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Maintenance Technician

Crimson Renewable Energy
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17731 Millux Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311
$29 - $33 an hour - Full-time


17731 Millux Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311

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About Us

Crimson Renewable Energy is a producer of renewable transportation fuels; specifically, we are the largest producer of biodiesel in California. Crimson customers ranging from major oil companies such as Chevron, Valero, and Philips 66 to truck stop operators such as Pilot Flying J and Love’s count on Crimson as a reliable and consistent supplier of ultra-low carbon biodiesel.

Job Purpose:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing preventive and routine maintenance within the Biodiesel and Glycerin Production facility. This includes repair and/or replacement of plant equipment and systems as well as troubleshooting equipment problems to ensure maximum production and equipment stability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Repair of various type and sizes of pumps (gear, centrifugal, vane, diaphragm pumps), vacuum pump (Nash, liquid ring seal), centrifuges (Alfa Laval bowl centrifuges and Flottweg and Sharples decanting centrifuges), and heat exchangers. Additional equipment and systems include air compressors, cooling towers, vacuum and heat transfer fluid systems, RO and biological water treatment equipment as well as Brooks & Clayton steam generators. Repair and maintain 150- psi steam boiler .
  • Troubleshoot equipment failure or performance issues
  • Perform routine, preventive and predictive maintenance and upkeep for all equipment
  • Contribute towards spare parts and maintenance supplies inventory management for all equipment
  • Perform upkeep of maintenance shop and related equipment
  • Make recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance-related problems
  • Participates in updating of equipment manuals and Standard Operating Procedures for the maintenance department
  • Significant role in ensuring compliance with Mechanical Integrity requirements (PSM)
  • Rotate on call with other maintenance personnel for weekend and night coverage for break downs within the plant

Education and Basic Requirements:

  • 5 years of previous industrial maintenance experience or a combination of an associate degree from a two-year College in a related technical field or diploma from a trade school in related field along with 3 years of related experience
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and the ability to learn company specific applications
  • Must be willing to cross train into other trades/departments
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to meet minimum DOT requirements
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently

Experience and Job Skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the maintenance department of a process manufacturing facility with no degree or 2 years with a trade school or associates degree and 3 years of related experience.
  • Must have a hands-on, roll up the sleeves approach and strong work ethic
  • Experience as a boiler technician on Cleaver Brooks and Clayton steam generators is strongly preferred
  • Repair and maintenance experience with a variety of industrial pumps, air compressors, boilers / heating systems, and other industrial plant equipment
  • Experience working in a small plant environment (i.e. less than 40 people) is a strong plus
  • Experience working on centrifuges is a strong plus
  • Understand Piping and Instrument Diagrams, Signal Flow Diagrams
  • Documentation skills concerning maintenance logs, work orders, parts inventory management
  • Must have PC skills and proficiency with MS Office applications

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $29.00 - $33.00 per hour

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow all local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bakersfield, CA 93311: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Industrial maintenance: 3 years (Required)
  • pump maintenance: 4 years (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work Location: In person