FABRICATOR MECHANIC

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Posted: 01/09/2024 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: None Job Number: 1015186 Pay Rate: $21 / hour

Job Description

Key Staffing is hiring in the Bakersfield area for a Fabricator Mechanic! The best candidate for the job should have a good understanding of hydraulic component installation and replacement, and diesel engine diagnostic and repair experience.  


PURPOSE: 

Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors and harvesters. Dismantle defective machines for repair, and record details of repairs made, and parts used. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Must have the ability to perform p/m services as required. Must be able to perform ARC welding, acetylene torch cutting, brazing, and soldering as required. Must be able to utilize hand, electric, and pneumatic tools as necessary per job specifications. Ability to operate and maintain field service truck, following and servicing farm equipment in the field. Ability to operate heavy and light equipment including but not limited to tractors, trucks, pickups, skid steers, loaders, and other equipment as needed. Must be able to diagnose and make repairs on diesel & gas engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, and on a wide variety of miscellaneous mechanical repairs centered on field-based heavy equipment. Assist co-workers in the shop and the field. Maintain a safe and clean workspace at all times. Must follow directions from Supervisor/Manager. Must be able to fill out job inspection and completion forms in detail in English. Support the shop 5S initiatives. Must follow all required safety procedures and guidelines. Lead by example the Division’s Mission, Strategy, and Values. Perform other duties as assigned by the manager. 



JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

Must have or be able to acquire a Forklift Certification. 

Must have a good understanding of hydraulic component installation and replacement. 

Must have experience in troubleshooting 12V and 24V electrical systems. 

Must have experience in diesel engine diagnostics and repairs. 

Must have the ability to detect the cause(s) of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems and perform related repairs. 

Must be able to practice sage use of mechanical lifting, floor jack lifting, and jack stands. 

Must have prior experience with operating a medium-duty service truck in field applications. 

Must have mechanical aptitude and knowledge in the proper use of hand, pneumatic, welding, and electric power tools. Must have the ability to manage parts budget, management, and inventory control. 

Must have at least two years of experience using stick and mig welding equipment. 

Must have the ability to fabricate and assemble equipment using a combination of machinery and tools in the shop and field. Must have the ability to read manuals and understand hydraulic and electrical schematics. 

Must have basic mathematical skills and keep accurate, complete, and timely records of repair work performed. 

Know and follow prescribed company safety regulations and procedures. 

Bi-lingual English/Spanish required. 

Ability and willingness to travel up to 70% of the time to different growing regions as required. 

Must be able to travel and have overnight stays for extended periods depending on business needs. 

Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record. 

Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen, and physical and functional capacity evaluation. 

PAY:  $21-27/hr.    


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We participate in E-Verify.

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