1st Shift Maintenance Mechanic (Sun to Thu)
Hillshire Brands 399 reviews - Zeeland, MI

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Position Summary

With minimal supervision, performs preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of plant operating equipment to ensure overall operating efficiency. .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual preventative maintenance on plant operating equipment such as conveyors, packaging equipment, slicers, pumps, loaders, and injectors.

Perform daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual inspections, including testing, verification, and/or calibration on plant operating equipment.

Respond to, troubleshoot, and resolve complex operating equipment failures.

Utilize technical manuals and CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System) to troubleshoot complex equipment failures.

Provide immediate and long-term corrective action to complex operating equipment failures utilizing root cause analysis and troubleshooting techniques.

Utilize advanced maintenance techniques and equipment to assess the health of operating equipment and predict failures before they occur such as thermo graphic and vibration analysis.

Repair and modification of plant operating equipment with precision maintenance techniques as necessary.

Repair and rebuild complex operating equipment.

Enter into the CMMS system preventative maintenance activities, inspections, repairs made, and list any applicable parts used.

May assist in the training and mentorship of team members.

Perform all duties in accordance with safety regulations.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervision.


High School diploma or GED required.

Associates degree or equivalent certifications in mechanical and/or electrical field preferred.


5+ years experience in troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, controls/PLC equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, write, and speak English effectively.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding complex operating equipment.

Advanced mechanical skills including hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication, and troubleshooting techniques.

Strong electrical knowledge and PLC/controls experience preferred.

Ability to complete basic mathematical calculations in the American and Metric systems.

Ability to use schematics and blue prints during routine troubleshooting.

Proficient in the use of hand tools, shop tools, and mill/lathe.

Basic TIG welding experience preferred.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Basic computer skills required.

Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


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399 reviews
Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...