Master Welder/Specialist

Engineering/Packaging Bakersfield, California


Description

At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.


Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.

 

The Master Welder is responsible for all aspects related to the on-shift maintenance as well as factory-wide capital requests/initiatives of fabrication and welding according to Froneri corporate and local strategies, standards, specifications and local codes and regulations.

ROLE & ACTIVITY

  • Designs, creates, and effectively builds tools, equipment, and repairs
  • Required to weld per food grade standards, sanitary weld standard, etc.
  • Maintain liaisons with other departments, disciplines, and facilities to provide necessary support and maintenance for optimal factory operations
  • Provide direction, training and capability building of technicians regarding basic welding and basic welding repairs
  • Comply with all safety and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Froneri standards
  • Ensure that all machining is done timely to meet capital projects/initiatives staying within budget
  • Ensure that the machines are ready for a smooth run during production at lowest waste levels
  • Keep yourself informed of production plans/project scope or any other changes. It is important to be proactive in finding out what is happening rather than waiting to be told
  • Awareness of all machinery fabrication problems or any unfinished jobs
  • Ensure emergency break downs are addressed quickly
  • Ensure your work areas are clean and organized, including the area you are working in, the workshop and the store. Always maintain the “clean as you go” policy in all areas
  • To ensure the machines that produce products meet the customer specification, quality, and food safety standards
  • To be proactive in looking for areas of improvement and to adopt techniques and practices that ensure that there is a quality environment in production
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully met and that a positive safety culture is maintained throughout the factory

 

  • Ensure that engineering stock is always correctly booked out and accounted for
  • Ensure items meant for disposal are stripped for usable parts
  • Ensure that only you carry out the required maintenance & only replace worn/ broken parts, providing feedback on frequency
  • Drive the tasks through required work from observations and data, not just theoretical plans
  • Ensure that maintenance tasks adhere to company food safety polices
  • Ensure all working practices comply with company rules and procedures to ensure that you and any other persons using the area of work, can do so safely
  • Always keep full and up to date records of all equipment with maintained traceability

QUALIFICATIONS

3+ years’ experience required. Certifications and stainless-steel welding experience strongly preferred