Industrial Maintenance Technician - Lawrence Plant

Posted Date:  Sep 23, 2023
Requisition Number:  119661

Location: Lawrence, KS

We are mixing up something new in Lawrence, KS. This is an exciting time to join our team. Pretzels, Inc is now a part of Hershey Salty Snacks. We have over 40 years of experience in making pretzels and delivering high quality snacks to consumers.



  • $2000 Sign On Bonus! 
  • Starting at $30.00/hour. Includes $1.00/hour shift differential pay
  • Paid Overtime every other week


Total Rewards:

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision) Starting Day 1 !!!
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan- with generous company match
  • Paid Time Off



  • We require that you are flexible to work any shift, weekends, overtime and holidays
  • Scheduled assignments upon hire are determined by plant needs and will be discussed further during interview process 


Candidate Process:

Please note- communication will be through phone, email, and text. Ensure you have access to a valid email address

  • Qualified applicants will receive a phone call to schedule an onsite interview
  • Post Offer Background Check, Drug screen, and Physical required


Job Summary

This position will be responsible for accomplishing assigned tasks on time and within budget. Must have excellent mechanical and electrical skills in project development as well as troubleshooting repairs and is a team player that is self-supervised with excellent communication and follow-up skills. Works indoors and outdoors and has exposure to all weather conditions, and may be exposed to chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, and poor ventilation. Will also work around mechanical, electrical, heat and explosive hazards. 


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Maintains accurate maintenance records.
  • Installation of new production machinery.
  • Responsible for completing all daily, preventative, and predictive maintenance activities as assigned with regards to food safety and the reduction of equipment failures.
  • Responds to production needs and troubleshoots machines and machine/line control schemes, performs repairs and preventative maintenance on production and non-production equipment.  Provides both production and maintenance supervision with timely follow-up communication on above repairs.
  • Works with other members of Maintenance to contribute improvements to/update all PM procedures.
  • Works with other members of Maintenance to prioritize maintenance jobs, help collect and analyze downtime information, gives input on all maintenance opportunities to improve plant operations.
  • Supervise work of outside contractors
  • Follows all personal and food safety requirements, especially those with respect to SQF guidelines.
  • Maintains clean and orderly tools, and work area and contributes to the department 5S initiative.
  • Locates problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.



  • Minimum of a High School education
  • Familiar with SQF, FDA, and OSHA requirements
  • 4 years Machine Maintenance Experience
  • Ability to Mig and/or Tig Weld and/or Industrial electrician (480V systems)


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Prior experience with electrical and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Industrial Electrician 120V/480V
  • Robotics and control experience
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.


Preferred Skills

  • 2 year technical degree or Associate degree in Industrial Maintenance and/or equivalent combination or education and experience.
  • Prefer 4 years’ experience as a general type of maintenance technician in the food packaging industry.
  • Experience working on baggers or bagging equipment. 


Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands to arms; talk to hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive lost of all responsibilities, duties, qualifications or working conditions.


Nearest Major Market: Lawrence