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Maintenance Technician- 12 Hour Nights)

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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Erlanger, KY, US, 41018

Company: Perfetti Van Melle


You know us from our great Perfetti Van Melle product brands: Airheads and Mentos

                                                                          Come join a 2021 NKY Best Workplace!

Starting Pay $28.50 (including $1.50/hour shift differential)  


Hours 6:00pm-6:30am


12 Hours
12 Hour Continental – Rotating schedule for entire year 
                     Sun    Mon     Tues     Wed    Thurs    Fri      Sat 
Week 1        OFF    ON       ON       OFF    OFF     ON      ON
Week 2        ON      OFF     OFF      ON      ON      OFF    OFF 


At Perfetti Van Melle we have a core value of Care for Our People, and we are proud to offer benefit programs that support our team members goals and well-being. We offer competitive pay and great benefit options not limited to those listed below. Join the Sweet Life by applying today!

•    Paid time off - Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Off
•    13 paid holidays
•    Opportunity for Annual Bonus
•    Monthly candy allotment – Airheads, Airheads Extremes, and Mentos
•    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
      o    Individual medical premiums as low as $35 biweekly for individual coverage. Medical premium reductions for healthy behavior up to $600 per year for an individual or $1200 per year for an individual and spouse.
•    401k with Company Match up to 8%, ranking in the top 1% of the country. 
•    Wellbeing subsidy up to $500 Annually 
•    No cost 2x Your Earnings Life & AD&D insurance
•    No cost Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
•    Health Savings Account with company annual matching contribution up to $2,000 
•    No cost Long-Term Care plan at 10 years of service
•    Sam's Club or Costco annual membership reimbursement
•    Tuition Reimbursement Program
•    Service Awards
•    Company Provided Uniforms
•    Annual Safety Shoe Voucher up to $125
•    Celebrate with Perfetti in Community Days, Global Diversity Day, Company Picnic Events, Earth Day


The Maintenance Technician maintains the quality and integrity of high-speed packaging and end-of-line automation equipment to ensure good safe condition and operating order. Perform routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on electrical and mechanical systems involving production equipment. Provides technical support and hands-on guidance to supervisors and production department resources as required. Supports safety, continuous improvement, and other lean manufacturing projects.

•    Troubleshoots, identifies causes of breakdowns, and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls, numeral controls, power supplies, drives, gauges, and test equipment quickly and efficiently
•    Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
•    Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
•    Advises operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.
•    Informs appropriate management and line mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.
•    Troubleshoot and repairs electrical equipment/systems and control circuits; and replaces faulty electrical equipment as needed. This troubleshooting element is inclusive of Three Phase Motors and Programmable Logical Controls (PLC) applications.
•    Must have a strong understanding of NFPA 40E standards and be capable of applying these standards in the work situation.
•    Electrical and mechanical installation of new and current equipment, including frequency drives, HMI, pneumatic, hydraulic, and compressed air.
•    Performs preventive maintenance procedures on mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis; inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals, etc.; repairs or replaces broken parts. 
•    May operate a computer which controls and monitors mechanical equipment and utility systems. 
•    Maintains work area and respective equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows all GMP and safety regulations.
•    Completes daily, weekly, and monthly checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures. 
•    Support high speed flow wrappers, vertical baggers, and pick-and-place robots.
•    Ensure that all equipment is mechanically & electrically maintained by following a CMMS preventative maintenance program and properly documented.
•    Participate and ensure department is compliant with 5S and ISO audit regulations.
•    Performs other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Lead


•    5 years of proven experience in the electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic fields are required and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas. Any combination of related work experience.
•    Certificate in applied electrical maintenance and/or Associates Degree in Electronics, preferred.
•    Prior work experience in a manufacturing facility. Prefer food manufacturing experience.
•    General safety, lockout/tagout, HAZMAT, scissor lift safety, electrostatic discharge awareness, foreign object damage awareness, and quality system awareness.
•    A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
•    Must be able to read and interpret drawings, sketches, O.E.M. instructions and specifications.
•    Mechanically inclined with great problem-solving skills.
•    Must feel comfortable with working in a team environment and/or independently.
•    Required to use considerable judgment when performing and planning to perform his/her tasks.
•    Ability to effectively manage time. Organized with attention to detail.
•    Effective oral and written communication skills for training and supporting other departments
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced and stressful environment.
•    Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and peripheral
•    Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)- Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Uniform, Hairnet, Beard net, mask, and use breathing protection devices when required.
•    The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, dusty conditions due to the handling of bulk products; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.
•    Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, occasionally sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, talk, hear, and smell, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally push/pull 350-pound carts with wheels.
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
•    Employee must be flexible in learning and working in other job functions to ensure a competent, trained workforce.
•    Valid driver's license and ability to travel between facilities preferred.



Perfetti Van Melle, USA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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