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Maintenance Mechanic in Lancaster, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


PA Lancaster

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Mechanic

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Observes machines and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions. 
  • Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems.
  • Adjusts functional parts of machine devices and control instruments, which includes change-over to new sizes and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality in supporting all manufacturing needs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance checks. Records all data as assigned.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery as needed.
  • Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of drive mechanism or hydraulic system, returning all unused parts to the parts room, disposing of defective parts, and returning shop tools to the tool room in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repairs and maintenance.
  • Performs all tasks in accordance with GMP’s, company policies and procedures.
  • Reviews downtime reports from production lines and develops corrective plans with Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Skill Factors/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Basic skills test required.  Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, programmable controllers, basic electric sills, as well as the desire to continue to improve ability and knowledge of existing and new equipment..
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • 3-5 years maintenance experience preferred. 
  • Experience in a packaging operation that includes glass and plastic containers preferred.
  • Must have the ability to use hand tools and trade-type tools: good motor coordination necessary.
  • Proven record of ability to handle equipment safely, sensibly and maturely.
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to make sensitive adjustments in equipment
  • Must be team-oriented with the ability to work with others and without direct supervision. 

Physical demands:

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to perform the following: standing, climbing, pulling and or pushing, carrying, grasping, reaching, twisting, turning and stooping
  • Good physical condition, able to lift 50 lbs frequently.


Must wear required personal protection equipment associated with manufacturing work environment and job duties.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.