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Florida’s Natural Growers
A Division of Citrus World, Inc.
20205 US Highway 27 North
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
(863) 676-1411
Job Title: Foreman - Mechanical Technical
Company Name: Florida's Natural Growers
Reference: 15-156
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Nights 3:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Company Info:

Florida's Natural Growers
Attn: Human Resources Department
20205 US Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Website: http://www.floridasnatural.com

We are a Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


High School diploma or GED required and one of the following: Formal mechanical/technical/electrical training with five (5) plus years on the job experience. Eight (8) years of industrial mechanical/electrical/technical job experience with no formal training.  In addition, all applicants must achieve minimum test scores for each of the following: Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) test: 70%; Mechanical Skills (A1): 70%; Electrical Skills (A2): 50% Must have the ability to read, write and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos in the English language.  Ability to effectively communicate and present information one-on-one and group settings to customers, management and other employees of the organization is required.  Must be able to read, interpret and follow written material including operator manuals, safety procedures, SOPs and SSOPs.  Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure.



Two or more years of industrial maintenance leadership experience preferred.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions satisfactorily. The ability to obtain a license and operate a forklift is required. HACCP/ISO experience is preferred. Ability to perform precision cutting and welding to meet food plant sanitary standards is required. This includes the use of stick welders and Heliarc welding equipment (MIG and TIG) on both stainless and aluminum applications. Skills and experience must include ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic prints or plant equipment and electrical layouts in order to troubleshoot photo-eyes, limits switches and other PLC controlled equipment based on diagnostics, electrical drawings and circuit testing. Preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and replacement of electrical/control systems for industrial processing and packaging equipment to also include: motors, starters/VFDs with related controls.


This position requires regular standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing, occasional climbing, bending, stooping, balancing, kneeling, crouching and crawling. One must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions. Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts. This position requires common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Must be able to master basic computer skills such as opening , reading, creating and sending email and attachments, creating spreadsheets and documents using Microsoft Word and Excel for tracking and planning purposes. Must demonstrate self-motivation, a winning attitude, teamwork and Core Values. Must be able to work on several projects at the same time, prioritizing work for self and others. Must understand the operation and repair of industrial mechanical equipment.

Job Functions:

Perform assigned work projects. Develop and maintain technical procedures documentation. Troubleshoot equipment, performing needed repairs to minimize downtime. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience in all areas appropriate for this position. Participation in the decision making process to get the production lines up and running is required. This position has leadership responsibilities and expectations. Must be able to complete HACCPP, ISO and safety documents as needed. Schedule, print and assign PM's to team members and verify completion as expected. Review maintenance work request and ensure that they are completed in a timely manner.


Additional Duties:

Assist with coverage during openings in the schedule. Perform daily maintenance task alongside direct reports. Perform PM's, rebuild pumps, gear boxes and other equipment as needed to ensure repairs are completed on time.  A working knowledge of conveyor systems, inline fillers, valves, pumps, motors, hydraulics, pneumatics, servo's photo eyes and limit switches as required. Responsibilities also include participation in future training sessions to support new and existing equipment or technology. Must interact cordially with customers and co-workers. Support compliance with Safety and GMP programs. Practice "Walk the Talk" principles by holding yourself and others accountable by following FNG's Core Values and leadership expectations. Regular attendance required. Perform any other duties assigned.

Compensation: $26.61 per hour
How to Apply:

Please visit our Human Resources Department to fill out an application and take required tests. Applications are accepted Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Resumes that are emailed for this position will not be considered. It is required that you apply in person.