Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

BELLWOOD-Maintenance Mechanic-Night Shift

Job Location: ​Bellwood​

Want to make an impact?

Position Summary

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.

Ways you will make a difference

Essential Accountabilities
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
    • Moguls and 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              
    • 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

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Experiences that will support your success

Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group.  Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

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.