Dole Packaged Foods

  • Mechanic Helper

    Job Location US-CA-Atwater
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    Work Hours  :          


    Any shift, any day of the week, as assigned, with overtime as needed.


    Job Summary:


    To assist plant maintenance department with daily preventative maintenance tasks while under constant supervision.


    • Keep all required supplies and equipment in storage area secure and free from contamination.
    • Must be able to observe operating machinery for irregularities.
    • Must wear protective gear and strictly observe plant safety rules.
    • Follow company policies.
    • Follow safety procedures.
    • Other duties that are reasonably associated with the above essential functions of the job.
    • Will be performing all types of carpentry work, framing, door and window replacement, sheet rock, basic sewer and water plumbing and concrete work.
    • Must, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with co-workers, supervisors and management.




      • Have a thorough knowledge of lubricants and applications.
      • Have mechanical skills consistent with draining and servicing gear boxes, running grease lines and replacing bearings.
      • Must be a highly motivated, self-started individual who can work with a minimum amount of supervision.
      • Must have welding experience (black iron).
      • Ability to use power tools, use and read measuring tools.
      • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
      • For Facilities Mechanic Helpers - Must have knowledge of basic carpentry skills, doors, windows, framing and concrete work.

    Supervisory Duties:



    Work Environment:

    • Industrial work environment with related noise and temperatures.


    • Work could be required inside or outside in all types of weather.


    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to pass job specific Physical Ability Test (PAT).


    • Must be able to work in temperature range from 30 to 50 degree Fahrenheit.
    • Noise produced by manufacturing machinery up to 92 decibels.
    • Must be able to climb stairs, vertical & inclined ladders up to 20ft daily.
    • Must be able to do repetitive movements of bending, reaching up to 24” overhead and forward up to 30”, squatting, pushing, and pulling an average weight of 10-30 lbs.
    • Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds with a carrying distance of up to 5ft.
    • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time on concrete and/or metal grating.
    • Requires climbing, standing, kneeling, crawling, lying on back and/or stomach, stooping, twisting, lifting, and other physical movements at times within cramped quarters to perform job.
    • Flexibility to work different shifts and days when required.


    Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.




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