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Lead Maintenance Technician - ACW

Date: May 25, 2019

Location: Paicines, CA, US, 95043

Company: Delicato Family Wines

Position Purpose

Under general supervision a Lead Maintenance technician is responsible for performing highly diversified duties installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining production and facility equipment in accordance with proper safety procedures and industry best practices. The Lead Maintenance technician provides critical support of production schedules insuring that customer delivery commitments are met.

Functional Responsibility

  • Leads by example (strong work ethic) and fosters an environment of trust and respect
  • Interacts in an effective and positive manner
  • Provides hands-on support, assigns daily tasks, monitors output, and communicates changes to the team
  • Informs shift supervisor of manpower needs
  • Assigns and monitors employee rest and meal breaks; covers accordingly
  • Identifies employee training needs and follows through to accomplish the desired results
  • Ensures employees use proper protective equipment and have a safe work environment
  • Enforces company policies, practices, and safety programs; advises Shift Supervisor of policy infractions
  • Provides timely feedback to employees on a daily basis and informs Shift Supervisor of team/individual performance; may participate in employee evaluations
  • Brings suggestions for facility, equipment, and process improvements to the attention of Shift Supervisor
  • Follows-up on jobs to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Troubleshoots and resolves equipment/procedural issues and informs Shift Supervisor of faulty equipment
  • Advises shift supervisor of needed work orders, red tags equipment.
  • Ensures all employees have the proper tools and equipment to successfully carry out assignments
  • Ensures team members communicate in a clear and effective manner throughout the day for smooth workflow
  • Keeps work area organized and clean to prevent safety hazards
  • Delivers results

Essential Duties

  • This position is responsible for leading and training staff on all standard operating procedures and may provide direction, establish priorities, assign tasks, coordinate work projects and the work of Maintenance Technicians
  • Performs technician duties including but not limited to; mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting to detect faulty operations, offers technical solutions to operations management, records work activities, parts or materials used, and orders or requisitions new parts/materials as necessary within certain limits
  • Installs and maintains production equipment and facility equipment using good judgment and problem solving skills to diagnose problems, determine best method to correct them and is responsible for repairing equipment correctly the first time, makes recommendations for facility, equipment, and process improvements
  • Performs and communicates with affected operations of scheduled preventive maintenance, service on equipment and plant facilities including all active and reactive work request throughout the day, replacing or repairing parts, testing, making adjustments, and verifying results
  • Communicates and supports company policies and decisions in a positive manner, maintains open communication with managers and leaders
  • Participate in, search for and execute against continuous improvement opportunities and initiatives within and beyond the maintenance function by measuring activities, entering data and ensuring the accuracy of the data

Non-Essential Duties

  • Input data in several types of software platforms including Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Support, advise and monitor total predictive maintenance (TPM) tasks performed by machine operators
  • Under direction from supervisor train operators on adjustments or proper standard operating procedures specific for specialty equipment
  • Support and participate in Environmental Health & Safety initiatives in the facility, including but not limited to: air permitting, storm water compliance, HAZMAT, waste water compliance, roof maintenance, DOT inspections, compressed air management, fire & safety system inspections, contractor training, employee training, electrical and hot work
  • Inspects vehicles, equipment, buildings and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair making notes and recommendations using a pre‐established check sheet
  • Perform preventive and breakdown maintenance on material handling equipment such as liquid propane and battery powered lift trucks, pallet jacks, and lifts
  • Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

*Other duties may be assigned

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

Requires a high school diploma/GED

Completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience; Winery experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of computers and software platforms; CMMS, Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc.

Skills to perform the basic mathematical computational skills required of a technician

Ability to determine specifications associated with equipment parts, installation, repair and replacement

Ability to specify and install bearings, belts, chains, gears, coupling, drives, and select and apply gaskets, seals, sealants, lubrications and oils

Skills to read and interpret technical equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service

Ability to diagnose problems and determine best method to correct them balancing; cost, timeliness, and quality

Knowledge of a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment to perform duties

Ability to read, interpret and understand mechanical blue prints and electrical, PI&D, hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation and control logic schematics, using both US and foreign industrial symbology standards

Solid understanding of electrical and circuit theory and characteristics including 3-phase power and AC & DC motors, controls and circuits

Ability to in one or more welding processes such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Knowledge to apply the theory in Thermodynamics required to understand and troubleshoot all high temp refrigeration systems including recirculation pump packages

Practical knowledge in NH3 safety-Follow all industry standards for safe operation using company SOP’s.


Certificates and Licenses

An AA/AS degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus

Acceptable driving history with valid Driver’s License

RETA Training and or Certified a plus

Welding Certifications a plus

Working Conditions

Constant exposure to the elements and temperature variation working both indoors, outdoors and at heights up to 45 feet

Some work areas require ear and eye protection

Exposure to standard maintenance material including batteries, lubricating fluids, paints, solvents, etc. 


Protected Heights
Marked Temperature & Humidity Exposure
Drives Automotive Equipment
Exposed to Dust, Fumes and Gases
Close Quarters or Confined Spaces

This position is on a rotating shift schedule

Overtime as needed to support business needs

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Delicato Family Wines offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package.  The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents.  Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts.  Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more.


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Facilities, Operations

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