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How many years of experience do you have working as a Maintenance Technician or Mechanic in an industrial manufacturing environment?
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
programming PLC's
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This is a refrigerated environment (35F degrees), are you able to work in a cold environment?
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Do you have experience operating and maintaining a Vertical Packaging Machine?
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Lead Technician
GA - Jackson


Opportunity Snapshot
Top 5 Reasons to bring your technical and leadership skills to Bonduelle Fresh Americas
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Enjoy a great culture and earn competitive pay and benefits at a company with strong values
If you combine your experience maintaining complex manufacturing equipment with solid leadership abilities, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Make your mark as you guide two Maintenance Associates in supporting complex manufacturing equipment, including diagnosing, repairing and maintenance. Quick question for you - click here
  • Expand your experience in a broad role that includes all of the above plus training others, maintaining inventory, troubleshooting and programming PLCs and more.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in our organization, possibly to a Supervisor role (some opportunities may require relocation).
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture where people have a good deal of autonomy and their contributions are appreciated.
  • Support our mission of providing fresh, healthy foods while making a consistently positive impact on employees, communities, the environment, and customers.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. For over 45 years, Ready Pac Foods has 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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Grow Your Skills in Broad, High-Impact Role with Career Potential at an Industry Leader

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to thrive as a Lead Technician at Bonduelle
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To be a good fit for the Lead Technician opportunity, you will have:
  • 3 to 5 years of broad technical experience, including 1 to 2 years in manufacturing operation and/or manufacturing/process engineering.
  • Experience with vertical packaging equipment is strongly preferred, and experience in food processing would be ideal.
  • Strong electrical skills, including troubleshooting PLC control panels. Quick question for you - click here
  • 1+ years of people management experience.
  • Some exposure to Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and TPM.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems, ideally JDE, and the ability to write up and create work orders.
  • The ability to fully understand various types of equipment and train others to safely operate it.
  • The ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization.
  • A proven track record of results with a bias for action.
  • A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture.
  • A technical degree is preferred.
We're hiring for the night shift, which runs from 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM. We'll also look to you to be flexible about working other shifts and overtime to complete work as needed.

It is important that you understand that we all work in a cold environment. Temperatures in production areas are typically as low as 34° F. You also should expect to get wet in the production areas. Quick question for you - click here

Pictured: Our latest line of chopped salad kits are inspired by flavors and recipes from around the world.
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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 Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisor, you will provide leadership to two Maintenance Associates. You'll be responsible for the maintenance of the packaging machines and associated equipment. This will include assisting and training the Packaging Machine Operators (PMOs), as well as repairing all PLCs and applicable equipment. Quick question for you - click here

More specifically, you will:
  • Provide preventative maintenance (PM) to all Hayssen/Bowl equipment, label applicator equipment (UBI or other equipment) as per the Master Preventative Maintenance Schedule.
  • Troubleshoot and make repairs on Hayssen/Bowl and label applicator equipment in a timely manner.
  • Provides PM and Repairs to Safeline metal detectors.
  • Maintain the Hayssen/Bowl room equipment shop area in a manner in conformance with plant standards.
  • Utilize the CMMS effectively.
  • Help train and assist Packaging Machine Operators (PMO).
  • Troubleshoot and program programmable logic controls for plant (PLCs) Maintain a safe work environment by insuring compliance with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Communicate with Maintenance Supervisors and the Production Manager on issues that may affect the production floor.
  • Assume responsibility for down time due to repairs, calculating Hayssen efficiency, and assisting with PMO issues.
  • Maintain parts inventory and a minimum inventory of the most replaced parts.
  • Document all PMs in their respective manuals.
  • Enforce Good Manufacturing Practices with all associates and comply with FDA and USDA programs.
  • Audit the condition of equipment and write work orders to correct any deviation detected.
  • Submit work orders to Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Identify safety hazards with the PMO/Technician area and report any findings to the Production Manager or the Operations Manager.
  • Report all accidents in the PMO Technician area to the Production Manager and assist in completing the necessary accident reports.
  • Assist other mechanics as needed.
  • Report, when performing work in other area/duties, to the appropriate manager/supervisor and follow instructions and perform responsibilities in that area.
  • Thrive in team environment.
  • Complete all other duties assigned.
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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Why Join Us
More good reasons to build a career home with 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 Ready Pac 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 shift differential, 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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Road to Success
The key characteristics that set our top performers apart . . .
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Your technical expertise will be essential, but just as important will be interpersonal and leadership skills. You will provide guidance to the two Associates and also coach Machine Operators. They should see you are a resource who can help them achieve goals, embrace new equipment and processes, and grow professionally. A collaborative approach will work best, but there also may be times when you need to be assertive.

Some people are surprised at the fast pace of our operations -- working with fresh produce requires agility and a strong sense of urgency. No two days will be the same, and there is always a lot going on. You should have strong organizational and prioritization skills.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Lead Technician, you will:
  • Promote both safety and continuous improvement as core aspects of our culture
  • Demonstrate initiative and a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Pay close attention to detail but also grasp the bigger picture
  • Achieve individual goals autonomously and also contribute as a team player
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
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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.