Plant Maintenance Mechanic

  • Corvallis, OR, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since 1939, we’ve grown from a small turkey farm in Modesto, California, to a company with operations throughout the country. And we’ve learned over the years that our greatest asset is our people. That’s why we’ve built an entrepreneurial environment where you can grow and develop new skills on the job, as well as industry-leading benefits.

Job Description

  • Perform all phases of maintenance (i.e. installing, troubleshooting, repairing, welding, fabricating, etc) to insure equipment is maintained and operating in a safe and optimal manner.
  • Proactively perform line inspections, generate work orders, effectively troubleshoot and repair all equipment in an expert manner.
  • Complete work orders, part requisitions, and preventative maintenance on time with accuracy and excellent craftsmanship.
  • Direct/instruct lower classification employees and employees still in training.


  • Other duties as assigned including building maintenance, general cleaning and/or assisting other departments if required.
  • Coordinate equipment downtime, services, and repairs with other departments to ensure employee safety and food safety while limiting the impact to production processes.
  • Stocking, Organizing, and performing cycle counts on all maintenance part inventories

Additional Information

  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Must be able to perform basic math functions, comprehend equipment manuals and instructions, and read schematics.
  • Physically; must be able to safely climb ladders/stairs, work from ladders/scaffolds, push/pull/bend/crouch, lift 50 pounds, and walk/stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Must be familiar with pumps, gear ratios and speeds, operation of hand and power tools, pneumatic equipment functions
  • Able to use welding and cutting equipment and be proficient in all aspects of plant maintenance.
  • Able to effectively troubleshoot and repair
  • Capable of understanding electrical controls, wiring devises, motor controls, VFD’s, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Understanding of electronics and PLC’s is a plus.
  • Preference may be given to a candidate with an L.M.E or P.J. Electrician license.
  • Familiarity with Freon and Ammonia refrigeration is a plus.
  • Understanding of salient OSHA standards and guidelines.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and times dictated by production requirements.
  • Must be able to submit and pass a drug test and criminal background check.