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.

Electronic Maintenance Technician 6:00 PM - 6:15 AM (31st Street)

Job Location: ​Chicago​

2945 W. 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60623

Want to make an impact?

The ideal candidate for this position would be an experienced Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician from an industrial background with PLC Programming and Ladder Logic experience.  This position will be primarily concerned with the ongoing maintenance and repair of computer operated processing systems. Receives directions from Maintenance Supervisors, Production Manager and Plant Engineer.  Works independently in addressing COPS (Computer operated processing operation) operation needs.  May work under the guidance of another mechanic during probationary stage. 

Ways you will make a difference

Perform complex preventive maintenance of plant equipment and locates potential problems

Perform complex electrical circuit installations for additions / modifications.

Ability to read and understand blueprints & schematics for properly testing equipment.

From work orders, drawings, specifications, schematics, sketches, and verbal instruction, performs complex maintenance repairs, fabrication, and rebuilding of shop, field, and plant equipment.

Tests, adjusts, modifies and maintains digital and logic circuitry, microprocessor-controlled devices, elements and components such as programmable logic controllers, process control equipment, metering devices, recorders, sensors, and controllers.

Overhauls, maintains, installs, adjusts, inspects, and repairs a wide variety of plant equipment

Able to do equipment changeovers

Able to troubleshoot and repair electrical components on equipment.

Able to use Infra-Red Camera to do predictive electrical troubleshooting repairs.

Able to use computer to fill out work orders for Maintenance Management System (SAP)


Skills that will make you successful

Should be familiar with operation of packaging equipment (i.e Baggers, Erectors, Sealers, wrappers, & cartoners).

Basic electrical knowledge.

Demonstrable proficiency in use of hand tools (screwdriver, pliers, hammer, and wrenches).

Demonstrable proficiency in practical arithmetic.

Experience with from/fill/seal (Hayssens), erector, sealers.

Demonstrate proficiency in use of portable power tools (hand drill, grinder).

Should be familiar with COPS (Computer Operated Processing Systems)







Experiences that will support your success

Minimum educational requirement:  Associate's degree in electrical technology or electrical and computer engineering technology

3 years of Electrical Maintenance Technician experience minimum or a combination of 3 years’ experience and education.

Must be flexible with work scheduling as well as overtime and holidays

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 including basic mathematical skills

 Experience with CMMS or ERP systems preferred, SAP experience preferred

PLC Ladder Logic Programming experience

 Basic Computing skills

Authorized to work in the United States 

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.


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.