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Maintenance Mechanic Level 1 - EBF


Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic Level 1 in San Juan Bautista.

Job Description


  • Must have working knowledge of basic protective equipment requirements, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, OSHA, FDA, and GMP as they apply to maintenance personnel.
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude in the following areas:
    • Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and hydraulic, control systems.
    • Weld stainless steel. Weld quality to be acceptable for food grade applications.
    • Install and setup equipment (variable frequency drives, magnetic flow meters and sensors etc.) using vendor’s manuals and specifications.
    • Read piping diagrams and blueprints to identify the function of various components for air and water distribution systems.
    • Operate and repair, ammonia system components, ammonia system electrical controls and computerized refrigeration monitoring/control program.


Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years of related experience operating and/or maintaining case erector equipment.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to run electrical conduit and be knowledgeable of code requirements.
  • Knowledge of the following areas/systems required:
    • Liquid pumps and pump principles with the ability to rebuild troubleshoot and read pump flow curves.
    • Must understand fundamentals and be capable of rebuilding and troubleshooting mechanical drive and centrifugal pump, i.e. chain drive sprockets, gearbox ratios and pump seals etc.
    • Nitrogen Generation and bulk Nitrogen systems.
    • Sodium Hypochlorite (Chlorine) and PH buffer (Citric Acid) Injection systems.
    • Compressed Air System.
    • Electrical Distribution System.
    • Must thoroughly understand and be able to maintain all of the spin dryers.
      Must have a working knowledge of PLC’s. This means understanding components of a PLC system and ability to upload and download programs at a minimum.
  • Bilingual/Bi-literate English and Spanish required. Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Systems Analysis - Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Required to relocate to Yuma, AZ during winter growing season, typically November thru April.
  • Must be flexible with schedule and have the ability to work PM, weekend and overtime as required.
  • Must be able to qualify for forklift & scissor lift driver’s license.
  • Ability to perform other functions such as standing, walking, sitting, twisting and carrying objects up to 50lbs .
  • Ability to work in cold and wet conditions with the smell of chlorine (inside plant 34 degrees)


This is a designated safety-sensitive position. Individuals employed in safety-sensitive positions are subject to periodic, unannounced, random drug tests as required by the Company’s Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace Policy. Refusal to cooperate with required testing will lead to disciplinary action up to, and including, immediate termination of employment.

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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