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Production Associate - Slicer in Valdese, NC at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Valdese, NC
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  • Experience:
    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.

Come join the largest baking company in the world and our family of 20,000 associates nationwide!

Position Summary:

Production Associate - Slicer is responsible for setting up and maintaining quality control of the slicer. Operate in a manner that follows all necessary quality and food safety requirements. 

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA

  • Great starting pay: $14/hour!
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Growing organization & increased demand for products

Anticipated Schedule: 

  • Monday-Friday

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Essential Skills, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Team oriented a must.
  • Set up Slicer Machine / Replace Slicer Blades / Clean Blades.
  • Assists with cleaning and rotating Belts, keep chains lubricated (operator care).
  • Monitors quality control.
  • Load and unload racks assist supervisor on all other tasks.
  • Must maintain area clean, neat, and organized.
  • Must be able to stand 100% of the work day.
  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Must adhere to all safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the SQF system.
  • Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.
  • Responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the SQF system and other 3rd party audits.

Key Behavioral Competencies: 

  • Actively Participate in Root Cause Problem Solving techniques
  • Participate in daily Huddle meetings
  • Bring forth any opportunity for improvement
  • Participate in Gemba walks (supervisors)
  • Display knowledge and understanding of OEE (overall Equipment Effectiveness)
  • Display knowledge and understanding of SMED
  • Display knowledge and understanding of 5s (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustaining)

Job Requirements


  • Education: High School Education or equivalent preferred. 
  • Experience: 3-5 Years of prior manufacturing experience; food manufacturing is a plus. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.   
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, stack/unstack or carry, stand and/or stoop for prolonged periods of time (except for break and lunch periods), climb, perform repetitive motions, and work in a dusty, loud and hot environment.  
  • You must have good written and oral English language communication skills.  
  • You must wear required personal protective equipment (PPE).   
  • Ability to work 8+ hour shifts, irregular and/or rotating shifts, including split days off (non-consecutive days off) and work holidays and weekends (frequently required); including mandatory Over Time. 


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 made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Internal Title:Slicer

Keywords: Production Associate, Production Worker, Bakery Associate, Bakery Worker

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.