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Date: Apr 1, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Heavy Recycling in San Juan Bautista.




Individuals in this position are responsible to safely and efficiently perform a variety of unskilled manufacturing heavy labor tasks involved in the production of Earthbound Farm products. Responsible to perform general manual labor tasks which include lifting, sorting and moving materials for recycling, disposals or storage. Assist in a wide variety of functions as needed. Perform general clean-up in all operational areas of work site. Individuals must be able to routinely work eight (8) or more hours per day and be available nights and/or weekends as required by the business needs.   



  • Load and unload totes from conveyors and conveyances.
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually.
  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected; notify supervisors of any malfunctions or safety concerns.
  • Push, pull and move pallets with a pallet jack
  • Immediately notify supervisor of any process deviations from specification or any contamination of product.
  • Maintain a safe, organized and clean work area at all times.
  • Participate in and complete all required training.
  • Willing and able to work overtime as required.
  • Inspect materials and sort items or materials into designated areas of recycling, compost and trash.
  • Repair damaged/broken totes as needed.
  • Wash pallets as needed.
  • Adhere to all Company food safety protocols and requirements; perform tasks in a manner that protects and promotes food safety.
  • Cooperate with supervisors and managers and ensure compliance with all Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 - Section 110.


Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body as outlined in the attached Physical Demands section of this position description.
  • Proactively assist other employees and team members as needed.
  • Perform miscellaneous 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.



Other Physical Requirements:

  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception).
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (ear plugs, hard hats, coveralls, smocks, gloves, goggles, and other GMP required equipment; hair net, beard net).


Education and Experience:

  • No formal education required.
  • High school diploma or General Education Degree preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum six (6) months experience in a physically demanding occupation.
  • Demonstrated history of reliably fulfilling obligations and delivering quality results.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extremely cold temperatures (34-36 degrees) in a refrigerated manufacturing facility with wet conditions and/or outdoor weather conditions. regularly works near moving mechanical parts, heavy machinery and forklift traffic; regularly exposed to high noise environments .

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Food Safety, QA, Quality Assurance, Change Management, Quality, Technology, Management

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