Plant Maintenance - Evaporation

  • Williams, CA 95987, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Morning Star Company, and its affiliates, operate three tomato processing facilities in Central California, processing 25% to 30% of the California crop, plus tomato transplanting, farming, harvesting and trucking operations, with employment of approximately 400 year-round and 2,000 seasonal colleagues and annual sales of about $1 billion.

The Morning Star Company is the largest independent producer of bulk tomato ingredient products (tomato paste and diced tomatoes) in the world. We also produce canned tomatoes, tomato products and specialty sauces in pouches for customers in the retail and food service markets. The company is known worldwide for its innovation and integrity.

We are organizationally structured through a system we term Self-Management.  Our company is operated by colleagues without titles or an appointed hierarchy of authority.  Each Colleague is expected to be the manager of their mission.  Authority relative to other colleagues’ activities is lateral and based on their independent agreements.  Each colleague’s Mission is their guiding principle of action, and respect, influence and success having to be built based on each colleague’s competency, integrity, effort, persistence and straight-forward persuasiveness.  As we continue to grow, and while we communicate this position in commonly used terms, we intend to maintain a culture of individual responsibility and mission-focused management.

Job Description

This role is appropriate for journey-level maintenance mechanics to people with experience as maintenance managers. 

The Mission For This Role

To Evaporate water at maximum rate, meeting customer specification at lowest cost in an environmentally responsible manner and innovating our processes and technology in coordination with all relevant colleagues. This position is based at our Williams facility. Pay is expected to be $65,000 to $110,000, depending upon qualifications.

Responsibilities and Activities

Perform, guide or direct, with fellow colleagues and/or with contractors, all predictive, preventive and responsive maintenance on plant equipment, including but not limited to the following:

  • Turbines
  • Gearboxes
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Lines
  • Separators
  • Heaters
  • Ejectors

The evaporation mechanic is the plant operator during the fresh pack season. They must be able to effectively communicate with all affected colleagues and make operational decisions in a timely manner. They are responsible to keep all evaporation equipment running at peak performance and efficiency.


    Knowledge, Talent and Experience Requirements

    • Excellent Mechanical concepts and skills.
    • Stainless sanitary pipe welding and fabrication skills.
    • Process flow improvement skills a plus.
    • Willing to work long hours and weekends.
    • Excellent listening and communications skill, written and oral.
    • Understands, enjoys and is very good at the game of business.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Competent with Excel, Word and other related applications.
    • Decisive.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Results-oriented.
    • Patient, but persistent in getting results.

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.The Morning Star Company and its affiliates participate in E-Verify.