Maintenance Technician 2nd at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

  • Construction/Facilities Jobs, Maintenance Technician Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • Illinois, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job experience 1 Year

Job Description

Maintenance Technician 2nd at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Want to make an impact?

The Maintenance Mechanic conducts repairs to the physical plant and plant equipment, conducts preventative maintenance and project work and ensures continuous operation of mechanical and electrical systems on mobile and fixed manufacturing equipment. The work shift is 5am-1:30pm Mon-Sat.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic components, conveyor systems, and production machines; follow diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshoot malfunctions

  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems and using precision measuring and testing instruments

  • Install new machinery and/or equipment by installing utilities to and between machines and equipment using hand and power tools and test equipment

  • Repair electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures; determining faulty wiring; inspecting and testing malfunctioning machinery

  • Repair and replace faulty electrical components by using testing equipment and hand tools to install relays, switches, motors, printed circuit boards, and position-sensing devices

  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment including but not limited to:

  • High-speed horizontal and vertical carton machines

  • Bag machines

  • Related equipment such as pumps, conveyors, printers, tapers etc.

  • Rebuild machinery as wear and tear occurs

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance per established PM program

  • Fabricate and repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment           

  • Maintain equipment, parts and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipate needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt

  • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP and safety standards; ensure adherence with AIB, SQF and other relevant standards

  • Perform other duties as assigned to support Ferrara Candy Company business objectives

  • Skills that will make you successful

    • Minimum of 1 year experience in the maintenance and repair of related manufacturing and material handling equipment required ; food manufacturing experience strongly preferred

    • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting abilities, as well as a working knowledge of machinery repair practices, shop practices, use of hand and power tools and electrical testing instruments

    • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems, hydraulics, and pneumatics

    • Basic mathematical skills

    • Ability to pass certification test on pallet jack and fork lift

    • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 50 pounds

    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to understand detailed written and/or oral instructions

    • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

    • Promote teamwork; possess a good attitude, and exhibit flexibility and willingness to perform tasks as needed

    • Ability to problem solve by adjusting variables in standardized situations

    • Understand and demonstrate the Company’s core values and operating principles

    Experiences that will support your success

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


    A privately held company, Ferrara has its global headquarters in Chicago. We have a close relationship with the Ferrero Group as a related company which provides industry partnership and collaboration opportunities. Our operational network of more than 13 locations in North America includes manufacturing, distribution sales and R&D facilities. Learn more at or


    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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