Maintenance Technician in Stockton CA

Kruger Foods, Inc.
Maintenance Technician
Job ID: 
Stockton CA
Not Specified
Job Types:
Electrician/Elec. Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor
Employment Type:
Full Time

Kruger Foods, Inc is a family owned and operated Pickle & Pepper Company located in Stockton, CA.  We are looking for an experienced Maintenance technician to join our team!


The Maintenance Technician ensures all equipment is running smoothly through quick in-depth troubleshooting and repair of all types of manufacturing equipment. You will provide Pro-Active Preventative Maintenance and be called upon provide reactive maintenance to recover from component failures, troubleshooting and repairing.  Provide training to Line Mechanics and Machine Operators to minimize production errors.  Maintenance Techs are responsible for maintaining all plant equipment operations through PMs and rebuilds. Through preventative and predictive maintenance processes, the Maintenance Technician will develop and implement standard methodologies and champion continuous improvement efforts.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment breakdowns involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components.
  • Tear down equipment, rebuild and replace defective parts and component units such as: motors, gear boxes, clutches, bearings, and electrical units as needed, reassemble and make final equipment adjustments.
  • Perform regular checks on all building equipment such as pumps, boilers, compressors, water Towers and power system as required.
  • Complete simple fabrication of machine parts as required and requisition repair parts as needed.
  • Trouble shoot electrical wiring systems, run lines, make connections, install proper safety devices and provide for necessary outlets and switches.
  • Work with management to develop and execute projects involving continuous improvement, upgrades, and the resolution of reoccurring problems
  • Assist outside contractors on on-site projects.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Install and hook-up production equipment, exercising care as to size of motors, voltage requirements, and balance circuits for proper power distribution.
  • Perform required maintenance on assigned work orders
  • Ensure proper tools are used when working with production equipment versus non production equipment
  • Completes necessary maintenance records as required
  • Accounts for all tools and parts used and/or removed
  • Responsible for food product quality and safety.  Notifies supervisor of any problems or potential product risks
  • Before leaving any work area, ensures it is clean and free of garbage, tools, and or parts
  • Properly sanitizes or ensures that proper sanitation has taken place before unlocking or returning any piece of equipment to production.
  • Assist Line Mechanic with technical expertise for trouble shooting and improving performance
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Demonstrated maintenance and technical skills - mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and PLC.  Must have the ability to operate a computerized system on a daily basis.  Analytical problem solving skills and effective communication.  Good English language written and oral.  Must be able to work effectively in a multitasking work environment and prioritize workload.    Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus.



New Employee Orientation, Microsoft Word and Excel, HACCP, GMP, SQF and Safety training, Monthly supervisor/manager meetings.



High school degree or GED.  Three to five years experience in an food manufacturing environment.  Advanced certification in equipment manufacturing preferred.



The employee must have the ability to talk and hear.  The employee is often required to sit and use their fingers, stand, walk and reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb stairs or crawl.  Vision abilities require close vision.  Must be able to lift 50lbs regularly.  The employee needs to be able to work in an environment where there are machines, machine noise and moving parts.



This position requires working near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to varying degrees of heat and/or cold around 38 to 85 degrees.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  There is regular forklift traffic in the production area.

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