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Maintenance Mechanics

Pay Rate: $22.50 - $28.00 per hour and up, depending upon experience

Golden State Foods is one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant industry segment and retailers. The company services more than 125,000 restaurants from 45 locations on five continents. Golden State is seeking qualified applicants for the Maintenance Mechanic position at its new state-of-the-art meat processing facility in Opelika, Alabama.

Position Summary:

Maintenance Mechanics maintain mechanical and electrical food manufacturing equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Adhere to safety, food safety, quality and legal compliance.
  • Must be able to pass training/certifications as required for qualification.
  • Install, maintain and support all production related equipment utilized in processing areas.
  • Use a variety of test equipment, machines, hand tools and computer aided equipment.
  • Respond to equipment breakdowns and production needs in an expeditious professional manner.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures or breakdowns.
  • Perform maintenance in accordance with maintenance schedules, utilizing appropriate blueprints, diagrams, sketches, national codes and verbal/written instructions.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends and any shift, if required.
  • Repair and maintenance of high speed packaging equipment, dismantling and assembling multiple brands of mechanical and electrical equipment, repair and replacement of defective parts, and knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • General understanding and compliance with all OSHA regulations, National Electrical Codes, State Mechanical Codes and other Plant/Facility Operational or safety procedures.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess previous experience and/or technical training in at least one of the following areas:
    (NOTE: Experience and/or training in additional areas preferred, but not required.)
  • PLC, electrical controls and motor circuits.
  • Mechanical and machinist.
  • Hydraulic/pneumatic systems.
  • Refrigeration.
  • Cutting torches, TIG and stick welding.

Selected applicants will be required to take an AIDT maintenance assessment.


  • Medical and Prescription Coverage
  • Medical Plan Opt Out Option
  • Dental/Vision Plans
  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401K Plan
  • Health Promotion Resources

To Apply:

Qualified individuals are invited to apply by clicking the "Apply" button below.

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