Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

California Dairies, Inc. is the leading dairy processing cooperative in California. As a farmer-owned cooperative, we operate several processing facilities located throughout California. CDI employees are highly valued and are provided competitive benefits packages and career growth plans. 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 programs Essential Functions 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 Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities Qualifications To 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 Experience High School level verbal and written communication skills. Minimum two 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 Skills A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed. Reasoning Ability Must 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, Registrations Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license. Physical Demands The 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. Equipment Pumps, 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 Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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. ADA/FEHA The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act. EEO The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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