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Plant Manager Crane Operator

Bakersfield, CA
April 14, 2022

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Personal Summary


**/** – 11/04/21

Rick has a good understanding of maintenance issues and possesses extensive experience in a wide range of maintenance-oriented roles. He can manage both his maintenance teams, and maintenance of facilities/ machinery to agreed operating standards. During his career, he has gained practical hands-on involvement in various maintenance tasks in the food processing industry. On a personal level, Rick is able to maintain a positive and calm outlook at all times, no matter how hectic thing become.

Grimmway Farms

Maintenance Manager – Cut Plant, Snack Plant, Warehouse, Baby Whole Plant

Annually, Manage Maintenance budget up to $1.4MM

Facilities Maintenance Manager for all line startups.

Extremely well versed in food processing mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Worked with food processing vendors on repairs and upgrades.

Certified crane operator from 2015-2020.

Specialty equipment – Cutters – full rebuilds, modifying cutting heads for specialty cuts.

Worked closely with Grimmway engineering teams on line and equipment modifications, expansions, and research and development equipment.

Conducted special development projects directly for the Malaga facility Plant Manager.

Leads by a hands-on approach. Not afraid to get dirty.

Typically, worked on the majority of major break downs, regardless of location.

Coached my direct reports consisting of a 35-maintenance technician team.

Instrumental in resolving electrical maintenance issues.

Training – Conducted HAZUP, Lock Out Tag Out, weekly tail gates, and Confined Space.

Input work order/ preventative maintenance items into an INFO tracking system.

Reviewed all hourly labor reports and made necessary edits via Kronos.

Conducted annual hourly evaluations

Intermittently conducted performance evaluations.

With HR guidance, conducted verbal and written warnings.

Schedule crews to maintain 24/7 coverage, vacations, sick leave, and engineering project support.

Developed weekend PM schedules and planned down time.


Pasco Plant Start Up: Instrumental member of the plant start up team, achieving the designed capacity through put on an aggressive schedule. I also achieved engineering test runs and commissioning budgets. I was responsible for all aspect associated with initial equipment startups – I/O check out, Full Load Amp draw checks, equipment servicing, verifying engineered equipment RPMs, and staffing maintenance personnel for support activities. Finally, I trained all new maintenance personnel on specialty equipment, established maintenance PMs, and verified spare parts volumes.

Cut Plant Hydro Cooler Replacement: Successfully achieved a full hydro cooler replacement over 72 hours. I was responsible for all equipment demolition, electrical R&R, plumbing and worked side by side with a Grimmway engineer to ensure installation was according to the drawings. We concluded with engineering test runs, sanitation, and commissioning.



Arvin High School Arvin, CA

High School Diploma

Degree Conferred on June 1977

Forklift Certification

Aerial Lift Certification

CPR Certification

Level 1 Electrician Certification

Crane – 20 ton Certification from 2015-2020: not renewed due to Covid

HAZUP Certified

Confined Space Certified

Reference to be conferred on request

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