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General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 13-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Food Safety Technician – Non-Union Position

Massillon Plant

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription
  • 401K
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- etc.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account
  • Pay range from $17.00-$20.00 per hour
  • Annual increases
  • Incentive bonus eligibility

Work Schedule:

  • 3-shift operation:  Manufacturing of products on day and afternoon shifts; Sanitation - midnight shift
  • Monday through Friday-Possible overtime and weekends during peak season
    • Hours vary by shift

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

The Kraft Heinz Massillon factory is engaged in the manufacture of frozen food products- most particularly- frozen dinner entrees- spinach dip- and kids’ meal under the brand name of Smart Ones- Smart Made- Devour- Kraft- TGI Fridays and Crave.  All items produced are frozen and under strict supervision of FDA- ODA- two (2) on-site federal USDA inspectors- and company quality inspectors.  The Massillon- Ohio factory currently employs approximately 370 salaried- non-union hourly and union hourly employees.  The Union hourly workers are represented by Local 17A of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union.

The factory currently operates production lines on day and afternoon shifts.  The midnight shift is dedicated to sanitation- maintenance and warehouse; disassembling- cleaning- completely sanitizing all production lines and equipment- and reassembling them in preparation for the next day’s production operation.  All products are micro-tested in the on-site Quality Assurance Laboratory.  The products manufactured at the Massillon factory are distributed throughout the United States and Canada through retail and warehouse club outlets.

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Job Overview:

Are you looking to start an exciting career where you can train on and learn multiple positions? Or maybe you are happy with just being very good at one position?  Kraft Heinz Massillon is the place for you where your dedication and ambition can take you into positions that you may not have thought possible.  Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.?  This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference! Kraft Heinz likes to promote from within so come join us and start building your knowledge and career to take you where you want to be and help us build a better world!

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Participate/support the RMP (Risk Management Process) and assist in the development of the system and operational standards and corrective actions.
  • Disassemble/reassemble factory equipment daily as per production requirements.
  • Operationally check all production lines.
  • Incumbent operates the blancher and CIP system in a manner that assures proper cleaning.
  • Reassembles blancher after the cleaning process is complete.
  • Assists in the completion of CIP duties in the sauce area- pumps- dimaco pasta extruder- cooling reels- scaling room- blancher room- receiving bay- silo room- ice cream filler room and holding tank room.
  • Monitors the cleanliness of all equipment being cleaned.
  • Incumbent responsible for notification to leadworker if there is any deviation from expected results.
  • Adheres to all safety and sanitation policies.
  • Must be able to operate hand tools.  Assemble and disassemble all plant production equipment; keeping log of all items and how they are set-up; assemble pneumatic lines (multi-colored)- electrical connections and piping.
  • Perform maintenance and repair formers- chemical delivery systems- seals- rebuild pistons- knife assemblies- fillers- rebuild air cylinders and equipment guards.
  • Training and Safety – Provide a safe and healthful work environment for all personnel through consistent support of the company’s Heinz Safety Process.  Interprets company policies to workers and enforces policies and safety regulations.


  • High school diploma or three to six months’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have good math skills and the ability to add- subtract- and divide in all units of measure- using whole numbers- common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules- operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to operate hand tools in a safe environment.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to trouble shoot and recognize mechanical problems.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of chemicals and chemical concentrations to maintain effective sanitation.
  • Ability to understand microbiological sanitation to ensure product food safety.
  • Ability to perform standard sanitation operating procedures to meet USDA requirements.
  • Ability to be trained and comply with lockout/tagout- OSHA confined space- OSHA S.S.O.P- USDA chemical training- OSHA.
  • Demonstrate reliability and good work ethics- quality work performance- attention to detail is a must- and maintain a good working relationship with all other departments.
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a team oriented fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal- and organizational skills and must be detail and process oriented.
  • Willingness to grow with the organization.
  • Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and be able to identify and solve problems.
  • Incumbent must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Ability to stand- walk- sit- climb- balance- stoop- kneel- crouch and crawl.
  • Ability to use hands/arms to reach- handle- or feel objects- tools or controls.
  • Ability to work in all areas of the facility including hot and cold areas- and be exposed to wet and humid conditions.
  • Must be able to lift and or move up to 50 lbs or more.
  • Must have excellent vision- distant and peripheral- with the ability to identify and distinguish colors- and adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours; days- afternoons- midnights- overtime and weekends as necessary.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high- and ear protection is required.
  • Ability to work in all areas of the facility including hot and cold areas and be exposed to wet and humid conditions.
  • May work near moving mechanical parts- high and/or confining places.

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