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.

Maintenance Mechanic (Electrical OR Mechanical)


This position is at our 110th Street Plant in Chicago.  We are hiring for 2nd shift, 3 pm - 11 pm, and 3rd shift, 11 pm - 7 am.

Want to make an impact?

The Mechanics are eligible for a $1,500 Sign-on Bonus! 

The pay-out schedule is $1,500 paid out after paid after a probationary period of 90 days of working.


Want to make an impact? Explore your career opportunities at our manufacturing facility in Chicago!! Seeking a talented, strategic Industrial Maintenance Mechanic professional to help our organization grow and improve efficiencies.  The 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 the same equipment.

Ways you will make a difference

Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate all the skills required of the Mechanic classification
  • Troubleshoots and repairs 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 Forklifts and Arial lifts

Skills that will make you successful

  • Experience with industrial maintenance
  • Must be flexible with work schedule 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
  • Understanding of plant utilities equipment including: Chillers, HVAC, Air Compressors
  • Food Processing experience preferred
  • Basic Electrical troubleshooting to include: fuses, motors, circuit breakers, plant lighting


Working Conditions:

This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites. Protective gear will be required where appropriate. Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs.

Experiences that will support your success

  • Education - High school diploma or GED preferred; or 1 - 3 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5 years of electrical or mechanical maintenance experience or a minimum of a combination of 3 years’ experience and education

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.