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Journey Level Mechanic (2nd Shift)

Ref ID: REF35807K
Department: Maintenance
Location: Demopolis, AL
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Swing

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been serving families since 1939. Since the founding days, Foster Farms has always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. Our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our valued TEAM Members will shine through in everything we do.

Foster Farms is always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization; however; we operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage TEAM Members to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Pay Rate: $30.00 per hour

(Additional $1.00 per hour for hours worked between 7:00pm and 11:59pm. Additional $2.00 per hour for hours worked between 12:00am-4:59am)

  • Ensure production equipment is operating safe, reliable, and optimal manner. Observing all plant equipment with intent of recommending continuous equipment improvement and reliability. 
  • Ensure equipment is operating in a safe, reliable and optimal manner. Consistently look for ways to improve or for ways to increase equipment reliability and efficiency.
  • Troubleshoot and repair all related plant equipment in a timely manner and with minimum downtime demonstrating urgency and accuracy.
  • Complete work orders, part requisitions, and PM’s on time and on schedule with accuracy and excellent craftsmanship.
  • Encourage good safety practice and ensure GMP are maintained within the department and promote engagement and leadership. 
  • Train mechanics of lower classification and maintain a clean and safe well organize working environments for all. Maintaining a good working relationship and communication with all levels.



  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years industrial maintenance experience preferably in the food industry.
  • Must have all the qualifications and meet all the requirements of the Journey Level Mechanic.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English, perform basic math functions and comprehend equipment manuals and instructions.
  • Must also have a good understanding of electronics and PLC’s.
  • Must be able to expertly troubleshoot and have the ability to read electrical and mechanical schematics.
  • Must be able to expertly use welding and cutting equipment and be proficient in all aspects of plant maintenance system and operation.
  • Must be capable of understanding electrical controls, wiring devises, motor controls, VFD’s, relay logic and solid-state devices and controls.
  • Must be familiar with pumps, understand gear ratios, operate hand and power tools effectively and safely using proper PPE.
  • Must have a good understanding of salient OSHA standards and guidelines.
  • Must have knowledge and good understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment functions and be able to effectively troubleshoot and repair.
  • Must have metal fabrication skills as well as mill and lathe knowledge.
  • Must be able to climb and work safely from ladders and in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to push, pull, bend and crouch.
  • Must be able to work on wet concrete floors, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to pass the Industrial Maintenance Test.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and/or times dictated by production requirements/needs.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new TEAM Members.