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Production Technician in Elkhart, IN at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/22/2022

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    Elkhart, IN
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    Less than 1 year
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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

Be a Bread Winner – Help Bake America’s Favorite Baked Goods – Oroweat, Artesano, Thomas’, Ball Park

Permanent Competitive Starting Pay:  $20.65/hour

Union Position

Retention Bonuses
Seasonal Incentive Bonuses
Comprehensive Benefits Package
On the Job Training with Advancement Opportunities

Production Technician responsibilities include commitment to ensuring the best quality products, excellent customer service by maintaining regular quality audits (AIB), good manufacturing practices, compliance with federal/state/local regulations (FDA, OSHA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, etc.), HACCP, meet or exceed Global Food Safety Standards (BRC), environmental compliance, and DOT mandates.

Principal Responsibilities:

•       Support without hesitation General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes are Priority #1.

•       Assures that Product Quality is an absolute priority utilizing IPM, Plant Teams and outside resources to accomplish this.

•       Continually review data to ensure product quality during production.

•       Proactively identify improvement focus areas. Participate in root cause problem solving by team.

•       Promote a strong teamwork environment. Flexibility and ability to multi-task are key as associate is expected to have the ability to work in a variety of positions. Must be able to train and help others to advance their skills.

•       Participate in quality improvement and process waste elimination efforts.

•       Identify potential cost savings and cost avoidance.

•       Understand levels of line downtime caused by equipment issues and associated points of cause.

•       Ability to make mechanical adjustment to equipment to help reduce the downtime.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

•       High School Diploma or equivalent, preferred.

•       Must be able to walk, bend, push, pull, and twist for long periods of time (conditions typical of a food manufacturing plant).

•       Ability to lift 50 lbs. multiple times during shift.

•       Ability to stand throughout entire shift.

•       Ability to occasionally climb stairs and ladder.

•       Requires ability to learn and adapt quickly.

•       Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task.

•       Demonstrated computer skills

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans [or Vets]

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.