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Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift - Offering $1500 Sign On Bonus!

Requisition ID 38579
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.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

Where You'll Work:

For a limited time only, we are offering a $1,500.00 sign on bonus when you start your new career with us!

Located in small town, Vinton, IA, is a team full of hard working individuals working to create soy nuts, breadcrumbs, and assorted flours for Kerry customers and brands. We are a fast paced, never a dull moment manufacturing facility with a culture of community, accountability, and team work. If you've got an eagle eye for quality and are looking for a team to develop and grow with then this job might be the one for you! Our team prides itself on being collaborative and having a healthy culture where working hard and doing a good job is recognized and appreciated. We are looking for someone to help us keep things running! 

Shift Information: 

This is a 3rd Shift opening, Monday through Friday, 10:00PM-6:30AM. On average you can expect to work at least 8-10 hours of overtime, sometimes on Saturdays (weekend work is minimal). This role will also require someone with flexibility to train on 1st for at a minimum of 1 month prior to working alone.

What You’ll Do:

As an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, 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 preferred, but not required.
  • 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 preferred
  • Experience in high speed packaging, welding, refrigeration (ammonia) and mechanical power transmission preferred

105 N M Ave #2513, Vinton, IA 52349 - Food Manufacturing - Maintenance Technician - Industrial Mechanic - 2nd Shift - HVAC - Welding - Electrical - SAP

What's In It For You:


  • We are currently offering a $1,500.00 sign on bonus, when you start with us. You will receive $750.00 after 90 working days and $750.00 after 180 working days of employment.
  • 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: Cedar Rapids

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