Jobs Department: Maintenance

Maintenance Manager

May 23rd, 2022 |

PURPOSE

Provide leadership and supervision to plant maintenance personnel consisting of supervisors, electricians, seamer mechanics, label and tray mechanics, general mechanics, and utility operators, with the objective to support plant operations and projects.

DUTIES:   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. 

Essential Duties:  These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.

 Supervise Operating Maintenance Department

  • Establish priorities, schedule teams, and provide guidance and leadership to maintenance supervision/ hourly personnel. Will also lead the weekly maintenance huddles.
  • Review work in progress of maintenance personnel.
  • Assure on-going training and education of maintenance team.
  • Ensures that the facilities equipment and machines are maintained properly and working correctly.
  • Oversees the facilities maintenance PM/WO program; identifies and analyzes equipment or machinery failures and takes corrective actions.
  • Ensure strict accountability for performance of maintenance direct reports and indirect reports.

Operate Within Budget

  • Review daily and weekly Maintenance and Repair expenditures. Take corrective action where necessary.
  • Establish, maintain, and review inventories of spare parts and equipment.
  • Assist Corporate Engineering/Engineering Manager in preparing maintenance operating budget.
  • Operate within established budget.

 Comply with Environment Regulations

  • Assist in supervision proper operations of water treatment and discharge systems, with complete understanding of chemical and water process flows related to food product wastewater.
  • Oversee boiler’s air emissions within permit limitation.
  • Work with Safety Manager to ensure compliance with all operational permits.
  • Be acquainted with and up-to-date on environmental regulations.

Utilities

  • Responsible for water, power, gas systems, including maintenance and usage efficiencies

Safety Activities

  • Participate in, and support all safety program elements, directed towards meeting the plant’s TIR (Total Incident Rate) goal established each year by Corporate. This includes safety training, inspections/audits, incident investigations, incentive programs, and any other safety-related activities.

Capital Budget and Engineering

  • Assist in the planning and cost estimates for the annual and longer term capital budgets.
  • Assist the Corporate Engineering/Engineering Manager in executing capital plan on time and within budget approvals. This includes, but is not limited to, all engineering design and project management, working with both internal and external resources.

Other Duties

  • Understand the operation of all equipment and machinery within the department.
  • Regularly use CADD and MSOffice computer programs.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • BS Degree in Engineering or related technical field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in food plant maintenance.
  • Complete understanding of PLC and logic controls for high speed operating equipment.
  • Proficient in CADD and computer literate in MS Office computer programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
  • Valid California Driver License to operate company vehicles.
  • A well rounded engineer with experience in electrical, mechanical (seamers and packaging equipment) and utility systems operations.

Physical Requirements (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 and comprehend verbal communication.
  • Vision:  Ability to see in order to work safely in a production environment.  Frequent computer use.

Degree of physical exertion required for the position

  • 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

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 percent.
  • Respirator:  Use is required.

Maintenance Mechanic 2

May 16th, 2022 |

Purpose:

To repair and maintain all plant equipment and facilities and assist in plant improvement projects.

Duties:

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.

Essential Duties

  • 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.
  • Responsible for selecting and utilizing the proper tools.
  • Utilize drawings and layouts to perform duties.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of production equipment.
  • Rebuild pumps, valves, gearboxes, etc.
  • Replace sprockets, gears, cams, conveyors, etc.
  • Repair and or fabricate guards, fixtures, platforms, stairs, etc.
  • Perform pipe fitting and welding.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of facility to include plumbing, doors, walls, floors, etc.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of forklifts as required.
  • Disassemble and assemble fillers for sanitation in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge and operational skills of all seamers, fillers, capper, depalletizers, massager, homogenizer (all in old kit & new kit)
  • Knowledge and operational skills of all Krones, palletizers Zambelli’s, heat tunnels, diagraphs, Burt labeler, Lantech & Wolf tech, case packer, tray makers (all in mezz area)

Other Duties

  • Ensure maintenance shop is clean and orderly and assist with any clean up needed.
  • Operate forklifts, scissor lift, boom lift and other industrial trucks/lifts as necessary.
  • Assist with painting of facility as required.
  • Handle basic electrical work as required.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned.

