Maintenance Mechanic/Line Technician
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.
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Job DescriptionKraft Heinz CompanyFremont, OH
The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Line Technician to work at our sauces processing facility in Fremont, OH. Successful candidates must be willing to contribute improvements suggestions and ideas to help continue the success of our facility. Ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated along with demonstrate adaptability and willingness to work in a team orientated, fast paced work environment. This position requires individuals to perform general production duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards. Currently hiring for second and third shift positions.
High school diploma or GED
Candidates must be available to work all shifts including second, third & weekends and holidays
Prior manufacturing experience is preferred
Kraft Heinz is an EO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories
Benefits & Compensation Overview:
We offer a competitive benefit and compensation package that includes:
Additional incentives: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Short-term disability
(HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
Starting Pay Rate $26.79 per hour
Monday-Friday, (Saturday and/or Sunday as needed)
6:00am-2:00pm 1st Shift
2:00pm-10:00pm 2nd Shift
10:00pm-6:00am 3rd Shift
Plant & Community Overview:
Over 300 employees
1st, 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities
Union Facility represented by UFCW Local 75
Manufacture over 1 billion pounds of Ketchup annually
World's Largest Ketchup Factory
Products: Ketchup, Chili Sauce, Cocktail Sauce
Welcome to Fremont:
Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference!
Responsibilities & Duties:
This position will focus on line coverage in assigned areas utilizing production and maintenance playbook processes and tools. Under the direction of production and maintenance supervision, this position will be required to safely operate assigned equipment and maintain all line equipment to produce product right the first time. This person will mentor, and coach line operators as needed on various maintenance and operational aspects to master their technical understanding of equipment and process controls.
Must be able to operate and maintain all equipment in assigned area
Candidate must be able to train self/others on mechanical skills, mechanical repairs and overhauls, maintenance systems, computer skills; new technologies in preventive/predictive maintenance, problem solving/troubleshooting, etc. where skills are not at the required level
Must be able to communicate and interact to coach team members on basic tasks in a professional manner
All other duties as assigned to support efficient plant operations
Setup, Start-Up, Adjust and Operation of Equipment; Proper Shutdown and Changeover as required by company standards and to minimize downtime
Perform all mandatory quality testing/checks and complete all related documentation and paperwork for department operations: Quality, Safety, etc.
Troubleshoot mechanical and basic electrical concerns of the equipment, maintain and improve integrity and performance of all focus line/s equipment, and complete scheduled work orders
Communicate and coordinate with Maintenance and Production Leadership any maintenance activities required on assigned equipment to ensure optimum line efficiency and product quality
Utilizing Maintenance Windows; perform preventive maintenance inspections and corrective work orders on all focus line equipment as assigned by the Maintenance Department to prevent mechanical and/or electrical breakdowns. Participate in the development improvement of a documented 52-week maintenance plan as prescribed in the Playbook and residing in the SAP PM structure.
Develop and implement improvements using the Breakdown Management process to prevent reoccurring equipment failures
Utilize the SAP system to create notifications, perform and confirm completed work orders.
Recommend and implement continuous improvement on equipment and system design through use of the team concept. Support project planning and execution
Communicate with other line technicians on other shifts, as necessary, to ensure coordination of all maintenance efforts on assigned equipment and effectively operate as part of a team
Support implementation of department ideas/suggestions
Maintain a good working relationship with all employees on all shifts
Conduct training for other associates in area of responsibility
Conform to Kraft Heinz's policy and procedures including, but not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Lock Out/Tag Out, HACCP check points, Kraft Heinz Quality Standards, Fall Protection, Hot Work, OSHA Regulations, and all others
Report and correct unsafe acts and conditions
Work with team to Optimize Product/Material sequencing to minimize changeover time
Maintain equipment plus sustain a sanitary and clean environment during all phases of Production and Maintenance.
Reports to Production/Maintenance Management and continually interacts with all hourly and salaried maintenance/production personnel in a professional manner.
Will maintain ownership of assigned line(s) equipment; may operate and adjust any packing equipment in the area; will react to machinery breakdowns and equipment problems in a proficient and positive manner and as directed by Operations/Maintenance Supervisors and/or designates.
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.