Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Date Posted: 12-26-2006
Job Location: California-San Bernardino/Palm Springs
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:50K-70K
Company Name: Valley Fine Foods
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Contact Information: Valley Fine Foods   Valley Fine Foods (
Job Description:
Mechanical Engineer-Food - 5+ Years' Food Manufacturing Plant Experience – Benicia, CA

We are seeking an engineer to install, commission, service, and maintain both new and existing
range of industrial food equipment for both plants in Benicia and Yuba City, CA.

Job Description: 

Experience Requirements

Requires a minimum of 5 years as a Process/Mechanical Engineer in a food manufacturing plant.

Possess a Mechanical Engineer degree.
Experience with production machinery of medium to high volume manufacturing and a working
knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems associated with food processing and food
packaging equipment.
Have led/managed projects from conceptualization to production (cradle to grave).
Strong supervisory and management experience, leading teams to work effectively and
Experience with 480 volt 3 phase power; 120 volt control circuits, low voltage control, PLC
controls, electrical/mechanical drivers, conveyor and hydraulic systems.
Knowledge of Cal Osha regulation, compliance, and implementation.

Candidates must have the ability to thoroughly and effectively troubleshoot problems and
implement solutions, and to think “out of the box.”
Good experience with preventive maintenance schedules, high-speed process equipment for food
or packaging industries.
Strong communication skills and excellent coaching skills.
Strong management ability and experience with a follow through mindset.
Able to travel between Benicia and Yuba City California.
Flexible to work during off shifts and during weekends as necessary to support operations.
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus!

Candidate will supervise and direct the daily activities of mechanics and maintain the
maintenance-training program. 
Provide training to production and maintenance personnel.
Focus on developing, planning, and implementing process improvements that result in quality,
productivity, and safety improvements. Improve plant production rate, efficiency, yields and
Advise and recommend the procurement of plant and tooling to support the necessary production
capacity and to consistently advance the manufacturing facility to improve quality,
consistency, and reduce labor costs.
Direct outside contractors in construction projects or other projects related to food
production, plant expansion, etc. 
Assure that projects are completed on time, within quality standards.
Install new production lines or modify existing ones.
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