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Line Mechanic ($32.80/hr to $33.80/hr with Shift Premium)

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Champaign
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Champaign, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 16-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80533

Description & Requirements

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Coverage.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Programs.
  • Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, other Employee Discounts.
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Hourly Bonus Program.

    Work Schedule:

    Flexible scheduling, 8-hour workday with possible overtime.

    Employees may work weekends and holidays.

    Available positions on 2nd and 3rd shifts only.

    Plant & Community Overview:

    Plant Overview:

    The Champaign, IL plant is the flagship plant in the Kraft Heinz organization and the largest volume producing plant in North America.
    • Established in 1963
    • Home to 1000 employees, 3 8-hour shifts, 3 core departments
    • Products made include Kraft macaroni and cheese, Miracle Whip, Kraft salad dressings and A-1 steak sauce.
    • Community Overview: Welcome to our Champaign, IL community!

      Job Overview:

      Are you ready to join a team that produces quality products that are amongst over 50 household brands in the U.S.? This is a place for you to create your career and make a difference!

      Joining the Champaign team is a great way to grow your skills, develop your abilities and delight consumers every day. We are currently seeking energetic and driven individuals to join our team.

      Associates will perform equipment maintenance, inspection, modifications and troubleshooting duties in a food manufacturing environment, following strict product safety and quality standards. Interested individuals must be able to work in a fast paced, complex environment.

      Responsibilities & Duties:

      • Responsible for wearing proper PPE, compliance of safety training, policy and procedures and report any unsafe safety conditions to a Supervisor/ Management
      • Exhibits safe work habits and encourages other to work safely
      • Participate in the QRMP audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.
      • Oversee and lead the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list.
      • Operation of equipment to optimize quality and productivity, adjustments, change oversee, troubleshooting and repairs.
      • Preventative maintenance, developing, updating and executing the process
      • Equipment overhaul, modifications and installations.
      • Able to troubleshoot a fix various manufacturing equipment
      • Training of line associates.
      • Continuous improvement through innovation.
      • Ensure all products being produced meet quality specifications.
      • Execution of basic equipment maintenance, cleaning, inspection, lubricating, and adjusting.
      • Performs sanitation and assures compliance with sanitation standards.
      • Performs all other duties as assigned by management.


        • High School Diploma preferred.
        • Previous experience in manufacturing environment and/or as an a automotive technician preferred.
        • Able to demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
        • Able to safely and effectively operate power tools, hands tools, and electrical/instrument test equipment.
        • Able to work under a fast-paced work environment and able to lift up to 50 pounds.
        • Appropriate time management skills to meet deadlines.
        • Able to follow directions and ability to perform tasks from start to finish with minimal supervision
        • Exercises good judgment and decision-making skills, bringing up to the supervisor any issues outside of his/her scope of responsibility and control.
        • Able to work flexible schedules when needed.
        • Able to safely work at heights.
        • Safe work habits.
        • Able to use a computer.
        • Maintain an excellent attendance record / adherence to attendance policy.
        • Promotes teamwork.
        • Attention to detail to avoid and/or identify errors.
        • Good organizational skills.

          About Us

          Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

          Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

          Why Us

          We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

          Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

          Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Champaign , Line Mechanic ($32.80/hr to $33.80/hr with Shift Premium), Human Resources , Champaign, Illinois

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