General information

All posting locations: Granite City, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 16-Mar-2023

Ref #: R-67725

Description & Requirements

Maintenance Tech

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

Starting Pay Rate:  $30.98 per hour

Retention Bonus: All newly hired maintenance techs are eligible for a $1500 bonus at 6 months of service and an additional $1500 at 1 year of service.

  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • 401K
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance- (EAP) Employee Assistance Program- etc.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Starting Pay $30.98/Hour
  • Additional $1/Hour Shift Premium
  • (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.

Work Schedule:

Core Schedules:

12 hour Rotating Schedule

Mandatory Overtime

$1.00 night shift premium


Plant & Community Overview:

Plant Overview:

  • The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world- with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods- the Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality- great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home- in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft- Heinz- ABC- Capri Sun- Classico- Jell-O- Kool-Aid- Lunchables- Maxwell House- Ore-Ida- Oscar Mayer- Philadelphia- Planters- Plasmon- Quero- Weight Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people- our planet and our Company.

  • Our Granite City location produces Capri Sun & Koolaid Burst products

Community Overview:

Located in Granite City- Illinois- just 10 minutes away from downtown St. Louis!

Specific Duties:

  • Work in an autonomous team to provide maintenance support in a high-speed manufacturing environment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM) on equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and make necessary repairs/adjustments on equipment during production to minimize downtime and maximize equipment efficiency.
  • Create work orders in SAP to ensure accurate parts tracking and equipment spending.
  • Provide innovative solutions to resolve on-going breakdowns.
  • Perform mechanical work- including but not limited to conveyor bearing and chain replacement- motor/gearbox replacements- lube routes and bushing replacements.
  • Utilize a fluke meter to check electrical circuits.
  • Analyze equipment to improve efficiency- safety and quality.
  • Maintain legible- neat and accurate records- documentation- reports- etc.
  • Upgrade skills as required due to improvements and/or changes in technology.
  • Ensure good communication between different shifts.
  • Assist with new associate training.
  • Adhere to plant safety and quality requirements
  • Perform sanitation requirements as needed or required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Productivity Responsibility:

  • Actively participate in team goal setting/implementation to ensure that we are a low cost- high quality producer.

Quality Responsibility:

  • Ensure the quality of our products and workplace by following all procedures and guidelines.
  • Comply with all established GMPs- HACCP guidelines- Housekeeping responsibilities and QRMP operating procedures.

Safety Responsibility:

  • Actively participate in team safety efforts to achieve/exceed plant goals.
  • Required to perform all duties safely and use discretion to prevent injuries to self and/or others.


  • Previous maintenance experience and/or equivalent technical training.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of varying skills and backgrounds.
  • Ability to read and Interpret schematics and equipment/operating manuals.
  • Ability to safely and effectively work on plant facilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures (e.g. lock out / tag out- confined space entry).
  • Understanding of requirement and importance of documentation.
  • Ability to interpret- analyze- and write electrical and electronic diagrams or schematics preferred.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work off shifts- holidays- weekends- and overtime as necessary.

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.