RTE 2nd Shift Maintenance Mechanic (Starting $31.30/hr. with Shift Premium)

Kraft Heinz Company

Newberry, SC

Job Description

Newberry Operations

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • (HSA) Health Savings Account
  • Newberry Employee Store
  • $31.30 per hour which includes a shift differential.
  • Non-Union (Bonus/FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.

Work Schedule:

Second Shift: Monday - Friday 1:15 pm until 9:45 pm and overtime as required.

Plant & Community Overview:

  • Org Structure: Jumbo
  • Over 800 Employees (1st, 2nd and 3rd shift)
  • Plant built in 1966 and purchased by Kraft/Oscar Mayer in 1972
  • Facility:
  • 75 Acres – Total Site
  • 680,000 Square Feet
  • Newberry Product Mix:
  • https://www.kraftheinzcompany.com
  • Community Overview:

Welcome to Newberry South Carolina


Job Overview:

Kraft Heinz is currently seeking candidates wanting to work at the Newberry operation. Successful candidates are willing to give improvement ideas and suggestions to help continue the success of the plant. Responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of plant refrigeration and steam generation equipment, building and supporting facilities. Involvement in the planning and execution of installation, alteration, and modification of existing and new equipment.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Must work in a fast paced, manufacturing environment and meet defined physical activities.
  • Perform general production duties in a food and manufacturing environment following strict safety and product quality standards.
  • Respond to plant calls relating to processing deficiencies. Perform analysis of equipment operation and production methods to resolve problem. Develop and implement solution to return process to proper operating condition.
  • Develop and implements solutions to reduce and eliminate reoccurring problems in a detailed manner.
  • Operates processing equipment to effectively troubleshoot equipment deficiencies.
  • Investigates, plans, and performs maintenance work requests in a timely and cost-effective manner. Scope of work includes repair, alteration, and design of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical, and biological systems.
  • Consult with plant personnel regarding the required or suggested equipment and facility repair and alteration.
  • Prepare mechanical work requests to repair equipment, building and support facilities.
  • Prepare purchase requisitions to procure needed materials for the completion of work requests.
  • Consult with vendors to procure mechanical supplies, troubleshoot equipment problems, and improve plant processes.
  • Prepare material disbursement requisitions and timecards to accurately document costs for the completion of mechanical work request.
  • Plan and completes preventative maintenance work requests. Updates existing and writes new preventative maintenance routines to effectively improve equipment reliability.
  • Perform daily pre-operational and post-operational checklists on processing and support equipment.
  • Actively participates in maintenance QCDSM process and project teams.

Physical Requirements:

Mechanics will spend most of the shift (8-12 hours) on their feet. They must service equipment in the plant, on the grounds, and in support buildings. This covers an area over 50 acres. This necessitates an excellent deal of walking on wet/slippery floors and working on concrete/asphalt surfaces. Mechanics are encouraged to wear tool pouches on their waist while working (approximately 15 pounds).

Mechanics must climb on, over, under or through equipment, catwalks, railings, utility runs, small access doors, etc. Mechanics work in tight spaces under or between equipment, in crawl spaces above the ceiling and inside “confined spaces”. While in these areas, they must lift, lower or support equipment, as well as exert significant force on hand tools.

Work may be performed in dusty and or smoky environments (such as grinding or welding galvanized metal) will require the use of mask or respirator. Temperatures will range from -30­º F to 100º F. Humidity levels will reach 100­% during sanitation.

Special Job Knowledge:

Performance of job requires good verbal and written communication skills, algebraic and geometric math skills and a detailed understanding of mechanical procedures as related to maintenance applications including but not limited to:

  • Welding and Mechanical Power Transmission.
  • Electrical Power Distribution and Control Systems.
  • Basic Electronic Principles; Hydraulic, Pneumatic Controls and Power Distribution

The individual must exemplify the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • If you do not meet the preferred requirement, then 1-2 years of continuous work experience required.
Newberry Plant

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 NATAI@kraftheinz.com.