Mechanical Technician - Wilmington, CA

Wilmington, CA posted on April 22

The Mechanical Technician installs, tests, repairs, and maintains mechanical plant production machinery, support equipment, building, and other systems throughout the site to maintain optimum operating conditions and plant productivity. The Mechanical 

Typical duties include:

  • Assists with related upgrades, improvements, and assigned projects as required.  
  • Locates and remedies the breakdown or malfunction.

  • Repairs and maintains a variety of production machinery and equipment including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and parts.

  • Installs, modifies and relocates machinery and equipment and in addition to electrical related work, may perform fabrication, welding, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, or other maintenance tasks.

  • Performs routine inspections and preventative maintenance of assigned plant equipment, packaging machinery, conveyors and systems including gauges, filters, fluid levels, system readings, air compressors, etc.

  • Follows prescribed environmental, safety and health rules.

  • Complies with sanitation guidelines and good manufacturing practices related to neatness, product cleanliness and personal hygiene.
  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance and document all activities on packaging equipment

  • Inspect and repair steam lines, regulators, traps, and other steam related equipment

  • Basic preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of control valves

  • Understand, troubleshoot, and repair tank equipment including gauging  systems, high level alarms, temperature controls, and other apparatus

  • Execute engineering & maintenance activities in the Plant as determined by the maintenance schedule and in accordance with agreed cost targets, HSSE, Security and Environmental targets

  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance and document all activities on pumps, motors, packaging equipment, conveyor systems,  and other mechanical equipment

  • Field maintenance tasks including equipment troubleshooting, installation/removal, repair and alignment

  • Perform complete overhauls on process pumps and ensure proper documentation of the repair including equipment condition history within SAP

  • Perform minor machine tool work using lathes, mills,  saws, etc.
  • Replace and install gear boxes( calculating motor and sprocket output speeds)
  • Diagnose and apply results using alignment tools for power-driven connections (i.e.  micrometer, and laser alignment tools)
  • Execute maintenance activities per instruction by the Maintenance Supervisor, and may include the keeping of records, monitoring of maintenance costs, and production performance
  • Carry out maintenance in accordance with HSSE rules and regulations including the PTW system and LOTO
  • Manage third party contractor activities, Includes:
    • Job walks
    • Job Scheduling
    • Safety orientations
    • Permit writing(including JSA/JHA, LOTO, transfer, and permit close-out)
    • Conducting periodic site safety audits