Maintenance Mechanic – Wonderful Citrus – Delano, CA 93215


Individual will perform preventative/predictive maintenance, repairs and improvements on industrial equipment in an automated food processing facility while keeping a high regard for employee safety, food quality and machine efficiency.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures self and coworkers are compliant with all safety rules and regulations (LOTO, fall protection, hot work, etc.)
  • Perform uptime and downtime inspections, lubrications, and preventative maintenance
  • Utilize predictive technologies such as thermal imaging, vibration analysis, and ultrasonics to gain an understanding of machine condition and estimated lifespan
  • Troubleshoot and perform corrective work on all mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems within the facility
  • Identify and execute improvements on equipment, documentation, work systems, and processes
  • Collaborates with different levels of employees in various departments of the facility through face-to-face, telephone, email and radio communications
  • Provide training and development to operators and other maintenance personnel
  • Research system and component specifications using equipment manuals, schematics, parts breakdowns, online information, and vendor communication
  • Dismantle and reassemble complex pieces of machinery in an efficient, precise and reliable manner
  • Operates cutting, welding, and various other fabrication equipment to cut, form, and/or join materials
  • Creates/modifies work orders in Computerized Maintenance Management System, and documents details of work performed
  • Escalate technical, procedural, and personnel related issues to direct lead or supervisor as necessary
  • Work with moral integrity on a consistent basis
  • Must be able to analyze problems and continuously improve equipment and processes


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and on a consistent basis. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or GED equivalent required; Technical degree and three years or more of related experience and/or training in a production/manufacturing environment is preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Language Skills:

Individual must be able to read, analyze, interpret, and present out general business items to groups of coworkers, managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Effective English communication is a must, bilingual is preferred.

Mathematical Skills:

Employee must possess ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations is preferred.

Schedule Accommodation:

To successfully support the business needs, the employee will be expected to work overtime, weekends and rotating/varying shifts, as well as be available for emergency call-out as needed.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee must be physically able to:

  • Stand and/or walk for up to 12 hour shift.
  • Climb on a ladder or scaffolding to heights in excess of 10′, balance, and work above the shoulders frequently.
  • Bend/stoop, kneel, crouch, and squat frequently for extended periods of time
  • Use both hands for frequent grasping and occasional fine manipulation and fingering.
  • Frequently carry up to 50 pounds of weight distances of up to 600 feet.
  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds of weight from the floor to above the shoulders.
  • Weights in excess of 50 pounds may need to be lifted between the floor and shoulders on rare occasions.
  • Occasionally push various items, such as equipment, filters, motors, tools, pumps up to 75 pounds distances of up to 5′.
  • Occasionally pull various items, such as compressors, tools and equipment up to 75 pounds distances of up to 35′.
  • Work at heights.
  • Tolerate required personal protective equipment such as steel toed shoes, work gloves, safety glasses, ear protection, dust masks, safety belts and safety shoes on a continuous basis.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on, in, or in presence of:

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Heights
  • Rapidly flashing lights
  • Low visibility areas
  • High decibel machinery
  • Heavy forklift traffic

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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