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Maintenance Mechanic


Job Summary

Bee Sweet Citrus is looking to hire a motivated, self-driven Plant Mechanic to join our Packing House team. This position will be responsible for preventive maintenance and repairing of citrus packing house equipment, machinery as well as all other systems associated with a packing facility such as electrical, plumbing, and general building maintenance and repair in a safe manner.  Safety is paramount at Bee Sweet Citrus.

This is a full-time position that will require you being able to work Monday through Saturday, day or night shift as required. Bee Sweet Citrus provides all necessary tools for mechanics to perform their job including uniforms and personal protective equipment.

Responsibilities and Duties

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

  • Troubleshoots and repairing of pack line machinery and mechanical equipment; electric motors and pumps; hydraulic and pneumatic systems; roll, belt and chain conveyor systems.
  • Routine preventive maintenance on production equipment and systems.
  • Greases, oils, cleans, adjusts and calibrates equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical systems associated with pack line machinery and equipment, including 1-phase and 3-phase motor controls; A/C control circuits, D/C control circuits, and PLC I/O.
  • Basic metal fabrication including welding skills for Stainless and Mild Steel; TIG, MIG and Stick welding.
  • Setting up and operating of various shop equipment e.g. drill press, grinders, band saws, hydraulic press and other common tools.
  • Other duties assigned by management

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a mechanic in a packinghouse or similar environment is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish at a fluent level is preferred.
  • Ability to work in cold and hot environment
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds without undue physical exertion
  • Willing to work overtime, including weekends and nights as required
  • Knowledge of power circuits, limit switches, proximity switches, pressure switches, flow switches, pushbuttons, solenoids, encoders, PLC I/O, and lockout/tag out
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service
  • Pass the forklift test and become a certified driver; ability to operate a scissor lift
  • Computer literate

Pay Offered/Benefits

  • $18-21 per hour (or higher depending on experience/skills)
  • 12 months per year; 40-50+ hours per week
  • Industry-leading free major-medical health insurance coverage (including family members if applicable) and health wellness program that covers regular doctor visits, eye exams, etc. with only a minor copay
  • 401(k) retirement with guaranteed matching contributions 

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 31 “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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