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Industrial Technology/Mechanic Internship *REEDLEY COLLEGE ONLY*

Bee Sweet Citrus is seeking highly technical students that are studying Industrial Technology/Maintenance to assist with Bee Sweet's optical graders, optical sizers, brix laser sensors, PLC operated production conveyor systems, high-tech automated bagging equipment and other high-tech production equipment for the operation of its state-of-the-art citrus packing facility. Interns working in Bee Sweet's IT Department are hands-on with Bee Sweet's technical equipment and will be required to utilize both their management and technical skills.

Responsibilities & Duties

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the IT Department with troubleshooting & repairing problems with machinery
  • Assisting the IT Department with reading and understanding equipment user manuals to pick out OEM part numbers
  • Assisting the IT Department with filling out work order forms describing what type of work was done to each piece of equipment
  • Assisting the IT Department with Communicating with production supervisors to fix any issues with the efficiency of equipment
  • Assisting the IT Department with Participating in preventative maintenance programs
  • Assisting the IT Department with Checking on equipment to ensure its efficiency

Skills & Other Technical Knowledge

  • Basic understanding of electrical control circuits, PLC applications & electrical schematic diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of different types of sensors, such as: photo eyes, proximity switches, encoders, etc.
  • Basic understanding of pneumatic system components and design
  • Basic understanding of basic operation of electrical motors (3 Phase) and gearboxes
  • Must be able to work well with computers
  • Must be able to read equipment’s service & parts manuals
  • Must be willing to learn new aspects in automation and technology
  • Must have basic computer skills and know how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

***All Bee Sweet Citrus internships are paid

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