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Cereal Maintenance Technician

Company: Nestle
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestle Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


Multiskilled individual with primary responsibility to maintain equipment in a proactive manner; identify, troubleshoot and repair both mechanical and electrical abnormalities on all factory equipment. Perform all preventative maintenance as scheduled to drive down performance losses and increase equipment reliability. Build operator technical skills and capability.

In alignment with Act 593(B) this position is considered safety sensitive as this employee peforms installation, calibration, maintenance and repair of all measuring instruments and devices


  • Maintain Factory Equipment -

    • Identify defects, execute maintenance plan and troubleshoot equipment.
    • Work in various areas of the plant including: Process areas, Primary and secondary packaging equipment, Material handling and storage equipment
    • Work on mechanical system - Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Mechanical Drive systems
    • Understand Power distribution system (up to 480 volts)
    • Basic Control systems knowledge - Basic PLC, Motor, sensor, drives and Basic electrical circuits, Basic understanding of device communication networks
    • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills to maintain, optimize and improve production equipment reducing breakdowns, with key plant indicators such as safety, quality, cost.

    • Build capability -

      • Coach operator skills- adjustments / changeovers for new and improvements in existing process. For example: new centerlines, improved cleaning process, improved changeover process, etc
      • Help building technical procedures
      • Train other technical resources as needed
      • Use of continuous improvement system such as TPM / Lean

      • Use and execute maintenance systems and documents as

        • Identify and create Work orders
        • Perform time entry and technical feedback on work performed to improve planned maintenance
        • Improve / Create necessary task list
        • Complete Planned Maintenance first time right and in a timeline manner

        • Core Skills - Skills and behaviors expected.

          • Ability to work as a team
          • Positive conflict resolution skills
          • Accountable for personal development
          • A strong commitment to improving line performance and reliability.

          • Maintain factory standards - perform required work in line with factory systems such as; SPC, QMS, Permit to work and other Nestle and Legal requirements.


            In addition to high school graduation/GED, needs specialized training such as apprenticeship in a trade or technical courses. Additional training beyond high school graduation is required.

            Employee must support and comply with all Nestle programs and policies, including, affirmative action goals and commitments, SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) strategies, corporate citizenship initiatives, NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence), TPM (Total Performance Management), GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Safety Policies to ensure employee safety and product quality. Employee must meet all requirements related to NQMS (Nestle Quality Management System) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards for Quality, Food Safety, Environmental Compliance and Occupational Health and Safety.EXPERIENCE:

          • Incumbent is preferred to have 3 years of Journeyman experience maintaining, repairing and trouble-shooting the following: Complex manufacturing equipment, hydraulic/pneumatic drive systems, mechanical drive systems, packaging equipment, basic electrical knowledge, welding and fabrication, basic machining skills, basic computer skills as well as being able to read blue-prints (P&ID) and operate CMM (SAP/EL) computer maintenance manager.

            It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

            To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

            The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

            This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Fort Smith , Cereal Maintenance Technician, Professions , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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