE, and safety guidelines
  • Follow and maintain HACCP and sanitation guidelines and processes
  • Lead, coach, train, and delegate tasks to team members
  • Maintain yield standards Quick question for you - click here
  • Coordinate the staffing of line(s), breaks, lunches and communicate these to the supervisor
  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) to complete downtime reporting and hourly production rates and bowls per minute (BPM)
  • Oversee and maintain good housekeeping practices
  • Communicate and educate line associates on good product and quality
  • Complete quality verification of bowl and case label (top and bottom of labels)
  • Complete product change over tasks
  • Verify that product meets quality standards for size and color without having foreign objects or defects
  • Comply with safe quality food (SQF) regulatory requirements
  • Facilitate basic machine trouble shooting and inspections for sealing equipment, case and bowl label applications, case erectors and taping equipment
  • Oversee machine and condiment set-up and operation (sealing equipment and label applicator)
  • Oversee product rotation (FIFO) and product availability
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
More good reasons to build a career home at Bonduelle Fresh Americas
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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, 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
Characteristics of our top performers
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Those who succeed in the role of Frontline Coordinator are self-starters who take pride in their work and ownership of their responsibilities. They have strong communication and decision making skills, are proactive and process-driven, and methodical about watching KPIs in order to deliver on results. They are also driven to learn and improve. You'll know you're hitting the mark when people come to you as a leader and line expert. At the same time, you'll also need to know when to escalate issues.

To be an outstanding Frontline Coordinator, you will:
  • Set and manage expectations
  • Have an unwavering commitment to food safety
  • Drive positive employee relations, setting the tone by example
  • Own your role and responsibilities, maintaining a commitment to quality
  • Deliver results, working to meet and exceed key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Dedicate yourself to learning, including cross-training with other lines
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively and timely
  • Bring a strong work ethic and pride in your work
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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.