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Packing House 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. 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

  • 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, and control circuits.
  • 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

  • Vocational School four year program or an Associate degree in industrial mechanical systems or similar field plus three years of industry experience or Minimum 5 years of experience working in a packinghouse or similar environment.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish at a fluent level is highly desired.
  • Ability to work in cold and hot environments, lift and carry at least 50 pounds without undue physical exertion
  • Willing to work overtime including weekends as required
  • Knowledge of power circuits, limit switches, proximity switches, pressure switches, flow switches, pushbuttons, solenoids, encoders and lockout/tag out
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service
  • Pass the forklift test and become a certified driver
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