Maintenance Technician I

at Pacific Seafood
Location Eureka, California
Date Posted June 23, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Full Time


At Pacific Seafood, we do more than just provide the world with the healthiest proteins on the planet. We cultivate a work environment that listens to our team members, nurtures potential, embraces diversity, and values innovative thinking. As a leader in the seafood industry, we know that the key to our success is based on the commitment to excellence displayed by our team members.

Responsible for providing maintenance, repair, and upkeep of all buildings, tools, and plant equipment. The technician is responsible for providing preventative maintenance, including a safe and sanitary environment, to the plant and surrounding grounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Excellence, and Teamwork) and promote teamwork at all times.
  • Be on-call, as needed.
  • Assess maintenance and repair problems with follow-up.
  • Perform plumbing and electrical work and repair equipment when breakdowns occur to maintain production.
  • Learn set-up, operation, adjustments, and operating parameters of production equipment.
  • Develop open communication with machine operators, department supervisors, and managers.
  • Bring production equipment to a good operating standard and improve work order system and develop a service return, i.e., production certification.
  • Formulate a preliminary plan to implement a preventative maintenance schedule for production equipment, minimize breakdowns, and increase productivity.
  • Develop working relationships with outside vendors to become familiar with their activities and necessity and develop long-term goals to reduce our reliance on outside vendors and reduce costs.
  • Build spare parts stock for normal wear items.
  • Paint any necessary areas, as needed.
  • Develop an alternating schedule for weekend emergency response, 2 people-IT room, refrigeration, alarms, etc.
  • Work on new installation projects, including cost analysis and estimated time to complete.
  • Develop a daily walk-through routine to spot possible problems.
  • Remedy any unsafe conditions promptly.
  • Safety must prioritize and repair aesthetic defects, i.e., seals, hinges, hangers, etc. when production maintenance and breakdowns allow.
  • Reconfigure electrical, and water drops to improve esthetics, efficiency, and safety.
  • Develop a preventative maintenance plan for the facility, i.e., dock plates, doors, seals, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you bring to Pacific Seafood


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Minimum three years related experience in electrical, single phase, 3 phase & programming, refrigeration, welding and fabrication, forklift, and building maintenance is required.
  • Experience in Best Practices in Process Improvement is preferred.
  • EPA Universal Certification is preferred.
  • Industrial Refrigeration Certified is preferred.
  • Experience working in a food processing environment is preferred.
  • Able to obtain Commercial Driver's License is required.
  • Forklift Certification is required.
  • Strong Computer skills in MS Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel, are required.


  • The ability to write routine reports and correspondence is required.
  • Experience in Best Practices in Process Improvement is preferred.
  • EPA Universal Certification is preferred.
  • Industrial Refrigeration Certified is preferred.
  • Experience working in a food processing environment is preferred.

Total Compensation

At Pacific Seafood, your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. When you add in the additional benefits below to our competitive base wage, you can increase your total compensation up to 25%.

  • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life, and short-term disability.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan options with generous annual company profit-sharing match.
  • Paid time off for all regular FT team members, including paid sick and vacation.
  • Employee Assistance Program- Confidential professional counseling, financial, and legal assistance provided at no charge to Team Members and immediate family members.
  • Product purchase program.

Pacific Seafood is an equal 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)