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Maintenance Mechanic -1st Shift

Primal Pet Group
Fairfield, CA
  • Posted: 17 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Overview

The Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, treats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast paced, growing Primal Pet Team!


Job Summary

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for providing an intermediate level of expertise in responding to work orders, troubleshooting, and performing preventive and corrective maintenance on packaging and production equipment in an industrial environment.


Pay rate


Plus shift differential $1.25 per hour for 3rd shift



Monday-Sunday rotating 5 day work schedule

Start Time between 5am-6am

Candidates must be flexible to work daily overtime and 6th day overtime as needed.



Responsibilities and Duties

  • Inspect diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical systems
  • Maintain accurate records
  • The ability to multi-task repairs and schedule maintenance tasks to ensure job completion.
  • Must have the insight to use other than like-kind components to ensure equipment remains operational.
  • Be able to make approved modifications to the equipment to meet the needs of Primal Pet Foods operation, Electrical, Mechanical or Programing.
  • Communicate with various parties on the work performed and present the status of each machine.
  • Repair machines and equipment using approved procedures and standards while maintaining safety practices.
  • Respond to Production calls for corrective, preventative, and emergency maintenance.
  • Attending to call outs, faults, alarms, stoppages, jams, and warnings
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices. Lubricates and cleans parts
  • Initiates parts requests for machines
  • Preventive Maintenance – Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement, realigning, etc.
  • Reads and interprets repair manuals, basic schematics and supervisor/manager’s instructions.
  • Completes forms connected with work assignments according to established procedures.
  • Assists Technicians with basic maintenance such as sweeping, cleaning, and greasing.
  • Conducts safety checks on vehicles and PIT equipment
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate / OSHA Standards.
  • Follow Lockout / Tag-out procedures.
  • Communicate with mechanics on other shifts, with verbal and written communications in order to receive and relay specific machine conditions or other information related to the department.
  • Safe and efficient operation of welding machinery, related equipment, saws, grinders, sanders, and hand tools.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be available to work various shifts and weekends
  • Punctual and Regular Attendance Required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 2 years Maintenance Mechanic experience in a production or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot & remedy problems with manufacturing equipment
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work in a team and independently to achieve team objectives.
  • PLC troubleshooting experience strongly preferred

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to walk or stand and must regularly lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds without assistance.  Additionally, you must be able to lift and or move more than 75 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision. You will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme cold, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

We offer great benefits and perks

Paid Time off including Vacation and Sick time!

Paid Company Holidays each year

Affordable medical insurance, including options with Kaiser and UHC

Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!

401k with company match up to 4%

Free Primal products for your pet

Internal Career opportunities, training, and much more!

Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Primal Pet Group


Fairfield, CA
94534 USA



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