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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - 3rd Shift - Food Manufacturing - Elk Grove Village, IL

Requisition ID 32655
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where You'll Work:

Our Elk Grove Village, IL location is part of our Sweets and Cereal division and creates some of your favorite sprinkles, toppings, and fillings used for ice cream and other bakery goods! This site is a short commute within the greater Chicago area. We are looking for someone to help us keep things running! We have an immediate opening for a 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician. 


Shift Information: 


This is a 3rd Shift opening, Monday Evening  through Saturday Morning, 9:00PM-5:30AM. On average you can expect to work at least 8-10 hours of overtime, sometimes on Saturdays. This role will also require someone with flexibility to train on 1st and 2nd shift for at a minimum of 1 month prior to working alone.

What You’ll Do:


As a Maintenance Technician, you will work with the maintenance manager to complete building repairs, equipment installation, troubleshooting and installation, fulfillment of assigned work orders and unforeseen repairs in a timely fashion. You’ll follow good manufacturing practices to maintain inventory, complete preventative maintenance, good housekeeping and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations. Attention to detail is necessary for completing inventory and shift notes. We strongly believe in “Safety First, Quality Always” for our employees, products, and customers. We are looking for someone who is able to work independently to complete a designated list of tasks and that is also able to effectively communicate with a team. If this is something you’re passionate about also, this could be your next great opportunity!


Important areas of operations you’ll work on (but are not limited to):


  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearing, gears, and other parts of machinery
  • Troubleshoot and repair machinery such as extruders, mixers, conveyors, and metal detectors
  • Install and maintain pipe systems, hydraulic steam, pneumatic equipment
  • Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and other related equipment
  • Building maintenance including minor plumbing, welding, and general upkeep
  • Repair and assess electrical issues as they arise

What You’ll Need To Be Successful In This Role:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent – Technical degree in maintenance related field preferred
  • 2 years minimum experience as a maintenance mechanic in food/beverage/pharmaceutical manufacturing environment with the ability to troubleshoot
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Sanitation and Safety standards for food manufacturing
  • PLC experience preferred
  • Experience with and ability to use all types of welding, cutting, machine, and hand tools
  • Experience in high speed packaging, welding, refrigeration (ammonia) and mechanical power transmission

1301 Mark St, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 - Food Manufacturing - Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift - HVAC - SAP

What's In It For You:


  • Competitive pay, and weekly paychecks paid on Thursdays
  • Friendly, close-knit team and supervisors invested in your success
  • 3 weeks paid time off per year
  • Full benefits, including mental health, employee assistance program & more!


Ready to join our team? Apply today to let us know you want to join one of our hiring events!

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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