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Maintenance Technician
Company: Nestle
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 02/25/2021
Expire Date: 03/07/2021
Job Categories: Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Transportation, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Maintenance Technician
Our Mechanicsburg factory, built in 1969, is located just eight miles west of Pennsylvania’s state capital of Harrisburg. Unique to this factory, it’s situated at a transportation crossroads where three of the U.S.’s most heavily-traveled interstate highways traverse the region. With 40 percent of the U.S. population located within 500 miles, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this area offers our associates both small-town living with quick and easy access to the “purrrrr-ks” of a big city. Our Mechanicsburg factory is one of the largest manufacturers in the area and produces a large portion of Nestlé Purina’s dry pet food portfolio, including Puppy Chow®, Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Pro Plan®, Alpo®, Kitten Chow®, Cat Chow®, Friskies®, Nestlé Purina ONE® and Kit ‘N Kaboodle®. Beyond our work in pet food production, we support various local animal shelters and organizations (Susquehanna Service Dogs Organization and Woofstock among others) to more deeply impact our ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. 

As a Maintenance Technician, you will ensure operation of industrial and packaging machinery by performing preventative and predictive maintenance tasks as assigned.  Your role in the bigger picture is to manage the preventative and predictive maintenance, troubleshoot PLCs, and to improve the functionality and safe working order of our manufacturing equipment and machinery.  You will work in hot, cold, and dusty environments. So, if you’re up for the dare to expand your career in the world of manufacturing, join our Purina Family.  We’ll always challenge you to think: “What’s Next?”


  • Mechanical: Knowledge of bearings, conveyors, sprockets, power transmissions, chains, basic pneumatics/hydraulic systems and general knowledge of pump operations and rigging terminology/utilization. 
  • Electrical: Knowledge and understanding of Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits, motor connections and power sources, ac/dc motors and transformers.  Identifies electrical components and their functions.
  • Welding/Cutting: Knowledge and utilization of PPE and safety for tasks, techniques (stick/mig), set up of equipment, basic gas cutting, proper grounding and equipment maintenance.
  • Lubrication: Knowledge and purpose of lubrication as well as identifying best types of lubrication for situation.  Collects oil samples and analyses as needed. 
  • Adheres to all safety policies and cooperates with all regulatory, factory and divisional safety standards/requirements and department(s).  Identifies and reports all hazards immediately.
  • Adhere to all factory and divisional quality and safety standards
  • Performs all quality checks as required by position and/or product and as documented within factory quality system.  Ensures understanding and abides by the Nestle Quality Management System.

Qualifications & Requirements


High School Diploma or GED

Experience (Years/Type):
1 or more years of related maintenance experience in a manufacturing, industrial, technical, automotive or military environment OR two year technical degree.

To our veterans and separated service members—you’re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you’ll consider sharing in our mission—you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

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