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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.

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!

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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.

General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 00 Manufacturing

Date Published: 04-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Kraft Heinz Company 

Springfield- MO

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Production Technician to work at our facility in Springfield- MO.  Ideal candidates must be motivated to work in a team-orientated- fast-paced environment. This position requires individuals to perform duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards.   

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic math- reading- and communication.
  • Ability to execute maintenance procedures and preventative maintenance work orders without help.
  • Basic operation- process adjustments and repairs of the assigned line.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues on highly mechanical lines (timing- alignment- etc.)
  • 1-year of experience in industrial maintenance OR a degree related to industrial maintenance is preferred.
  • Ability to lead a team and deliver the targets required. Basic skills regarding situational leadership- communication/escalation- and professional development
  • Must be able to utilize computer for access to multiple computer systems

EEO Policy  

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories 

Benefits & Compensation Overview: 

  • $1-500 sign-on and retention bonus
    • $500 sign-on bonus after successful completion of 30 days.            
    • $1-000 retention bonus after successful completion of 6 months of active employment. 
  • 4 Medical Plan options
  • 3 Dental Plan options
  • Vision Plan option
  • 401k with matching contributions
  • Additional perks:  Company Paid Life Insurance Policy- Paid Parental Leave- Short-Term & Long-Term Disability plans- Wellbeing Program- Employee Assistance Program- pet insurance- plus other additional benefits.
  • Vacation and paid holidays starting from date of hire
  • $28.39 per hour- plus shift differential for second and third shifts 
  • FOIP (Field Operations Incentive Plan) – Bonus Plan

Work Schedule: 

We are a 24/7 facility offering 8-hour shifts- 10-hour shifts and 12-hour rotating shifts. 

Job Overview: 

Are you ready to join a team with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands?  With Kraft Heinz- you can create your career and make a difference! If you’re passionate like us and ready to build on a storied legacy- we welcome you to be a part of our team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for meeting KHMS (Kraft Heinz Management System) requirements as outlined in the Maintenance- Reliability and Engineering (MRE) Pillar.
  • Accountable for the Safety- Health and Environmental systems and operational standards to ensure compliance as it is outlined in our policies/procedures and processes
  • Use Lock Out Tag Out- wear safety harness- and other safety protocols when needed to service equipment.
  • Perform machine maintenance PMs and repairs
  • Maintenance Break-down elimination
  • Lead and coordinate activities required to restore production due to unscheduled downtime.
  • Clean- inspect- and lubricate the line
  • Relieve operators for breaks.
  • Cover operator positions on the line as needed.
  • Use SAP for maintenance work orders
  • Defect Handling
  • Use Machine Centerline Settings to ensure proper product flow
  • Lead team to develop and execute shift plan.
  • Ensure operating procedures are followed by the team.
  • Support team members to find solutions to complex issues by using Root Cause Failure Analysis and 5 whys tools.
  • Lead Oscar Board execution.
  • Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the Springfield QRMP accountability document to ensure a quality product
  • Participate in the Daily Direction Setting meetings
  • Perform planning and scheduling as needed
  • Coach and mentor team members to develop necessary skills for the role assigned to them.
  • Analyze trends on results and systems to identify opportunities and set action plans to deliver target results.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Performs bending- squatting- kneeling- sorting- and reaching to both ground level and overhead
  • Lifts- carries- pushes- lifts- and grips objects; climbs stairs
  • Routinely pulls and moves up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment and disassemble and reassemble equipment.
  • Must be able to stand while inserting components.
  • Must be able to do sustained activity jobs.
  • Ability to adjust to temperature changes (lower 40s to upper 90s); can be in hot/humid or cool environment depending on assigned job tasks.

Plant Overview: 

  • Over 1-000 employees make up the team at the Springfield facility.
  • A variety of cheese products (Sliced/Chunk/Shred)- and pasta Mac & Cheese meals are produced at this location.  

Community Overview: 

Welcome to the birthplace of Route 66!  Springfield- MO combines a small-town vibe with the energy of a college town and amenities of a big city. With an attractive cost of living and strong local economy- Springfield is well-positioned to continue its reliable growth.  Residents enjoy four distinct seasons and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities including cycling- fishing- and hiking.  The city is also host to the Springfield Cardinals- the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.  Springfield is also only 40 miles north of the fun tourist city of Branson- MO!  No matter what your interests are- Springfield has everything: fantastic food- shopping- and adventure – this community offers it all!  https://www.springfieldchamber.com/

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 HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.