Maintenance Technician - $3,000 Retention Bonus

Kraft Heinz

(Day & Night Shifts available)

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others. 


No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!


Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone.  You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.


Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Pay Range: $22.46-$28.50
  • Medical.
  • Dental.
  • Vision.
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, etc..
  • (HRA) Health Reimbursement Account or (HSA) Health Savings Account.
  • Start earning PTO at hire, generous
  • Non-Union (FOIP) Field Operations Incentive Plan- BONUS PLAN
  • Potential of $3,000 Retention Bonus.


Work Schedule:

  • 12 Hour Schedule – 2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off
  • Days (6:00am – 6:30pm), Nights (6:00pm - 6:30am)


Plant Overview:

  • 3 Shift Operation
  • Non- Union Facility with approximately 270 hourly staff members which are a mix of temporary and full-time associates.
  • 100% Food Service, 4 bag soup lines, 1 tub line, 18 Kettles, 5 Filling lines, and 4 packaging lines.
  • Products include Frozen Soups and Macaroni & Cheese


Company History: 

Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids started as Ashby Soups and was originated in the mid 1980’s by Jamie and Shannon Ashby, along with their mother, using family held recipes for many kinds of soups. In the 1990s’ the name was changed to Quality Chef Foods. Heinz acquired Quality Chef foods in the mid 2000’s. In 2015 Kraft and Heinz merged to become Kraft Heinz as we know it today.


Community Overview:

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area is known as the cultural corridor.  There is always something to do, a site to visit or a show to see! Also, from Cedar Rapids there is an easy commute, great school communities, low crime rates and bike friendly. Cost of living ratio great.  Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, a dynamic art scene, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. You’ll find that Cedar Rapids offers one of the best places to live, work and play in the Midwest. More information on Cedar Rapids, IA can be found at:


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! Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids is looking for candidates that want to make great soups!

The Maintenance Tech at Kraft Heinz in Cedar Rapids will participate in and contribute to any and all activities relating to the maintenance of equipment, building and grounds. Result of successful execution of the duties of this position will help insure the facilities and equipment are in top performing condition at all times.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Maintains and services production equipment to keep in good working order.
  • Technical knowledge of how to efficiently operate, service and repair all production equipment.
  • Proficient at trouble shooting and adjusting the production operating equipment.
  • Maintains a safe working environment to comply with safety and Food Safety standards consistently throughout the day.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to work in a safe manner.
  • Must ensure that quality products are being produced.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Responsible for following all Food Safety Policies and Safety Procedures.
  • Basic electrical skills such as but not limited to operation of a multi-meter for purposes of troubleshooting simple electrical circuits
  • Basic Hydraulic system knowledge
  • Basic Pneumatic system knowledge
  • Basic Plumbing system knowledge
  • General PSM Knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with power and hand tools
  • Basic welding preferred
  • May be required to lift 50+ pounds.
  • Responsible for Q-RMP standards implementation as defined by the accountability list document
  • Employees will follow all safety protocols and perform their job responsibilities in a safe manner. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.


Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Job ID: 74154

Posted 17 days ago

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