Date Posted: June 11, 2024

Deadline: July 11, 2024

Organization: Artisan Kitchens

Location: Newberry

City: Newberry

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: • Dental insurance • Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Referral program • Vision insurance

  • Education. Minimum Required: High School Diploma. Preferred: Associate degree in Vocational Training in Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics or Technical School Certification in related field.
  • 5+ year’s industrial maintenance experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with operation of waste water plant is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of heat exchangers, vacuum pumps, basic knowledge of PLC programming, and three phase electrical systems.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
Job Description:


The position of Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for maximizing the uptime and effective throughput of plant processing equipment from receipt of raw ingredients, staging and through the palletizing and warehousing of finished product. Ideal candidate for this position will have experience troubleshooting issues and maintaining typical food manufacturing equipment. This is a very collaborative position that works extremely closely with the production department in order to help determine gaps in training as well as ideas in order to develop and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork.


Performs maintenance in all areas of the plant on a scheduled or emergency basis as directed by work orders and/or direction from lead and/or maintenance manager:

  • Mechanical/Electrical Repairs for processing equipment standard to the Food Processing Industry
  • Mechanical Transfer Systems (Conveyor systems)
  • Pneumatic Transfer Systems.
  • High volume Vacuum / seal packaging equipment
  • Hot water cooker equipment.
  • Automated / Semi automated primary and secondary packaging equipment
  • Automated / Semi automated palletizing equipment
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Communication and Automation Systems. Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems, PLC programs, motor VFD’s and other electronic systems.
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Air Handling Systems
  • Waste water treatment plant
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Security
  • Plant Utility Systems
  • Compressed Air Systems.
  • Chillers.
  • Hot water system (Direct flame Heat exchanger)
  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Working Knowledge of Common Industrial Components
  • Respond urgently to unscheduled/emergency work orders through the use of CMMS system.
  • Conduct root cause of equipment failure and develop course of action to prevent future failures with direction from management.
  • Receive direction and complete assigned work from Maintenance Lead and/or Maintenance Manager.
  • Document work completed in Maintenance CMMS System
  • Coordinate directly with Production Department to coordinate maintenance and repair work.
  • Help develop and implement the plant preventative maintenance program.
  • Troubleshoot issues with structured approach to minimize production impact
  • Communicate repair steps to production to increase working knowledge of the operator
  • Participates in safety, health, and environmental programs.
  • Housekeeping duties to include sweeping, cleaning and sanitizing both work areas throughout the plant and maintenance shop area, as necessary.
  • Report any food safety issue observed to any Management team member.
  • Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Works with contractors and assists with new installations and other projects, as necessary.
  • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
  • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (e.g. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
  • Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
  • Ability to weld or fabricate a plus.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/plant manager.
• 8 hour shift
• Holidays
• Monday to Friday
• Night shift
• Overtime
• Weekends as needed
Contact Name:
Lisa Smarzik
Contact Phone Number: (803) 321-1933 ext 310
Application Process:
Email Resume to Lisa Smarzik please title email Resume Maintenance Technician 2nd Shift
Employer Address:

2060 Alexander St
Newberry, SC 29108
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.