Automation Technician - Prosser, WA

Employer: Bolthouse Farms

Job Description:

Start a conversation and schedule an interview by texting “Carrots” to 661-403-4866.
Inicie una conversación y programe una entrevista enviando un mensaje de texto “Zanahorias” a 661-403-4866.

This position will report to the: Shift Manager
Travel Requirement: None
FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt
Shift: Rotating
Employment Category: Full-Time


Bolthouse Farms is in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit


The Automation Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting machinery malfunctions, isolating the problems and applying solutions that will minimize downtime and maximize production. The ideal candidate will be working with an engineer or supervisor to make modifications, followed up with testing for system performance and stability.


Responsible for answering trouble calls to maintain maximum uptime for all packaging equipment
Responsible for the design and test of system prototypes based on the engineer’s design
Responsible for reviewing manuals and following diagrams to isolate and repair problems on machinery
Maintains cue track documentation and participates in cue track rotation
Responsible for troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic processes of both automation and manual equipment in order to support production needs
Inspects and maintains electronic, hydraulic and motorized equipment and systems
Controls machines and processes by using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes
Responsible for updating maintenance and inspection records and following up with the Shift Manager
Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment by conforming to all established safety policies and procedures
Develop a thorough knowledge of automation department equipment specific to the production in order to operate it safely
Use drawings, sketches, specs, charts and tables to locate machinery in order to determine requirements, machine movement requirements and identify spare and repair parts
Determine preventative maintenance schedules and machine capabilities to optimize them
Identify issues and react appropriately, including bringing long-term downtime or urgent quality issues to the Shift Manager.
Work independently to perform minor equipment improvement on projects to reduce downtime, improve quality and reduce overall costs for the operation of the equipment
Responsible for maintaining a record of worked performed on different components
Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Additional Required Qualifications:

Must have the ability to work with minimum supervision
Must be able to use a Multi-meter, Oscilloscope and other test equipment
Must have excellent mechanical skills, also able to read and follow wiring diagrams
Must have experience with PLC programming or knowledge of the systems. (Panel View Builder, RS Logics, RS Links, Colors)
Must be able to communicate with supervisors and managers, and others co-workers
Must be able to rebuild or replace Boards or PLC’s in a safe and timely manner

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with proven skills in mechanical and/or electrical troubleshooting
Prefer the candidate to be bilingual English/Spanish

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Must be able to work in all types of environments such as but not limited to; small, high, or wet conditions
Must be able to see the varies colors of wires
Environmental exposure- cold/wet conditions (40 ° or below)
Material exposure-moving mechanical parts
Occasional exposure to fumes, airborne particles and vibrations
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that certain “non-essential worker” personnel may at times store consumer-facing materials (including, but not limited to, EADs, coupons, promotional materials, etc.) offsite from Company locations, such as at associates’ homes or in vehicles. All such consumer-facing materials must be maintained in a smoke-free and secure workplace environment.


Our rich benefits packages are designed to support the health and well-being of both our eligible co-workers and their families.

Group Life and AD&D
Voluntary Life and AD&D
Group Short-Term Disability
Group Long-Term Disability
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Time Off


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse organization. We strive for inclusiveness and a workplace where mutual respect is paramount. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as need, to assist them in performing essential job functions.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you are interested in applying for employment with Bolthouse Farms and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: for additional support and guidance.


Bolthouse Farms does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Bolthouse Farms is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Hours: Rotating (6am – 6PM) When business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory

Rotating (6AM - 6PM; 6PM - 6AM)

Contact Person:
Location: Prosser, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on March 22, 2022

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