Maintenance Mechanic
Colton CA


Colton CA

About Us

Want to make something truly special? Join Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredients company. With us, you can make products that exceed customer expectations. Make communities healthier and more prosperous. Make the innovative breakthroughs that shape our industry. Make the food that nourishes people throughout North America.

Our operations and services are supported by, the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 35 community mills, mixing facilities and a bakery, located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

We have deep roots in our communities, employing more than 100 certified millers, supporting thousands of local jobs and contributing billions of dollars to local economies.

The Role

Maintain and optimize the plant operations through predictive and preventative maintenance strategies. Reactively repair breakdowns, minimizing production losses. And create a safe plant environment through the leadership of barrier removal. As Maintenance you will be responsible for supporting all departments. To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.
  • Deal with and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.
  • Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Key Accountabilities/ Responsibilities

  • Complete safe work permits, pre-job hazard plans and work order corrective action/documentation
  • Attend plant safety and business meetings
    • Mechanical maintenance of plant equipment, hands on.
    • Understand and follow all required safety values and policy
    • Demonstrate the ability to follow Good Manufacturing Practices and ensure that only approved equipment and methods are being used in the performance of maintenance duties.
    • Stay current on all required Quality & Safety training
    • Must work safely, following all safety procedures, taking all precautions and using all required safety equipment.
    • Learn and understand the Ardent Mills Reliability Strategy
    • Learn and understand the process of mill, cleaning house, elevator and loading equipment
    • Understand the Preventative Maintenance Program
    • Maintain high level of sanitation standards

Skills & Experience

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated safety champion behaviors
  • Minimum two years Industrial Maintenance experience
  • Experience working with an established team
  • Must be able to maintain effective communications internal & external to work departments (Office, Lab, Mill, Elevator, Bulk Loading across shifts).
  • Good knowledge of Maintenance process and activities
  • 24v-480v AC and 24vDC circuit experience
  • Must have basic knowledge of industrial electrical controls and equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to read, understand and follow wire diagrams in the field
  • Change and wire 3 phase motors and electrical components in motor control center
  • Troubleshoot and install mechanical drive components (v-belts, gearboxes, sheaves, bearings, etc.)
  • Available for call backs

Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):

· Willing and able to work in a plant environment that at times, may be dusty, include temperature extremes, involve climbing, heavy lifting, and other forms of physical exertion.

· Willing and able to work with wheat products, dust, i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies.

EEO Commitment

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters, and everyone has a voice. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not. Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees

nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees.


Colton CA


2020 East Steele Road, Colton CA, 92324

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“I think that people may be surprised at the amount of fun and laughs that we have together at the plant and with our peers across the other facilities. There is a lot of hard work that goes into running these plants, but we get in a few laughs, even on the tough days.”

Sean Gager - Plant Manager
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