DanoneWave Cutting & Slicing Machine Operator Technician in San Juan Bautista, California

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

  • Responsible for operating machines that cut and slice food products such as red cabbage or PROCC romaine and Kale

  • Threads machine with adjusts dimensions, and cuts size of different products to meet the specifications.

  • The Diverse Cut operator machine sets up, adjusts, inspects and operates automated cutter machines and equipment including but not limited to: Diverse cutter, segment cutter and Trans slicer machines. This individual is responsible for monitoring the products sizes and ensuring equipment is consistently running successfully

  • Performs pre-shift equipment checks to ensure proper functioning as well as performs a post shift equipment check to ensure proper set up for sanitation or hands off to next shift.

  • Sets up and adjusts machines to run a variety of products sizes and types according to production schedule. Making sure the Final Package meets all finished Products specs. Rework control is a major part of their duties making sure machines is set up well enough to reduce rework to an acceptable level.

  • Stop, locks out/tags out or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machines jams, and reports malfunction to supervisor or manager. Notifies Maintenance in a timely fashion if/when unable to rectify problem independently and follows the communication protocol.

  • Performs quality checks ensuring finished units are marked with the correct size. Stop lines and notifies quality assurance and production management in the event of a non-conformance

  • Communicates with other production staff members to ensure efficient production, appropriate output levels and to minimize set-up times.

  • Monitors production line for malfunctions and adjusts machinery in accordance with policy and safety procedures to correct problems.

  • Cooperates with supervisors and managers and ensures compliance with all Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Hazard Communication, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 - Section 110.

  • Performs preventative maintenance checks throughout shift and advised PMO Lead of equipment malfunctions.

  • Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and overtime as business needs.

  • Willingness and ability to lead and offer directions/guidance. Reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling of obligations.

  • Proactively assist team members, managers and employees as needed.

  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Change Management – Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements and scheduling needs.

  • Detail Oriented – Attention to detail, ability to focus on the project or task at hand and consistently deliver error free results.

  • Ability to perform physical activities as outlined in the following Physical Demands section of this position description.

SALARY: WhiteWave Foods Company offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts WhiteWave Foods, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

WhiteWave Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to give equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, genetic testing information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military service, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, disability or any other consideration made unlawful by state, federal or local law. All employment practices and personnel actions, including hiring, termination, job assignment, compensation, discipline, and access to benefits and training are made without regard to any status protected under applicable law. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization, whether that is a new hire, a transfer to another position, or a promotion.

This policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of WhiteWave Foods, including, but not limited to, employees, vendors, customers and their employees, contract and temporary workers and anyone else on the Company’s property.

DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, a subsidiary of the global food company Danone, was formed in April 2017 by merging three legacy organizations: White Wave Foods, Dannon, and Danone Canada. We’re proud to rank among the Top 15 food & beverage manufacturers in the US, and we’re happy to say we are #1 in the refrigerated dairy space (excluding cheese). We have a strong track record of leading growth: we play in on-trend, higher-growth categories, and many of our recognizable brands – e.g., Light & Fit®, Oikos®, and Activia® yogurts; Silk® plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic® milk & dairy products, and International Delight® coffee creamers – hold the #1 or #2 brand share positions in their respective segments.

As the largest public benefit corporation in the US, DanoneWave is taking bold steps for social good in North America. We are creating an “Alimentation Revolution,” which means we aim to nourish people, communities, and the world. We are changing the way many of our foods and beverages are made by evolving certain flagship brands toward the use of fewer ingredients that are more natural, not synthetic and non-GMO. We are also working with some of our farmer partners to plant non-GMO feed and are also committed to sustainable agriculture, water conservation, waste reduction, animal welfare and community engagement.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

As a global company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, we offer positions in a number of locations across the United States. . Our operations in Europe span multiple locations in Great Britain, Belgium and other sites across the continent.