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Maintenace Technician l (Port St. Lucie) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Maintenance  
Location Port St. Lucie, FL  
Req Number MAI-16-00047  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Repairs and maintains, mechanical and electrical equipment such as Fillers, Pumps, Refrigeration Systems, Mixers, Conveying Systems and Chopping  Equipment by performing the following duties:

Provides emergency / unscheduled maintenance support during production hours and performs scheduled maintenance of production equipment during scheduled downtime.

Calls for back up and coordinates repairs with other mechanics when needed.

Performs required preventive and predictive maintenance on processing and packaging equipment.  Installs, repairs, overhauls, modifies and maintains electrical and mechanical systems, equipment, and machinery at supervisor's discretion.

Utilize plant systems to generate work requests, track hours worked, and initiate purchasing requests.

Performs all work in accordance with established GMP, HACCP, and OSHA Policies.

Ensure all spare parts stocking levels are adequate to fully support all manufacturing equipment.

Position Requirements

High School Diploma with some technical training or schooling.  Must demonstrate abilty to learn and must demomstrate mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills. Must have working experience with computer systems. CMMS experience.

Able to follow blueprints and other technical instructions .  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only a limited standardization exist. Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and  schedule form. Able to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.                                                                                                                     Knowledge of electrical concepts and operating safety.
Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools commonly used in electrical, electronic, and mechanical trades.


Physical Activity/Work Environment:

Travel  1%

Driving 2%

Prolonged Sitting 12%

Prolonged Standing/Walking 40%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (60lbs.)35%

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing ) 5%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) 5%



Noise 10%

Dust 1%

Fumes 1%

Other Safety Hazards:0%


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