Maintenance Mechanic/Fabricator – Dryers

Sunsweet Growers, Inc.

Gridley, CA


Under direction of the Dryer Manager, Supervisor or Leader, responsible for the installation, modification and preventive/corrective maintenance of Dryer facility equipment and machinery. Capable, with minimum supervision, of responding to and diagnosing equipment & machinery malfunctions or breakdowns, the timing and adjustment of processing and production equipment & machinery, initiating and coordinating required adjustment and/or repairs and preparation of verbal or written reports as requested. Under limited supervision, must be proficient at fabricating sheet metal parts using common sheet metal trade equipment and machinery.


  1. Working from engineering drawings and/or verbal instructions, installs, relocates, or modifies Dryer facility equipment and
  2. Working from engineering drawings, sketches and/or verbal instructions, performs sheet metal lay out, measure and mark sheet metal according to drawings and
  3. Operate metal working machines such as shears, power press, brakes, punches, drill presses, milling machines, lathes, and grinders to cut, bend, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet
  4. Operate oxyacetylene cutting equipment, MIG, ARC and plasma welding to cut and fabricate parts in support of Dryer operations.
  5. Grind and buff seams, joints, and rough
  6. Fit and join sheet metal parts using rivets, welding, soldering and similar equipment to fabricate parts to support Dryer
  7. Inspect part quality and installation to ensure conformance, safety, and
  8. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and reports on Dryer facility equipment malfunctions and breakdowns.
  9. Performs initial and routine set-ups, adjustments, and repairs to maintain Dryer equipment and machinery in proper
  10. Operates Dryer equipment and machinery as assigned to meet Dryer
  11. Performs, and monitors results of, equipment and machinery with minimum supervision.
  12. Performs major overhauls of Dryer equipment and machinery with minimum supervision.
  13. Assist in training and instructing designated personnel in equipment and machinery installation, modification, adjustment, or overhaul
  14. Keeps work areas, shop, equipment, and tools clean and orderly using common cleaning equipment.
  15. Assists Dryer Manager/Supervisor and Lead with the identification of required spare parts to ensure a proper working inventory is
  16. Unloads, relocates, or loads Dryer materials or
  17. Performs carpentry or concrete work in support of building maintenance or
  18. Performs forklift
  19. Completes records as necessary, including daily checklist prior to operating
  20. Maintains fuel, oil and water in
  21. Will perform other duties as directed by management
  22. Follow all Safe Work Procedures for your
  23. Follow all Operation Alignment Procedures for this
  24. Work overtime if
  25. Must wear any PPE provided for your position.


  1. Must be able to follow verbal and written instruction and
  2. Must pass forklift
  3. Must be authorized for Lockout
  4. Must complete appropriate orientation and training


  1. Must be able to continuously lift and maneuver
  2. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  3. Able to be continuously exposed to outside elements for extended periods.
  4. Able to work cautiously in areas prone to be wet/slippery.
  5. Must be able to be exposed to high temperatures on a continuous