Changeover Technician (3rd Shift) in Bridgeport NJ

Chelten House Products
Changeover Technician (3rd Shift)
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Bridgeport NJ
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor
Chelten House - Changeover Technician (3rd Shift Only)

Who We Are:

  • Chelten House Products, Inc. is a fourth-generation, family-owned, food industry manufacturer, with facilities in Swedesboro, New Jersey. We are an essential business, and an industry leader, who prioritizes putting food on the table for the communities we serve. While we are widely recognized for our commitment to creating the finest tasting pasta sauces, salad dressings, salsas, ketchups, and other sauces and blends, we are contributing to something more, providing security and comfort in putting food on your family's table.
  • Chelten House offers competitive pay and benefits, and to us, the safety of you and your family takes precedence. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Chelten House has implemented and enforced stringent safety measures, numerous social distancing protocols, and thorough return-to-work guidelines.

What We Have:

  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits such as medical, vision and dental
  • Company-wide perks, including, (7) paid holidays, employee appreciation events, and celebratory outings
  • Supplemental benefits including life insurance and 401k contributions
  • Safe work environments to reduce the transmission of COVID-19
  • Philanthropic endeavors and community involvement
  • Incentive-based Refer-a-Friend Program
  • Team training sessions and advancement opportunities
  • A diversified workforce committed to excellence and innovation
  • Transparent and accessible leadership team, including, monthly lunches with ownership
  • Convenient location for travel and commute
  • Shift flexibility and selection upon hire

What We Need:

  • We need a Changeover Technician who is responsible for performing production line change-overs, completing basic Preventative Maintenance tasks, executing on pre-flight tasks and ensuring seamless line start-ups.

What You Will Do:

  • You will perform basic Operator level Preventative Maintenance. This includes, but is not limited to greasing, lubrication, inspection of wear parts, replacing o-rings and gaskets, testing sensors and photo-eyes and general cleaning tasks.
  • You will manage Pre-flight production lines prior to line start-up each morning. Must be able to identify machine set-up inadequacies and make necessary adjustments during pre-flight process.
  • You will identify potential maintenance corrective actions and generate Maintenance Work Orders in the CMMS system.
  • You will stage all necessary raw materials in preparation of line start-up each morning.
  • You will stage all necessary Quality Control documentation, production schedules, change-over checklists and Bill of Materials for all machine center workstations.
  • You will prepare all necessary Quality Control tools (scales, torque meters, thermometers, etc.) in their designated locations in preparation for line start-up.
  • You will audit and maintain all change parts carts and change-over tooling for cleanliness, broken or missing parts.
  • You will audit and maintain all necessary tools for 5S compliance.
  • You will maintain all cleaning tools (squeegees, scrapers, brooms, etc.) post-sanitation each night in preparation for line start-up.
  • You will attend and participate in Kick-off and Close-out meetings at the start and end of each shift to identify success and opportunity with the change-over of each production line. Will be expected to identify and produce action items for Continuous Improvement of change-over process.
  • You will partner with leadership on Continuous Improvement tasks such as SOP development, creating One Point Lesson job instructions, and 5S change-over parts and tooling.

What You Need:

  • Minimum of a High School Education
  • Technical schooling preferred
  • 2+ years' experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a Maintenance or Machine Operator role
  • Experience with machine or tooling change-overs
  • Comprehension of Preventative Maintenance
  • Experience in performing basic lubrication, greasing and parts inspection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professionalism, problem solving, attention to detail

  • Self-motivated with a strong dedication for success, taking pride in workmanship
  • Working effectively in a team environment, positive attitude
  • Participation in employee training as it relates to GMP's, Health and Safety, periodic technical training as it relates to internal development, active participation of Line Improvement and Optimization activities ensuring high performance of Production
  • Computer proficiency, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook etc.
  • Knowledge of food safety, HACCP, GMP and other quality programs
  • Ability to work in varying climates
  • Ability to work independently with high quality and productivity
  • Willing to work flexible hours and frequent overtime including weekends
  • Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, blueprints, diagrams, schematics, equipment instructions, requirements and business correspondences.
  • Ability to safely lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work in an environment exposed to milk, egg, mustard, peanuts, fish, sulfites, sesame, soy, tree nuts, and wheat allergens
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