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Company: Bonduelle Fresh Americas
Location: Logan Township, NJ
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


If you combine strong mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair skills with hydraulics experience and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented production environment, the role of Mechanic 2 offers some compelling opportunities. Consider, you will:

  • Make an impact in an important role by keeping production lines up and running and the facility in good repair.
  • Add to your skills and knowledge by learning new equipment and cross-training in various maintenance department functions.
  • Demonstrate your talent and potential to take on additional responsibilities or advance. From this role, you could step up to a Mechanic 3, and continue to Technician, Lead then Supervisor, if you're motivated to evolve your career. 
  • 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.
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. To be a good fit for the Mechanic 2 opportunity, you will have:​
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; trade school certification preferred
  • 2-5 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing facility; Food and Beverage or CPG manufacturing experience is highly preferred Quick question for you - click here
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, FDA and GMP requirements as they pertain to maintenance activities at a food processing facility (we will train you where you have gaps)
  • Knowledge of food safety programs (HACCP, GMPs, Sanitation, Pest Control, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Organic Guidelines)
  • Experience working on automated equipment
  • Strong electrical skills and knowledge including the ability to:
    • Work with and troubleshoot 480-volts systems with simple electrical controls
    • Repair 110-volt outlets, switches, timers, etc.
  • Proven mechanical skills and knowledge including:
    • Mechanical drive fundamentals (e.g. chain drive sprocket and gearbox ratios, etc.)
    • Ability to maintain, repair and replace mechanical components of automated equipment, drive and conveyor belts and chains, pumps, overhead door track and panel replacements, etc.
  • Experience working with hydraulic equipment
  • PLC knowledge is a plus
  • Basic welding skills are a plus
  • Ability to read piping diagrams and identify the function of various components for air and water distribution systems
  • Working knowledge of basic protective equipment requirements as they apply to maintenance personnel
  • Willingness to work in a refrigerated and wet environment (approximately 35°) Quick question for you - click here
In addition, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in English; bilingual skills are a plus
  • Ability to build positive working relationships and foster mutual respect 
  • A sense of urgency with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment where equipment must remain online
  • Positive attitude, an open mind and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently and as a strong team player
  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability; a strong work ethic including reliability and dependability
  • Ability to sustain physical effort and lift 50 pounds
You will be scheduled to work a 4/10 2nd shift from 3:00 PM to 1:30 AM with rotating days off, (we do preventative maintenance on Thursdays and Sundays), including weekends. You must also be flexible in your schedule and work overtime as needed to meet the demands of the plant. 

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. Role Overview
Reporting to the Facility Maintenance Supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting production by safely maintaining Ready Pac manual and automated equipment to produce the highest quality fresh-cut produce at the lowest possible cost. In performing your role, GMP practices, environmental and regulatory requirements must be satisfied. Additionally, you'll maintain a continuous improvement mindset and contribute to and implement department programs, procedures and systems as needed. 

Role Details
This is a large and busy facility running two production shifts and a third sanitation shift. You will be responsible for responding to assigned fix tickets/issues throughout your workday.

Daily, you'll work with a variety of machines and equipment including automation equipment, conveyors, labelers and printers, sealers, baggers, metal detectors, motors and gearboxes, PLCs and more. When not responding to tickets, you'll rebuild and repair parts in the shop or work on projects as assigned. In addition to using your technical skills, you'll leverage your communication skills daily as you work with other mechanics, operators and leaders on the floor. As part of your specific responsibilities, you will:

  • Employ 480-volt electrical safety practices when work working with electricity
  • Safely operate shop equipment such as grinders, cut-off saws, power tools, ladders, forklift, scissor lift, etc.
  • Employ knowledge of equipment Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements, never by-passing safety devices under any circumstances
  • Wear/use PPE as needed and required and follow GMO compliance standards
  • Replace slicer/cutter/dicer blade assemblies and perform the necessary adjustments
  • Replace mechanical components on automated equipment
  • Perform mechanical adjustments such as tensioning drive belts, conveyor belts and chains
  • Troubleshoot mechanical systems
  • Weld stainless steel as per standards for the food industry
  • Troubleshoot 480-volt systems with simple electrical controls (start/stop)
  • Perform simple building electrical repairs such as replacing 110-volt outlets and switches, relamp fixtures, set landscape timers etc.
Working Conditions
  • Working conditions are typical for maintenance mechanic roles.
  • You will frequently enter and stay in refrigerated areas of the plant for extended periods to perform maintenance activities. 
  • Sustained physical effort is required, including the use of ladders and catwalks to reach troubleshoot and maintain production and facilities equipment.
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. 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. Those who succeed in the role of Mechanic 2 are self-starters who take pride in their work and ownership of their responsibilities. They are proactive and process-driven, methodical about watching KPIs and finding ways to deliver 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 Mechanic 2, you will:
  • Always maintain a safe work environment; safety is paramount
  • Own your role and responsibilities, maintaining a commitment to quality and strict attention to detail
  • 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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