General information

All posting locations: Kendallville, Indiana, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 23-May-2023

Ref #: R-70378

Description & Requirements


Kendallville Plant

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Starting Pay: 30.31/hour- Skilled Pay: 31.04 /hour
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • 12 Paid Holidays per Year
  • Paid vacation – up to 2 weeks in your first year
  • Medical with (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account- Dental- and Vision insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Additional perks:  Paid Parental Leave- Discounted YMCA Membership- Product Purchase Program- Employee Assistance Program

Work Schedule:

3rd Shift (Sunday-Thursday) 22:30-6:30

  • Daily/Weekly overtime possible

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Non-union plant employing 280 employees across 3 shifts
  • Purchased in 1934 from Breyer’s Ice Cream and began producing caramel in 1935
  • Began producing Marshmallows and Marshmallow Crème in 1961 and Marbits (think dehydrated marshmallows found in cereal) in 1979
  • Kendallville is the sole producer of all our product lines

Community Overview:

  • Kendallville is located about 30 mins north of Fort Wayne and offers a small town community

Job Overview:

Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are a staple in households across the country?  Kraft Heinz Kendallville is excited to help you start your career today!

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Troubleshoot and repair all electrical/electronic equipment and control equipment associated with the building- production- and utilities.
  • Coordinate with production to address any corrective maintenance required on assigned equipment to ensure optimum line efficiency and product quality.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections on all production- building- and utilities equipment as assigned.
  • Participate in the development of documented preventive maintenance plan.
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement on equipment and system design.
  • Troubleshoot and modify programs on existing programmable controllers and write new programs for existing and new programmable computers.
  • Analyze equipment failures and recommend/implement corrective actions.
  • Communicate with maintenance personnel on other shifts- as necessary- to ensure coordination of maintenance efforts on assigned equipment.
  • Work cross functionally as a member of the operations team.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Team Leader.


  • Electrical training/degree and experience in manufacturing maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley PLC’s and components
  • Knowledge of 240/480V systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot ladder logic and make edits as required
  • Self-motivated and strong drive for results.
  • Use simple mathematics
  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to climb a ladder.
  • Able to work in areas that contain dust and starch particles.
  • Able to work in hot and humid conditions.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing and/or food processing- quality standards- hygiene- work safety- etc. preferred

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

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.