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Maintenance Tech I (PM1 Shift)- Ben & Jerry's (Waterbury VT)

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Supply Chain
Waterbury, VT
Date posted:

Location: Waterbury, VT

PM Shift Hours: 7:00 pm- 7:30 am

Shift Pattern: 2/2/3

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. It takes a variety of people and disciplines to deliver a taste bud-boggling odyssey great enough to take you all the way to the state of euphoria.

Our Vermont Manufacturing team is currently looking for a Maintenance Technician I  to support our Waterbury, VT site.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The Maintenance Technician I role is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and repairing facilities/manufacturing equipment to ensure their reliable and safe operation.  

  • 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 course of action

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions by evaluating performance breakdowns, identifying root cause and taking corrective action

  • Design and fabricate changes to equipment to enhance process performance

  • Interpret and ensure compliance with building codes and regulations on projects

  • Participate on project teams comprised of Engineering, 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

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

  • Active participation and development in WCM methodology

  • Develop and conduct training modules

  • Membership and active participation on the Hazmat team is a requirement of this role

  • All other duties as assigned

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 GED equivalent (REQUIRED)

  • Strong mechanical troubleshooting skills required

  • Welding and fabricating skills strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes sufficient to ensure compliance with industry and company standards

  • Basic 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

  • Willingness to work on the manufacturing floor--to be exposed to mechanical operations and cleaning/caustic solutions

  • Basic computer skills; including ability to utilize email and MS Excel and to access work orders

  • Required to occasionally lift 50 lbs

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

  • This is a direct hire, 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).

  • Covid-19 guidelines/protocols are enforced.


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, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics by federal, state, or local law. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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

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