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant, steel toe shoes, uniform, face shield if welding, back support belt, COVID-19 protection.

Physical Requirements:

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

Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Hand and finger work, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Vision, Repetitive motions:

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.

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

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

Inside & Outside environmental conditions, Extreme cold, Extreme heat, Noise, Vibration, Hazard, Atmospheric conditions (Fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation), Oils, Humidity, Respirator (required)

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Technical School preferred.
  • Working knowledge of metric and standard fasteners, gears, sprockets, bearings, seals, pumps, valves, hydraulic cylinders, electrical and propane forklift motors.
  • Proficient with MIG and halyard welding, and ability to weld sanitary tubing and pipe.
  • Proficient with rebuilding pumps, gearboxes, and cylinders.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting a mechanical problem.
  • Ability to replace gears, sprockets, bearings, seals, pumps, and valves; sweat copper tubing, repair concrete, and sharpen drill bits.
  • Ability to use a variety of standard machine shop and hand tools.
  • Operate vehicles such as pick-up trucks and forklifts.
  • Ability to read/write, speak and comprehend English and/or Spanish
  • Forklift certification.

Packaging Equipment Mechanic

April 27th, 2022 |

PURPOSE 

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

DUTIES 

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. 

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) 

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS  

(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).   

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED 

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. 

 

 

Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor – 3rd Shift

March 10th, 2022 |

PURPOSE

Provide the leadership and supervision required to accomplish all plant maintenance including facilities, utilities and operations, to reduce downtime and assure peak plant efficiency on assigned shift.  Direct all maintenance planning, design and project completions.

DUTIES

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.

  1. Supervise Operating Maintenance Department
  • Establish priorities and provide guidance and leadership to maintenance personnel.
  • Review work in progress of maintenance personnel.
  • Assure on-going training and education of maintenance crew.
  • Maintain self-improvement through conferences, technical books, magazines or educational courses.
  1. Technical Competencies
  • Having knowledge and skills in Mechanical functions of production equipment including Conveyors, Packaging equipment, Pump and Hydraulic/Pnuematic cylinders.
  • Experienced in Electrical, Motor Controls of production equipment stated above.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair the production equipments stated above
  1. Comply with Environment Regulations
  • Supervise proper operations of water treatment and discharge systems, with complete understanding of chemical and water process flows related to food product wastewater.
  • Oversee boiler’s air emissions within permit limitation.
  • Work with Safety Supervisor to ensure compliance with all operational permits.
  • Be acquainted with and up-to-date on environmental regulations.
  1. Utilities
    • Responsible for water, power, gas systems maintenance and usage efficiencies.
  1. Safety Activities
  • Participate in, and support all safety program elements, directed towards meeting the plant’s TIR (Total Incident Rate) goal established each year by Corporate. This includes safety training, inspections/audits, incident investigations, incentive programs, and any other safety-related activities.
  • Maintain plant  PSM  and  PHA program  relating to  Ammonia  usage  within the facility.

6.     Quality Activities

  • Participate in and support all quality compliance.
  1. Other Duties
  • Operate company vehicle(s) when required
  • Work with chemicals when demonstrating the correct use to department personnel.
  • Understand the operation of all equipment and machiner within the department.
  • Regularly use CAD and MS Office computer programs.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing practices.
  • 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 manage execution.
  • Responsibile for attracting, developing and retaining talent
  • Will have a customer focus mind-set.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

(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).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • S. degree in Engineering or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in food plant maintenance.
  • Basic accounting knowledge.
  • Complete understanding of PLC and logic controls for high speed operating equipment.
  • Valid California Drivers License to operate company vehicles.
  • Ability to read/write speak and comprehend English preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Basic computer experience (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc) required. Experience with Preventative Maintenance Databases and Software (i.e. SAP) is preferred

 

 

Seamer Mechanic

January 16th, 2022 |
At Bumblebee you are empowered to dream bigger and work smarter.  Our business is built by a diverse team who are united by our shared values that drive our culture. We are an employer that supports you to do the best job you can while also ensuring that you have time to live your life outside of your job!  If you have seamer experience and want to work for a company that truly puts its people first – this could be the right fit for you!
PURPOSE:

To provide adequate maintenance to keep equipment uptime and efficiency at 85% as a minimum for fillers, seamers, oiler conveyors, can washers, conveyor belts and other packing related equipment to efficiently meet quality standards and production daily requirements. 

