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Date posted:  Jan 15, 2022

Stockton, US

Job Function:  Supply chain
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  9594

Terminal Operator - Maintenance

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

The Yara North America Stockton Dry Terminal is located in Stockton California, It provides direct deep water access to imported fertilizer for local markets. The 80,000 MT warehouse and terminal is located on the San Joaquin River approximately 90 miles upriver from the San Francisco bay  and employs  9 full time employees.

The Facilities Operator - Maintenance performs and oversees all general maintenance duties to all warehouse buildings, equipment and rolling stock, as directed by the Terminal Manager.  The position holder will possess general mechanical skills and competencies in electrical and welding work.  The Facilities Operator - Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the terminal and all equipment in a safe and efficient working manner as well as set up and maintain maintenance schedules, daily, weekly and monthly.


  • Perform routine and general maintenance procedures to all terminal assets
  • Develop and implement a proactive preventive maintenance program for all terminal
  • Assist, as directed, in vessel discharges, including the monitoring of inbound product into the storage bins and the proper positioning of overhead tripping equipment.
  • Make every effort to minimize product degradation through the proper operation of the terminal equipment
  • Constantly monitor product flow channels throughout the terminal to insure minimal product buildup on and in all equipment, including conveyors, hoppers, elevators
  • Participate in all mandated safety training and exercises 
  • Train colleagues in terminal maintenance duties; become proficient in the operation of warehouse pay-loaders
  • Read, understand and implement the Stockton Dry facility HESQ manual in all matters pertaining to this job
  • Develop a good understanding of the Yara Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Develop a thorough working knowledge of the bagging room, control room and attendant duties in order to function as the backup operator
  • Maintain the rolling stock and all other warehouse equipment in a clean, safe and efficient manner at all times
  • Reports any and all equipment problems to the Terminal Manager
  • Performs any other duties assigned by the Terminal Manager, including cross training with other members of the terminal staff and assistance with vessel discharges


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of terminal maintenance experience
  • Welding and electrical certification
  • First aid, CPR, Blood borne Pathogen and AED certified 
  • Eligible for Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC
  • Strong mechanical / instrumentation skills
  • Safety oriented
  • Willingness to work in and contribute to a diverse team
  • Detail oriented
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Solid process orientation
  • Good computer skills

Additional Information

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • The position holder must to be able to:
    • Repetitively lift and carry (up to 50 lbs. bags)
    • Use shovel to pick-up heavy cargo
    • Pick-up heavy material (25-50 lbs.)
    • Work in confined spaces
    • Work at heights (up to 150 feet)
    • Work on feet for several hours, including bending and kneeling
    • Wear respiratory protection, in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Parts 1910 & 1926
    • Wear all types of personal protective equipment, including fall protection
    • Differentiate colors (not be color-blind)
    • Work outdoors/indoors under extreme temperatures 
    • Work overtime and work adjusted hours/work days due to schedule changes when there is a need/requirement to deliver on terminal obligations.

Knowledge Grows

Yara North America encourages and supports career growth and development, ensuring that you will come for a job but stay for a career.

Total Rewards

Yara North America offers our employees a well-rounded Total Rewards package with competitive health care, life insurance, 401(k), and well-being benefits which include tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and paid maternity and paternity leave.

Contact Details

Bernadette Di Piazza, HR Business Partner
Email:  bernadette.dipiazza@yara.com

Apply No Later Than

January 30, 2022

Knowledge Grows Through Differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

Nearest Major Market: Stockton

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