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Boiler Mechanic (Los Banos, CA)

Morning Star

Morning Star

California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Morning Star Packing Company

Boiler Mechanic

Location: Los Banos, CA (Merced County) - Please only apply if relocation to our region is realistic for you. Relocation assistance is available.

Merced County, situated in California's Central Valley, offers a range of benefits and diverse activities for residents to enjoy. With its moderate climate, affordable living, and strong sense of community, Merced County provides an inviting environment for families and professionals.

Merced County has a more affordable housing market, making it an attractive option for those looking to establish roots or invest in property. The county also boasts a relatively low cost of living compared to other parts of California, allowing residents to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. Nature enthusiasts can explore the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park, and the Merced River, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife watching.

The Company


The Morning Star Company and its affiliates operate three tomato processing facilities in Central California, processing over 1/3 of the California processing tomato crop, in addition to tomato transplanting, farming, harvesting and trucking operations. The company employs approximately 600 year-round and 2,500 seasonal colleagues.

The Morning Star Company is the largest independent producer of bulk tomato ingredient products (tomato paste and diced tomatoes) in the world. We also produce canned tomatoes, tomato products and specialty sauces in pouches for customers in the retail and food service markets. The company is known worldwide for its innovation and integrity.

We are organizationally structured through a system we term Mission Focused Self-Management™. Our company is operated by Colleagues without titles or an appointed hierarchy of authority. Authority relative to other Colleagues’ activities is lateral, with our Mission as our guiding principle of action, and respect, influence and success built based on each Colleague’s integrity, competency, effort, persistence and straightforward persuasiveness. Although we have grown significantly, we intend to maintain a culture of individual responsibility and Mission Focused Self-Management™.

The Mission and Opportunity

The Mission of this colleague will be to provide efficient, dependable, quality steam at prescribed pressures and temperatures to our customers for process requirements and preseason testing.

Repair and Maintenance:

Takes ownership of entire STEAM GENERATION system.

Understands steam generation equipment and process flow and effectively troubleshoots problems. Performs all required preventative and restorative maintenance on steam plant and related equipment, including:

  • Boilers
  • Deaerator System
  • Pumps
  • Motors
  • Turbines
  • Control Systems
  • Chemical Systems
  • Economizers
  • Flue Gas Recirculators
  • Condensate Returns
  • Fire Pumps
  • Other Related Equipment
  • High Pressure Welding
  • Rigging
  • Pipefitting
  • Candidate must have strong troubleshooting skills
  • Must understand steam generation theory, fluid theory (hydraulic and air), and basic physics of pressure and temperature.

Compensation

Salary range is $70K - $110K and benefits are quite good and certainly competitive. The position is based in Los Banos, California.

Benefits: Morning Star offers a top-tier, comprehensive health plan, including medical, dental, and vision, and pays the full monthly premium for both the Colleague and all eligible family members. The company also contributes to Colleagues' Health Savings Accounts. Year-round Colleagues are eligible to enroll in our 401K plan, with 4% match.
Qualifications

Operations:

OPERATES ALL BOILERS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT

Operates, monitors and maintains steam, condensate and water flows

  • Starts up and shut down boilers
  • Performs basic water chemistry
  • Balances steam and water flows
  • Responds to upsets and emergencies
  • Controls costs
  • Complies with mission-critical regulatory requirements
  • Willing to work long hours and weekends during tomato processing season
  • Familiarity with 24/7 production environment
  • Own and maintain professional tool set

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. The Morning Star Company and its affiliates participate in E-Verify.