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Maintenance/Controls Technician (Ben & Jerry's)

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Waterbury, VT
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Maintenance/ Controls Technician I / II

Location - Waterbury, VT

WE Daya: (2) 12 hour shifts 6:30 am - 7:00 pm (Sat /Sun) + (2) 8 hour shifts 6:30 am - 3:00 pm (Mon/Tues)

WE Nights: (2) 12 hour shifts 6:30 pm - 7:00 am (Sat /Sun) + (2) 8 hour shifts 6:30 pm - 3:00 am (Mon/Tues)

Base Pay rate $33.25 - $37.06 | Weekly Pay Periods

WE Days - additional $2.50 shift differential

WE Night - additional $4.75 shift differential

Benefit Overview:

  • These are direct hires, full time position with a full benefits package (*Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit sharing, Tuition/Fitness reimbursement, Paid leaves, Qrtly Bonus payouts, etc.)

  • Benefits are effective the first day of hire (where applicable)

  • FREE pints of ice cream daily / Vermont Attractions Discounts / Patagonia & PrAna Partnership discounts

  • Uniforms and PPE provided by the company

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Background & Purpose of the Job:

Ben & Jerry’s produces super premium ice cream known for its high quality and unique add-ins ranging from large chunks of bakery items, chocolate, nuts, sauces and candy pieces, all with their own quirky memorable names.  We make the best possible ice cream in the nicest way possible and deliver a taste bud-boggling odyssey great enough to take you all the way to the state of euphoria.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The Maintenance /Controls Technician I / II will maintain, monitor and repair facilities/manufacturing equipment to ensure their reliable and safe operation.  Execute WO’s and PM’s for ensuring ice cream equipment is ready for service.  Support controls team with PLC and Servo diagnostics, programming, and troubleshooting.  SCADA/HMI screens and VB coding. VFD setup and support, controls systems. Networking. Robot troubleshooting.

  • Plan, perform and/or oversee preventive maintenance on equipment.

  • Plan and perform routine system evaluations of mechanical equipment, identifying performance trends or issues and recommending courses of action.

  • Responsible for PLC programming and troubleshooting.

  • Assist with Controls system modifications and projects.

  • Create and troubleshoot iFIX screens, including visual basic coding.

  • Servo and VFD systems troubleshooting, and programming as needed.

  • Engineering network troubleshooting.

  • Learn Robot troubleshooting,

  • Learn FT View ME.

  • Participate on evaluation teams comprised of R&D personnel, contractors and vendors to introduce new processes and/or equipment.

  • Draft procedures and manuals for preventive maintenance of process systems and equipment.

  • Ensure compliance with GMPs and safety policies while planning and completing projects.

  • Develop and conduct training modules.

  • Ensure that our required safety practices are being followed at all times by contractors performing work.

  • Membership and active participation on the Hazmat team (including IC training) is a requirement of this role.

  • #SUM123

In addition, there will be exposure to allergens, including but not limited to dairy, eggs, tree nuts, coconut, peanuts, wheat (gluten), soybean and cinnamon.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.  Higher education preferred.

  • Strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills required

  • Strong Computer Knowledge and Aptitude 

  • Strong PLC knowledge (coding and troubleshooting)

  • Strong Electrical skills (schematics and low voltage)

  • Advanced project management skills sufficient to effectively work cross-functionally with other departments to adhere to time lines

  • Experience working in a maintenance shop, using power tools, bench tools, and other various machinery.

  • Required to occasionally lift 50 lbs.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening, which may include drug screening and background check.

*Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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