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3rd Shift Mechanic

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Location: Oxnard, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 314

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real 
Position Summary   

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Mechanic is to support the production department from a mechanical standpoint. This position will assist in the maintenance, trouble shooting, installation and repair of machinery and equipment. While adhering to and supporting the company’s goals and objectives on a consistent basis.     
Position Responsibilities
•    Performs repairs, tuning of equipment and project work as assigned and directed.
•    Performs preventative maintenance on equipment. (Highest priority for second shift) 
•    Fabricates parts as needed and if within scope of experience.
•    Maintains a clean shop area and organized parts cabinets.
•    Works with outside vendors who are onsite during special projects.
•    Assists line leads with adjustments and repairs.
•    Supplies line leads with parts as requested. 
•    Assists in diagnosing malfunctions in electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
•    Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems up to 480v, 3 phase, DC controls, read and interpret electrical drawings.
•    Provide training and have experience in use of PLC's, VFD's, and HMIs is a plus.
•    Assembly, fabrication, and installation activities to ensure equipment and systems conform to engineering design and internal specifications and standards.
•    Maintenance repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machine, equipment, and resources.
•    Recommends design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions or to improve safety, quality, or equipment operating parameters.
•    Enforces OSHA and company safety regulations.
•    Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
•    Procedures to meet production schedules.
•    Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
•    Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
•    Coordinate activities of individual departments.
•    Ensure compliance with all company policies, plant rules and regulations.
•    Responsible for reporting and taking any necessary action to prevent food safety and food quality problems from occurring.
•    Knowledge of use of multi meter volt or Amp meter     
Additional Responsibilities:      
•    Works in a safe manner by following all GMP’s and safety guidelines.
•    Inspect equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
•    May be required to work in tight and confined spaces.
•    Reports to management any unsafe conditions as well as safety violations by others.
•    Makes improvement ideas known.
•    Helps other maintenance personnel as required.
•    Reports when a temporary fix has been made.
•    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.     
Food Safety & Quality Responsibilities:   

•    Takes all food safety considerations into account when working on or around production equipment.
•    Accounts for all parts once work has been completed.
•    Accounts for all tools once work has been completed.
•    Follows all GMP and food safety guidelines.     
Position Requirements    
•    3-5 years of previous experience in maintenance as an Electrician or Mechanic working with electrical, mechanical, and electronic equipment in a manufacturing facility preferred in a food processing environment. 
•    Experience reading technical drawings and schematics. 
•    Knowledge and practical applications experience in electrical/electronics, PLCs, A/C and D/C motors, drives and controls. 
•    Knowledge of the National Electrical Code 
•    Preferred electrical experience 2-5 years commercial or industrial electrical experience.     
The pay for this role in the state of CA is $32.50/hr and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.     
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.    
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