Mechanic II

Compensation

: $46,680.00 - $73,360.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Automotive



Home of the original Bistro Bowl complete meal salad, Southern California-based Ready Pac Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BOND.PA), has been giving people the freedom to eat healthier for nearly 50 years. As a premier producer of convenience fresh foods and fresh cut produce and with processing facilities throughout the United States, Ready Pac Foods manufactures a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company's Bistro , Ready Snax , Cool Cuts , elev te and Fresh Prep'd brands. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, soup kits, wrap kits, fruits, vegetables and fresh snacking options available where consumers buy groceries and in restaurant chains across North America For more information, visit www.readypac.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Purpose

To be part of a team responsible for supporting production by safely maintaining Ready Pac equipment to produce the highest quality fresh cut produce at the lowest possible cost. In performing the above function, GMP practices, environmental and regulatory requirements are to be satisfied.

Position Requirements:

Safety
  • Must be knowledgeable in forklift and scissors lift safety.
  • Must have working knowledge in 480-volt electrical safety practices.
  • Must be able to safely operate shop equipment such as grinders, cut-off saws, power tools, ladders etc.
  • Must have working knowledge of basic protective equipment requirements as they apply to maintenance personnel.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Must have working knowledge of OSHA, FDA and GMP requirements as they pertain to maintenance activities at a food processing facility.
  • Must have working knowledge of basic Protective Equipment Requirements as they apply to maintenance personnel.
  • Must be knowledgeable in equipment Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements. Must not by-pass Safety Devices under any circumstance!
  • Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Must be knowledgeable of safe lifting techniques, and expected to ask for help if item to move is too heavy.
  • Must use Slip-resistant footwear due to nature of environment: Wet floors, cold and probably some icing/debris.
  • Must use/wear/follow PPE, and GMP compliance as needed, including but not limited to: Hair/Bear net, Boots, Clean Smock, Waterproof Rubber Gloves, Plastic sleeves, Cut resistant gloves, eye & hearing protection, face shield, PPE to handle Chemicals when applicable, etc.
  • Must be aware of potential hazards as: Paper/knife cuts, Slip/falls due to wet floors, Pinch Points/Contusions, Chemical exposure (chlorine), Back/Arms/Legs sprains.
  • Must be cross trained in the various functions of the Quality Assurance department and must be knowledgeable on the QA standard operating procedures.
  • Must have knowledge of food safety programs (HACCP, GMPs, Sanitation, Pest Control, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Organic Guidelines.
Mechanical
  • Must be knowledgeable in mechanical drive fundamentals, i.e. chain drive sprocket and gearbox ratios etc.
  • Must be able to read piping diagrams and identify the function of various components for air and water distribution systems.
  • Must be able to replace Slicer/cutter/dicer blade assemblies and perform the necessary adjustments.
  • Must be able to replace automated equipment mechanical components.
  • Must be proficient in the use of standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers etc.
  • Must be proficient in the use of simple power tools such as drills, grinders, cut-off saws, impact wrenches, etc.
  • Must be able to perform basic mechanical adjustments like tensioning drive belts, conveyor belts, chains, etc.
  • Must be able to perform difficult building mechanical repairs such as overhead door track and panel replacement, concrete work, chain link repairs, etc.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot simple mechanical systems such as chain drives, pumps, etc.
  • Must be able to perform simple plumbing repairs such as unclogging drains, replace faucets, toiler repairs, etc.
  • Must be knowledgeable in cleaning and degreasing techniques.
  • Must be able to weld stainless steel as per standards for the food industry.
Electrical
  • Must be able to troubleshoot 480-volt systems with simple electrical controls (start/stop).
  • Must be able to perform simple building electrical repairs such as replacing 110-volt outlets and switches, relamp fixtures, set landscape timers etc.
Miscellaneous
  • Able to work flexible hours and overtime as required by workload.
  • Able to function in a team environment where continuous improvement is expected through communication and cooperation.
  • Must be willing and able to contribute to and implement department programs, procedures and systems as needed.
  • Must be able to qualify for forklift, and scissors lift drivers license.
Working Relationships

Reports to: Maintenance Shift Supervisor
  • Internal Contacts
  • Operating Associates: Responds to emergency calls and discusses the cause of problems with other mechanics, supervisors, and other customers such as production personnel.
  • Maintenance Storeroom: Requests parts and provides information where parts are to be used.
  • Maintenance Buyer: Meets as needed to request parts and clarify specifications.
  • External Contacts
  • Suppliers: Meets as needed to obtain parts and equipment information.
Working Conditions
  • Typical maintenance working conditions. Will frequently enter various refrigerated areas of the plant to perform maintenance activities. Frequently stay in the refrigerated areas may be for extended periods of time.
  • Sustained physical effort required, entailing the use of ladders and catwalks to reach troubleshoot and maintain production and facilities equipment. Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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