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Mechanical Technician

Company: The Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Davenport
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.

No matter the brand, we're united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Job Description

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking Mechanical Technician (MT) to work at our facility in Davenport, Iowa. Ideal candidates must be safety and quality oriented and be willing to work in a team oriented, fast paced, refrigerated environment. This position requires individuals to perform general maintenance duties in a food manufacturing environment following strict quality and safety standards.

This is a combination of Mechanic and Leadership position; it will focus on line coverage in assigned area utilizing production and maintenance playbook processes and tools. Under the direction of production supervision this position will be required to safely operate assigned equipment and maintain all line equipment. This person will mentor and coach line operators on maintenance and operational aspects of equipment and process controls.

The MT should be the initiator of activities and should facilitate use of team approach for Continuous Improvement and implement ideas. The MT should be familiar with all equipment to the point he/she can adjust and repair during its operation.

Davenport, Iowa

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Must be able to operate and maintain all equipment in assigned area.
  • Candidate must be able to train self/others on mechanical skills, mechanical repairs and overhauls, maintenance systems, computer skills; new technologies in preventive/predictive maintenance, problem solving/troubleshooting, etc.
  • Must be able to communicate and interact to coach team members on basic tasks in a professional manner.
  • Must have ability to perform duties as assigned such as change overs, center lining and other tasks requiring a maintenance skill set.
  • Communication with other mechanics, operators, and supervisors on other shifts as necessary to ensure coordination of maintenance efforts.


  • Must have worked as a mechanic, have comparable experience or be able to demonstrate technical abilities.
  • Minimum Education of High School Diploma or Equivalent, preferred Technical Certification
  • 1 year of continuous prior employment
  • Work Schedule:
  • Work schedule varies. Must be able to work any shift needed (8-hour and 12-hour shifts), including overtime.

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k
  • Additional Perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Short Term Disability (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • $22.56/hr. starting wage, $23.56 after completion of 60 day probation AND ability to earn an additional $8.50/hr. upon completion of our Master Mechanic training program.

Plant & Community Overview:

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Sharing the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities encompasses cities and counties in both Iowa and Illinois and comprises a vibrant community of 400,000 people. The Quad Cities region is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Moline, and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport, and Bettendorf in Iowa.


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Keywords: The Kraft Heinz Company, Davenport , Mechanical Technician, Other , Davenport, Iowa

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