Maintenance Technician I - PPF

Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/26/2022 2:39 PM)
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Industrial Maintenance



Perfection Pet Foods, LLC (PPF) is a leading manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and pet snack products.


State of the art manufacturing facility
Highly capable and versatile
High meat, Meat First, Super Premium diets
Soft-Moist pieces and traditional dry brown dog and cat kibble



Up to $32.00/hr pay 

Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Plan, and 401K w/ up to 4% Company Match (Medical plan is supplemented with HRA Benny card, funded by company, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses)
Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Birthday Pay
Temporary Pandemic Pay Increase for Essential Roles
Up to $2/hr Production Bonus



Great pay.
5-day work week.
Growing and Innovative Company



We’re looking for Maintenance Technicians with troubleshooting and mechanical aptitude skills. Technicians are being offered competitive pay based on experience working 5 days a week, 8 hour shifts, and possible OT.


The position of Maintenance Technician is responsible for maximizing the uptime and effective throughput of plant processing equipment from receipt of raw ingredients through the palletizing and warehousing of finished product.  Ideal candidate for this position will have experience troubleshooting issues and maintaining typical food manufacturing equipment (detailed below).  This is a collaborative position that works extremely closely with the production department to help determine gaps in training as well as ideas for overall process improvement.


  • Performs maintenance in all areas of the plant on a scheduled or emergency basis as directed by work orders and/or direction from supervisor and Shift Lead:
    • Mechanical/Electrical Repairs for processing equipment standard to the Food Processing Industry
      • Mechanical Transfer Systems
      • Pneumatic Transfer Systems (Dense Phase / Dilute Phase)
      • Ingredient Batching/Scaling Systems
      • Dry Ingredient Milling
      • Meat Slurry Production/Distribution Systems
      • Extrusion System
      • Drying Systems
      • Atmospheric Liquid Coating Systems
      • Pneumatic Reclaim Systems
      • Dry Kibble Bin Storage and Distribution Systems
      • Automated Packaging Equipment
      • Automated Palletizing Equipment
    • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Communication and Automation Systems
    • Facilities Maintenance
      • Air Handling Systems
      • HVAC Systems
      • Building Security
    • Plant Utility Systems
      • Compressed Air Systems
      • Steam Generation Systems; Fire Tube Boiler
      • Power Distribution Systems
    • Working Knowledge of Common Industrial Components
  • Respond to unscheduled/emergency work orders in an expedient and urgent manner.
  • Conduct root cause of equipment failure and develop course of action to prevent future failures with direction from management.
  • Receive direction from Maintenance Lead, Supervisor and/or Maintenance Manager.
  • Complete assigned work by Maintenance Lead, Supervisor and/or Maintenance Manager.
  • Document work completed in Maintenance CMMS System
  • Communicate directly with Production Department to coordinate maintenance and repair work.
  • Help develop and implement the plant preventative maintenance program.
  • Troubleshoot issues with structured approach to minimize production impact
  • Communicate repair steps to production to increase working knowledge of the operator
  • Know and understand city, county, state and federal regulations relating to maintenance and plant equipment; works in a manner to ensure that these regulations are met.
  • Participates in safety, health, and environmental programs.
  • Housekeeping duties to include sweeping, cleaning and sanitizing both work areas throughout the plant and maintenance shop area, as necessary.
  • Report any food safety issue observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Works with contractors and assists with new installations and other projects, as necessary.
  • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
  • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
  • Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.



  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with industrial dryers, hammer mills, extruders, and bucket elevators preferred.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of boilers, PLC programming, and three phase electrical systems.
  • Three to five (3-5) years’ industrial maintenance experience.



  • Understanding of plant operational processes and procedures, including routine and emergency start-up and shutdown practices
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently and as a team
  • Systematic Troubleshooting Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills – ability to have technical discussions with non-technical employees

Physical Requirments

  • Regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to 60 pounds.
  • Frequently climb ladders, and occasionally work at heights of 100 feet.
  • Frequently work in elevated temperatures while following acceptable safety restrictions


  • Regularly exposed to work near moving parts/equipment.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Frequently exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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