Bonita Packing Company
Job Description

Job Title: Automation Technician
Reports To: Matt Hart and/or Dylan Bognuda
Classification: Exempt from overtime
Location: Santa Maria, CA


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the day to day operation of the assigned automation equipment
  • Perform yearly maintenance tasks in the winter
  • Maintain and repair automation equipment to ensure machine reliability
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained properly and kept in the highest operating condition
  • Communicate with vendors about new equipment and required parts
  • Schedule and coordinate required maintenance with operators and managers
  • Maintain detailed records on equipment
  • Coordinate applicable recommendations for machine improvements
  • Improve efficiencies in automation operations
  • Maintain appropriate level of employees with technical expertise
  • Monitor each operation so that it meets company standard – Production and Operation
  • Ensure compliance in Food Safety, Worker safety, Employee relations and all Government Regulations
  • Responsible for ensuring that all company policies and procedures are being followed at all times
  • Assist Shop Manager when time allows during the rainy season

Position Requirements:

  • Agricultural technician certificate of completion or concurrent enrollment
  • Mechanical and Welding Experience
  • Strong electrical understanding and computer skill
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of hydraulic systems and diesel powerplants
  • Good understanding of ag operations and standard practices
  • Ability to work within a team and continually provide results
  • Working knowledge on Spanish
  • Willing and able to travel with extended stays in Yuma during Winter season