Shop Mechanic

Job Description

Company: FreshPoint South Florida
Location: US-FL-Pompano Beach
Zip Code: 33069
Minimum Level of Education: Not Applicable
Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0



More information about this job:


FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We purchase unique and seasonal products that support local farms and growers. But we’re much more than just produce. At FreshPoint, we’re all about People. Passion. Produce! If you want an opportunity to join a company focused on healthy living, environmental stewardship, and growing not only produce but your career, then read on and find what’s waiting for you at FreshPoint.


The purpose of the Maintenance Technician position is to perform maintenance duties and other jobs assigned. The Maintenance technician will conduct preventive maintenance on material handling equipment and complete facilities and equipment repairs. 

Duties and Essential Functions: 

Each employee is responsible for the food safety and quality of our products. 

  • Complete preventive maintenance on all equipment and machinery within the facility, as noted in the equipment manufacturer’s guidelines. 

  • Visually inspect and test machinery to detect malfunction. Communicate equipment problems to operations staff as needed. 

  • Diagnose problems and repair defective machines and equipment with new or repaired parts, following the specifications set forth in manuals, schematics, and wiring diagrams. 

  • Set up and break-down of Food Processing equipment 

  • Building maintenance repairs and up-keep (plumbing repairs, blocked drains, changing lamps & ballasts, light remodeling, etc.). 

  • Material Handling Equipment: Assist with preventative maintenance/repairs and battery watering services on down time. 

  • Able to work night shift and Weekends. 

  • Complete other duties as assigned. 

Other Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form. 

  • To know and understand the company’s safety and health goals and the objectives.  Assist the company in achieving these goals by participating in the safety program. 

  • Demonstrate proper operation of equipment and tools as needed to ensure employee safety and compliance of all OSHA guidelines. 

  • To give written report of unsafe conditions or unsafe acts to management. 

  • To report all accidents, injuries or illnesses to my supervisor immediately. 

  • Perform other duties assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Troubleshooting: Able to determine causes of operating errors and decide on most effective and efficient course of action to repair. 

  • Mechanical Ability: Must be able to read and understand all electrical and mechanical schematic and diagrams. Must have knowledge of single and three phase electric, AC, DC high and low voltages. 

  • Repairing: Ability to work on equipment or systems using various types of hand tools, measuring and testing instruments, etc. 

  • Equipment Maintenance: Able to perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and determine proper type of corrective maintenance needed. 

  • Food Processing Equipment: Experience with Food Processing Equipment is desired.   

  • Vacuum Packaging: Experience with RollStock and Repak machines is desired. 

  • Garage Door and Dock Leveler maintenance experience is desired. 

  • Tool Use and Organization: Maintain tools and maintenance equipment in working order and maintenance room and work areas in neat condition. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED 

  • 2+ years’ experience in facility maintenance 

  • 2+ years’ experience in preventative equipment maintenance 

  • Must be a safe reliable worker 

  • Must be able to perform simple tasks independently after being given specific instructions 

  • Must be able to read and comprehend instructions 

  • Capable of handling multiple tasks at once 

  • Works well with others and is a team player. 

Professional Skills: 

  • Possess the ability to learn various software programs associated with the facility. 

  • Possess strong technical, mechanical and analytical skills. 

  • Possess the ability to interact and communicate with all staff and management in English. 

  • Able to deal with difficult situations, resolve issues and concerns in a professional manner. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel crouch, climb, use ladders, and perform various types of manual labor. The employee may be required to lift up to 70 pounds. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme heat and cold temperatures and sometimes wet conditions. 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Freshpoint is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time