DUTIES

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.

 Essential Duties: These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of  the position.  

Responsible for performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

Follows assignments and priorities as directed by area Lead, Supervisor or Department Manager.

 Maintains, repairs and is able to rebuild seamers up to manufacturer specifications; repairs oiler conveyors, can washers, conveyor belts, fillers and other packing-related equipment. 

 Change filler formats when needed.

 Able to setup and adjust seamers to achieve proper seams, according to specifications.

 Properly lubricates equipment, bearings and gearboxes.  

 Checks belts, rollers, gears, sprockets, chain, etc. for wear to replace/repair prior to failure.

 Promptly attends a breakdown or malfunction.

 Disassemble and re-assemble fillers for sanitation activities.

 Responsible for maintaining equipment, parts, tools, racks, materials, etc. clean, orderly and properly stored.

 Works from manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to maintain equipment and machinery in  

proper working condition. 

Works closely with the parts room personnel to assure all critical and spare parts for the equipment are readily available.  Ensures all parts obtained from the parts room are properly documented in order to avoid discrepancies during cycle counts. 

 Ensures the preventive maintenance (PM) program is followed and tasks are completed asscheduled and documented.

  Ensures all preventive and/corrective maintenance activities are properly documented.  

 Ensures a good working relationship with other areas and the entire maintenance team is

 Reports the status of activities to Supervisor on a daily basis (written and/or verbal). 

 Other Duties

Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Installs new equipment as required.

Assist other mechanics in repair and maintenance of general production, utilities and facility equipment. 

May assist with training of new seamer/filler mechanic employees. 

May be required to operate industrial forklifts, pallet jacks and other company vehicles; and only after successfully passing Bumble Bee training and certification process. 

Perform all other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant shoes with  toe protection, uniform or smock,; use of back support belt is optional. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (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 activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly. 

Hearing: Ability to hear in a noisy environment. 

Vision:  Ability to see in order to operate/repair machinery and equipment.      

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

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.  

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. 

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

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

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. 

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 percent. 

Respirator:  Use is required. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 

  • High School graduate or equivalent; technical school preferred.
  • Individual must have a proven background in an industrial maintenance mechanic role with minimum 2 years previous experience working with canning equipment including seamers and fillers.  Experience with Luthi fillers is a plus.
  •  Ability to read electrical schematics, blueprints, and equipment manuals, and work with little or no direct Supervision. 
  • Ability to read/write speak and comprehend English preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  •  Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, sprockets, seals, pumps, valves, chain, tabletop chain and rail spacing, etc. 
  • Knowledgeable about the relationship between equipment and conveyor speeds and production output. 
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and resolving mechanical problems.
  • Proficient in tool selection for each job, and measuring with tape measure and calipers.
  • Ability to use drill, saw, taps, dies, and use hand tools.
  • Familiarity with drill press, hydraulic press, horizontal saw, vertical saw and bench grinder.  
  • Ability to use computers for programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.  Experience with Preventative Maintenance Databases and Software (i.e. SAP) is preferred.  

Technician – Maintenance Utilities

April 1st, 2021 |

PURPOSE

To provide adequate maintenance to keep equipment uptime and efficiency at 85% as a minimum of water (including cooling towers), waste water, general production, utilities and facilities related equipment to efficiently meet quality standards and production daily requirements.

DUTIES

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. 

