Pack Systems Technician

  • Delano, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

Job Description


Individual will perform preventative/predictive maintenance, repairs and improvements on industrial equipment in an automated food processing facility while keeping a high regard for employee safety, food quality and machine efficiency.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to safely complete work assignments.
  • Knowledge of safe and responsible operation, maintenance, and organization required for tools and equipment used in mechanical and electrical work to protect self and others in the work place.
  • Responsible for the proper setup and safe operation of the equipment.
  • Perform all necessary start-up/shutdown procedures, cleaning, troubleshooting, and calibration on a regular basis to assure accuracy of equipment operation.
  • Perform and log uptime and downtime inspections, lubrications, and preventative maintenance work
  • Create Work Order requests using Oracle for needed equipment repairs.
  • Execute our company and mission goals but not losing sight of employee and food safety.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and perform corrective work on all packaging equipment within the department.
  • Coach and mentor Machine Attendants and Operators.
  • Work closely with reliability team to identify machine’s issues or root causes and propose solutions.
  • Engagement in identifying safety and food safety hazards (for example, GMP audits, weekly Critical Behavior Observations, sanitation checks, etc.).
  • Hand off to the next shift, a work area that you yourself would expect from the other shift.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement efforts at the facilities in Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Cost and Productivity
  • Operate packaging machine and or act as a breaker when required.     
  • Ability to work in various temperatures (e.g., warm, hot, cold, freezing)
  • Creating / validating equipment programs for all pack SKUs
  • Ability to listen and follow oral directions to carry out assigned tasks according to directions by management
  • Perform other assigned duties that meet business need


Here's What You'll Bring To The Table:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and on a consistent basis. 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.

  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.
  • Must be able to work the offseason as business requires
  • Follow the Wonderful Citrus safety policy
  • First Responder to all equipment downtime. Track DIN Call information.
  • Capable of acquiring basic knowledge of all packaging equipment.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required; Three years or more of related experience and/or training in a production/manufacturing environment is preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience).  
  • Effective English communication is a must, bilingual is preferred.
  • Must have basic computer skills; experience using Microsoft office (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, & Teams)

Additional Information

Here's what we'll bring to the table:

  • Wonderful Giving - a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
  • Employee college tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral program
  • Full benefits package -- Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

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