Pinnacle Foods

  • Maintenance Technician (2nd & 3rd Shifts)

    Location US-IL-St. Elmo
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  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.




    The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing all corrective and preventive maintenance as scheduled.  Enhanced reliability is achieved through on time completion, and strict adherence to proven continuous improvement philosophies and methods.   




    • Commitment to producing safe, quality food.
    • Ensure efficient operation of all production lines including mechanical and electrical services.
    • Perform all work conforming to Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, state and local standards and codes.
    • Ability to carry out the following functions:  electrical trouble shooting, parts manufacture, and proper operation of shop equipment.
    • Follow all Safety, and Good Manufacturing Policies.
    • Exhibit flexibility when required for special projects or any areas of the facility when needed.
    • Provides operator training in the areas of safety, set-up, changeover, and Operator Asset Care.
    • Assists in construction type work involving the removal or installation of equipment.



    • Read and interpret electrical drawings and schematics
    • General knowledge of advanced electronic controls including VFD drives, Start/Stop, starters and contactors. Proximity switches, RTD’s, and PT’s/
    • Demonstrates basic electronic troubleshooting skills
    • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot single and three phase motors.
    • Repair Pneumatic cylinders and flow control components
    • Demonstrate basic problem solving analysis of mechanical systems
    • Repair mechanical power distribution components:
      • Drive belts and chains
      • Sprockets, Pulleys and Sheaves
      • Bearings and shafts
      • Gearboxes and clutches
    • Repair fluid distribution components:
      • Manual, Motor operated and Pneumatic actuated valves
      • Centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
      • Fluid system filters and strainers
    • Demonstrate basic computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word and CMMS applications.




    • Ability to repair and maintain the following manufacturing components
      • Product Fillers
      • Box erectors and product packaging machines.
      • Bottle Rinsers and washers
      • Bottle Cappers
      • Bottle Descramblers
      • Packaging and bottle labelers
      • Packaging Palletizers
      • Setup and basic maintenance of ink jet coders
      • Setup and basic maintenance of hot and cold glue systems
      • Repair Hydraulic cylinders and flow control components
      • Basic PLC troubleshooting, ability to connect to a PLC and diagnose issues
    • Ability to repair and maintain the following plant support equipment
      • Boiler and steam distribution systems
      • Air compressors
      • Waste water systems
      • HVAC systems
      • Pallet Jacks and Fork Lifts
    • Maintenance fabrication Skills
      • TIG and MIG welding
      • Lathe and Milling


    High school diploma or equivalent required.


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.




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