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Packaging Equipment Mechanic


Sante Fe Springs, CA




To repair and maintain all Label & Tray equipment to efficiently meet quality standards and production requirements. 


The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position. 

  • Responsible for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Lubricate equipment, bearings and gearboxes. 
  • Responsible for selecting and utilizing the proper tools. 
  • Check belts, rollers, gears, sprockets, chain etc. for wear to replace/repair prior to failure
  • Maintain all conveyors in clean condition, and mechanical order.
  • Set and adjust equipment to meet quality standards.
  • Set and adjust equipment to optimize production output. 
  • Changeover equipment for different configurations. 
  • Maintain other Label & Tray equipment in clean condition, and mechanical order. 
  • Assist with repair and maintenance outside of Label and Tray areas. 
  • Assist electricians in repair and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Will be required to collaborate and work with other team members easily and effectively with maintaining good rapport with exceptional interpersonal skills. 
  • Will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various levels of the business in non-technical terms.
  • Will be expected to take initiative, drive results and have a customer focus mind-set. 

Other Duties 

  • Assist with repair and maintenance outside of Label and Tray areas. 
  • Assist electricians in repair and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Remove guards and parts for proper equipment cleaning by the sanitation personnel. 
  • Operate Label and Tray Equipment as required. 
  • Draw and utilize drawings, sketches and layouts to perform duties. 
  • Repair and/or fabrication of guards, guides, rails, etc. as required. 
  • Clean up and wash down with chemicals as required. 
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices. 


Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant shoes, uniform or smock, back support belt. 


(All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.) 

Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion. 

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. 

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. 

Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.  

Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. 

Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. 

Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.  

Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time. 

Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. 

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. 

Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. 

Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. 

Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling. 

Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. 

Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. 

Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly. 

Hearing: Ability to hear verbal communication in a noisy environment. 

Vision:  Attention to the surroundings when operating a forklift. 

Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. 

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.  

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

Light Work:  Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. 

Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Very Heavy Work:  Heavy Work:  Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position. 

Inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. 

Outside environmental conditions:  No effective protection from weather. 

Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside. 

Extreme cold:  Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. 

Extreme heat:  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. 

Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. 

Vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body. 

Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. 

Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation. 

Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids. 

Humidity: Exposure to humid conditions ranging from 70% to 92%. 

Respirator:  Use is required. 

None:  No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).   


Individual must have a proven background in an Electrical and Controls role.  Experience troubleshooting and correcting Controls, PLC’s, and electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic issues on process and facilities equipment.  Must be able to read electrical schematics and work with little or no direct Supervision. Experience in fabrication, knowledge of metals and welding is desirable.  Knowledge of analog and digital instrumentation. 

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Technical School preferred. 
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing facility with packaging equipment.   
  • Must pass Bumble Bee Basic Maintenance test 
  • Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, etc. 
  • Knowledgeable about sprockets and chain, tabletop chain and rail spacing. 
  • Knowledgeable about the relationship between equipment and conveyor speeds and  
  • production output. 
  • Proficient at troubleshooting equipment and making proper mechanical adjustments. 
  • Proficient in tool selection for each job. 
  • Proficient at measuring with tape measure and calipers. 
  • Proficient at reading blueprints and equipment manuals. 
  • Ability to use computers 
  • Ability to use drill, saw, and other hand tools, and taps and dies 
  • Ability to use drill press, hydraulic press, horizontal saw, vertical saw and bench grinder. 
  • Ability to MIG and heliarc weld preferred. 
  • Ability to thread and bend pipe preferred. May operate company vehicles including pick-up truck (requires valid driver license)and  forklift. 


The health, satisfaction and security of our team members and their families are important to us and an important part of reaching our organization’s goals. We offer a total rewards package that includes valuable and competitive compensation and benefit plans. These programs reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining top talent.

  • The hourly rate for this role is $30-$37/hr *Compensation to commensurate with level of knowledge, education, skills, and experience applicable to the position.

We understand that each team member’s situation is unique, and so it is our intent to offer an overall benefits package that can be shaped and molded by each team member to fit their family’s needs. Our current benefits package, which is available to all full-time team members and their eligible dependents, includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, medical savings accounts, life and disability coverage, and other voluntary benefits. We also offer time off benefits including vacation pay, flexible vacation for exempt positions with sick leave. Please note, however, that The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, in its sole discretion, may modify the above benefits package.


Bumble Bee Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Human Resources Representative.

About Bumble Bee Seafoods

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. We are an iconic 120-year-old year-old fishing company that consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit For product information, visit