Journey Level Maintenance Mechanic

Foster Farms
Porterville, CA 93257
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, but 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 Rate $29.50/hr

  • Ensure equipment is operating in a safe and optimal manner
  • Effectively troubleshoot and repair all equipment in an expert manner
  • Carry out preventative maintenance efficiently and expertly
  • Interact with production, co-workers and vendors/contractors in an efficient, safe, and professional manner




  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Must be familiar with centrifugal pumps, PD pumps, progressive cavity pumps, understand gear ratios and speeds
  • Must have the knowledge to use hand tools and operate power tools
  • Must be able to operate a drill press and hydraulic press
  • Must be able to perform quality welds in a horizontal position using MIG, TIG and ARC
  • Must know fundamentals of basic electricity
  • Must be able to use a multimeter, tape measure and a torque wrench in ft-lb and in-lb
  • Must have basic knowledge of three phase motors, motor controls, wrapping and food processing equipment
  • Able to troubleshoot and have the ability to read electrical and mechanical schematics
  • Must have a good understanding of safe work practices and knowledge of OSHA standards
  • Ability to read, understand, and implement written instructions and procedures in English
  • Effective communication skills and must be able to work effectively in a group setting
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work flexible hours and able to work in all three shifts
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong mathematical aptitude
  • Must be able to pass Math/Reading Comprehensive test
  • Able to stand for prolong periods of time (8-10) hours on concrete/metal grate floor and work in cold


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.