Job Detail

  • Job ID 29432

Job Description

Position Type: Full-Time

Travel Required: Minimal

Salary Range: $120,000 – $140,000

Role and Responsibilities:

Local Family Farm with a long legacy of agriculture presence across 3 generations in San Diego County and a leader in California Fresh Vegetable farming with more than 700 acres in cultivation, is seeking to hire a Packing Shed Maintenance Manager to accompany our already outstanding management team. Applicants should enjoy working in a family run business setting, have previous farming, food production, or warehouse experience, be passionate about local agriculture, and have a natural knack for details and must have strong people skills. We care for our employees and go above & beyond to provide support. Our company environment provides a sense of belonging in strong family surroundings. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for contributing to quality standards, Good Manufacturing Practices, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Supervision Management:

  • Validate employee productivity through interaction and guidance to meet the expectation of working in an environment dedicated to bridging food grown locally to our consumers.
  • Supervise all maintenance team staff including teaming with human resources on major decisions of hiring, firing, training, and development of leadership.
  • Participate and contribute in monthly, weekly, and daily management meetings.
  • Collaborate with other managers daily to ensure the success of the business throughout the cleaning and packing mechanical process of our crops.



  • Responsible for the overall performance of the plant’s maintenance technicians.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the technicians and the department.
  • Mechanical, Hydraulic, conveyor line systems, Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Electrical (High Voltage) experience
  • Monitor cost relative to equipment repairs.
  • Schedule labor to meet plant and equipment requirements while assigning responsibilities and managing and supporting maintenance personnel as needed.
  • Create a spirit of customer service to the entire facility.
  • Diagnose, develop, and implement methods and procedures to ensure most effective utilization of resources and provide the best service to the facility.
  • Actively participate in operations in plant initiatives.
  • Ensure all mechanical, electrical, electronic, and structural repairs and improvements are performed to industry standards.
  • Ensure that all utilities (i.e. refrigeration, electrical, hyper logic, steam, compressed air systems, facilities, etc.) are in proper working order to support production.
  • Troubleshoot machinery and process systems in the event of breakdowns.
  • Maintain a system for tracking work orders, preventative and predictive maintenance and parts, equipment inventory & Consumables.
  • Advise the plant manager on mechanical/downtime issues and their impact on production output.
  • Coordinate with production/packaging supervision any downtime windows for preventative maintenance and repair work.
  • Actively participate in plant audits as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with all internal customers and support teams.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with contractors, vendors, consultants, suppliers, support teams and plant personnel.
  • Coordinate activities relative to spare parts inventory and cost to ensure maximum equipment reliability and team productivity.
  • Utilizes a system to optimize asset utilization through scheduled preventative maintenance.
  • Remains current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation.
  • Ensures corporate policies and standards are followed in both capital project implementation as well as daily maintenance.
  • Shares best practices within the Maintenance Department.
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and delegating.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Education: College Degree preferred, or equivalent education and work experience.

Certification in area of expertise, i.e. hydraulics, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, VFD, PLC’s etc.

Language: English / Spanish – Must possess the ability to communicate and/or read and understand documents such as safety rules, work rules, HACCP (GMP), USDA, CAL OSHA/SAFETY regulations, company policies and procedure manuals.

People: Must work in a respectful and cooperative manner with other workers, managers, and supervisors.

  • Measure productivity and goal achievement for areas reporting to the Operations Manager.
  • Produce additional performance reports as requested by company leadership.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office applications and Excel
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationships with branch personnel, peers, and customers.
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing warehouse mechanical personnel.
  • Working knowledge of relevant fresh produce industry Food Safety programs (GFS, GMP, HACCP schemes, etc.) Preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate issues to all levels of Management.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S. without company sponsorship.


Preferred Skills:

  • Welding & Fabrication
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethics, outstanding leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal skills.


Additional Notes:

  • Must have high standards of accountability and work closely with HR & Safety to promote a safety culture.
  • We have been recognized by the State, local and foreign government for our environment and employee satisfaction.



  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance, Dental & Vision, Life, Accident, and disability

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