General information

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 22-Nov-2022

Ref #: R-55121

Description & Requirements

Line Technician

Woodstock Plant

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Starting Pay: $25.25/hour
  • 11 Paid Holidays per Year
  • Health/Dental/Vision Benefits provided by the Union

Work Schedule:

2nd Shift (M-F 3:30 PM – 12:00 AM)

  • Daily overtime
  • Occasionally Weekend Overtime

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Union plant employing about 245 employees across 3 shifts
  • Kraft Heinz Claussen Pickles is the only manufacturing location in the world that produces Claussen brand pickles.  Founded in 1870 by CF Claussen & Sons.
  • Kraft-Heinz Claussen Pickles is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees- while also meeting our obligations to preserve the environment.

Community Overview:

  • Kraft Heinz Claussen Pickles Plant is located in Woodstock- IL; and it is an integral part of the Woodstock community



Represents and projects the Production Department in a positive manner.  At times- he/she will represent the department in various meetings at variable levels within the plant structure.

Leadership:  Maintain a consistent- high awareness- and importance on safety.  Lead by example.

Assist in creating ways to improve pack rates.

Perform weekly safety scans.

Professionally/respectfully work with employees while coordinating their efforts in the day-to-day operation.

Must know- understand and support all plant policies.


Assist in training and development and communication to employees.

Lead Level one meetings.

Evaluate training needs.

Encourage open communication to solve problems and improve results.

Organizational/Communication/Clerical Skills:

Must perform basic computer data entry.

Must be able to read reports and provide communication to crew.

Must be able to organize workday to most efficiently meet targets.

Technical Maintenance:

Understand the operation of all machines- including setups- changeovers- operating adjustments- and troubleshooting.

Must have the ability to train other employees in the safe use and operation of all equipment in production.

Must be able to learn new/existing equipment and the problems related to the equipment.

Must be able to clearly communicate mechanical concern and follow-up until repair is made.


Follow all quality policies and procedures.

Read- understand and follow all product specifications.

Report all Q1 situations to Quality Assurance and your Supervisor.

Assure all Processes/HACCP checks are done correctly and timely.

Communicate quality issues to Supervisor- resample and retain unacceptable product- and assist in rework.

Perform and document periodic audit checks of the line operators to insure all HACCP/Process checks are done correctly and in a timely matter.

Evaluate or assist in the evaluation of product quality by sampling product as various stages and documenting results.

Collect- verify accuracy and file all daily Quality- HACCP and other manufacturing process paperwork.


Keep our production lines clean at all times.

Perform ore-production inspections of production equipment.

Follow all glass break procedures.


Coordinate Line setup.

Deploy workforce to most efficiently operate production line.

Monitor production- quality and safety throughout the day to meet targets.

Make operation adjustments based on greenstock and equipment issues.

Understand labor- greenstock yield and supply budgets.

Perform product changeovers during the shift and for next shift.

Understand the HMI’s for OEE data entry.

Be able to work overtime as needed.

Measure employee work performance to determine methods to improve results.

Assists/relieve employees in the performance of their normal tasks.

Act as Production/Sanitation liaison- which includes ownership of set up.

Perform all other duties assigned by management.

About Us

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!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

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.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.