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Maintenance Facilities Technician

Location: Livingston, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 571

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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 Maintenance Supervisor, the Utilities Technician will perform welding & fabricating tasks, wide range of troubleshooting, perform preventative maintenance and repairs of machinery, HVAC units, boilers, positive air units, fire systems among other related duties. The successful candidate will have experience in maintenance of technical equipment to ensure optimum performance with important skills such as critical thinking and ability to work independently while practicing safety protocols.
Position Responsibilities
  • Fabricate and weld equipment for various HNI company projects.
  • Perform major mechanical repairs such as changing motors, belts, sprockets, pulleys, and many other aspects of a mechanical repair.
  • Perform various types of construction tasks with food and personnel safety as highest priority. All projects must be correctly measured leveled, welded, cleaned, and painted when applicable.
  • Perform minor maintenance on boilers such as water treatment and repairs.
  • Perform and record inspection as a daily routine on bag houses, chillers, and positive air units.
  • Perform major mechanical repairs such as changing motors, belts, sprockets, pulleys, and many other aspects of a mechanical repair.
  • Supervise and provide direction for land scaping service.
  • Must clean and repair building gutters, air compressors, and HVAC units.
  • Perform inspections on fire systems such as fire extinguishers, pumps, and sprinklers.
  • Repair and maintain exterior and interior lighting.
  • Repair all urgent safety and/or food safety concerns promptly and properly record all work performed via CMMS (some PC skills required for this).
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with various machine tools and welding techniques including TIG, MIG, and ARC welding required.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Previous experience/work in production machinery preferred.
  • Possess a strong mechanical aptitude and willing to always work safely.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Follow Hughson Nut’s strict food safety guidelines. This includes, but not limited to, hygiene rules, traffic patterns, color code, GMPs, chemical control and good housekeeping.
  • Forklift driving experience preferred (company will train and certify).
  • Available to work flexible hours as well as other shifts and overtime when required.
  • Must be flexible and able to work at all three HNI facilities (Hughson & Livingston)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively and accurately, reporting relationships and deadlines required.
The pay for this role in the state of California is $27.95 - $37.97 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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