Job description
Lotus is a premium canning pet food manufacture who using top quality meats and vegetables including mostly USDA human grade meats and frozen vegetables. We are a small cannery with big potential and continue to grow every year. We are located in Torrance, California.

JOB OVERVIEW:

Are you a mechanic with good mechanical skills? Do you have experience with plumbing and welding? If so, Lotus may be the place for you. We are seeking a Industrial Technician to join our Team. Person must be willing to apply themselves and be a team player.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Start, operate and maintain production equipment in a sanitary condition at all times.

Must do visual inspections of machinery and product during the run to insure defect free work.

Performs change-over on equipment as required.

Keep all plumbing and HVAC systems in good working order.

Perform welding on site, including piping and stainless steel.

Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment with regards to cleaning and clearing them of debris and materials.

Assist team in machinery repair or other tasks as/if needed.

Must insure that all equipment is on and functioning properly prior to starting a run.

Report any defects to the Manager and monitor the machines while running for correct operation.

Check to see that all equipment is working in accordance with manufacturers and state specifications.

Always keep work areas clean.

Shut down all equipment at end of shift if line is going down for the day.

Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for long periods, and continually monitor production equipment. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, to push or pull with a dolly or pallet jack up, and operate hydraulic lift equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required and must be worn. Floors are generally wet but free of soils. Non-slip safety boots are required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but certain areas require hearing protection.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

· High School/General Education Diploma required.

· 2-3 years as a maintenance technician in a production/industrial facility.

Good knowledge of:

General repairs/maintenance work in an industrial setting
HVAC repair (Walk-in cold room and freezer, Diagnosis with Gauges, Filling Systems)
Plumbing (Industrial piping, Steam Generation, Cooling water systems)
Welding (Pipe work and Stainless Steel)
Basic commercial wiring including 24v, 110v, 220v, and 440v.
Familiar with pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
Conveying equipment repair and servicing.
· Experience in PM programs.

· Ability to use computer and smartphone software (CMMS, Microsoft Office, Email)

· Must be 18 years or older.

· Pass a background, drug test and physical exam.

· Canning experience a plus and food processing experience a plus

· Must have dependable transportation to report to work on time and be available for emergency calls to report to work.

Lotus Pet Foods is a Drug Free Workplace

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
LA County COVID Safety Certified

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