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General information

All posting locations: Kendallville, Indiana, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 07-Apr-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Maintenance Technician

Kendallville Plant

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Pay: $26.04-$28.34
  • Opportunities to advance into Electrical- HVAC- and Leadership roles to increase pay further
  • Annual Wage Increase Program
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays per Year
  • Paid vacation – up to 2 weeks in your first year
  • Medical with (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account- Dental- and Vision insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Additional perks:  Paid Parental Leave- Discounted YMCA Membership- Product Purchase Program- Employee Assistance Program

Work Schedule:

3rd (22:15-6:30) Sunday-Thursday

  • Daily/Weekly overtime possible

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Non-union plant employing 280 employees across 3 shifts
  • Purchased in 1934 from Breyer’s Ice Cream and began producing caramel in 1935
  • Began producing Marshmallows and Marshmallow Crème in 1961 and Marbits (think dehydrated marshmallows found in cereal) in 1979
  • Kendallville is the sole producer of all our product lines

Community Overview:

  • Kendallville is located about 30 mins north of Fort Wayne and offers a small town community

Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are a staple in households across the country?  Kraft Heinz Kendallville is excited to help you start your career today!

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Troubleshoot- repair- and maintain equipment as needed associated with the building- production- and utilities.
  • Coordinate with production to address any corrective maintenance required on assigned equipment to ensure optimum line efficiency and product quality.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections on all production- building- and utilities equipment as assigned.
  • Participate in the development of documented preventive maintenance plan.
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement on equipment and system design.
  • Analyze equipment failures and recommend/implement corrective actions.
  • Communicate with maintenance personnel on other shifts- as necessary- to ensure coordination of maintenance efforts on assigned equipment.
  • Work cross functionally as a member of the operations team.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.


  • Maintenance training/degree and experience in manufacturing maintenance.
  • Self-motivated and strong drive for results.
  • Use simple mathematics
  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to climb a ladder.
  • Able to work in areas that contain dust and starch particles.
  • Able to work in hot and humid conditions.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing and/or food processing- quality standards- hygiene- work safety- etc. preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity