General Maintenance Mechanic- Plant 2 (Swings)

Foster Farms
Livingston, CA 95334
United States
Job Description

Company Description

Foster Farms has been serving families since 1939. Since the founding days, Foster Farms has always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. Our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our valued TEAM Members will shine through in everything we do.

Foster Farms is always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization, however, we operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage TEAM Members to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Pay Range: $23.50 to $35.50 per hour.

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and perform preventive maintenance on all assigned packaging equipment throughout the Packaging Area.  This includes but is not limited to: Ossid wrap machines, processors, tray de-nesters, baggers, padders, de-boning equipment, clip machines, strappers, hydraulic systems, conveyor systems (overhead, belt, chain, auger), plumbing systems (air, water, hydraulic), welding systems (arc, heli-arc, cutting torch).  Also involves working with blueprints/schematics.
  • Generate work orders; store requisitions, and report all deficiencies in a timely manner.
  • Successfully complete all training as required by the company and/or government regulations.


  • Prefer (5) years experience in poultry processing maintenance or a related field.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot effectively and perform on the spot corrections in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to weld effectively (arc, heli-arc methods) and use a cutting torch proficiently.
  • Must demonstrate good written and oral English language communications skills.
  • Must be willing to cross-train in the Processing Maintenance area.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts and weekends as required.
  • Candidates will be given a mechanical test to determine skill levels.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be trained in lock-out tag-out and safe work practices.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop walk and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to climb and work from ladders and in confined spaces safely.
  • Must be able to work from high altitudes, catwalks and roofs.
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work on wet concrete floors.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and times dictated by production equipment requirements/needs.
  • Must be able to submit and pass a criminal background check.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new TEAM Members.