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Sr. Mechanic - 1st Shift

Wm Bolthouse Farms Inc
Bakersfield, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


  • This position will report to the: Assistant Shop Manager
  • Travel Requirement: Yes
  • FLSA Status: Non - Exempt
  • Shift: 1st Shift
  • Employment Category: Full – Time Regular
  • Pay Range: $27.50 - $33.00


Guided by its purpose — Ingenuity Grows Good Bolthouse Farms is recognized as a leader in growing, manufacturing, and distributing high quality, nutrient dense branded products. Employing more than 2,200 people and headquartered in Bakersfield, California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, Bolthouse Farms is one of the largest carrot growers and distributors in the U.S. and manufactures the No. 1 premium refrigerated branded beverage in U.S. retail. Bolthouse Farms is made up of farm and food fanatics who work every day to serve Our Land, Our People, and All People. Visit Bolthouse Farms or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to learn more.


The Sr. Mechanic will assist the department Lead Person and Assistant Manager by performing the required maintenance and repairs of Agricultural equipment. This person will be responsible for performing maintenance work such as inspecting, troubleshooting and performing routine repair tasks on Carrot planters, Trap wagons, Tillage and related Ag. equipment. This person will be expected to support and follow Company safety policies as well as other policies. This person is required to have at least 2 years of experience in the field of agricultural equipment repair and maintenance. Assignments are performed with specified instructions, expected time limits and required acceptable quality in a shop and field environment will be required. This person will ensure that all equipment is safely operating at optimum condition.


  • Assist the area Lead Person in maintaining company Ag. and related equipment as required
  • Works with high integrity and complies with corporate guidelines on business ethics
  • Follow company and department rules and policies
  • Work directly and cooperate with the Department Supervisors and Managers to accomplish project goals as needed
  • Maintain clean shop and job sites at all times
  • Work in a productive manner and strive to maintain a spirit of teamwork and cooperation
  • Keep the area Lead Person informed of day to day task completion and maintain quality work level
  • Maintain a variety of equipment and tools to ensure their safe operation
  • Maintain shop and job site safety at all times
  • Sustain all 5S organizational efforts in shop areas
  • Maintain assigned tools and equipment
  • Report defective tools, equipment immediately to Lead / Management
  • Load/unload equipment as required
  • Pickup and delivery of equipment and parts to and from outside vendors and various farm locations
  • Inspect equipment for damage and worn components
  • Operate stationary and moving overhead cranes, forklifts, and any equipment needed to perform a job within safety guidelines
  • Perform routine maintenance on machinery and equipment
  • Test and evaluate operation of Ag. and related equipment
  • Repair, replace, adjust and align components of machinery
  • Examine parts for defects and report
  • Assist in the relocation of Harvest / Ag. equipment to various locations throughout California
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to travel out of town with overnight stays
  • Ability to operate a pilot vehicle in/out of town
  • Load Carrot Harvesters for transportation purposes


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience as an Ag. equipment Mechanic
  • Valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Work well in team setting

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Punctual, excellent attendance record, and cooperate with others.
  • Work in productive manner and strive to maintain a spirit of teamwork and co-operation.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Able to apply common sense, understand and carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Safety conscious, an eye for detail, and ability to perform multi tasks.
  • Knowledge for troubleshooting and repairing 12V and 24V electrical systems.
  • Previous experience performing Ag. equipment preventative maintenance tasks
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Ability to operate pneumatic tools appropriately.
  • Ability to operate power tools appropriately.
  • Basic welding and torch cutting skills.
  • Previous experience in troubleshooting hydraulic and electrical systems.
  • Ability to work in group settings


  • Minimum 2 years previous experience preferred
  • Technical Schooling in related field
  • Previous experience in “Total Process Reliability” (TPR) maintenance is a plus
  • Previous Agricultural equipment repair experience a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)


  • Ability to climb up and down large equipment
  • Exposure to noise, dust, fumes, gases, inclement weather, and cold storage temperatures
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to work on ladders, stairs and boom lifts

Hours & Workdays:

  • Monday – Thursday (7:00AM – 4:30PM) Friday (7:00AM – 3:30PM) When business requires, overtime and weekends will be mandatory.


Our rich benefits packages are designed to support the health and well-being of both our eligible co-workers and their families.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Group Life and AD&D
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D
  • Group Short-Term Disability
  • Group Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse organization. We strive for inclusiveness and a workplace where mutual respect is paramount. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as need, to assist them in performing essential job functions.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment with Bolthouse Farms and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: for additional support and guidance.


Bolthouse Farms does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Bolthouse Farms is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Wm Bolthouse Farms Inc


Bakersfield, CA
93307 USA
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