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Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift - Melrose, Park, IL

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role


At our Melrose Park, IL, plant we feel good about our various batters and breading products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you.


This position is 3rd shift (alternate work schedule). $2000 sign on bonus!

Key responsibilities



Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.
  • Self starter, needs little supervisor/or none to accomplish work.
  • Able to Reads and interprets blue prints, mechanical and electrical  schematics, and ladder logic.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Able to trouble shoot PLC and robotics.
  • Ability to wire, configure and troubleshoot variable frequency drives.
  • Ability to wire and troubleshoot electrical instruments and various input devices such as temperature sensors, pressure sensors, level sensors, position sensors etc.
  • Perform a variety of maintenance requiring knowledge of plumbing, pipefitting, carpentry, electrical, electronics, welding and other skilled trades.
  • Perform a variety of preventative maintenance on machine parts, pumps, motors, hydraulic systems and related plant and facility equipment.
  • Rebuild and fabricate parts
  • Basic PC skills (MS Office).

Qualifications and skills



HS diploma/GED (Apprenticeship or applicable certifications preferred)

  • 5-10 years’ of maintenance mechanic experience, in the food industrial and/or bakery work environment preferred.
  • Must provide his own tools to make repairs and/or make adjustments.
  • Ability to apply various principles and practices in a variety of skilled-trade areas (e.g., plumbing, plc, robotic, boilers, HVAC system, mechanical, electrical, carpentry, welding, etc.).
  • Able to stand or kneel for extended periods for repairs as required.
  • Basic PC skills (MS Office).
  • Ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to climb ladders to silos or towers up to 50-60 ft. on a daily basis as required.
  • Able to work in a dusty or hot environment
  • Complete daily maintenance and repair logs.
  • Knowledge of GMPs, lock out/ tag out, and arc flash.
  • Work overtime and weekends when required.
  • Able to work any shift when needed.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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