Packaging Mechanic


Somerset, NJ



Job Type



2nd Shift - 3pm-11pm

Job Brief

  • Responsible for the continuous and uninterrupted functioning of all packaging line systems and equipment
  • Interacts with plant and production management, and the maintenance department


  • Troubleshoot and repair all packaging line systems and equipment including vertical form and fill bagging machines, rotary cartoners, weigh scales, tapers and conveyors
  • Make changeover adjustments to product bag, box size changes and to the machines
  • Report food safety and quality issues to Plant management and SQFP
  • Follow PIM Brands GMP rules
  • Monitor fellow employees for adherence to GMP’s.
  • Perform preventive maintenance to ensure all packaging equipment functions properly
  • Grease, oil, clean, adjust and track all appropriate places as set forth by manufacturer’s recommended PM schedules
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of work in the equipment logbooks, communications , and verbally to coworkers during shift hand offs
  • Assist in the training of others
  • Maintain machinery to comply with customer specifications as well as manufacturers specifications
  • Maintain and repair all machinery such that food safety and quality is ensured
  • Maintain equipment to effectively in order to meet production goals.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed


  • High School education or equivalent is strongly preferred
  • Practical experience in troubleshooting and diagnosing all major pieces of packaging equipment highly preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in repairing of manufacturing packaging equipment.
  • Must be able to competently adjust and repair packaging equipment in a timely manner
  • Must be skilled in mechanical repair, equipment set up, preventive maintenance and equipment changeovers
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, properly complete documentation (daily time sheets, line changeover sheets, critical control point sheets, etc.) and equipment logbooks is essential
  • Basic math and computer skills are preferred
  • Willing to be trained
  • Ability to read, speak, and write English is required


Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive, flexible employee benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance, an employer-matched 401(K) plan, vacation and PTO time, discretionary bonus and of course CANDY!

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