Maintenance Technician
Tulare, CA 
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Job Description

As one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one visionTo Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you're passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there's one thing to dojoin us.

Job DescriptionBenefits & Compensation Overview:
  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • Additional perks: Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc..
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plant.
Work Schedule:

12 Hr rotating schedule

Plant & Community Overview:

Kraft Heinz Tulare Plant was a former Louis Rich Turkey kill site, converted to dairy processing shortly after opening. Originally constructed to produce bulk Parm cheese. Absorbed assets from Visalia cultured plant (Cottage and Sour Cream) in 2007 (former union site).


200 Non Union, tenured workforce.


Ideal proximity to dairy supply, Positioned in key West Coast shipping corridor

Primary Brands/Products Produced

Knudsen & Breakstone Cottage Cheese & Sour Cream, Kraft Ingredient Whey Powder, Kraft Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, and Cheddar

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 bring your appetite for more!

As a Maintenance Technician with Kraft Heinz Tulare, you will be an integral part of our operations, ensuring that a quality product is provided to all our customers and consumers. Your work will directly impact people's lives.

Preferred candidates should have two years' experience as a maintenance mechanic or previously completed/enrolled in an Industrial Maintenance Training program.

The required skills below are not limited to the following:

  • Be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical devices such as fuses, motors, motor starters, proximity switches, circuit breakers, receptacles and plugs. Note: PLC experience is a plus.

  • Be able to troubleshoot and repair mechanical devices such as centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, roller conveyors, belt conveyors, palletizers, sanitary and non-sanitary valves, Fillers, check weighers, metal detectors, gearboxes, bearings, seals and etc.

  • Be able to use electrical equipment such as a volt meter and amp meter to determine electrical malfunctions on fuses, motors, motor starters and switches.

  • Use proper tools for aligning sprockets, sheaves and couplings on fans, motor drives, and pumps. Be able to track conveyor belts and align shafts.

  • Candidates should have some welding experience with Tig, Mig, Gas or stick.

Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) standards as outlined in the plant's QRMP accountability document, including the implementation, improvement and ongoing maintenance.


Must work in a safe, sanitary and productive manner in accordance to Kraft Heinz GMP's. Documented job performance work record and attendance record to be reviewed.

Specialized training or licenses relevant to the job.

Good business participation (eg. Green room meetings, safety, process improvement).

Location(s)Tulare PlantEqual Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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