Campbell Soup Supply Company located in Dixon, CA has an immediate job opening for a Mechanic in our tomato processing facility. This is a full-time position with seasonal overtime work required. Successful candidates will have advanced experience with steam systems, steam turbines, evaporator processes and gas fired boilers. In addition, the candidate will have mechanical experience on pumps, motors, gearboxes, etc.
Maintenance staff team members do various types of work under minimal supervision including trouble shooting and maintaining food processing equipment, production lines and personnel supervision for large scale manufacturing. In addition, they will assist in all preventative maintenance activities in their assigned area by utilizing technical skills and a team approach to problem solving. Team members are responsible for meeting production goals and making sure all aspects of compliance are being met in the areas of safety and quality.
1) Maintain, repair, troubleshoot, and overhaul the plant's mechanical equipment. Knowledge and skills requires, but not limited to, the following:
- Shafts, keys and keyways, pins, and shaft couplings. Understand strengths and limitations of each.
- Chains and sprockets, chain and sprocket operation, strengths and limitations.
- Gears and gear ratios; be able to calculate speed
- Plain, ball, roller, thrust, liner and guide bearings. Bearing mounts and mounting techniques, inspection, care and replacement. Analyze bearing failure and determine probable cause(s).
- Lubrication. Types of lubricants, viscosity classifications, methods of lubrication and the proper storage, handling, and disposal of lubricants.
2) Troubleshoot to the component level, research manufacturers' manuals and data, identify replacement parts and properly requisition replacement parts and assembles through the plant's logistics system.
- Use of manuals, checklist, schematics, blueprints, test equipment and other diagnostic tools
- Interviewing production operators, co-workers, supervisors and managers about equipment symptoms and failure.
- Logical use of troubleshooting method.
3) Observe equipment in operation and detect problems through sight or sound
- Maintain familiarity of normal day-to-day equipment operation
- Can operate the equipment so that pre-flight tests can be conducted
- Recognize the failure symptoms of bearings, V-belt, gears, couplings, etc.
4) Care and operation of hand tools, drill press, sanders and grinders, band saws, torque wrench, etc. Must be able to use measurement devices such as a micrometer, Vernier caliper, tape measures, etc. Experience with the care and use of laser alignment tools for coupling alignments.
- Make measurements with micrometers, scales, etc. and use mathematical equations to determine differences in readings. Scale measurements from blueprints
- Understand designed use of and limitations of all types of mechanical tools. Practice safe use of tools. (I.E., not rounding nuts and bolt heads, cleaning and protection precision measuring devices squaring grinding wheels, etc.)
5) Pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and steam . Knowledge requires, but not limited to, the following: Understand the properties, uses, measurement devices, and lockout requirements for pneumatic. Hydraulic, steam and electrical systems
- iShut-off valves, pressure regulator, pressure gauge, lubricators, hose coupling, and the hose.
- Safety rules and lock-out procedures for pneumatic systems
- Steam systems and high speed rotating equipment
- Maintenance of steam valves, pressure reducing valves, condensate traps, etc.
- Safety rules and lock-out procedures for steam systems.
- Basic elements of electricity (resistance, current and voltage), circuit protection devices (fuses, circuit breakers, etc.), properties of insulation and conductors, switched, solenoids and relays
- Safety rules and lock-out procedures for electrical systems
Gas weld (oxyacetylene and torch brazing) and arc weld (stick (shielded metal-arc), MIG (metal inert gas), and TIG (tungsten inert gas) as well as oxyacetylene cutting torch.
- Proper use and safety of the arc welding outfit. Understand the principles and safety precautions required when using D-C welding currents
- iProper selection of electrodes, arc voltage and welding currents
- Wearing proper personal protection (welding googles, gloves, cap, long-sleeved shirt, etc.)
- Properly processing the plant-welding permit, use of welding screens, fire extinguishers, implementing fire watch, etc.
Gas cutting torch
- Proper use and safety of the oxyacetylene cutting outfit (cylinders, pressure regulators, pressure gages, hoses, torch and torch tip)
- Proper flame adjustment.