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Maintenance Mechanic

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and ProActiv. We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. We take quality seriously and around the work we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelves. For more information, please visit www.upfield.com.

The Maintenance Mechanic will ensure to work safely by observing all safety rules, including proper utilization of lock out tag out.  A Maintenance Mechanic maintains and fixes machinery that processes margarine and spreads in the plant in our plant in New Century, KS (just west of the I-35 exit to Gardner). This includes trouble shooting and repairing processing and packaging equipment utilizing World Class Manufacturing methods of continuous improvement. The Maintenance Mechanic is also responsible for performing preventative maintenance and completing work orders.

Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Minimum of 2 years of previous experience with manufacturing maintenance and repair, high powered industrial or mechanical equipment.

2 years' experience working in an equipment maintenance and repair role

Preferred:

Training in a related technical field (i.e. industrial manufacturing, general maintenance, etc.)

Mechanical ability and experience using hand tools

Experience with pneumatic and hydraulic equipment

Experience working in a food related business or similar business in an equipment maintenance role

Experience with repair and maintenance of conveyors, belts, bearings, and/or robotics, etc.

Experience with Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Upfield is doing everything within its power to keep our employees safe in this challenging time facing COVID-19.  In abundance of caution, Upfield’s Leadership Team has introduced non-invasive temperature checks, face masks, and social distancing for any individuals entering the facilities and within the plant. This action plan is designed to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. Therefore, interviews are conducted virtually, and great lengths are taken to safe guard those who eventually come into our plant so as not to put our employees or customers at risk.

Upfield cares about the safety of our customers and employees …

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug screening results and background investigation and successfully passing a post-offer physical.

Upfield is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug screening results and background investigation and successfully passing a post-offer physical.

*As part of the hiring process, qualified candidates will be asked to complete an onsite assessment.

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