Maintenance Mechanic

Location: GH Foods Sacramento, CA


Responsible for the safe maintenance and repair of machinery and fixtures within the plant. Maintenance will be done in both a preventative and repair format. Persons in this position will perform their duties in compliance with company rules including but not limited to rules regarding; Lock Out/Tag Out, Confined Space, Chemical Handling, Tool Usage, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Safely repair equipment back to satisfactory performance.
  • Perform and record preventative maintenance. This is done on Daily, Weekly & Monthly schedules.
  • Complete paperwork as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Change blades on cutting machines as necessary
  • Use of lift-trucks when necessary.
  • Interact with plant personnel and customer staff as necessary.
  • Respond to questions and concerns of machine operators.
  • Ensure work is done within company policy regarding food safety.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have direct supervision over any positions.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Oral Communication – Speaks and understands so as to follow directions and get clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Adaptability – Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time. Works a schedule to ensure that warehouse goals and responsibilities are executed.  Follows company procedures when absent.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience Level, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Previous experience (2 years) in equipment repair or maintenance is preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions. Bi-lingual language (English/Spanish) skills preferred.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills:

  • Ability to read computer generated reports preferred.
  • Ability to use e-mail.
  • Ability to use the internet to obtain instruction manuals and other information needed to perform job tasks.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Maintenance certifications preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand ; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • Must wear personal protective equipment (hair net, goggles/safety glasses, smock/uniform, and non-slip water resistant footwear).
  • Work in cold and wet working environment (approx. 34 degrees) –warm clothing is advised (heavy socks, pants, jacket, head covering, etc.).
  • Physical hazards of working in and about moving machinery.
  • Must be cognizant of body and limbs so as to not be too close to machinery.

Food Safety & Food Security Responsibilities:

All persons within the company have responsibilities to ensure that threats to the safety and security of our final product are minimized. Responsibilities for this position include;

  • Compliance with Garden Highway Foods’ Good Manufacturing Practices [GMPs]
  • Reporting any unauthorized persons in or about the facility as well as incidents of employee tampering to management.
  • Understanding basic concepts of food borne illness.
  • Comply with all food labeling requirements as determined by specific job within company.
  • Ensure maintenance procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.

Note to Recruiters and Third Party Placement Agencies:

Renaissance Food Group will not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any RFG employee. RFG will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Any unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of RFG and will be processed accordingly.

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