Maintenance Technician - High Speed Packaging, Days
Van Drunen Farms

Momence, Illinois

Posted in Hospitality and Catering

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The Van Drunen Family of Companies is growing!

As a global, growing, and vibrant ingredient and nutritional supplement supplier to the world's best companies, Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals are always seeking positive and talented employees to help our company reach the next level. We provide a family- oriented company and an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.

The Maintenance Technician takes responsibility for the daily maintenance tasks necessary to keep the plant running smoothly and efficiently with a particular focus on maintaining and attending the high speed packaging equipment. In addition to taking responsibility for the daily maintenance, the technician works hand-in-hand with the Maintenance Supervisor, Production Supervisors & Leaders, other Maintenance Technicians, and the broader team, as appropriate, to identify ways to improve the plant and keep production moving smoothly. This position requires exceptional organizational and detail skills, a problem-solving approach, and a firm grasp of the mechanics necessary to solve the variety of maintenance tasks that come up on a day-to-day basis.

• Maintain and support plant high-speed packaging line(s).
• Safely complete all emergency work, routine checks, and preventative maintenance.
• Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment problems.
• Partner with operations, engineering, safety and quality to ensure compatibility of equipment with production needs.
• Evaluate production line processes and help identify opportunities for improvement.
• Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs, and changeovers.
• Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.
• Optimize overall equipment effectiveness by improving reliability and availability while minimizing quality defects of the production processes.
• Maintain and optimize critical spare parts inventory.
• Work with contractors to perform required calibrations and validations as assigned.
• Ensure structure is secure and maintained per quality standards
• Responsible for exterior repairs including fencing, windows, doors, roof, and etc.
• Work with the broader maintenance team to complete more complicated tasks.

• 5+ years of high-speed packaging maintenance and operation highly desired.
• Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting in a food manufacturing setting preferred.
• 3+ years in building maintenance, construction, or similar field preferred.

• Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues.
• Ability to use power tools (drill, grinder, impact, saw, etc.).
• Strong problem-solving abilities
• Significant Mechanical and Electrical background
• Developed listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Exceptional organizational and detail skills
• Must be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
• Must be a problem-solver who uses good judgement
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
• Basic refrigeration knowledge preferred

• High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

• Standing, walking, using hands and arms to feel and reach.
• Ability to walk up and down stairs and ramps.
• Ability to climb ladders.
• Regularly or routinely lifting or handling boxes/bags/equipment up to 50 lbs.
• Routinely bending, stooping, and kneeling.
• Regularly pushing or pulling sizeable equipment from a standing position.
• Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Use of personal protective equipment including respirators, hearing protection, eye protection, and head protection.
• The employee is occasionally required to sit.
• Regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
• The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and extreme cold. Daily work in refrigerated environment. It may also require working at elevated heights. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and talk or hear.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and technical skills required of personnel so classified.

In the Van Drunen Family of Companies, commitment to excellence is in everything we do! As a global ingredient and nutritional supplement supplier to the world's best companies, we thrive on nourishing others with our products and our care for people. If you are looking to make an impact and grow with a family-friendly, values-driven company, you'll fit right in with the Van Drunen Family of Companies!

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our employees are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, creativity, innovation, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our Company's achievement as well.

The Van Drunen Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at

Van Drunen Family of Companies does not accept unsolicited resumes. Any resumes, CV's, and other unsolicited assistance from search firms that do not have a submitted request and written search agreement for a position-specific requisition will be deemed the sole property of Van Drunen Family of Companies and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by our Company.

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