Maintenance Mechanic - Ferrara Candy - 31st Street

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Employer Name

Ferrara Candy Company

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At Ferrara, we’re shaping the future of the non-chocolate confection industry and delivering lots of goodness in the process. Sound like the kind of career you could sink your teeth into? We’d love to hear from you.

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Hiring Company (Ferrara Candy)

Ferrara Candy Company is a leading American manufacturer of non-chocolate confectionery, including gummies, chews and hard candy, with US $1 billion in annual sales in 2016. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, the company is privately owned by Catterton Partners. Ferrara's brand portfolio includes more than 15 brands, including Lemonheads, Trolli and the first USDA certified Black Forest Organic. The company also produces private label confections.

Job Description

 

The Maintenance Mechanic conducts repairs to the physical plant and plant equipment, conducts preventative maintenance and project work and ensures continuous operation of mechanical and electrical systems on mobile and fixed manufacturing equipment. This role is at our \ 2945 W. 31st St, Chicago, IL 60623 plant and is a union facility.

Essential Accountabilities

  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic components, conveyor systems, and production machines; follow diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshoot malfunctions
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems and using precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Install new machinery and/or equipment by installing utilities to and between machines and equipment using hand and power tools and test equipment
  • Repair electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures; determining faulty wiring; inspecting and testing malfunctioning machinery
  • Repair and replace faulty electrical components by using testing equipment and hand tools to install relays, switches, motors, printed circuit boards, and position-sensing devices
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment including but not limited to:
  • High-speed horizontal and vertical carton machines
  • Bag machines
  • Moguls and related equipment such as pumps, conveyors, printers, tapers etc.
  • Rebuild machinery as wear and tear occurs
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance per established PM program
  • Fabricate and repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment
  • Maintain equipment, parts and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipate needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt
  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP and safety standards; ensure adherence with AIB, SQF and other relevant standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support Ferrara Candy Company business objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the maintenance and repair of related manufacturing and material handling equipment required ; food manufacturing experience strongly preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting abilities, as well as a working knowledge of machinery repair practices, shop practices, use of hand and power tools and electrical testing instruments
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to pass certification test on pallet jack and fork lift
  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to understand detailed written and/or oral instructions
  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Promote teamwork; possess a good attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform tasks as needed
  • Ability to problem solve by adjusting variables in standardized situations
  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support Ferrara Candy Company business objectives

Shift Schedule and Pay Details

$18.00 - $20.92hr - 12 hour shifts (6a - 6p) with OT available - Full benefits (medical, dental, vison, 401k) and perks! 

 

Working Conditions

This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites. Protective gear such as ear plugs, steel toe shoes and safety glasses will be required where appropriate. Position requires ability to work overtime and on call rotations, and may require working varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs