Maintenance Technician - Night Shift


Essential Functions

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Perform sheet metal fabrication, mill and lathe machining, and welding.
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of single and three phase power, understand electrical control schematics, and be able to troubleshoot control and PLC logic and hardware.
  • Must demonstrate strong mechanical troubleshooting skills of general food manufacturing processing and packaging equipment.
  • Ability to follow specific maintenance procedures concerning PMs, schedules, and documentation requirements.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals qualified with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work in a safe manner.
  • Follow GMP's and housekeeping guidelines.
  • Follow procedures to ensure all food quality standards are met or exceeded.
  • Must work together with the maintenance team to provide proactive support to other groups within the team.
  • Respond in an expedient manner to all trouble calls.
  • Accept responsibility for one's own performance, as well as the performance of the maintenance team.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to service internal customers and the effort to continuously improve the operation of the plant.
  • Work any shift.
  • Consistently demonstrate an acceptable level of attendance and performance.
  • Required to conduct work in a safe and legal manner, according to all GMP food safety standards, as well as following safety protocols.
  • Must be willing to be responsible for your safety and health, along with the safety and health of all employees, vendors, and visitors.

Education and/or Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 5+ years as a general maintenance mechanic in a food processing environment, preferred.
  • 2+ years working knowledge of PLC and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Technical trade training pertaining to maintenance skills.
  • Solid work experience background.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand and walk on concrete, occasionally lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, access platforms from 6 to 45 feet, required to work in confined spaces. Specific vision abilities include close, distant, color, peripheral, and depth perception. Loud noise is to be expected in this position.

We've got the right mix of ingredients for a better career:

(1) Excellent Pay - The pay for this position is pre-determined at $26.36 per hour. After level 2 certification, pay jumps to $29.34 per hour; achievable within 6 months; additional pay increases correspond with each increase in achieved skill level. Top pay at level 6 of $36.70 per hour. Annual level increases based on market and budget factors. Plus, night shift employees receive an additional $2.25 per hour.

(2) Pay for Skill Environment - You train at your own pace, with a defined roadmap and access to the tools and resources to help you achieve next levels.

(3) Incentive Pay - Quarterly bonus incentives - earn up to 7% per quarter based on safety, quality, and other metrics.

(4) Benefits - We are proud to offer generous benefits including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance (starting at $50/month for employee only coverage on the PPO Plan or starting at $25/month for employee only coverage on the HDHP), 401(K) matching, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, company provided life insurance and disability insurance, flexible spending account, healthcare saving account, voluntary accident insurance, voluntary critical illness insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Before you apply, here's what we want you to know:

(1) You are not assigned to one piece of equipment - we have several different work areas, and you'll be learning a few at a time. The more you learn, the more likely you will achieve the next levels.

(2) This is hard work. You'll need more than physical strength - you'll need fortitude and gumption to handle equipment ownership, solve problems, and maneuver through the unexpected. If you are not suited for a dedicated and fast-paced working environment, this job may not be for you.

We make a difference by enriching the lives of consumers through products we are proud of.

You can THRIVE in a culture built on forward-thinking in a supportive, family atmosphere with outstanding benefits (i.e. just ask any of our current employees)!

The Krusteaz Company products and brands bring people together so we do our part to ensure those experiences are great! Our goal is to be the most innovative, creative, and admired company in food, and we recognize that our people are the key to achieving that goal. That's why we strive to foster a passionate, caring, and quality-focused workplace where people know they are valued and understand how their contributions impact the business. We have a small company feel, and many employees appreciate a variety of broad responsibilities as well as the caring, family-like culture. If this sounds like the kind of company you'd like to work for, and the kind of role you'd excel at, we encourage you to apply today!

The policy of The Krusteaz Company is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

Get to know us:
  • A people-focused company that cares: We're a 90-year-old company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and a focused eye on the future. As a midsized, privately held company with a portfolio of beloved food and beverage brands, our people are the most important ingredient in our success.
  • A valued and supported workforce: We place tremendous value in our employees and provide competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees can create the best life for themselves. Benefits include a top tier health insurance plan with lower-than-average employee cost share, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and more.
  • An engaged and energized culture: At The Krusteaz Company, collaboration and ingenuity drive our fierce commitment to creating extraordinary product experiences that people love.
  • A place to grow and make a difference: An entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our company since the beginning, attracting self-starters who are curious and love to learn and to share ideas.