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Maintenance Technician

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Fremont
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Fremont, Ohio, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 21-Dec-2023

Ref #: R-77807

Description & Requirements

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 perform all aspects of mechanical and preventative types of maintenance on various high-speed and packaging machinery. 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.

* Currently hiring for second and third shift positions. Starting Pay Rate $30.78 per hour.*

Responsibilities & Duties


  • 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.

      • High school diploma or GED
      • Candidates must be available to work all shifts including second, third & weekends and holidays
      • SAP experience
      • Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

        Benefits & Compensation Overview:

        We offer a competitive benefit and compensation package that includes:
        • Medical/Rx
        • Dental
        • Vision
        • 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.

          Plant & Community Overview:

          Plant 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

            Community Overview:

            Welcome to Fremont:

            About Us

            Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

            Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

            Why Us

            We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

            Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

            Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Toledo , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Fremont, Ohio

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