Maintenance Technician

Oakland, Ca /
Kiva Manufacturing Inc. – Operations /
Kiva Confections ( is the premier cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva's line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, and Camino Gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and skillfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, our goal is to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science to ensure a deliciously consistent experience every time, we continue to deliver on that mission today.
We have aggressive growth plans as the legal market, and consumer adoption continues to expand. Key growth initiatives include bold platform innovation, best in class marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this explosive growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.


• Minimum of 5 years' experience as a maintenance technician in a food processing environment
• Education or technical training in a field related to maintenance and/or engineering through a recognized trade union, technical school or equivalent preferred but can be via work experience
 • Knowledge of food processing equipment including, but not limited to, sanitary pumps, sanitary valves and packaging equipment
• Good understanding of PLC systems (Rockwell Automation, Panelview)
• Experience with HVAC, electrical, plumbing, boiler systems and glycol systems
• Experience with food processing equipment: troubleshoot, operations and maintenance
• Experience using hand tools and power tools and measuring devices (Volt meters, Ohm meters, Amp meters)
• Arithmetic knowledge to calculate amounts of materials needed and to measure materials to be laid out, cut, shaped, threaded, joined, etc.
• Knowledge of local/state/federal codes to perform installation, maintenance, and/or repair work which will meet code requirements
• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines regarding safety practices
• Excellent communication skills
• Punctuality
• Able to have a flexible work schedule
• Comfortable working in a wet and alternately warm and cold environment
• Gets along with others, follows directions well, is eager to help others and is capable of following safety rules
• Can read and understand wiring diagrams and use them to troubleshoot equipment
• Can read and understand mechanical (equipment) and architectural (building) drawings
• Ability to troubleshoot failed equipment and report to supervisor
• Food and employee-safety oriented


• Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment. Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance of equipment.
• Perform mechanical skills including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting.
• Repair and maintain machinery and equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, and conveyor systems.
• Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
• Perform service and maintain auxiliary equipment such as chillers, heaters, dryers, grinders, and conveyors.
• Miscellaneous duties as required by Maintenance Manager.


Frequently required to stand; Sit; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in tight spaces.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Capacity to manipulate small parts and items accurately.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Work environment is alternatively wet, dry, warm or cold.
Must be comfortable working in a food manufacturing environment, wearing full PPE, close to chemicals.


• United States (Required)
• Military experienced candidates are encouraged to applyQualified candidates will be reached out to via phone call
Kiva Confections provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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