Maintenance Mechanic I

Job Locations US-CA-Hanford
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/16/2023 12:29 PM)
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Industrial Maintenance


This position is a maintenance crew member responsible for maintenance and repair of plant equipment at an industrial feed milling plant, which includes areas of expertise in electrical, mechanical repair and instrumentation.  Primary goal is to assure safe and efficient production by responding to changing conditions in a timely manner. Emphasis will be preventive maintenance and plant repairs.


  • Performs maintenance in all areas of the plant on a scheduled or emergency basis:
    • Electrical repairs on motors, motor starters; running conduit and pulling wires for new installations
    • Building repairs and cleaning
  • Moves, sets, calibrates, as needed, controls such as knobs, valves, switches, levers, and index arms, on control panels to control process variables such as flows, temperatures, pressures, vacuum, time, and chemicals, by automatic regulation and remote control of processing units, such as heaters, coolers, compressors, exchangers, and other units.
  • Determines malfunctioning units by observing control instruments, such as meters and gauges or by automatic warning signals, such as lights and sounding of horns.
  • Inspects equipment to determine location and nature of malfunction such as leaks, breakages and faulty valves.
  • Communicates directly with production to coordinate maintenance and repair work.
  • Patrols units to verify safe and efficient operating conditions.
  • Performs preventive maintenance activities as required.
  • Assists with new installations and other projects, as requested by the supervisor.
  • Works with contractors to plan and implement installation of new equipment or systems.
  • Participates in safety, health, and environmental programs.
  • Participates in programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.


  • A high school diploma is required
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in electrical or instrumentation maintenance and repair


  • Understanding of plant operational processes and procedures, including routine and emergency start-up and shutdown practices
  • Familiarity with industrial equipment operations and care
  • Mechanical experience
  • Basic electrical experience
  • Pneumatic experience
  • Hydraulic experience
  • Welding experience preferred
  • Basic PC/PLC experience preferred
  • Forklift experience
  • Manlift experience
  • Knowledgeable of PPE and Fall Protection
  • Knowledgeable in LOTO / Blockout (Machine Specific)
  • Proficiency with basic computer software preferred
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization and the ability to work in a diverse group
  • Ability to write detailed repair reports and must have good verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirments

  • Must be able to perform job duties while wearing a respirator
  • Must be able to lift and work overhead, to stoop and to crouch
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 175 ft.


  • The employee will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions
  • The employee will be regularly exposed to very dusty and noisy conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.


The pay range for this position is $20/hr to $32/hr.  The Company offers paid vacation time, paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision plans as well as a 401(k) with employer match.


Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Occasional travel between company facilities located in Hanford and Famoso.


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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