  • Responsible for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Efficiently operates and maintains wastewater, water recirculation, cooling towers systems in a good and constant operating condition.
  • Records utilities meter readings, issues, completed activities and important information in the daily log book.
  • Operates, lubricates, inspects and maintains utilities pumps in good condition.
  • Initiates production and facility equipment for daily plant production startup.
  • Knowledgeable about chemical dosages, their application, and responsible for keeping an updated chemical usage log.
  • Operates sewage treatment to be within prescribed limitations.
  • Inspects and maintains water discharge meters, and oversees maintenance of readings.
  • Knowledgeable of state and federal regulations for operation of utilities equipment.
  • Properly lubricates equipment, bearings and gearboxes.
  • Promptly attends to a breakdown or malfunction.
  • May perform some pipe fitting and welding for various metals and materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment parts, tools, oil/grease barrels clean, orderly and stored in the right locations.
  • Installs new equipment as required.
  • Works from manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to keep equipment and machinery in proper working condition.
  • Works closely with the Central Parts Clerk to assure all critical and spare parts for the equipment are readily available.
  • Ensure that all parts obtained from the storage room are properly documented in order to avoid discrepancies during cycle counts.
  • Ensures the preventive maintenance (PM) program is followed and tasks are completed as scheduled.
  • Ensures all preventive and corrective maintenance activities are properly documented.
  • Ensures that a good working relationship with other areas and the entire maintenance team is maintained.
  • Reports the status of activities, in a written and verbal manner on a daily basis.
  • Verbally reports the status of activities to manager on a daily basis.
  • 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

  • Supports disassembly and assembly of fillers for sanitation personnel, when needed.
  • Supports maintenance and repairs for general production, utilities, and facility equipment.
  • Supports training of new maintenance utilities operator employees (or cross-training of other department employees).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Provides support to other areas when required.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, chemical resistant gloves, slip resistant safety shoes with toe protection, uniform or smock, freezer suit, and safety goggles with face shield, as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 (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).

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Technical School preferred.
  • Ability to read/write speak and comprehend English preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Previous mechanical experience preferred.
  • Experience operating and maintaining water, cooling towers, waste water, compressed air, gas and steam systems.
  • Familiarity with hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes and sprockets.
  • Proficient at reading blueprints and equipment manuals.
  • Some knowledge of analog and digital instrumentation and control systems preferred.
  • Proficient in tool selection for each job, and measuring with tape measure and calipers.
  • Ability to work with little or no direct supervision.
  • If required to operate industrial trucks, will be trained and certified by Bumble Bee before any such operation.
  • Basic computer experience (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc) required.

Maintenance Mechanic

January 28th, 2021 |

PURPOSE

To provide adequate maintenance to keep equipment uptime and efficiency at 85% as a minimum of general production, utilities and facilities related equipment to efficiently meet quality standards and production daily requirements.

DUTIES

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. 

  • Responsible for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintains and repairs general production, utilities and facility equipment.
  • Properly lubricates equipment, bearings and gearboxes.
  • Promptly attends a breakdown or malfunction.
  • Check belts, rollers, gears, sprockets, chain etc. for wear to replace/repair prior to failure.
  • Rebuild pumps, valves, gearboxes and all general equipment.
  • Perform pipe fitting and welding for various metals and materials.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of facility to include plumbing, doors, walls, floors, roof, ceiling and general repairs.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of forklifts as required.
  • Disassemble and assemble fillers for sanitation in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment parts, tools, oil/grease barrels clean, orderly and stored in the right location.
  • Supports training of new mechanic employees.
  • Installs new equipment as required.
  • Repair and/or fabrication of guards, guides, rails, etc. as required.
  • Works from manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to keep equipment and machinery in proper working condition.
  • Works closely with the Central Parts Clerk to assure all critical and spare parts for the equipment are readily available. Ensure all parts obtained from the storage room are properly documented in order to avoid discrepancies during cycle counts.
  • Ensures the preventive maintenance program (PM) is followed, and tasks are completed as scheduled.
  • Ensures all preventive and corrective maintenance activities are properly documented.
  • Ensures that a good working relationship with other areas and the entire maintenance team is maintained.
  • Verbally reports the status of activities to manager on a daily basis.
  • 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

