Krier Foods

  • Maintenance Mechanic - 3rd Shift

    Job Locations US-WI-Random Lake
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/28/2018 9:52 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Do you find yourself constantly tinkering with machines and figuring out how they work and learning how to fix them? Do you get excited when you figure out a new way to solve a problem? Krier Foods, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Mechanic in our production facility located in Random Lake, WI. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this person has the primary responsibility of maintaining the mechanical systems and production equipment and machinery for carbonated and non-carbonated non-alcoholic beverages in a fast-paced beverage co-packing environment. This person would be essential for ensuring the preventative maintenance, scheduled and unscheduled repairs of equipment on the production line and supporting systems; including but not limited to conveyor systems, production change overs, hydraulics, PLCs, and more. This position is permanent full-time with a full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 100% tuition reimbursement, 401K with a match, paid vacation, holidays, and more!


    • Responsible for enforcing and following safety and quality standards, good manufacturing practices (GMP’s), and Federal, State and Local regulations, and adherence to job specifications.
    • Ensure proper PPE is utilized, as well as forklift compliance is adhered to.
    • Responsible for reading, comprehending and explaining job standards, packaging requirements and implementing the quality standards and specifications for products.
    • Investigates and identifies root cause to resolve production problems in a timely manner.
    • Develops work orders and contributes to support continuous improvement opportunities and initiatives to reduce expenses and improve the overall operation.
    • Responsible for change overs, general maintenance and inspecting the production line for proper setup to ensure everything is set up correctly (processing system, detectors, injectors, coders, etc.).
    • Acts as the “first responder” when a line stops producing and ensures to correct any problems quickly.
    • Monitor and maintain equipment for proper operation and report issues to Operations Manager and on documentation and completing production as scheduled for the day.
    • Completes maintenance schedules and work orders and makes utilization of all resources in alignment with plant priorities (ie: parts and supplies must be approved by Operations Manager).
    • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of work areas throughout shift and at end of shift (ie: ensures all items are picked up after working on a piece of equipment-nuts/bolts, rags, tools, etc.).
    • Ensures department compliance with federal, state, local building/mechanical/electrical codes, safety codes, OSHA regulations, fire codes, company’s and customer’s policies, procedures and standards.
    • Delivers results by keeping equipment maintained and functioning to meet all production and quality requirements, to include reducing down time, increasing efficiencies, and reducing energy costs.
    • Collaborates with other departments and communicates requirements, opportunity areas, status of work orders, and results.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.



    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 to perform the essential functions.


    • High school diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate’s degree in Maintenance Mechanic or related field preferred.
    • 3-5 years’ previous maintenance mechanic experience required; with experience in Food and Beverage industry or Journeyman Apprentice Certification preferred.
    • Required to fully comply with Quality Management System Policies and Procedures and Food Safety Management requirements.
    • Must be able to work overtime as needed including change at the start and end of shift times and weekends (including the last week of the calendar year to perform maintenance on production lines).
    • Must be able to effectively communicate, read and comprehend instructions and procedures in English.
    • Required to be forklift certified by Krier Foods, Inc. before operating any company owned forklift.
    • Ability to demonstrate a high attention to detail.
    • Ability to demonstrate a high sense of urgency and be proactive in addressing problems as they arise.
    • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, cultivating a culture of trust, accountability, collaboration and teamwork.


    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, kneeling, and climbing) approximately 85% of the day and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Required to have close visual acuity to perform any activity such as transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measuring devices, and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
    • Ability to work in various conditions with exposure to extreme heat, cold, dust and fumes.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Food manufacturing plant working environment.
    • Noise level in the plant are moderate to high. While in the plant, hearing protection is required.
    • When located in the plant, the environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), moderate cold and hot temperature (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to raw food ingredients (including allergens) and chemicals.
    • Due to food and safety regulations, wearing of hairnets, earplugs, bump cap and steel toed or composite toed shoes are required at all times while in the plant.



    Krier Foods Inc. is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer.

    Women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

    gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

    Only candidates who meet the minimum job requirements will be considered.


    No relocation.


    Unsolicited resumes from independent recruiters or recruitment agencies will not be considered.


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