Packaging Technician (2nd shift)

Position Available

Packaging Technician (2nd shift)


Job Type


Program Area

Advanced Manufacturing

Position Qualifications

See below for position qualifications

Company Name

Fresh Express


(717) 635-4614

Contact Person

Govinda Kharel


Company Address

Harrisburg, PA

Company Website


Position Summary:

Maintenance Packaging Technician is responsible for safely maintaining, repairing, replacing and modifying all processing, packaging and facility equipment with optimal quality and efficiency.

Position Functions

  • Operate CMMS system and demonstrate 100% functionality in order to complete work orders as well as log corrective maintenance issues in the system
  • Effectively communicate with production personnel and other mechanics to identify problematic areas of concern; provide and receive feedback and/or support through collection and analysis of information
  • Perform electrical repairs and troubleshoot for the following: PLC Controls, AC & DC motor controls, solid state motor controls, advance circuits and grounding, interpret diagrams and test equipment
  • Read schematics, drawings, and manuals to establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Support facility maintenance equipment, which includes the following: waste water equipment, compressed air, refrigeration and building safety equipment
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the company’s objectives including productivity, yields, food safety, quality, customer service and cost goals; daily work activities should support achieving those goals
  • Perform daily inspections, emergency repairs, and routine adjustments; follow periodic preventive maintenance schedule
  • Maintain organized documentation, inspection records, etc
  • Serve as a resource to other departments in order to resolve mechanical issues and maintain production efficiencies
  • Provide support to Process Improvement (PI) projects and participate on safety teams
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Position Skills & Qualifications Desired

  • Must possess proficient mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic troubleshooting skills (logic and control circuits) and emergency repair skills; ability to identify and repair problematic issues concerning all equipment and machinery, including finding innovative solutions to recurrent problems
  • Ability to use multi-meter and other measurement instruments
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Must work effectively in a team setting
  • Must demonstrate a basic ability to cross-train other mechanics as well as production personnel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft computer programs: Outlook, Word and Excel (ability to enter data into the system)
  • Ability to use Computerized Maintenance Management System to track work orders, PM’s, and inventory
  • Ability to demonstrate math skills as part of the daily activities such as fractions, decimals, percentages and the metric system; efficient with ratios, metric system, and formulas
  • Ability to understand schematics, drawings, and manuals to establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Familiarity with preventive and reliability based maintenance
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC controls, such as Allen-Bradley, GE Fanuc
  • Ability to demonstrate proficient fabrication and welding skills
  • Food processing industry experience
  • Should achieve a passing score on the Ramsay exam

Position Experience Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience with industrial, high speed processing, packaging, weighing, filling and inspection equipment OR minimum two years of technical training

Position Education & Training Preferred:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma/GED, some Technical School coursework, or Mechanical Certification (must have at least one of these three items to be considered)

Other Information:

Physical Requirements: The employee is required to stand for extended periods of time (duration of the shift, 8 hours or more); walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend continuously; or crawl. The incumbent must be able to climb stairs and ladders or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift; and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to push/pull/lift and/or move 50 pounds. The incumbent must operate light motorized equipment, hand and power tools skillfully and safely.

Work Environment: The employee is occasionally exposed to wet/cold conditions of 34 – 36 degrees and also at times hot conditions; high, precarious places (ex: 25 feet above ground level for extended hours); and outside weather conditions (rooftop). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud, which may require hearing protection. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.