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Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician
About the Role
The Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician will support and maintain Clover’s milk processing, bottling, and distribution facilities and reports to the Engineering/Maintenance Manager.
As a purpose-driven, certified B corporation, Clover is leading the way for conscious businesses by demonstrating care for all stakeholders and moving the world forward. We are committed to lowering our environmental impact and meeting our sustainability targets, by providing kids and adults with healthy, nutritious, and delicious products that are made with care for animals, people, and the planet.
Hourly pay rate: $40.69 (will receive a $2.00 increase in $0.50 increments every 3 months in a 1-year period per the CBA)
- Preventative Maintenance and repair of filling machines and related equipment, casing, stacking, conveying machinery, palletizing and wrappers
- Preventative Maintenance and repair of valves, pumps, separator, HTST’s, and CIP systems
- Preventative Maintenance and repair of HVAC systems, boilers, pneumatic systems, refrigeration systems, lighting, electrical systems, natural gas and wastewater systems
- Keep and maintain records and documentation to track and allow for effective forecasting of machine and equipment failure and service requirements to keep equipment at optimum working status
- Systems knowledge and trouble-shooting skills for programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, control voltage (24 VDC and 24 VAC – 120VAC) and electrical single and 3 phase (120 , 208, 220, 380, 480 VAC)
- Maintain sanitary conditions for machinery and personal habits in accordance with State and Federal regulations and company policy
- Execute all job duties in accordance with Clover’s rigorous Food Safety and Quality programs and policies
- Fully understand your role and associated responsibilities for maintaining food safety and quality at Clover
What You Bring to the Team
- High school diploma or GED
- Minimum 5 years applicable experience
- Certificates for completed classes in the following areas: welding, electrical, pneumatics, and hydraulics; or equivalent experience
- Strong electrical and mechanical skills
- Intermediate plumbing skills
- Previous manufacturing equipment repair experience
- Physical labor may require lifting up to 50 pounds
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Interact well with personnel in multiple departments.
- Experience following Good Manufacturing Procedures
- Must have basic knowledge of computers
- Ability to read and comprehend manuals
- Working knowledge and understanding of dairy processing processes (preferred but not required)
- Pasteurization, homogenization, sanitation, CIP theory, legal system controls, fluid flow and dynamics (preferred but not required)
Clover Sonoma is a 24 hour/7 days a week work environment. Work schedules vary, flexibility is critical. Shifts are typically, (4) days, ten (10) hours a day.
Pursuant to Clover Sonoma’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy, applicants to this position are required to take and pass a drug test with results satisfactory to the Company following a conditional offer of employment and before commencing work.
We value Clover Sonoma’s company culture and values and an ideal candidate would: Have an overwhelmingly positive attitude; Value and listen to other team members; Possess the aptitude for creative problem solving and critical thinking; and Have the courage to do the right thing even when difficult or unpopular.
- Ability to lift and/or carry at least 50lbs; bend, twisting.
About Clover Sonoma
Third-generation family owned and operated, Clover Sonoma is recognized as a leader at the forefront of the dairy industry with their full line of conventional and organic dairy products. The Petaluma-based company in California’s beautiful Sonoma County has always held themselves to higher industry standards and is a dairy with many firsts. Clover was the first dairy in the United States to become American Humane Certified for the humane treatment of their animals, the first to switch to a 100% plant based, renewable carton and the first milk brand to launch a post-consumer recycled (PCR) gallon milk jug, made with 30% recycled plastic. In addition, Clover holds their partnership of family-owned dairy farms to a higher standard with its own unique Clover Promise of Excellence — a set of regulations to ensure the highest level of animal welfare, product quality, and sustainability measures are followed.
Clover is also known for their involvement in the community, giving back at least 5% of annual profits through Clover Cares and most notably their infamous mascot, Clo the Cow, whose witty puns and billboards have been delighting Northern California for over 50 years! With a history of ‘do-gooding’ built into their DNA, Clover was proud to become a Certified B Corporation® in 2016 – meaning that we use business as a force for good by putting people and planet alongside profit.
Clover Sonoma is a proud equal opportunity employer. We value and embrace diversity for the benefit of our employees, our consumers, our products, our community and the planet. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace for everyone.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, age, religion, marital status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.