Maintenance Technician- 3rd Shift - Gridley, IL

Maintenance Technician- 3rd Shift - Gridley, IL - Kerry

Job description

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, and at least three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one or small group situations


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


No Certification required


Ability to use equipment for lifting materials in within the plant and maintenance warehousing area. Prior forklift experience preferred and ability to pass Kerry’s forklift testing. Prior work computer experience.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to use all types of welding, cutting, machine, and hand tools.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, talk, hear, and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally team lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office and stockroom near a garage area and exposes the employee to various fumes and gases from vehicle exhausts, solvents, grease, oils, paint and other chemical hazards and extreme weather conditions while working outside.


The 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician position is located at our Gridley, IL, which is a part of our Cereal division within Kerry. Must be able to work 12 hour shifts from 6:00pm - 6:00am and every other weekend. 48 and 36 hours every other week is the regular schedule.

A list of responsibilities are below:

  • Inspects and tests machinery, and equipment.
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors, operators or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearing, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic steam, and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment.
  • Basic electrical troubleshooting and repair
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such a grinder, and drill to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools.
  • Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
  • Fabricates and repairs counters, benches, partitions, and other metal structures.
  • Troubleshoots all problems with building and performs preventative maintenance.
  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.

More information about the job
Is Relocation Available?
Is there a bonus structure?
Are you open to sponsorship?
This position is:
New Position
Is there a possibility to work remote?
Is there equity?
Are there flexible work hours?
Does this position have direct reports?
Who does this position report to?
Maintenance Supervisor
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Experience with preventative maintenance Must be willing to work 3rd shift Must be able to work 12 hour shifts from 6:00pm - 6:00am and every other weekend. 48 and 36 hours every other week is the regular schedule. 3 years previous experience HS diploma or GED
What are the nice-to-have skills?
Associates or bachelors degree Food/Bev/pharma manufacturing experience - preferred not required
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
Very team oriented - everyone is willing to help
Sturtevant, WI
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