General information

All posting locations: USA-OH, , United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 01-Feb-2023

Ref #: R-66172

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Line Technician to work at our sauces processing facility in Fremont- OH.  Successful candidates must be willing to perform all aspects of mechanical and preventative types of maintenance on various high-speed and packaging machinery. This position will focus on line coverage in assigned areas utilizing production and maintenance playbook processes and tools. Under the direction of production and maintenance supervision- this position will be required to safely operate assigned equipment and maintain all line equipment to produce product right the first time. This person will mentor- and coach line operators as needed on various maintenance and operational aspects to master their technical understanding of equipment and process controls. 

*Currently hiring for second and third shift positions. Starting Pay Rate $29.28 per hour.*

Responsibilities & Duties


  • Setup- Start-Up- Adjust and Operation of Equipment; Proper Shutdown and Changeover as required by company standards and to minimize downtime

  • Perform all mandatory quality testing/checks and complete all related documentation and paperwork for department operations: Quality- Safety- etc.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical and basic electrical concerns of the equipment- maintain and improve integrity and performance of all focus line/s equipment- and complete scheduled work orders

  • Communicate and coordinate with Maintenance and Production Leadership any maintenance activities required on assigned equipment to ensure optimum line efficiency and product quality

  • Utilizing Maintenance Windows; perform preventive maintenance inspections and corrective work orders on all focus line equipment as assigned by the Maintenance Department to prevent mechanical and/or electrical breakdowns. Participate in the development improvement of a documented 52-week maintenance plan as prescribed in the Playbook and residing in the SAP PM structure.

  • Develop and implement improvements using the Breakdown Management process to prevent reoccurring equipment failures

  • Utilize the SAP system to create notifications- perform and confirm completed work orders.


  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement on equipment and system design through use of the team concept. Support project planning and execution 

  • Communicate with other line technicians on other shifts- as necessary- to ensure coordination of all maintenance efforts on assigned equipment and effectively operate as part of a team

  • Support implementation of department ideas/suggestions

  • Maintain a good working relationship with all employees on all shifts

  • Conduct training for other associates in area of responsibility

  • Conform to Kraft Heinz’s policy and procedures including- but not limited to:  Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)- Lock Out/Tag Out- HACCP check points- Kraft Heinz Quality Standards- Fall Protection- Hot Work- OSHA Regulations- and all others

  • Report and correct unsafe acts and conditions

  • Work with team to Optimize Product/Material sequencing to minimize changeover time

  • Maintain equipment plus sustain a sanitary and clean environment during all phases of Production and Maintenance.

  • Reports to Production/Maintenance Management and continually interacts with all hourly and salaried maintenance/production personnel in a professional manner.

  • Will maintain ownership of assigned line(s) equipment; may operate and adjust any packing equipment in the area; will react to machinery breakdowns and equipment problems in a proficient and positive manner and as directed by Operations/Maintenance Supervisors and/or designates.


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Candidates must be available to work all shifts including second- third & weekends and holidays

  • SAP experience

  • Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

We offer a competitive benefit and compensation package that includes:

  • Medical/Rx

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Additional incentives:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- Company paid Life Insurance- Company paid Short-term disability

  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.

Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • Over 300 employees

  • 1st- 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities

  • Union Facility represented by UFCW Local 75

  • Manufacture over 1 billion pounds of Ketchup annually

  • World’s Largest Ketchup Factory

  • Products: Ketchup- Chili Sauce- Cocktail Sauce

Community Overview:

Welcome to Fremont:

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.