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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.

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General information

All posting locations: Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 13-Oct-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Under the direction of the Maintenance leadership- this position will focus on the preventative maintenance program that maintains the equipment’s base condition. The person shall have a strong mechanical skill in proper installation and maintenance of power and transmission systems.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Execute preventative maintenance tasks to the specification listed on the PM task list and follow-up work orders for repairs that are found. Provide information to improve/develop PM plans.
•    Execute welding- machining and fabrication tasks not to include Zone 1 sanitary welding.
•    Execute root cause failure analysis on equipment breakdowns.
•    Execute planned equipment rebuilds/PM activities across the department.
•    Execute any recommendation or implementation of continuous improvement on mechanical equipment design to improve line effectiveness & equipment reliability.
•    Support maintenance leadership with equipment bill of materials.
•    Support maintenance leadership with spare parts inventory levels for plant equipment.
•    Support training for other associates (technical or production) as needed.
•    Support and configure the calibration of all forms of mechanical and pneumatic process equipment.
•    Perform all work in accordance to Hotwork Permit and Fire watch regulations.
•    Utilize the SAP system to document daily activities.
•    Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the Springfield QRMP accountability document.
•    Accountable for the Safety- Health and Environmental systems and operational standards to ensure compliance as it is outlined in our policies/procedures and processes.


•    Minimum of 1 year experience with mechanical equipment- components- and parts that includes a background in industrial mechanical machining.
•    Ability to pass mechanical Star Based Response interview process.
•    Performs bending- squatting- kneeling- sorting- ascending- and descending moves up to 50 pounds; holds and grips object; must possess manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment and disassemble and reassemble equipment.

Working Environments:
•    Primarily indoors in both a hot- humid production environment and cold- cooler environment.

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

•    Opportunity to design your own personalized benefit elections (Medical- Dental- Vision- 401K) through the Company's flexible benefits program.
•    Opportunity Annual Bonus through our Field Operations Incentive Program.

The Kraft Heinz- Columbia Plant first opened for business in 1985 making Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs.

Community Overview:

Welcome to our Columbia Missouri community!

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity