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Job Title: Hydraulic Tech
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 

STRONG HISTORY.  EXCITING FUTURE.

Bolthouse Farms is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com

The Hydraulic Technician will be responsible for maintaining and rebuilding misc. hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders and components in primarily a shop environment.  This person will assist the department Lead and Assistant Manager by performing general maintenance, repairs and rebuilds on miscellaneous hydraulic equipment from plant, AG, industrial and any other area.

 JOB DUTIES: 
Be a technical leader in maintaining hydraulic equipment throughout the company 
Work directly and cooperate with the department Supervisors and Managers to accomplish project goals as needed
Maintain clean shop areas and job sites at all times
Keep the department Lead informed of day to day production and maintain quality control of finished product
Maintain a variety of equipment and tools to ensure their safe operation
Perform timely check-out/check-in of hours worked
Operate stationary and moving overhead cranes, forklifts, and any equipment needed to perform a job within safety guidelines
Load and unload equipment
Pick-up and deliver equipment and parts to outside vendors
Complete required equipment repairs
Complete Parts Order forms
Maintain a safe work environment at all times
Perform other duties as assigned


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Will work with high integrity and complies with corporate guidelines on business ethics
Follow company and department rules and policies
Must be able to work as a team and follow instructions
Participation in all training programs
Punctual and have an excellent attendance record
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts
Experienced in troubleshooting hydraulic systems
Experienced in troubleshooting and repairing hydrostatic drive systems
Must be a team player with strong work ethics
Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
Read and understand mechanical drawings, schematics, and sketches
Ability to assist in properly planning, scheduling of projects in advance
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
High school diploma
5 years of previous experience in hydraulic environment
Valid California Driver's License and clean driving record
Basic or formal equipment industry training
Entry level welding experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
7 + years hydraulic experience, troubleshooting repairing and performing preventive maintenance
Prior experience in electrical and electronics a plus
Prior agricultural farm equipment repair experience a plus
Previous experience in “Total Process Reliability” (TPR) maintenance a plus
Entry level leadership/supervisory experience is a plus
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to work in tight areas that require lifting and bending
Ability to climb up and down on large equipment
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
Occasionally will be lifting up to 50 pounds


HOURS & WORKDAYS:
1st shift, Monday through Friday (7:00am – 3:30pm), when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory

 
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