Maintenance Technician at Dixon, CA

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This position requires this person to safely and properly perform general and complex repairs to equipment.  Operate equipment such as a forklift, electric pallet jack and boom lift in conjunction with the repairs of the facility.   Perform repairs to the facility to ensure that the quality of the products is being processing it in accordance with the company’s guidelines for this position, as well as USDA rules, regulation, and requirements.  



  • Performs minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment. (Major repairs are performed under the supervision of licensed maintenance workers.) 
  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures on building mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis; inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals, etc.; repairs or replaces broken parts. 
  • Cleans and inspects boiler; treats water with proper chemicals. 
  • Calibrates and repairs pneumatic systems. 
  • Replaces broken windows; repairs doors, door locks and closets; installs window blinds. 
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures. 
  • May operate a computer which controls and monitors mechanical equipment and utility systems. 
  • Installs electrical wiring and equipment; new electrical services, wiring during remodeling projects; replaces and repairs wiring as needed. 
  • Repairs electrical equipment and control circuits; replaces faulty electrical switches; repairs refrigeration equipment. 
  • PLC experience is a plus
  • Working on industrial conveyors systems
  • May install computer cable. 
  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required. 
  • Assists with the renovation/remodeling of buildings; repairs plaster and drywall; paints building structures. 
  • Maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures. 
  • May obtain estimates for supplies, repair parts; orders parts as needed. 

Minimum Experience/Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one years of related experience and/or training; one year of forklift experience; experience in building and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    Good skill in the use of hand and power tools. 
  • Minimum Industrial Maintenance Experience of 3 years.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret miscellaneous drawings and schematics. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail
  • Excellent Communication Skills and Follow Up
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization. 
  • Advanced knowledge of tools and machinery
  • Knowledge of how a production facility functions
  • Well organized, with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to count accurately, do simple math
  • Ability to work in various temperatures.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and common sense thinking skills
  • Basic understanding of GMPs and HACCP
  • Ability to work early hours, overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Bilingual skills-Spanish/English preferred but not required, must be able to read and write.
  • Computer Skills preferred but may not be required in certain areas. 


Frequently during assigned shift, in combination with walking.  Could be 8 to 12 hours a day.




Frequently during of assigned shift.  Walking in and around the department, to and from department, Indoors and outdoors.  


Frequently Weights 1-100 lbs. Some projects allow for lifting that might exceed 100 lbs. when using both arms. 

Carrying Required:  Frequently – Items that may weigh up to 100 lbs.    


Frequently during assigned shift.  Using both arms exerting force to push, pull, carry and work on equipment.     


Frequently during assigned shift.  Self-paced activity, minimize bending with attention to body mechanics. 


Frequently during assigned shift.  


Frequently during assigned shift.  Reaching for parts, working on equipment, Handling a variety of tool and equipment.  

Handling:  Various sizes and weights of tools and equipement. 


Occasionally – In and out of trucks, racks and pallets.


Frequently – Forklift, Pallet Jack


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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; cold temperatures; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud. 

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