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Journeyperson (Lathrop, CA)

Location: 

Lathrop, CA, US, 95330-9777

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Summary

Our agribusiness plant in Lathrop, CA is looking for two types of Journeypersons: Mechanic Welder and Mobile Equipment Mechanic.

The Mechanic Welder is responsible for maintaining equipment throughout the entire facility by applying proper maintenance procedures, welding techniques and practices. This individual fabricates, installs, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment. The Mechanic Welder collaborates with team members to plan work scope, methods, tools, and equipment necessary to complete assigned jobs.

The Mobile Equipment Mechanic is responsible for performing preventative and corrective maintenance on all mobile equipment including, but not limited to gasoline, diesel, electric, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered vehicles. This individual maintains and repairs electrical components and systems, hydraulic systems, transmissions, and internal combustion engines.

Mechanic Welder

  • Troubleshoots, analyzes problems, and performs all mechanical operations necessary to install, modify, dismantle, repair, overhaul and rebuild various types of plant equipment appropriately
  • Fabricates components and installs systems including, but not limited to piping systems, conveyor systems, drying systems, cooling systems, chemical processing systems, ducting, structural supports, stairs, pipe racks, catwalk, and handrails
  • Welds using a variety of methods and material including, but not limited to Stick, Mig, and Tig. Completes weld following proper procedure for the material and service. Inspects welded joints and conducts tests to ensure that welds meet company standards, code requirements, and job specifications
  • Performs precision measurements and adjustments using micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, and other precision instruments to verify conformance to specifications. Performs precision equipment alignment using computerized alignment equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and tools including, but not limited to oiling, greasing, inspecting, etc
  • Prepares hand sketches for fabrication projects; reads and follows blueprints to complete jobs accordingly.
  • Responsible for laying metal and breaks; repairs metal vessels and pipe leaks.
  • Cuts steel materials using various tools including, but not limited to sears, band saws, abrasive saws, oxy-acetylene cutting torch, and plasma
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. Actively participates in the Respirator Program
  • Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, respirator, fire-retardant clothing, gloves, and dark welders face shield as required. May be required to wear additional PPE based on specific job duties

Mobile Equipment Mechanic

  • Performs periodic maintenance including, but not limited to changing fluids, lubricating, adjusting, and changing filters on various mobile equipment including, but not limited to cranes, forklifts, loaders, skid steer loader, track mobiles, yard goat, and man lifts
  • Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic failures; diagnoses and repairs various types of internal combustion engines. Diagnoses using CAT ET, CAT Truck tool and online diagnostic tools.
  • Performs precision measurements using micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, feeler gauges, and other precision instruments to verify conformance to specifications
  • Responsible for general cleanup throughout the shop area, and disposes of hazardous waste according to specified procedures
  • Assists in tracking general shop inventory; anticipates equipment, parts, and supply needs; advises supervisor on inventory levels
  • Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Assists in maintaining equipment files by completing Preventative Maintenance (PM) reports, and filing equipment manuals
  • Maintains and repairs 12-volt and 24-volt automotive systems; coordinates any warranty repairs of rented equipment as needed
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. Actively participates in the Respirator Program.
  • Wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, and gloves as required. May be required to wear additional PPE based on specific job duties

Typical Education

High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) plus years’ experience and/or training in a manufacturing or chemical plant.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills and reasoning; ability to measure accurately.
  • Excellent communication skills, time management skills, and attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently or under minimal supervisor; a team player, and ability to work with multiple disciplines.
  • Required to maintain reliable, regular attendance.

Mechanic Welder

  • Knowledge of arc, oxy-acetylene, TIG, and wire feed welding; G6 certified preferred.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment including, but not limited to power (electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic) tools, hand grinder, bench grinder, cutting saw, band saw, porta-power, impact wrench, torque wrench, etc.
  • Ability to install and repair equipment working from and referencing equipment manuals and blueprints.
  • Required to operate a person lift, forklift, and/or other equipment as needed; valid driver’s license required

Mobile Equipment Mechanic

  • Ability to use a variety of hand tools and electronic diagnostic equipment; ability to use tools including, but not limited to bench/hand grinder, torch, lifting equipment (electrical and mechanical), etc.
  • Basic welding skills are desired
  • Ability to work independently or under minimal supervisor; a team player, and ability to work with multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to reference mobile equipment manuals for troubleshooting, repair methods, and assembly requirements.
  • Required to operate a front-end loader, forklift, and/or other equipment as needed; valid driver’s license required.

Required Certifications

  • Journeyperson Card Desired
  • Valid driver’s license required

Other Information

Pay: $35.60

Schedule: M-F 6am-2:30pm - WEEKENDS OFF (Overtime available).

Requires the ability to work in excess of eight hours per day and or off-duty hours and weekends to reach operational goals and compliance requirements; Ability to operate a motor vehicle, Lift, climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry equipment up to 50 pounds.

Working in this plant operations environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, hard hat, face shields, respiratory protective equipment and uniforms, subject to variation in noise levels and temperature changes due to weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, this individual is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. Loose fitting clothing, open toe/heel shoes and the wearing of contact lenses is not permitted.

Job Requisition ID: 7048

Travel Required: None

Location(s): AB Plant - Lathrop 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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