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Company: Bolthouse Farms
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:


  • This position will report to the: Supervisor - -
  • Travel Requirement: None -
  • FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt. -
  • Shift: 3rd Shift -
  • Employment Category: Full-Time - -
  • Pay Range: $20.50- $22.00INGENUITY GROWS GOOD.Guided by its purpose - Ingenuity Grows Good -- -Bolthouse Farms is recognized as a leader in growing, manufacturing, and distributing high quality, nutrient dense branded products. Employing more than 2,200 people and headquartered in Bakersfield, California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, Bolthouse Farms is one of the largest carrot growers and distributors in the U.S. and manufactures the No. 1 premium refrigerated branded beverage in U.S. retail. Bolthouse Farms is made up of farm and food fanatics who work every day to serve Our Land, Our People, and All People. Visit or follow us on, and to learn more.WHAT YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IN THIS ROLE - -The Automation Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting machinery malfunctions, isolating the problems and applying solutions that will minimize downtime and maximize production. The ideal candidate will be working with an engineer or supervisor to make modifications, followed up with testing for system performance and stability.
    • Responsible for answering trouble calls to maintain maximum uptime for all packaging equipment
    • Responsible for the design and test of system prototypes based on the engineer's -design
    • Responsible for reviewing manuals and following diagrams to isolate and repair problems on machinery
    • Maintains cue track documentation and participates in cue track -rotation
    • Responsible for troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic processes of both automation and manual equipment in order to support production -needs
    • Inspects and maintains electronic, hydraulic and motorized equipment and -systems
    • Controls machines and processes by using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or -processes
    • Responsible for updating maintenance and inspection records and following up with the Shift Manager
    • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment by conforming to all established safety policies and -procedures
    • Develop a thorough knowledge of automation department equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely
    • Use drawings, sketches, specs, charts and tables to locate machinery in order to determine requirements, machine movement requirements and identify spare and repair parts
    • Determine preventative maintenance schedules and -machine capabilities to optimize them
    • Identify issues and react appropriately, including bringing long-term downtime or urgent quality issues to the Shift -Manager.
    • Work independently to perform minor equipment improvement on projects to reduce downtime, improve quality and reduce overall costs for the operation of the -equipment
    • Responsible for maintaining a record of worked performed on different components Other duties as assignedREQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Must have the ability to work with minimum -supervision
      • Must be able to use a Multi-meter, Oscilloscope and other test -equipment
      • Must have excellent mechanical skills, also able to read and follow wiring -diagrams
      • Must have experience with PLC programming or knowledge of the systems. (Panel View Builder, RS Logics, RS Links, Colors)
      • Must be able to communicate with supervisors and managers, and others -co-workers
      • Must be able to rebuild or replace Boards or PLC's in a safe and timely -manner
      • Valid Driver's License -
        • During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that certain "non-essential worker" personnel may at times store consumer-facing materials (including, but not limited to, EADs, coupons, promotional materials, etc.) offsite from Company locations, such as at associates' homes or in vehicles. -All such consumer-facing materials must be maintained in a smoke-free and secure workplace environment.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Must have High School/GED or one to two years' experience in related field or combination of both education and experience.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
            • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with proven skills in mechanical and/or electrical -troubleshooting
            • Prefer the candidate to be bilingual English/SpanishPHYSICAL DEMANDS:
              • Ability to lift up to 50 -pounds
              • Must be able to work in all types of environments such as but not limited to; small, high, or wet conditions
              • Must be able to see the varies colors of -wires
              • Environmental exposure- cold/wet conditions (40 - or -below)
              • Material exposure-moving mechanical -parts
              • Occasional exposure to fumes, airborne particles and vibrationsHOURS & WORKDAYS:
                • 3rd Shift, 10:00PM-07:00AM. When business requires, overtime and weekends will be mandatory. -Note: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this -job.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.3rd Shift (10:00pm - 07:00am)

Keywords: Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield , Technician, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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