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Quality Assurance Technician 1
CA - Irwindale

Opportunity Snapshot
Top five reasons to launch a career with Bonduelle Fresh Americas
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Enjoy great training, a strong culture, and competitive pay and benefits at an industry leader
If you have a knack for learning quickly, strong people skills and an eye for detail, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Launch a career in quality assurance at an essential business -- even if you don't have direct experience -- and join the team at one of the largest food processing facilities in the region. Quick question for you - click here
  • Enjoy outstanding training. Not only do we want to see you excel, but we're also looking for individuals who can advance to QA Technician II in a timely manner.
  • Take advantage of COVID-19 precautions, including providing you with face masks, shields and daily temperature checks.
  • Earn a competitive wage, possible overtime and comprehensive benefits as part of tight-knit team in a positive, collaborative culture.
  • Play an important role in ensuring we consistently adhere to high standards of quality and safety.
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®, 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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Launch a Career in Quality Assurance in an Important Role, Even if You Don't Have Direct Experience

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Quality Assurance Technician 1 opportunity, you will have:
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Some experience in a production/manufacturing environment, ideally in food processing.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively provide feedback/corrections to line personnel.
  • The ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Basic computer and math skills.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, diverse, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Reliable transportation and a track record demonstrating reliability and punctuality.
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish is preferred but not required.
Important: You will work in a temperature-controlled environment that is typically between 34° and 36° F. In addition, you should expect to get wet in the course of a shift. Quick question for you - click here We're hiring for the first shift, but we'll also look to you to be flexible. Typically you will start your shift between 7 and 10 AM, but you also may cover shifts starting as early as 4:30 AM.

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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Under the direction of the Quality Assurance Supervisor, you will join a large QA team, and play a key role supporting QA Team Leads as they ensure compliance with food safety and quality requirements. You will perform audits, test product, and communicate and document results throughout the day to ensure we're meeting all good manufacturing practices (GMP), Food Safety and Quality System requirements, and Ready Pac and customer specifications. You'll also support the Quality Assurance Department's continuous improvement goals.

More specifically, you will:
  • Follow GMP, personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety guidelines.
  • Follow and maintain HACCP and sanitation guidelines and processes.
  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) to complete required documentation.
  • Sample finished product for hold & release sampling as required by customers.
  • Prepare, log, and submit samples for hold & release tests.
  • Conduct seal integrity tests on finished products.
  • Ensure machine operators perform equipment adjustments as needed to ensure 100% compliance with seal integrity.
  • Clean / fill up equipment tank at start-up of shift and maintain tank water level / cleanliness throughout the shift.
  • Identify non-conformance, document it and report it to machine operators and production leads for immediate follow up.
  • Use the QA database to log in leaks and sample submissions as needed.
  • Ensure GMPs are maintained.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Comply with customer requirements.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned by supervisor.
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
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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 salary and incentive bonus potential, 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
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There will be a learning curve, and we'll look to you to be proactive as you get up to speed. Pivotal to your success will be your people and communication skills. You'll alert Frontline Coordinators and other key contacts when there are issues, but we don't position ourselves as "quality police." You should maintain a positive approach and build rapport with the Operators. For the most part you'll find them open to your input, but there will also be times when you need to be assertive.

The production environment is fast-paced and busy, and you'll need to monitor and be aware of many activities. Those who excel here are professional and able to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively. They are dedicated to the job and the team, are detail-oriented and go the extra mile to ensure things are running smoothly.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding QA Tech 1, you will:
  • Be dependable, showing up promptly every day.
  • Have a positive attitude and adapt and switch gears easily when it comes to changes.
  • Promote safety as well as quality.
  • Combine creativity and analytical skills in solving problems.
  • Assume ownership of and accountability for your responsibilities.
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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.