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1401-Maintenance Technician I in Lodi, CA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


CA Lodi

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

1401-Maintenance Technician I

Job Description:

Department: Maintenance

Reports To:Supervisor

FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt

Shift: 6 pm *Start time may vary by up to 2 hours earlier or later due to production needs*

SUMMARY:    Conducts machine set up, troubleshooting, repairs and preventative maintenance service to all assigned equipment in either Bread, Frozen Dough or Cake & Finishing Departments


  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of assigned production equipment during production and performs scheduled PM’s during gaps or downtime
  • Inspects and pre-flights machinery for scheduled production runs
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting, repair of packaging and production machines
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and make adjustments
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performance of duties
  • Complies with Company and OSHA Safety and Health rules and maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Completes required paperwork
  • Accesses computer to look up part numbers and parts
  • Helps out other Mechanics and performs other assigned duties as required


  • Understands equipment hazards to prevent injury to self and others – understands company policies on safety and follows procedures – GMP’s, (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), PPE  (Personal Protective Equipment) Lock-out Tag-out
  • Reports any food safety problems or potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Lead or Supervisor
  • Is able to safely lift items up to 50lbs – motors, parts - asks for help when lifting heavier items
  • Recommends changes to improve safety standards
  • Is certified to use the motorized Pallet Jack, Fork Lift, Scissor Lift, Lock-out Tag-out – ensures safe operation of all machinery, tools and equipment
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and safety standards


  • May be assigned to work in extremely cold or hot conditions
  • Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs
  • Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes from cleaning chemicals (ammonia)
  • Main activities will be occasional walking, lifting, standing, sitting, pulling, pushing and climbing
  • May occasionally be required to work in cramped or confined spaces


  • These positions have no supervisory responsibilities
  • Works as a team member and supports others when major problems occur
  • Works closely with Plant Supervisors, Machine Operators, Fabricators and less experienced Mechanics


  • Mechanical – learns the equipment operations – troubleshoots and modifies as needed, pneumatic, hydraulic power transfers – identifies parts for repair or replacement or modification – performs PM’s on all equipment – performs daily operational checks of equipment, using senses of touch, sound, smell and constantly monitors efficiency, downtime – helps production with the setup of the equipment
  • Electrical – learns and understands basic electrical functions.
  • Rigging –  learns and understands weight capacities and lift extensions to be able to lift, move and insert heavy pieces of machinery – able to operate fork lifts, scissor lift, sky lift.
  • Fabrication – Ability to fabricate parts from metal and plastic for equipment – learns how to weld, cut with saw, torch or plasma cutter – learns about fabricating tools and equipment (hand and power)
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens to others ideas/issues; responds well to questions
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts the success of the team above his/her own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; maintains a positive attitude; generates ideas and suggestions that improve the team’s performance, the efficiency of the process or the quality of the products
  • Ethics - Treats people from own and other cultures with respect; works with honesty and integrity; upholds organizational values
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; is consistently at work and on time
  • Flexibility and Adaptability – Must be able to deal with sudden changes in scheduling; filling in on other positions to help out when needed
  • Language skills – Should be able to read and write the necessary documents and procedures in English. In addition, should be able to communicate clearly in English any work direction, instructions or feedback. Ability to speak Spanish an added plus
  • Decision-making – Able to handle problems and think through to solutions. Knows when to act independently and when to involve the Supervisor
  • Mathematical Skills – Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent


  • Minimum of 2 years of mechanical background required; or a combination of technical training and experience; and exposure to high speed equipment
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, E-mail, and simple database applications
  • Willingness to work weekends and overtime when required
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Able to read, write and speak English – bilingual Spanish a plus

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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