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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

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As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Avon, New York, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 10-Jun-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

TGL(Technical Group Lead)

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Technical Group Lead to work at our processing facility in Avon- NY.  Ideal candidates must be safety and quality orientated and be willing to work in a team orientated- fast paced work environment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This job requires flexibility to work first- second- and/or third shift- weekends- and holidays.
  • Minimum of 2 (two) years of experience in industrial maintenance
  • Required to pass job qualification criteria for position that includes- but is not limited to- mechanical skills testing
  • Must be able to perform and train self/others on basic mechanical and electrical skills- mechanical repairs- electrical repairs- and overhauls- maintenance systems- computer skills- new technologies in preventive/predictive maintenance- problem solving/troubleshooting- etc. where skills are not at the required level
  • Experience with PLC- VFD- and servo troubleshooting and repairs preferred
  • Demonstrate good communication skills- leadership abilities and effective planning
  • Must be Powered Industrial Truck licensed and follow all safety rules and procedures

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Up to $28.04/hour- plus:
    • A $.30 shift differential for those who working on second.
    • A $.40 shift differential for those who working on third shift.

Why work for us?

At Kraft Heinz- we dream to become the best food company in the world- growing a better world. To accomplish our mission- we seek the best people- we support them in their career path to become their best. If you have a sincere passion for what you do- this is the place for you!

Benefits include:

  • Competitive Health- Vision- Dental benefits

  • Company match 401(k) Plan

  • Company paid Short Term Disability benefits

  • Company provided uniforms and work boots

  • Company provided tool allowance

Work Schedule:

Monday-Sunday (3 Shift 24 Hour Operation- variable based on business needs and assigned work)

Plant & Community Overview:

  • Over 250 employees
  • 1st- 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities
  • Union Plant- represented by Teamsters Local 118
  • Brief history of plant:

Our plant was established in 1906. Today- the facility manufacturers various Lunchables and Cool Whip products. Some fun facts about our plant are:

  • Sole producer of Cool Whip (tubs) for all of North America
  • Once a manufacturer of frozen produce (Birdseye)- the facility counts with a giant cooler space.
  • Ammonia systems size is approximately 95-000 lbs.
  • 493-000 sq. ft. production space on a 67 acre site.

  • Products: Cool Whip- Lunchables

Community Overview:

Avon is a town in Livingston County- New York- United States. The town is bordered on the north by the town of Rush- New York in Monroe County. Avon is south of Rochester. The population was 7-146 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the river Avon. The town has a village within it also called Avon.

Welcome to Avon:  https://www.avon-ny.org/index_town.html

Job Overview:

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!

'The people who work at Kraft make the job fun! [Employee Testimonial]' says a current Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) - Avon- NY

'It’s a good job overall because of the money and benefits. [Employee Testimonial]' says a current Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) - Avon- NY

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Knowledgeable and capable of performing sanitation- line setup- start-up- adjustment and operation of equipment- proper shutdown & changeover as required to Kraft Heinz standards and to minimize downtime
  • Perform all required quality testing/checks and complete all required documentation for line operations: Quality (Quality Suites)- Sanitation- Safety- etc.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and repair of all equipment- planned and unplanned
  • Assist Maintenance Leads with basic electrical equipment troubleshooting and maintain/improve electrical control systems
  • Utilize maintenance windows to coordinate routine and non-routine activities on assigned equipment in order to ensure safety- product quality and optimum line efficiency. Will work across shifts and functions as needed to effectively operate as a team
  • Complete and document preventive maintenance inspections on assigned line as assigned by the Maintenance Lead. Recommend and implement continuous improvement on equipment/systems design
  • Ability to lead and participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) process to prevent reoccurring equipment failures. This will include driving completion of all agreed upon actions identified in RCFA.
  • Utilize SAP and other systems to document maintenance activities- order parts when applicable- assist in the scheduling and development of work orders
  • Recording and documentation as required by manual- computer and other systems. Ensures documentation is accurately completed using QCMS guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with Kraft Heinz quality rules

Leadership Job Responsibilities:

  • Holds team accountable to high standards across Safety- Quality- Cost- Delivery and Morale
  • Ensure the team is organized and focused on the right business priorities at all times and provide continuity between shifts.
  • Lead Level 1 meetings- develop and owns plan for the shift that align with expected results for your area of responsibility- set direction for team and support team members where needed
  • Lead the execution of the plan during the shift including pit stops- loss elimination and OSCAR process.
  • Coordinate labor coverage with Supervisor and Shift Lead- including overtime coverage
  • Lead point of contact on technical projects in work area- interface with engineering on success criteria and vertical startup
  • Maintain a good working relationship with associates on all shifts within all departments- while supporting plant and departmental goals and vision
  • Train/Coach associates in area of responsibility on operations and technical understanding of equipment
  • Meet regularly with team members to share observations and identify help needed
  • Provide corrective actions and recommendations for improvements to the process
  • Manages administrative processes such as vacation scheduling- etc.
  • Manage sanitation and housekeeping activities and validate effectiveness
  • Check all paperwork for compliance
  • Reports and corrects unsafe acts and conditions. Recommends corrective action when necessary
  • Assist in product sequencing to minimize changeover time
  • Conform to all Kraft Heinz policies and procedures
  • All other duties as assigned by management in order to support efficient plant operations

EEO Policy

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

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