Maintenance Mechanic

RUIZ FOODS   Dinuba, CA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on November 20, 2021
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Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic


We are a fast-growing, mid-sized CPG food manufacturing company (Top 125 in North America) that was founded by a father-son team (Louis and Fred Ruiz) 50 years ago with the idea of sharing their authentic Mexican family recipes with the world.

Today, Ruiz Foods is a recognized and reputable leader in the industry with the #1 brand in retail frozen Mexican Food (El Monterey) and the #1 roller grill snack brand in C-Stores (Tornados). We bring on-trend, delicious foods to consumers in US Retail, Warehouse Clubs and Foodservice including K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities, Business and Industry, Convenience Stores, Vending and Restaurants.

This position will be based in Central California, with a low cost of living, family-friendly communities, and ready access to three national parks and countless other recreational activities.


The right individual will be primarily responsible for the preventive maintenance and repair of industrial food processing equipment and repairs in the plant. Must capable of troubleshooting Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulics and mechanical issues and using TIG welding, operating a Milling and Lath and basic computer skills. Under the direction of the supervisor, perform assigned work, trouble shoot and repair equipment, maximize reliability of machinery. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment, assist with improving manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, take initiative and communicate effectively with all departments. Adhering to company safety rules and GMP practices.


  • Responsible for general industrial maintenance and prevention of the Plant and other areas as assigned by the department manager.
  • Able to troubleshoot mechanical problems, and set-up all equipment.
  • Able to make repairs, predict failure and respond to issues as needed.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the following: Processing Equipment, Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic, and Hydraulic.
  • Trouble-shoot controls and power electrical systems. Remove and replace motors, starters, relays, limit switches, fuses, and primary control components.


  • High school diploma or GED. Industrial maintenance training preferred. Minimum 2 years experience as a general mechanic.
  • Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have basic maintenance tools.
  • Experienced in general industrial troubleshooting, predictive mainteannce & repairs. Electrical background a plus.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision and as a team.
  • Basic computer skills required to print computerized work orders.
  • Ability to read and write English.



Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.