• Maintenance Mechanic

    Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
    Job ID 2019-1117
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    We're Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these five core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

    In a snapshot:

    • Founded in 2010
    • 250+ full time staff and contracted employee
    • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
    • We believe in Shared Leadership where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
    • We are committed to our people and to our communities' sustainability


    • Safely perform preventative checks and services on assigned equipment.
    • Review machine issues with mechanics, operators, Supervisors, Managers, etc. and communicate solutions/progress/completion
    • Utilize maintenance software to track labor hours and cost for equipment
    • Ability to climb ladders, utilize harness, man lift if needed
    • Able to lift 50 lbs.
    • Navigate through machinery operational and maintenance manuals to understand equipment functionality as well as locate parts
    • Perform Preventative, Predictive, and Corrective maintenance successfully
    • Establish and maintain working relationships with all employees
    • Provide daily detailed reporting of equipment/facility issues
    • Assemble and build machine mechanical components
    • Troubleshoot through pneumatic control issues and make repairs necessary
    • Identify changes in dimensional requirements of machines/parts by inspecting utilizing tape measure, caliper, etc. and making corrective repairs needed in a timely manner
    • Minimize downtime by communicating issues with production/maintenance to make repairs during proper provided downtime
    • Identify issues by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments
    • Maintain operation of condensers/cooling towers
    • Understanding and maintain operation of boiler



    • Maintain a safe work environment
    • Perform lock out/tag out
    • Follow company GMP Policy guidelines at all times
    • Operate hand tools
    • Maintain clean tools
    • Maintain a clean work area
    • Ability to operator power tools safety/efficiently
    • Ability to read and understand equipment manuals/drawings
    • Attention to detail when performing all aspects of job
    • Lubricate machinery as per manufacturing specifications
    • Perform utility rounds and properly document readings/issues
    • Ability to successfully rebuild all valves
    • Understanding of pump mechanics, (PD, Centrifugal, etc.)
    • Able to troubleshoot mechanical issues and make adjustments/repairs necessary
    • Understanding of pneumatic controls
    • Basic understanding of electrical components/controls
    • Source machinery/facility parts for repairs
    • Utilize maintenance software system, Microsoft office, and Word


    • High School Diploma
    • Advanced technical training and/or college preferred
    • 5 years’ experience in food manufacturing
    • 10 years of mechanic work experience
    • 5 years of bottling manufacturing experience in maintenance
    • Understanding of ammonia and chiller systems
    • Experiencing with compressed air equipment
    • Knowledge and understanding of water treatment


    Califia Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Califia Farms is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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