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Cacique Foods® LLC


B Level Mechanic


Amarillo, TX
ID: 879-357

Cacique® is the #1 brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos and salsas in the United States. With a leadership position among the Hispanic population nationwide and over 13 years of consecutive revenue growth, Cacique is poised for continued growth and expansion.  


Cacique was founded in 1973 upon the four core values of Family, Quality, Integrity, and Authenticity, and these values continue to provide the foundation for our success and how we work. We look to hire future teammates who embody these values, and who are innovative, resourceful, determined, and catalysts of change. As a dedicated, family-owned company, Cacique offers a rewarding environment in which to thrive and grow your career. 


Under the direction of our Maintenance Manager, the Level B Mechanic  is responsible for the care and maintenance of all property and production assets in a safe, sanitary, and efficient condition. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for staying up to date on new products, equipment, technology, and techniques. This facility produces a variety of dairy products as safely and efficiently as possible, while meeting all corporate, customer, and government requirements.  


  • We currently have openings primarily on two shifts:  

  • Sun to Tues 5pm to 5am and wed 5pm to 11pm.   

  • Wed 11pm to 5am and Thurs to Saturday 5pm to 5am. 




  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned) on production, packaging, processing equipment and utility systems (to provide a continuous supply of heat, steam, cooling, electrical, power, gas or air required for operations) 

  • Readily available for emergency repairs I breakdown situations 

  • Read, analyze and interpret technical procedure, electrical schematics, service manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service. 

  • Perform preventative maintenance (i.e. conducting computerized preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and data) 

  • Line manufacturing support systems (ozone generation, line/lube delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery) 

  • Complete work orders in a timely manner, maintaining high quality standards. 

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties. 

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production. 

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible, and accurate format, and completed with the required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOPs. 

  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor. 

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes. 

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices 

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area. 

  • Follow all required work safe practices, including but not limited to: Lockout-tag out requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling and fall restraints. 

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately. 

  • All Cacique employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality/Food Safety Management Systems. 





  • Professional experience with ammonia refrigeration systems preferred. 

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays. 

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) 

  • Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time. 

  • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic systems, gas systems, liquid propane, boilers and refrigeration 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 


Requirements for Level 2: 

  • Trained in forklift operation.   

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of mechanical equipment repair. 

  • Able to complete all preventative maintenance tasks. 

  • Able to create a notification in SAP. 

  • Able to locate parts in SAP. 

  • Demonstrates a high level of communication, cooperation, and teamwork. 

  • CPR/First aid certified. 

  • Basic tig, stick, wire weldingPlasma and acetylene cutting. 

  • Able to troubleshoot and overhaul a centrifugal pump. 

  • Understanding of MCC room layouts 

  • Able to troubleshoot/replace motor control starters. 

  • Able to troubleshoot/replace relays and solenoids. 

  • Able to laser align anything coupled or pulley driven. 

  • Able to troubleshoot and wire a 3-phase motor. 

  • Able to troubleshoot and repair 110v and 24v control wiring. 

  • Eligible to achieve skill level 3 after a minimum of one year at skill level 2. 


PAY RANGE: $26-32/hr.  

At Cacique, full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short term disability. In addition, we offer vacation, sick, holiday pay, birthday day off, 401(k) with 5% company match, and more! 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws. 

This position is located at 8501 S Georgia St., Amarillo, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.