Maintenance Technician


Position available on 12 hour night shift after 6 months of day shift training.

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.

Benefits: We are proud to offer generous benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance (starting at $45/month for employee only coverage), 401(K) matching, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, company provided life insurance and disability insurance, flexible spending account and tuition reimbursement.

  • Compensation: An employee in this position can expect an hourly rate between $36.69 and $44.15. The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including internal equity, experience, education, certification, training and location. All positions are eligible for additional incentives based on business performance.
  • Shift differential: an extra $2.25 is paid per hour for working 12 hour night shift.
  • $7,500 sign on bonus available!

This position is responsible for collaborating with production staff to enhance the reliability of production equipment, and completion of repair tasks in a manner that minimizes reactive downtime.

Essential Functions: Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Effectively perform preventive maintenance tasks to enhance equipment reliability.
  • Troubleshoot and repair processing, packaging, and facility related equipment.
  • Collaborate with production personnel to identify causes of mechanical downtime.
  • Interpret mechanical blueprints, electrical schematic drawings, and PLC logic diagrams.
  • Perform metal fabrication tasks as necessary to complete repairs including cutting, welding and finishing.
  • Display an understanding of AC and DC motors, VFD drives, and the ability to safely troubleshoot circuits of varying voltage (110/120V, 220V, 480V).
  • Evaluate equipment condition and reacts appropriately with follow-up activities.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the production process and take action: document action and results.
  • Attend all crew, safety and team meetings, lead meetings as necessary.
  • Train operators and others in proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Participate in Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) autonomous maintenance teams.
  • Follows GMP's at all times.

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.

Able to:
  • Follow all safety guidelines and good manufacturing practices.
  • Successfully practice a customer service focus in organizing and prioritizing work demands.
  • Ability to change work days/hours for occasional departmental vacation coverage.
  • Be flexible to work all shifts and overtime.
  • Successfully work under pressure and manage time to complete all assigned work.
  • Use a PC for communication, parts research, and maintenance system purposes.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and perform intermediate level math functions.
  • Maintain personal safety while considering and protecting the safety of others whenever possible.
  • Demonstrate strong mechanical troubleshooting skills.
  • Follow specific maintenance procedures concerning PM's, schedules and documentation requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and represent The Krusteaz Company to outside contacts in a professional manner.
  • Climb ladders and lift/push/pull using proper techniques up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 200 pounds occasionally.
  • Work in confined spaces and elevated heights (up to 60 feet) safely.
  • Display a strong sense of customer service while working with internal customers.
  • Confront issues by focusing on solutions that satisfy both internal and external customers.

  • Training will be on 8 hour day shift for six months working Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
  • After training is complete, this position is scheduled to work a permanent shift of 12 hour nights 8:00 PM - 8:30 AM
  • 12 hour shifts on a 2-3-2 schedule alternating working 3 or 4 days per week

Education and/or Experience:
  • Relevant trade or technical school training preferred
  • 2 years of industrial manufacturing maintenance experience preferred
  • 2 years of Allen-Bradley PLC experience preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.