General information

All posting locations: Newberry, South Carolina, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 17-Nov-2023

Ref #: R-76850

Description & Requirements

  • Newberry Operations
  • Benefits & Compensation Overview:
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • (HSA) Health Savings Account
  • Newberry Employee Store
  • $34.15 per hour which includes a night shift premium.
  • Non-Union (Bonus/FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.

Work Schedule: Friday-Sunday 6:30pm until 7:00am

  • Job Overview:
  • Kraft Heinz is currently seeking candidates wanting to work at the Newberry operation. Successful candidates are willing to give improvement ideas and suggestions to help continue the success of the plant.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of plant refrigeration and steam generation equipment, building and supporting facilities. Involvement in the planning and execution of installation, alteration and modification of existing and new equipment.
  • Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Must work in a fast paced, manufacturing environment and meet defined physical activities.
  • Perform general production duties in a food and manufacturing environment following strict safety and product quality standards.
  • Manages and generates daily crewing for optimum performance, included but not limited to daily crewing, hours, and overtime avoidance.
  • Qualifications:
  • Candidate must have the ability to respond to plant calls relating to refrigeration system processing deficiencies.
  • Perform analysis of equipment operation and production methods to resolve problems.
  • Develop and implement solutions to reduce and eliminate reoccurring problems in a detailed manner.
  • Some industrial maintenance experience required is also required.
  • Collaborate with plant personnel regarding the required or suggested equipment and facility repair and alteration.
  • Prepare material disbursement requisitions and timecards to accurately document costs for the completion of mechanical work requests.
  • Plan and complete preventative maintenance work requests. Update existing and write new preventative maintenance routines to efficiently improve equipment reliability.
  • Complete daily checks on cooler temperatures to ensure compliance with plant program, inspection of plant fire protection and compressed air systems.
  • Review usage of plant water, gas and electricity; actively participate in the PSM process and project teams.


An associate degree in Refrigeration (preferred) or 2 years experience in Industrial Refrigeration and maintenance experience that will give the individual a well-rounded understanding of the job knowledge as outlined below.

Physical Requirements:

Mechanics will spend the majority of their shift (8-12 hours) on their feet. They must service equipment in the plant, on the grounds, and in support buildings. This covers an area over 50 acres. This necessitates an excellent deal of walking on wet/slippery floors and working on concrete/asphalt surfaces. Mechanics are encouraged to wear tool pouches on their waist while working (approximately 15 pounds).

Mechanics must climb on, over, under or through equipment, catwalks, railings, utility runs, small access doors, etc. Mechanics work in tight spaces under or between equipment, in crawl spaces above the ceiling and inside “confined spaces”. While in these areas, they must lift, lower or support equipment, as well as exert significant force on hand tools.

Work may be performed in dusty and or smoky environments (such as grinding or welding galvanized metal) will require the use of mask or respirator. Temperatures will range from -30­º F to 100º F. Humidity levels will reach 100­% during sanitation.

Special Job Knowledge:

Performance of job requires good verbal and written communication skills, algebraic and geometric math skills and a detailed understanding of mechanical procedures as related to maintenance applications including but not limited to:

  • HVAC Environment Systems, Steam Generation Systems
  • Welding & Mechanical Power Transmission.
  • Electrical Power Distribution & Electrical Control Systems.
  • Basic Electronic Principals, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Controls and Power Distribution.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred or If you do not meet the preferred requirement, then 1-2 years of continuous work experience required.

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 that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact