Maintenance Technician 1


About the Position

This position requires the individual to proactively apply skills to install, maintain, and improve all plant equipment. This position will also be exposed to providing temporary support in all other maintenance related activities. Given the "Food Processing" environment, all work will be performed in accordance to all Food Safety, Quality, and Food Defense requirements.

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 Get the Right Mix of Ingredients for a Better Career:
  1. Pay for Skill Environment - The path for your success is outlined in six levels. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute your skills to project work, safety, training, and continuous improvement.
  2. Excellent Pay - Starting Pay is $25.53 per hour for Level 1. After level 2 certification, pay jumps to $28.41 per hour; achievable within 6 months; additional pay increases correspond with each increase in achieved skill level. Top pay at level 6 of $35.12 per hour. Annual level increases based on market and budget factors. Plus, night shift employees receive an additional $2.25 per hour.
  3. Incentive Pay - quarterly bonus incentives - earn up to 7% per quarter based on safety, quality, and other criteria.
  4. Work with Phenomenal People - Krusteaz employees are truly fantastic! We come from all walks of life and where we all give, learn, and grow.

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!