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Industrial Technician

Bee Sweet Citrus is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual with a technical and electrical background for the position of Industrial Technician. This position involves the maintenance of various pieces of packing and sorting equipment used at Bee Sweet Citrus, including advanced optical sizers and graders, weighing machines for bagging operations and many types of bagging machines.Experience in the agricultural food packing/processing industry is preferred. Spanish-speaking is a plus.

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

  • Working with a team of technicians in the maintenance of the equipment
  • Ordering parts to keep up with the spare parts inventory for machines
  • Communicating with production to fix any issues with the efficiency of the equipment

Skills & Other Technical Knowledge

  • Understanding of electrical control circuits and PLC applications
  • Know how to read electrical schematic diagrams
  • Knowledge of different types of sensors such as: photo eyes, proximity switches, encoders, etc.
  • Understanding of pneumatic system components and design
  • Understanding of basic operation of electrical motors (3 phase) and gearboxes
  • Must be able to work well with computers and basic programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Be able to order parts based on the equipment’s service and parts manual
  • Be able to work effectively within a team
  • Be willing to learn new aspects in automation and technology

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in a hot, cold and/or wet environment up to 98% of the time on the job
  • Ability to walk, sit, stand and use hands to finger dexterity, handle or feel objects
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, rtc.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception & the ability to adjust focus

About Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc.

Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. – a family owned and operated company – is proudly located in Fowler, California. Our facility, which is over 420,000 square feet, conveniently sits on 46 total acres adjacent to CA Highway 99.

 

Our production facility currently includes four separate pack lines (navel, lemon, mandarin, and specialty), a standalone wash line, and three distinct bagging lines. Our state-of-the-art optical graders and sizers allow us to grade and size citrus with precision, and our advanced laser Brix system allows us to additionally sort by sweetness and density. The facility features 71,000 square feet of cold storage and 26 “degreening” rooms.

 

Bee Sweet’s shipping department ships an average of 125 trucks daily throughout the United States, and overseas through export. Our management team is onsite in our 12,000 square foot office complex that is adjacent to our packing facility.

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