Are you experienced in Automation and/or Engineering? Do you enjoy maintaining and operating production equipment to optimize availability, quality, and speed of mechanical and electrical subsystems? If so, you may be a good fit for the Automation Technician opening at Dr. Bronner’s!


Dr. Bronner’s Company Culture

Cool, kind, and capable employees are core to Dr. Bronner’s company culture! Our people are our greatest strength—strong and healthy relationships drive our success. Our workforce is impassioned, collaborative, engaged, and shares a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. Respect for differences in perspective and experience enriches our community with a sense of belonging. We seek to model a better, more just and caring world in how we show up for work, and how we show up for each other!


Benefits at a Glance

Company-paid Full Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision for Employees & Family
Annual Bonus – up to 10% of salary
Profit Sharing Program –up to 10% of salary + bonus fully funded by Dr. Bronner’s into your retirement account
Development & Training Program
13 Paid Holidays
Child Care Assistance
Tuition Reimbursement
Free Daily Vegan Lunches (onsite employees)
Green Team and Toastmasters
Volunteer opportunities
Bring Your Dog to Work Program


Starting Wage

$31.52/hr + 10% shift differential



On-site at headquarters in Vista, CA.



2nd Shift, 1:15 pm – 9:55 pm

Duties will include:

Troubleshoots and repairs hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical equipment, Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs), vision systems, and computer-controlled devices.
Uses strong mechanical aptitude for troubleshooting production issues, while minimizing downtime.
Performs preventative maintenance, following written schedules and procedures.
Performs PLC and Human Machine Interface (HMI) troubleshooting using AB-Rockwell and Siemens software.
Performs routine maintenance and inspections on dispensing and unit dose packaging equipment.
Communicates with vendors and order materials, machine components and parts.
Maintains and organizes spare parts inventory.
Creates preventive maintenance programs to optimize and maintain equipment.
Trains production operators/ employees as appropriate for set-ups, operation of equipment, etc.
Responsible for safety compliance personally and with equipment.
Participates in special projects and/or rebuilds.
Other duties as assigned within job scope.

We understand that not all candidates will meet every qualification and encourage all interested candidates to apply.

High school diploma or GED.
5 years of experience in the Automation/Engineering field performing maintenance on industrial/commercial equipment, or related work.
Intermediate knowledge of troubleshooting and repairing equipment such electric motors, pumps, mixers, valves, PLC’s, HMI’s, Pneumatic Systems, Flowmeters, Level & Temperature Transmitters, and other mechanical devices.
Knowledge of electrical circuits, wiring and operating principles of motors.
Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and written reference material.
Ability to diagnose and resolve problems and use hand and power tools.
Must be proficient in the operation of tools including multimeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, and testing equipment; soldering iron; hand and power tools; light truck or van; scissor lift, forklift, pallet jack, and articulating boom lift.
Must possess/obtain forklift and pallet jack certifications. Additional in-house safety certifications must be completed.
Any combination of educational and/or work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.


Dr. Bronner’s is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Who We Are

Dr. Bronner’s is the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, and was ranked top midsize workplace in San Diego by the San Diego Tribune in both 2019 and 2020, based on anonymous employee surveys. Our supportive, positive work atmosphere comes from being a family-owned business that values employees as its greatest asset.

We are passionate about making the best products for human, home and Earth—and about using our business as a force for good! Known for setting up a global supply chain that respects the people and land that provide our raw materials, Dr. Bronner’s is proving that agriculture and manufacturing can be green and fair—be part of our movement!