Fortress Nutrition

Are you looking to join a rapidly growing company and develop your career?
At Fortress Nutrition, we are a contract manufacturer taking over the RTD (ready-to-drink) beverage manufacturing industry! From energy drinks to sparkling teas, hard seltzers to cocktails in a can, we make products for some of the most up and coming beverage companies on the market!

Due to our rapid growth and expansion, we recently launched a 2nd shift in October, and have a brand-new 3rd shift taking off in the upcoming weeks to expand our manufacturing capabilities and meet customer demands!

We are seeking hardworking individuals who want to be productive members of a team, sharing passion and pride for producing high quality, safe and delicious products that go straight to the store shelves!

What Your Compensation Package Will Look Like:

  • $34.00-$37.00 per hour (based on experience) + $2.00 shift premium!
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K with GREAT Company Match
  • Affordable Insurance – (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • Company Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life & AD&D
  • Referral Bonuses
  • AND more!

What Your Schedule Will Look Like:

  • Training Schedule: 4:00pm-12:30am, Monday-Friday
    • Training with 2nd Shift Lead is required before moving to 3rd shift
  • Standard Hours: 10:00pm-6:30am, Monday-Friday

 

Job Summary: Working as part of the Maintenance team, the Lead Maintenance Technician is responsible for overseeing all aspects of maintenance and maintenance technicians daily tasks on our 3rd shift high-speed canning/beverage operations, supporting the day-to-day production related activities by maintaining, diagnosing and repairing equipment within the facility.

*This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to take on a leadership role in the maintenance department.*

What You’ll Do:

  • Act as the main contact for all 3rd shift production maintenance concerns; delegate tasks based on priority to other technicians to ensure work orders are completed timely and successfully providing guidance and support.
  • Communicate all 3rd shift maintenance concerns, completed projects and outstanding tasks in daily shift report to the Maintenance Manager.
  • Troubleshoot and repair production lines and equipment using mechanical and electrical knowledge.
  • Complete product setups and changeovers; support general operations as needed.
  • Oversee the workload of production staff, ensuring all GMP and HACCP guidelines are adhered to when the Shift Supervisor is unavailable.
  • Execute a preventative maintenance schedule for the upkeep of machines and facilities equipment.
  • Conduct repairs and preventive maintenance to minimize interference with production operations and maximize up time.
  • Complete minor plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs to the building as needed.
  • Conduct root cause failure analysis and engage with vendors to troubleshoot machinery.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
  • Monitor equipment for unusual sounds or movements to detect malfunctions and diagnose issues.
  • Dismantle defective machines and install new or repaired parts according to specifications and blueprints.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities and issues, maintenance completed on machines, and equipment status on 3rd shift.
  • Provide both guidance and tactical assistance to the supervisors and production personnel in the repair, maintenance, and installations including daily process problem-solving.
  • Apply understanding of how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes to identify options and best solution.
  • Respond quickly to production line calls and resolves issues promptly; communicate progress to leadership as appropriate.
  • Adjust functional parts of machinery and control equipment to make them work more efficiently.
  • Follow standards for food safety and food quality production according to GMP, CFR, as well as the regulations of major customers and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA and EPA.
  • Comply with all safety and quality regulations, reporting issues to the Maintenance Manager.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

What We’re Looking For:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required; 2-year degree in Mechanical or Electrical preferred
  • 4+ years’ electrical/mechanical maintenance experience in a packaging manufacturing environment required
  • 2+ years’ experience in a Lead or Supervisory role required
  • Previous experience working in food/beverage manufacturing, or bottle/canning facility strongly preferred
  • Experience in electrical, mechanical, high-speed packaging and PLC is strongly desired
  • Familiarity with food safety/quality programs such as GMP and CFR is strongly desired
  • Ability to lead a team to stay on task, adapt to changes in priorities, and demonstrate strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to communicate effectively and timely with operations personnel and leadership
  • Great problem-solver with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; converse and listen; sit; stand; walk; kneel; bend at waist
  • Required to lift, carry, move, push or pull materials, product or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, up to ten (10) hours in one shift

 

To apply for this position, please email your resume directly to careers@fortressllc.com.

Fortress Nutrition is an equal opportunity employer.