Production Maintenance Mechanic III in Santa Maria CA

Production Maintenance Mechanic III
Job ID: 
Santa Maria CA
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor

The production maintenance mechanic conducts machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance service. Responsibilities include efficient maintenance and repair of all extraction, mix-blend and production equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities\:

  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

  • Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs.

  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.

  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.

  • Maintain complete maintenance records and PM schedules for all equipment and facilities.

  • Recommend equipment modifications to improve the process, productivity and finished product quality.

  • Analyze performance issues related to equipment, tear down inspect components and replace as needed

" Troubleshoot equipment to define root cause and repair in a timely manner.

  • Maintain spare parts inventory to minimize downtime and expense to the company.

  • Practice continuous improvement concepts in all aspects of equipment and facility maintenance.

" Repair downed equipment in a fast paced time critical environment.

" Train and Coach Associates on technical and procedural duties.

  • Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and that roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated to all employees.

  • Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keeping are managed through site leadership.

  • Adheres to company GMPs (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.

  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when required.

  • All other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be a self-starter capable of working in a team-based environment.


Associates Degree or bachelors degree or related field experience.


Minimum of 4 years progressive maintenance experience in a food manufacturing environment. Manufacturing environment experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills\:

Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of systems having a high level of instrumentation and automation. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices is beneficial. Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial. Must have a working knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint software, and be proficient with MS Excel software. Experience with Oracle is beneficial.

Exceptional mechanical skills/aptitude.

Travel Requirements\:

Travel may be required to various SunOpta locations and for meetings or other job-related functions.

Work Environment/Physical Demands\:

Approximately; 5% of work is performed in an office environment. 95% of work may involve being in the agricultural or manufacturing environment.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicants consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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