Job Info
  1. Job Title: Field Mechanic / Supervisor
  2. Location: Livingston, CA
  3. Number: 10143
  4. Post Date: 3/5/2018
Job description


This position is responsible for providing maintenance, mechanical, and supervisory support to the field operations and ensuring the safe operation of field equipment through the proper overhaul, maintenance and transportation of all field equipment.


  • Maintain proper operation of all field equipment through preventative maintenance, overhaul, and transportation.

  • Identify and correct mechanical / equipment problems and failures.

  • Supervise and instruct all machine operators in the safe and proper operation of equipment consistent with approved job model documentation.

  • Perform down season overhaul of assigned equipment projects, ensuring that all phases of the project are completed. Responsible for specifying parts required, scheduling workloads on project groups, and generating project documentation (i.e. work orders, parts orders), etc.

  • Help to maintain a safe and orderly work environment for all field personnel by identifying unsafe conditions and or operator actions and taking corrective actions, and repairing and correcting potential safety hazards as soon as they are identified.

  • Supervise of pre-harvest or planting crew at location when assigned.

  • All employees are responsible to carry out the duties of their job in a safe manner and to follow all safety rules and policies.



  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for supervising 3 – 10 equipment operators and production employees during assigned planting and pre-harvest operations.

  • Communication / Relationships: This position is expected to maintain ongoing contact with the maintenance superintendent, maintenance coordinator, harvest supervisors, equipment operators, low bed drivers, service truck driver, and other maintenance staff as needed to ensure clear and effective communication regarding job activities. May be expected to have some periodic contact with suppliers and vendors as directed.


Qualification Requirements: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.   Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Certificated, License, Registrations: Must have a valid driver’s license and an agricultural hazardous materials transportation endorsement (or the ability to obtain endorsement upon hire).


Other Skills and Abilities: Must be able to work independently and identify / resolve problems with limited supervision.

Must have the understanding of and the ability to work with, hydraulic, mechanical power transmission, and electrical systems.

Must have the ability to work with all types of hand and power tools.

Must have, or be able to obtain, a general understanding of agricultural operations (i.e. planting, harvesting).

The ability to speak and understand Spanish is desirable.

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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

During harvest and planting season works 10 – 4 schedule in field locations away from home.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The Sensient Natural Ingredients group is part of Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group and is one of the largest producers and distributors of dehydrated onion and garlic products as well as chili powder, paprika, chili pepper and dehydrated vegetables such as parsley, celery and spinach. These ingredients are used in many of today's popular convenience foods. The Natural Ingredients unit is located in Turlock, California.


Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at

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