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Utilities Reliability Manager

Utilities Reliability Manager

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Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Utilities Reliability Manager for its Delano, CA location. Under limited supervision, directs the integrated facility utilities systems maintenance and repair operations for Wonderful Citrus’ two production facilities, Delano Orange and Lemon and Halos. Also, directs the PSM and Environmental compliance efforts for the CA and TX operating facilities. Directs the activities of the CA Utilities Technicians Staff, ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of services, to include preventive and predictive maintenance, planned system overhauls, and on-call repair services to assure minimal operating facility outages. Utilizes inside technician staff and outside equipment trained technicians and contractors to maintain all boilers, air compressors, ammonia refrigeration and electrical distribution systems and equipment. Manages the PSM process, all emissions/discharge permits for the SJVAPCD and City of Delano, CA and TX sites and any other professional services required to assure compliance of all regulatory entities with respect to environmental discharges from WC facilities.

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Directs and coordinates the activities of all CA Utilities Technicians and service contractors in the provision of comprehensive utilities equipment maintenance and repair services, carried out at both facilities.
  • Administers service contracts to assure compliance with job specifications and adherence to unit cost agreements.
  • Directs performance of in-house workforce and audits and controls expenditures of assigned cost centers; monitors quality of work to ensure adherence to Wonderful Citrus and industry standards and compliance with state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Manages a variable talented workforce, to include work order prioritization and management, and work/resource allocation; sets productivity, quality, and timeliness goals and standards, and evaluates effectiveness.
  • Continually assesses the performance of the Utility Department and the job skill base of all technical staff; oversees staff training and assists Human Resources Department in hiring to ensure that the workforce is capable of operating and maintaining state-of-the-art Citrus processing facility.
  • Develops annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the Processing Facilities.
  • Provide management and direction of PSM processes in CA and TX facilities with regards to ammonia refrigeration systems.
  • Manage all CA environmental permitting and regulatory processes and assist TX with regards to PSM management. Ensure all permitting is up to date and accurate to the operations within the facilities.  
  • Interacts with Department Managers and other Production personnel on daily Utility related activities within their areas of responsibility.
  • Directs the implementation of shop-specific safety training programs, and assures workforce compliance with OSHA job safety requirements.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that support the pursuit of department strategic goals and objectives and are consistent with overall policies ensuring the efficient and safe operation of the facilities.
  • Directs an extensive and comprehensive utility equipment and facilities preventive and predictive maintenance program; ensures that the automated work-order management system supports the program through maintenance notification, delinquency tracking, and activity checklists.
  • Establishes and directs annual maintenance programs, to include off-season testing/overhaul of heating and refrigeration systems and associated control systems, as well as seasonal start-up and shutdown.
  • Conducts maintainability review of new construction design documents to assure compliance with published standards and to ensure reasonable repair and overhaul access.    
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Ten (10) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above and within the Food Processing or Utilities Industries.
  • Skill in the use of computers, in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise equipment and facility repair contractors and service technicians.
  • Knowledge of service contract documents and agreements.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include mechanical, electrical skills, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, while enforcing safety programs.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with all areas within the facilities.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small groups.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities operation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and cost estimating procedures.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous, tasks and projects.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.