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.

Multi-Skilled Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, 2-2-3 schedule 6PM - 6AM (31st Street)

Job Location: ​Chicago​


2945 W. 31st Street

Chicago, IL 60623 

Ways you will make a difference

The Multi-Skilled Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the safe, efficient, and effective mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair of all plant equipment, including ovens, packaging equipment, facility equipment, and support systems. Responsible for planned and preventive maintenance on same equipment.

Skills that will make you successful

Possess and demonstrate:

Troubleshoots and repair packaging, baking and processing equipment.

Repair pneumatic, mechanical drive and electrical components

Can safely operate shop equipment including: Hydraulic presses, Bridgeport, lathes, band saw, and hand operated power tools

Mig,Tig and stick welding skills preferred

Operate Fork lifts and Arial lifts

Understanding of plant utilities equipment including: Chillers, HVAC, Air Compressors

Food Processing experience preferred

Basic Electrical troubleshooting to including: fuses, motors, circuit breakers, plant lighting

Experiences that will support your success

Education- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

5 years of Maintenance 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

Basic Computing skills

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.