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H.J. Heinz Company.

Technical Group Leader - Lunchables

H.J. Heinz Company. - Avon, NY

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Technical Group Leader - Lunchables

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Job Title: Technical Group Leader

Location: Avon, NY

Our Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3


largest food and beverage company in North America and 5


largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

Role / Title

The Maintenance Technical Group Leader

is responsible for overall line performance across Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Morale. It will require leadership skills to drive team performance and maintenance skills to drive operational improvements. This position will focus on the successful operation of the production area to which they are assigned. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, who will provide daily leadership to all aspects of a safe and efficient operation that produces quality product, right the first time. Reinforces Safety, Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement as a critical business philosophy and supports implementation of Oscar / Rail action plans for assigned line, equipment and system design.

Technical Job Responsibilities:

Knowledgeable and capable of performing sanitation, line setup, start-up, adjustment and operation of equipment, proper shutdown & changeover as required to Kraft Heinz standards and to minimize downtime

Perform all required quality testing/checks and complete all required documentation for line operations: Quality (Quality Suites), Sanitation, Safety, etc.

Responsible for troubleshooting and repair of all equipment, planned and unplanned

Assist Maintenance Leads with basic electrical equipment troubleshooting and maintain/improve electrical control systems

Utilize maintenance windows to coordinate routine and non-routine activities on assigned equipment in order to ensure safety, product quality and optimum line efficiency. Will work across shifts and functions as needed to effectively operate as a team

Complete and document preventive maintenance inspections on assigned line as assigned by the Maintenance Lead. Recommend and implement continuous improvement on equipment/systems design

Ability to lead and participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) process to prevent reoccurring equipment failures. This will include driving completion of all agreed upon actions identified in RCFA.

Utilize SAP and other systems to document maintenance activities, order parts when applicable, assist in the scheduling and development of work orders

Recording and documentation as required by manual, computer and other systems. Ensures documentation is accurately completed using QCMS guidelines

Ensure compliance with Kraft Heinz quality rules

Leadership Job Responsibilities:

Holds team accountable to high standards across Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Morale

Ensure the team is organized and focused on the right business priorities at all times and provide continuity between shifts.

Lead Level 1 meetings, develop and owns plan for the shift that align with expected results for your area of responsibility, set direction for team and support team members where needed

Lead the execution of the plan during the shift including pit stops, loss elimination and OSCAR process.

Coordinate labor coverage with Supervisor and Shift Lead, including overtime coverage

Lead point of contact on technical projects in work area, interface with engineering on success criteria and vertical startup

Maintain a good working relationship with associates on all shifts within all departments, while supporting plant and departmental goals and vision

Train/Coach associates in area of responsibility on operations and technical understanding of equipment

Meet regularly with team members to share observations and identify help needed

Provide corrective actions and recommendations for improvements to the process

Manages administrative processes such as vacation scheduling, etc.

Manage sanitation and housekeeping activities and validate effectiveness

Check all paperwork for compliance

Reports and corrects unsafe acts and conditions. Recommends corrective action when necessary

Assist in product sequencing to minimize changeover time

Conform to all Kraft Heinz policies and procedures

All other duties as assigned by management in order to support efficient plant operations

Minimum Requirements:

This job requires flexibility to work first, second, and/or third shift, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum of 2 (two) years of experience in industrial maintenance

Required to pass job qualification criteria for position that includes, but is not limited to, mechanical skills testing

Must be able to perform and train self/others on basic mechanical skills, mechanical repairs and overhauls, maintenance systems, computer skills, new technologies in preventive/predictive maintenance, problem solving/troubleshooting, etc. where skills are not at the required level

Demonstrate good communication skills, leadership abilities and effective planning

Must be Powered Industrial Truck licensed and follow all safety rules and procedures

Physical Requirements:

Ability to work to flexible schedule including days, afternoons, midnights, weekends and overtime as needed.

Ability to work in all areas of the facility including hot and cold areas, and be exposed to wet and humid conditions; Ability to work near moving mechanical parts, high and/or confining places and in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually high, and ear protection is required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Pay Rate (per contract):

$24.81/hour, plus shift differential

EEO Statement

Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance.

Location (External)

Avon, NY

Removal Date


11 days 20 hours ago

H.J. Heinz Company.


Technical Group Leader - Lunchables H.J. Heinz Company. - Avon, NY, United States


Location: Avon, NY

Company Profile:
The H.J. Heinz Company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the most global of all U.S.-based food companies. Famous for our iconic brands on five continents, Heinz provides delicious, nutritious and convenient foods for families in 200 countries around the world. In more than 50 of those countries, we enjoy the number-one or number-two market position.