Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Santa Cruz, California


The Maintenance Mechanic ensures manufacturing equipment is operating efficiently for maximum production capability. Provides maintenance support for the production department and performs scheduled preventative maintenance, work orders, rebuilds and related repairs on manufacturing equipment and other equipment in the facility. The Maintenance Mechanic II maintains daily records of time and parts involved with assignments and assists other maintenance personnel with repairs, projects and work orders whenever necessary.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide maintenance support to Production department along with other departments, as needed.
  • Support packaging line changeovers.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment and other equipment in the facility.
  • Troubleshoot all manufacturing equipment and related issues and follow up as needed.
  • Support the installation and startup of new machinery and equipment.
  • Maintain a daily record of time and parts involved with assignments.
  • Collaborate with other mechanics, electricians, production workers and other staff to promptly resolve maintenance issues.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ mechanical maintenance experience in the food processing industry.
  • 3 years’ mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic troubleshooting experience.
  • 1 year of basic plumbing experience.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanics, fabrication, welding techniques and capable of utilizing standard shop equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand manuals, blueprints, engineer designs and complex schematics.
  • Strong time management, communication, teamwork, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills including Outlook.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.