Employment Type: Full-Time
California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California's milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders.As the leading source of dairy nutrition for a healthy world, we provide safe and reliable high quality dairy products to a growing and more affluent world. This is achieved within a culture that is built upon performance and mutual success.We are looking for dedicated and talented individuals who will work as a team to achieve the company's goal of becoming a global market leader. With six plant locations across the state, California Dairies, Inc. provides exciting career opportunities throughout California.We offer a generous benefits package that includes:* family medical/dental/vision* retirement plans* paid holidays* paid vacation* tuition reimbursement* loss prevention and safety bonus programsEssential Functions List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.Maintain and repair all production equipment: pumps, pasteurizers, high pressure pumps, evaporators, dryers, churns, valves, baggers, etc.Maintain and repair all support equipment: boiler, air-compressors, ammonia compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, ammonia systems, air conditioning units, sewer meters, conductivity meters, water meters, etc.Must have a working knowledge of and experience in plant maintenance operations.Handling of chemicals for support equipment operation. Chemical testing of boiler feed water, condensate, cooling tower water, glycol system, plant process water.Daily utilities reading.Fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc.Documentation of all schematic and diagram changes to keep plant record current.Responsible for working with a minimum amount of supervision in all key areas.Responsible for reporting on a daily basis work orders and activity reports.Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis.Responsible for all work being done in a timely fashion and done properly.It is necessary that maintenance mechanics work well with employees throughout the plant.Responsible for care and maintenance of company tools.Perform other duties as assigned by management.Follow all safety and working rules.Must have the ability to get along with co-workers, management personnel, customers, vendors, and employees in accordance with the company policies and working rules while ensuring a harmonious and conducive work environment.Maintain a positive attitude and contribute toward a quality environment.Excellent regular full-time attendance in support of company objectives.Use initiative and judgment in making decisions, keeping with California Dairies, Inc.'s best interests.Perform other duties as assigned by management.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis position has no supervisory responsibilitiesQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment.Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found.Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.Education and/or ExperienceHigh School level verbal and written communication skills.Minimum five years of experience in a maintenance setting involving electronics, instrumentation, refrigeration, electrical, and general mechanical.Proficient written and spoken English.Basic computational skills required.Simple math reasoning required.Language SkillsA well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.Reasoning AbilityMust have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsMust possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship if such an accommodation enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.Sitting/Standing/Walking: The maintenance mechanic, during the course of an 8-hour workday, will do all three. They will walk several hundred feet over uneven surfaces, checking buildings and machines for needed repairs.Lifting/Carrying: The maintenance mechanic lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis.Pushing/Pulling: Frequent pushing/pulling is done while using mechanic tools and equipment.Bending/Stooping: Both are done regularly during the course of a workday.Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling: Squatting and kneeling are done frequently. Crawling is done occasionally.Twisting/Turning: Frequent twisting and turning are done while doing regular maintenance duties.Climbing/Balancing: Some vertical ladder climbing required. Balancing on ladders and machinery required while doing maintenance and installation of equipment.Reaching: Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level done during 8-hour workday.Grasping/Manipulating: Frequent use of hands and fingers while using hand tools and positioning of machine parts.EquipmentPumps, pneumatic values, AC dives, motor starters, separators, instrumentation, welding, grinding, butter equipment, fans, high pressure pumps, electrical troubleshooting, powder packaging equipment, PLC controls, gearboxes, pneumatic system, boilers, ammonia compressors, ammonia system, glycol system, cooling towers, air compressors, pasteurizers.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whileperforming the essential functions of this job. Employees will be subject to temperatures associated with an air-cooled room. Proper lifting techniques must be employed at all times.Employee will be subject to temperatures from 34 to over 100 degrees. An employee may come into contact with the following: ammonia, acids, caustics, chlorines, paints, particles, oils and lubricants, steam, pneumatics, fumes and hazardous gases, and sealing compounds.This job description will be updated if duties and responsibilities change significantly. Job functions are subject to modification based on business necessity.
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