Plant Mechanic (Maintenance)

Riviana Foods - Fresno, CA (30+ days ago)3.4

Maintenance Mechanic - Fresno, CA

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing manufacturing equipment, replacing worn parts and changeovers. Perform preventive maintenance and repairs as assigned to meet production and operational requirements.

Key Job Requirements (must be able to perform the following maintenance functions and have a working knowledge of them, including additional tasks as assigned):

Lift and install forming tubes with help on all vertical and horizontal form and fill packaging machines.
All needed adjustments to vertical and horizontal form and fill packaging machines in a timely manner to achieve proper operation.
Changeover -
adjust all automatic case packing in a timely manner to achieve proper operation.
adjust all carton packaging machinery.
Adjust and repair long goods saws.
Adjust and repair all storeveyors and overhead conveyor lines.
Troubleshoot, adjust, repair -
all press equipment and product dryers.
all flour distribution and flour unloading equipment.
repair press vacuum system.
repair all electrical control panels using a volt/ohm meter.
AC and DC motors and motor controllers using a volt/ohm meter and/or an amprobe.
Working knowledge of -
all boiler equipment including water pumps, water mixing valves and controls.
all closed loop chilled water systems.
all building HVAC systems.
Weld using all types of in-house welding equipment safely and to fill out a welding tag after each use.
Use small machining equipment (i.e., drills, grinders, etc.) and large machining equipment (i.e., lathe, band saw, etc.) safely.
Construct and modify Production and Packaging machinery from verbal instructions or blueprints.

Skills and Abilities

Physical and / or mental requirements:
Able to lift 75 pounds overhead 10% of the time.
Able to work from heights either from ladder or man lift.
Able to work in room temperatures in excess of 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Able to work in extreme outside temperatures for a limited time.
Able to work in a dust-filled area with proper equipment.
Able to respond to pages on the PA system.

Equipment Used:
Ability to repair and adjust all packaging lines and supporting equipment in a reasonable amount of time.
Ability to repair and adjust all production lines and supporting equipment in a reasonable amount of time.
Understanding of boiler, chiller, and cooling tower systems.
Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment, either PLC or relay logic, with a volt/ohm meter.
Ability to read schematics and blueprints.
Ability to use a cutting torch safely.
Ability to weld with a stick and wire feed welder.
Ability to complete projects as assigned by Maintenance Supervisor or Foreman with the use of in-house labor or outside contract labor.
Licensed to operate all types of forklifts and material handling equipment (all classifications.)

Working Conditions:
Be able to work in hot, cold, noisy, dirty environment on a daily basis.
Must wear PPE.

High School Education or equivalent.
Technical training preferred.
Prior Work Experience

Two years previous manufacturing experience is preferred.
Must have a maintenance or mechanical background.

Welcome to Riviana Foods Inc. While you may not know us by our company name, you grew up loving our brands many of which have been your favorite's for over 100 years.

We are America's leading rice company and the nation's second largest provider of pasta products. Our portfolio includes over 20 trusted brands with more than 500 products widely distributed in many countries around the world.

We are America’s largest processor, marketer and distributor of branded and private label rice products. We are also the second largest producer and marketer of pasta products in the nation.

Riviana brands are well known for their quality and excellence and the company is committed to providing the most wholesome products on the market today, to leading both the rice and pasta industries in innovation, and to providing high-quality products you can be proud to serve your family.

Our global reach is an important factor in Riviana's success. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A., the world leader of the rice sector, we take a world view of the rice and pasta business and draw upon the global resources of our parent company.

For a detailed look at our rice and pasta portfolio, click on this link -

Health Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan
10 Paid Holidays
401K Plan

Riviana Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, military/veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, citizenship where legally permitted to work, or any other protected category under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations.

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