General information

All posting locations: Champaign, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 16-Mar-2023

Ref #: R-67847

Description & Requirements

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Competitive Medical- Dental- Vision- and Prescription Coverage.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Programs.
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- other Employee Discounts.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Starting $21.34/hr plus shift premium
  • Shift Premium of $1.00/hr on 3rd shift
  • Hourly Bonus Program.

Work Schedule:

Flexible scheduling- 8-hour workday with possible overtime.

Employees may work weekends and holidays.

3rd shift position only

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

The Champaign- IL plant is the flagship plant in the Kraft Heinz organization and the largest volume producing plant in North America.

  • Established in 1963
  • Home to 1000 employees- 3 8-hour shifts- 2 core departments
  • Products made include Kraft macaroni and cheese- Miracle Whip- Kraft salad dressings and A-1 steak sauce.
  • Community Overview: Welcome to our Champaign- IL community!

Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.?  This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference!

Joining the Champaign team is a great way to grow your skills- develop your abilities and delight consumers every day. We are currently seeking energetic and driven individuals to join our team.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Sanitation: will insure that the equipment and machinery he/she works with is cleaned and sanitized according to the Heinz Sanitation Program and rules explained at the beginning of the employment and during refreshing sessions.

  • Perform pre-start-up checks and inspections along with all required documentation

  • Perform minor adjustments- resets- repairs- lubrication

  • Assist during major maintenance- PM completion- root cause- and breakdown analysis

  • Perform changeovers

  • Identify potential component failures and use basic fault-finding to monitor equipment condition

  • Inspect worn parts- bearings- shafts- chains- and sprockets

  • Hold current fork truck license or obtain within 30 days

  • Change fork truck battery when required

  • Documentation of pertinent information where required.

  • Ensure OSCAR boards are being utilized when assigned.

  • Position may include quality checks- including but not limited to GMP- HACCP- and weights.

  • Monitor load tickets on finished product pallets when required.


  • HS Diploma preferred.

  • Prefer experience in production/ manufacturing- but will train the right candidates.

  • Safe work habits.

  • Mechanical aptitude preferred.

  • Maintain an excellent attendance record / adherence to attendance policy.

  • Promotes teamwork.

  • Attention to detail to avoid and/or identify errors.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Able to operate a fork truck – Kraft Heinz will train.

  • Able to perform tasks from start to finish with minimal supervision.

  • Able to work flexible schedule when needed.

  • Able to lift up to 50lbs.

  • Able to safely work at heights.

  • Able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Able to understand & follow instructions.

  • Able to operate a computer.

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills.

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. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.