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Production Mechanic - Canning and Packaging

The Morning Star Company

Production Mechanic - Canning and Packaging

Los Banos, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    The Mission and Position

    The Canning Group is based at Liberty Packing Company in Los Banos. This colleague’s mission will be to maintain and operate cooking and cooling equipment to produce a product that meets customer expectations in a cost effective environmentally responsible manner. We are interested in individuals who desire to perform at a high level and who are dedicated to continuous, year-over-year improvement. Specific responsibilities will include:


    • Repair & Maintain Canning Area Equipment
    • Repair & Maintain Canning facilities & grounds
    • Repair & Maintain Retorts
    • Develop Canning equipment R&M strategies & procedures
    • Repair & Maintain Palletizers
    • Repair & Maintain Cookers / Coolers

    Operations during the production season

    • Cookers & Coolers
    • Palletizer
    • Retort
    • Assist colleagues to achieve effective plant operations
    • Ensure a safe work environment for self and fellow colleagues

    Canning Area Capital Projects

    • Research & Understand Canning equipment & technologies
    • Identify capital improvement opportunities
    • Develop new technologies for implementation as capital projects
    • Implement capital improvement projects in Canning area

    The term “Self-Management” is used frequently herein. A “Self-Managed” Colleague is one who:

    • Understands their Personal Commercial Mission;
    • Understands how to achieve their Mission;
    • Passionately strives to achieve their Mission, and:
    • Does so absent direct supervision from another person.


    Salary and benefits are quite good and certainly competitive. The position is based in Los Banos, California.

  • Qualifications


    Knowledge, Talent and Experience Requirements

    • Excellent Mechanical concepts and skills.
    • Own basic toolbox.
    • Working knowledge of thermal processing.
    • Willing to work long hours and weekends during season.
    • Excellent listening and communications skill, written and oral.
    • Understands, enjoys and is very good at the game of business.
    • Excellent analytical skill.
    • Substantial expertise with Excel, Word and other related applications.
    • Patient, but persistent in getting results.
    • Decisive.
    • Self-driven.

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. The Morning Star Company and its affiliates participate in E-Verify.