  • Operate industrial forklifts and pallet jacks as required.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Provides support to other areas when required.
  • Troubleshoots and identifies ways to increase equipment performance and production speeds for improvement of efficiency.
  • Assist with painting of facility as required.
  • Handles basic electrical work as required.
  • Attend all employee plant-wide meetings.
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Technical School preferred.
  • Ability to read/write speak and comprehend English preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Previous mechanical experience preferred.
  • Able to identify and correct various production, utilities and facilities equipment problems. Includes troubleshooting and correcting mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and small electrical issues on process and facilities equipment.
  • Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, sprockets, chain, tabletop chain rail spacing, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about the relationship between equipment and conveyor speeds and production output.
  • 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 a variety of standard machine shop and hand tools: drill, saw, taps, dies, hand tools, drill press, hydraulic press, horizontal saw, vertical saw and bench grinder.
  • Experience in fabrication, knowledge of metals and welding is desired. Ability to MIG and heliarc weld preferred.
  • Ability to operate mill and lathe preferred.
  • Ability to thread and bend pipe preferred.
  • Some knowledge of analog and digital instrumentation and control systems is preferred.
  • May participate in a practical exam before placement in position.
  • Basic computer experience (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc) required. Experience with Preventative Maintenance Databases and Software (i.e. SAP) is preferred.

 

Maintenance Mechanic

August 11th, 2020 |

Purpose:

To repair and maintain all plant equipment and facilities and assist in plant improvement projects.

 

Duties:

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.

 

Essential Duties

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.
  • Responsible for selecting and utilizing the proper tools.
  • Utilize drawings and layouts to perform duties.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of production equipment.
  • Rebuild pumps, valves, gearboxes, etc.
  • Replace sprockets, gears, cams, conveyors, etc.
  • Repair and or fabricate guards, fixtures, platforms, stairs, etc.
  • Perform pipe fitting and welding.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of facility to include plumbing, doors, walls, floors, etc.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of forklifts as required.
  • Disassemble and assemble fillers for sanitation in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge and operational skills of all seamers, fillers, capper, depalletizers, massager, homogenizer (all in old kit & new kit)
  • Knowledge and operational skills of all Krones, palletizers Zambelli’s, heat tunnels, diagraphs, Burt labeler, Lantech & Wolf tech, case packer, tray makers (all in mezz area)

 

Other Duties

  • Ensure maintenance shop is clean and orderly and assist with any clean up needed.
  • Operate forklifts, scissor lift, boom lift and other industrial trucks/lifts as necessary.
  • Assist with painting of facility as required.
  • Handle basic electrical work as required.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned.

 

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  •  Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant, steel toe shoes, uniform, face shield if welding, back support belt, COVID-19 protection.

 

Physical Requirements:

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

  • Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Hand and finger work, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Vision, Repetitive motions:

 

Degree of physical exertion required for the position. 

  • 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

 

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

  • Inside & Outside environmental conditions, Extreme cold, Extreme heat, Noise, Vibration, Hazard, Atmospheric conditions (Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation), Oils, Humidity, Respirator (required)

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Technical School preferred.
  • Working knowledge of metric and standard fasteners, gears, sprockets, bearings, seals, pumps, valves, hydraulic cylinders, electrical and propane forklift motors.
  • Proficient with MIG and halyard welding, and ability to weld sanitary tubing and pipe.
  • Proficient with rebuilding pumps, gearboxes, cylinders.
  • Proficient at trouble shooting a mechanical problem.
  • Ability to replace gears, sprockets, bearings, seals, pumps and valves; sweat copper tubing, repair concrete, and sharpen drill bits.
  • Ability to use a variety of standard machine shop and hand tools.
  • Operate vehicles such as pick-up truck and forklift.
  • Ability to read/write, speak and comprehend English and/or Spanish
  • Forklift certification.