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Maintenance Mechanic - Night Shift ($37.30/hr)

Tracy, CA USA
Requisition ID:  8303
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Jan 6, 2022
Job Function:  Production Maintenance


Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?


We are seeking a Maintence Mechanic 3rd Shift to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility.


We Ask Of You To:

  • Install, disassemble, repaire, and maintain equipment.
  • Safe repair and troubleshooting of malfunctioning mechanical, electrical, or instrumentation systems, the calibration of instruments, and performing mechanical, preventive, and predictive maintenance.
  • Safe operation of the associated equipment and/or processes, the quality of incoming raw materials, the quality of the outgoing products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and safe work practices.
  • Perform mechanical duties such as pumps, valves, conveyor work, sprockets, gearboxes, etc.
  • Complete preventive maintenance work orders.
  • Work with industrial electricity (motor controls) to troubleshoot and repair electrical components and machinery including all three phase 480, 240 and other plant systems.
  • Calibrate all plant instrumentation in a wide variety of makes and types specifications (i.e., temperature, flow, pH, vacuum, pressure, Foxboro, Honeywell, Micromotion, Fischer, Anderson, etc.).
  • Perform cleaning duties as required.
  • Perform work in a safe manner by following safety procedures and policies, critical safety rules, and expected standard conduct.
  • Follow company’s good manufacturing and safety policies and procedures. Maintain housekeeping in area (i.e., toolboxes).
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, team leads, and supervisors
  • Able to obtain plant forklift certification
  • Participates on the hazmat response team.
  • Participates in and implements continuous improvement.
  • All other duties as assigned.


You Have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • At least 3 years experience in a similar maintenance mechanic role.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write effectively.
  • Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.
  • Must be able to work 8.5 hours up to 12.5 hour scheduled shifts.
  • Prior experience in a similar maintenance mechanic role with electrical background.
  • Prior experience of utility systems, electrical controls, and schematic reading.


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Associates or a 2 year degree in a maintenance related field.
  • Mechanical repairs including rebuilding of gearboxes and process equipment.
  • Experience with troubleshooting, installation, and repair of industrial controls (PLC 5, Control Logix, Devicenet, etc) experience.
  • Experience with AC frequency drives and instrumentation.
  • Prior Dairy/Food Manufacturing experience.


A career with Leprino Foods means you’ll be part of a worldwide family of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our processing career path.  


Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com


Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.



All applicants applying for this position are required to take an in-house test before we complete an interview.



Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at https://www.psychemedics.com
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Stockton