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Maintenance Mechanic I & II 3 views

Vacaville, CA

Who we are 
Founded in 2013, Thistle is an early-stage food-tech startup empowering our customers to get and stay healthy while improving our food system’s sustainability. We deliver delicious, organic, healthy, plant-forward meals, cold-pressed juices, and snacks to customers on the West Coast at the elusive intersection of convenience, health, and sustainability.
We don’t want to be just another food delivery startup. Our focus is on our customers’ health and happiness, and we are revolutionizing how fresh, nutritious, high-quality food is purchased, manufactured, and delivered at scale. Thistle is headquartered in San Francisco, and we are backed by some amazing investors in the Bay Area and beyond.
About the role
Reporting to the Sr. Warehouse & Continuous Improvement Manager, the Maintenance Mechanic assists with the upkeep of our facility and equipment in our Vacaville food manufacturing facility.  The ideal candidate is able to assemble, inspect, install, and test current and new equipment to ensure operational proficiency in a fast-paced environment.

What you’ll do as a Maintenance Mechanic I

  • Ensure production lines and machines are set-up for operations on a continual basis
  • Schedule and perform routine preventative maintenance, service, and testing for all equipment
  • Inspect machines regularly for signs of malfunctions, including visual and sound inspections
  • Use a variety of power and hand tools to perform job functions
  • Read, interpret, and follow equipment operation manual instructions
  • Clean, repair, and install equipment and parts as needed; collaborate with management to update parts inventory
  • Collaborate with management and other team members to ensure operational efficiency at all times
  • Maintain documentation of work performed, including PMs and work orders
  • Follow industry best practices, company SOPs, LOTO , and all other safety protocols/procedures
  • Perform root cause analysis and troubleshoot equipment failures 
  • Repair racks and work tables as needed
  • Perform other job tasks as assigned
  • What you’ll do as a Maintenance Mechanic II

  • Operates, repairs, and maintains all types of motors and engines used to power pumps, compressors and fans
  • Performs a variety of tasks related to building maintenance and repairs requiring advanced mechanical skills
  • Operates, repairs and maintains refrigerant compressors, condensers, evaporators, traps, transfer pumps, expansion valves, stop valves, and float valves, in addition to all refrigerant lines and devices utilized in the control of temperatures
  • Schedule and perform routine preventative maintenance and service for each piece of equipmentInspect machines regularly for signs of malfunctions, including visual and sound inspections
  • Operates, maintains and repairs air compressors, and distribution lines and all valves and devices for air control
  • Trouble-shoot and repair equipment safely and documenting work performed
  • What you’ll bring

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Successful trade or vocational school completion preferred but not required 
  • Minimum 2+ years experience as a maintenance mechanic or similar role
  • Valid CA driver’s license
  • Forklift experience preferred but not required
  • Strong mechanical and manufacturing experience
  • Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Welding experience preferred
  • Ability to walk, stand, and lift heavy objects for an extended period of time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills; know when to elevate issues to management
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Solid time-management, multitasking, and organizational skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with different teams throughout the facility
  • Maintenance Mechanic II Requirement

  • Successful trade or vocational school completion
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in two or more of the trades (Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, welding, Hvac, facilities)
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we’ll do our best and most impactful work when we feel we’re represented and we belong. We’re proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  You can get some deeper insight into how we approach DEI, along with some statistics on the internal demographics of the company and leadership team, here:

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    • Company Address San Francisco, CA, USA
    • City San Francisco
    • Location California
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