Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic

Harris Woolf Almonds   Ballico, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on January 26, 2024

This position is responsible for supporting various maintenance functions trouble shooting and perform maintenance on all plant equipment, machinery, and buildings. Must have extensive knowledge of electrical components and wiring diagrams. Must have own tools and be able to work all three shifts, weekends, and holidays. 

  • Able to follow directions and work under minimal supervision.
  • Must have current CDL with no restrictions and no major infractions.
  • Check and observe the functioning of all equipment and report any necessary repairs or changes to the supervisor.
  • See that equipment is properly started and stopped and timed with respect to flow of work.
  • May order or requisition parts and supplies as directed.
  • Take and maintain an active role and participate in departmental safety programs.
  • Maintaining daily logs of operation for production lines, related equipment repairs or downtime.
  • Under little or no supervision*, is responsible for a specific area of machinery as it pertains to mechanical repair or operation of installation of fabrication.
  • Be able to direct and perform in line repair work in emergency situations and demonstrate ability to control the situation and direct fellow employees.
  • Has a full working knowledge of the machinery and equipment in a specific area and demonstrates that he is able to use the same in day-to-day work assignments.
  • Read sketches, prints, operating instructions, etc. and determine procedure.
  • Check materials and parts and make requisitions.
  • Lay out work from sketches, drawings, etc.
  • Cut and form parts and assemble parts to construct machinery and equipment.
  • Locate, line up, and anchor machinery.
  • Test and time machinery.
  • Sharpen blades and locate cutters and other equipment for efficient line operations.
  • Keep records, logs, or charts in writing, by scanner or by computer as required.
  • Must be able to weld proficiently in MIG, TIG, and ARC
  • Must be able to cut and fabricate metal using acetylene torch and plasma torch.
  • Drive forklift proficiently
  • May perform other electrical work if required.
  • “Snake” wire.
  • Change fuses, light globes.
  • Install light fixtures and receptacles.
  • Move, remove, or install electrical circuits and motors.
  • “Troubleshoot” and make repairs or corrections on motors, switches, switch panels, fuse boxes, lighting, heating, or power circuits, junction boxes.
  • Install, connect, and adjust electrical gauges and recording instruments.
  • Responsible for repair, installation, operation, and maintenance of all packaging electronic components, scales, and related equipment.
  • Recognize and correct potential electronic instrument failures.
  • Test, time, and calibrate electronic instruments and related equipment for efficient performance.
  • Adjust and control boiler fires, watch level, make fuel draft, and water supply adjustments to produce maximum boiler efficiency.
  • Read and record readings as required of all temperature flow, pressure, and electric gauges.
  • Be able to read and interpret sketches, operating instructions, etc. and determine proper operating and repair procedures.
  1. Starts, stops machinery.
  2. Checks machinery as it pertains to proper operation, timing weight, lubrication wear, cleanliness.
  3. Clears jams during production runs and makes simple routine adjustments required on a repetitious basis,  and
  4. Calls on the area Rate I mechanic if he is unable to correct a problem of a non-repetitious nature.
  • Maintain sanitary conditions in work areas, equipment, and tools.
  • Lifts heavy objects by hand and cleans work area, machines, and equipment.
  • Other duties as directed.
  • Food manufacturing experience is a plus. 
  • Supervisory or Lead experience a plus.

Hourly rate $28-$35 DOE.