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Job Title: Maintenance Technician (APEX)
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Location: Bakersfield, CA

Bolthouse Farms is a farm 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 dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes.  The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. 

The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for performing technical maintenance, repairs, troubleshooting malfunctions, following diagrams, sketches, equipment manuals, and manufacturing instructions, and installations with two beverage plants, a salad dressing plant, a concentrate plant, IQF plant, and a fiber plant. Maintenance Technician is responsible for following all food safety, quality practices, and all work safety guidelines.
Locate source of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems, and using precision measuring and testing instruments
Help verify spare parts inventories for plant equipment
Troubleshoot major and minor malfunctions in plant equipment
Prepare mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
Communicate with production management all equipment readiness
Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations
Help develop preventive and predictive plans to increase overall equipment effectiveness
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of assigned responsibilities
Exercise good judgment by performing work safely and in conformance with regulatory agencies as well as company standards
Perform manual labor in the execution of repairs and preventive maintenance
Other duties as assigned
Must have 2+ years of electrical/instrumentation experience, heavy emphasis on safety
Basic electrical experience is preferred 
Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems, industrial electrician areas
Ability to read and understand equipment and technical manuals
Communicate clearly and concisely
Ability to use hand tools and trades type tools

Minimum high school diploma or GED
Basic Aseptic operations and preventive maintenance on all plant equipment (i.e. Krones, Packaging, Palletizers and Blow Molders 
Motors, pumps, conveyors, pneumatic tools, heat exchangers, fluid systems, steam systems, refrigeration, decanters, evaporators, and basic electronics instrumentation, PLC’s
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices/precautions
Food Quality and Safety program details and responsibilities
Read and understand equipment and technical manuals
Communicate clearly and concisely
Trade or technical school is highly desired
3 years of related experience preferred
Ability to climb, bend and stretch
Exposure to noise, dust, fumes, gases, inclement weather, cold storage temperatures
Must be able to lift 50 lbs

3rd Shift (10pm-6:30am), when business requires, overtime and weekends will be mandatory

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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