Hormel Foods Corporation Maintenance Mechanic - 3rd Shift in Lathrop, California

Swiss America Sausage Co. has an opening for a Maintenance Mechanic. This position maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of electrical and mechanical equipment. Successful candidates will work in our modern food process production facility located in Lathrop, CA and enjoy competitive wages with a comprehensive benefits package. Vacancies are on 3rd shift with opportunities for overtime including weekends.

Applicants must be willing and capable of:

  • Ensures operation of electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on pumps, motors, hydraulics, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications

  • Performs industrial maintenance functions in the installation, preventative maintenance, repair, modification and improvement of a wide variety of equipment

  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments

  • Determines changes in dimensional and electrical requirements of parts by inspecting and using measuring instruments

  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment including welders, lathe, and mill

  • Troubleshoots manufacturing equipment including grinders, stuffers, and meat pumps and packaging equipment including Multivacs, slicer, and metal detectors

  • Troubleshoots 480V, control, VFDs, and PLCs

  • Assists production in setup and tear down of equipment

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Ability to work independently and a team environment


  • Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance or Electricity

  • 3+ years of experience in Thermo Form Machines, Electrical, Hydraulics and PLC's

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled