Pinnacle Foods

  • Facility Maintenance Tech (Apprenticeship)

    Location US-WI-Darien
    Job ID
  • 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.



    Maintenance Apprenticeship Program-

    Earn While You Learn

    Apprenticeship is not just a job – it’s a career opportunity. Apprenticeship combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with paid related classroom instruction. Apprenticeships are sponsored by employers that have the ability to hire and train in a working environment.

    An employment opportunity is the most basic requirement for any apprenticeship. Without a job, there is no “on-the-job training” and such training represents 90 percent of the program. Related instruction is another key part of each apprenticeship and is required by the State of Wisconsin apprenticeship law.  Apprentices are paid to attend related theoretical and technical classroom instruction provided by Gateway Technical College.



    The Facility Maintenance Technician will assist in the repair, maintenance and troubleshooting of facility equipment, parts and components. Facility mechanics will provide world class service and support for customers in the production of our products



    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned

    • Demonstrate skill, initiative, and judgement to make and accept responsibility for his/her own decisions.
    • Have the confidence of other, employees, and supervisors in terms of being cooperative, following plant regulations, sanitation, and safety procedures while demonstrating pride in ones work and place of employment.
    • Possess entry level skill in the installation, overhaul, operation, and preventative maintenance of plant equipment to minimize downtime and insure efficient operation without direct or constant supervision.
    • Perform a variety of building and grounds maintenance activities as required.
    • Acts as the point of contact for all personnel for any building issues (climate control, odors, smoke, spills, damage, emergencies and repairs).
    • Monitors contractor performance and works closely with outside vendors and contractors to ensure work is completed according to specifications.
    • May act as a project coordinator for small projects.
    • With guidance solicits bids and quotes from vendors.
    • Monitors and replaces light bulbs in all assigned facilities, as needed.
    • Makes minor plumbing repairs, as necessary.
    • Coordinates and assists with department and employee moves.
    • Performs basic electrical work and determines when an electrician is required.
    • Hangs pictures and shelving, as needed.
    • Dismantles and installs furniture.
    • Transports goods or equipment as assigned.
    • Performs immediate cleaning duties necessary to maintain a clean facility.
    • Be able and willing to effectively train with/ other maintenance mechanics.
    • Complete training programs, on new and existing equipment, and/or technology as required.
    • Be able to operate safely and effectively shop power tools, i.e.: drill press, grinders, milling machine and lathe, etc.
    • Have basic knowledge of electric AC/DC power and controls to provide support to other maintenance technicians. 
    • Maintain work areas in a neat, orderly and safe environment.
    • Perform other tasks as required by lead personnel or the supervisor within the expectations of efficient plant operations and the ability and skill level of a facility maintenance technician.



    • Must be able to effectively communicate (oral and written) with all employees, contractors and vendors.
    • Self-starter and team player.
    • Must be organized and provide support of project plans.
    • Be able to operate a lift truck.
    • Be able to stoop, bend, twist and stand for long periods of time and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
    • Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.
    • Hand tools required, wrenches (standard and metric), channel lock, screw drivers (flat and Phillip), Allen wrenches (standard and metric), adjustable wrench, hammer.
    • Be able to use basic mathematics, to determine areas, angles and lengths, framework bracing, square-ness of pieces, etc.
    • Be aware of all safety rules/procedures and be willing to follow them.
    • High School Diploma, certificate in trade school or equivalent work experience related to facilities and /or maintenance.
    • Must have basic understanding of how things work (facility-related)
    • Understand and follow written instructions.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multi-functional tasks.
    • Ability to use standard powered and non –powered tool.
    • Be able to walk, bend, stoop, balance, crawl and reach for extended periods of time.
    • Must be be able to utilize/view a PC and/or monitor.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Must be able to comfortable and able to work on a ladder of 20 feet.
    • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision.
    • Must possess valid WI Driver’s License.



    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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