Maintenance Mechanic I

Engineering/Packaging Bakersfield, California


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 Maintenance Mechanic I position is to provide effective and consistent service of factory equipment. To consistently achieve production and cost targets on a short term (day to day) and long term (monthly/annual) basis, through effective management and upkeep of the processes, kit and systems, so as to ensure that we achieve our production targets, through the manufacture of products to the right quality and specification. Covering all aspects of food safety.

This will be achieved by ensuring that equipment is available for production, reactive maintenance is dealt with at speed, and accuracy. Developing a clear knowledge and understanding of the factory, products, and machinery



  • Provide electronic, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic service to assigned production equipment. Skills to include welding, electronics, electricity, controls, mechanics, basic fabrication, work order reporting, downtime reporting, communication with peers, leadership, customers and equipment vendors, organization, follow-through, parts usage reporting and excellent interaction skills.
  • This is a hands-on role, providing visibility and accessibility on the factory floor and not sitting in the workshop waiting for a call.
  • Ensure that the machines are ready for a smooth run during production at lowest waste levels.
  • Keep yourself informed of production plans and any changes. It is important to be proactive in finding out what is happening rather than waiting to be told.
  • Look for issues. Do not wait to be told or instructed to complete a task
  • Awareness of all machinery problems or any unfinished jobs.
  • Ensure break downs are addressed quickly.
  • Operate on a “one-man for one-job” policy, however, without compromising safety & training.
  • Ensure your work areas are clean and organized including, the area you are working in, the workshop and the store. Always maintaining the “clean as you go” policy in all areas.
  • To ensure the machines that produce products meet the customer specification, quality, and food safety.
  • 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 you walk the talk and use the looking eyes, attend to the issues as and when they happen.
  • Promote the Froneri culture of treating the business as your own.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, write, and follow instructions and correspondences.
  • Ability to learn technical terminology.
  • 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 draw and interpret graphs.
  • Demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work.
  • Good customer service interaction, patient teacher, quick learner, good work ethic.
  • Must be able to work overtime including weekends and holidays.
  • Helpful Experience: TPM, RCM, PLC Programming, Sanitary Welding, Machine Shop skills, Electrical Construction, and Ammonia Refrigeration



  • HS Diploma/GED required. Associates Degree or Technical Certification in related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years of food manufacturing maintenance or related maintenance experience preferred.



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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand; use hands to finger; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is required to work in an environment that may include exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, electricity, and vibrations. PPE and training are provided to eliminate/reduce the risk of harm. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The pay scale for employees currently in this role is 28.08 per hour.