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Production Supervisor - 1st Shift
CA - Irwindale

Opportunity Snapshot
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Grow your skills as you take on intriguing challenges at a large, fast-paced facility
If you combine strong leadership skills with a track record of driving continuous improvement, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact as you oversee a very large team processing fresh salads, helping the team develop, ensuring we hit targets and more. Quick question for you - click here
  • Expand your experience in areas like Lean manufacturing and build your leadership capabilities as you work with strong mentors.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities or advance in our growing global organization.
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture -- Bonduelle is dedicated to making a consistently positive impact on employees, communities, the environment, and customers.
  • Become part of the team driving one of the largest food-processing facilities in Southern California, and the largest Bonduelle Fresh Americas plant. The 400,000 ft² Irwindale plant features 24 production lines.
We have opportunities on both the first and second shifts, so feel free to share this information with your network.

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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Make your Mark Providing Continuous Improvement Leadership to a Large Team at Growing Global Leader

The Requirements
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To be a good fit for the Production Supervisor opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or another related field.
  • 2+ years of experience supervising at least 50 people in manufacturing environments.
  • Familiarity with TPM, Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma.
  • Experience meeting and exceeding performance standards in multiple areas such as safety, quality, efficiency, etc.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish, both in verbal and written communication.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop team members.
  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Basic mathematical and analytical skills.
  • The ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to food safety, quality and production efficiencies.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as the Google Suite.
  • Familiarity with JDE, RPMS, DSI, and ADP timekeeping is a plus.
  • An understanding of production procedures, safety processes and food safety/quality requirements (FDA compliance) is desired.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid verbal and written communication abilities.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a team-based, fast-paced, changing work environment, collaborating up and down the organization.
  • Self-motivation and independence.
  • A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture.
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

Shifts run from 10 to 12 hours. First shift starts between 7 and 9 AM and second shift starts between 3:30 and 6 PM. Your schedule will rotate so that one week you have Friday and Saturday off, and the following week you will have Saturday and Sunday off.​

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 Production Manager, you will supervise a team of 75 to 80 that includes Frontline Coordinators and Production Associates. You’ll be responsible for supervising production associates on assigned shifts in order to drive a safe and highly efficient production operation to produce high-quality fresh food products.

More specifically, you will:
  • Ensure the safety of all employees in the operation of equipment through proper training, enforcement of safety rules, documentation, and following proper procedures and GMP protocols.
  • Produce and package a high-quality product through the use of proper procedures and adherence to good manufacturing practices and government standards in cooperation with the Quality & Food Safety department. You'll be responsible for reporting and taking action on food safety and quality problems to the appropriate personnel, as well as following quality and safety programs and policies themselves in order to ensure products made meet the highest standards possible.
  • Ensure production lines are operating efficiently and running at targeted throughput. Complete hourly audits for safety, quality, cost, and line performance. Develop and execute action plans to address any gaps in efficiencies.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that downtime is minimized and yield is maximized. Execute action plans to ensure root causes of unplanned downtime are addressed.
  • Manage production schedules and employee schedules and ensure correct crewing and de-crewing processes are being followed in accordance with crewing standards.
  • Monitor rework levels and usage in order to keep rework levels at a minimum.
  • Monitor product yields and identify/execute corrective actions and plan to close gaps.
  • Build people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training and communications for frontline hourly associates. Coach and mentor frontline workforce to drive line productivity, efficiencies and yields.
  • Plan and initiate cross-training of employees to expand job knowledge and add flexibility to scheduling the workforce.
  • Track KPI/costs and anticipate as well as correct trends that would compromise the achievement of financial targets. Ensure proper and accurate reporting of all daily requirements and metrics (quality, safety, schedule attainment, case fill rate, order fill rate, yield).
  • Manage all plant overhead costs to budget such as T&E, supplies, utilities, sanitation, etc.
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 join our team
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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
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This position requires strong leadership skills, and people and process development are critical in this role. You need to be able to mentor associates, contribute to continuous process improvement and ensure that proper quality, sanitation and safety guidelines are being met. We understand that there will be a learning curve, but we'll also look to you to be proactive about getting up to speed as quickly as possible. You should establish yourself as a resource and mentor to your team, but also provide clear expectations and hold people accountable.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Production Supervisor, you will:
  • Promote a continuous improvement mindset on your team.
  • Pay attention to details and also grasp the bigger picture.
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Combine creativity and analytical skills in solving problems.
  • Assume ownership of your role and responsibilities.
  • Achieve goals independently but also know when to ask for support.
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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.