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Maintenance Mechanic - Night Shift ($30.65 + .50 shift diff)

  • Posted: 4 Oct 2021
  • Supply Chain
  • Bridgeton
  • United States

About the job

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives.  Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. 
With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

Danone North America is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic - Night Shift ($30.65 + .50 shift diff) in Bridgeton, New Jersey.


This position is responsible to execute maintenance activities which support the entire Bridgeton operation. Cooperation with the maintenance planner, lead, and operations personnel for execution of work to be performed is vital. Ensure the plant is maintained in a safe, efficient manner, in accordance with plant procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Proactive identification of issues, notifying, and rectifying them with both the Maintenance and Operations team is required. Continuous development and formal training to increase skill level is essential. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, cooperative, reliable, patient, considerate, respectful, and passionate about the work that needs to be done. They must have a consistent work history, ability to flex schedule based on business needs.    

About you



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The following job functions are not all-inclusive.  The employee will be required to perform other job-related tasks/responsibilities requested by the maintenance or operations supervisor.  Job duties may change as required by the needs of the company.


  • Perform skilled repair and maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand and power tools, hydraulic presses and shears, welding equipment, and electronic diagnostic.
  • Efficiently and successfully perform work assignments based on work assigned by the planner and lead mechanic. 
  • Ensure Work level and performance is maintained to the highest standard. These will be reviewed by the Maintenance Supervisor/Maintenance Manager (Work is considered: Work orders, emergency repairs, Line walks to identify required repairs, assisting production, meetings, paperwork completion. Etc.)
  • Keep complete and accurate records on all maintenance data. Ensure all work orders, preventive maintenance, emergency calls, and parts used, are logged into the maintenance planning system to ensure everything essential is captured.
  • Tour and network regularly with other departments. Examine objects, systems, and facilities. Analyze information to determine needed services or repairs. Share data to maintenance planning system, lead, planner, and supervisor.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Inspect and monitor work in operational areas, examine tools and equipment to detect and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures, safety rules, and cleanliness.
  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools and gauges to verify conformance to standards and repair requirements.
  • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, and replacement parts.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, schematics and work orders to assist in repairs.
  • Coordinate with lead, planner, and supervisor in the correction/modification of work instructions that provide direction to the Maintenance department.
  • Flexibility if required to work overtime
  • Support Utilities as business need requires
  • Assist Operations department as needed
  • Any other assigned tasks / duties



High School diploma or GED required; minimum of two (2) years mechanical/electrical maintenance or related-industry experience; requires ability to work in a team environment, which includes being self-motivated, accepting responsibilities, completing assigned action items, and participating in a proactive manner in all team events.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. Professionalism and respect is mandatory in all settings. One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The position requires knowledge of the following:


MP2 and/or other Maintenance planning software

Blueprint/Schematic Reading



Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals. Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple instructions. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, and small group situations, to other employees of the organization. Ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken word levels.



Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Possess the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Must have the ability to apply commonsense and understanding when carrying out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Must have the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize and organize various tasks.

Must have the ability to demonstrate superb decision-making skills to determine the best course of action when performing the responsibilities of the job

Must demonstrate the ability to identify potential challenges within the process and when to notify the chain of command to prevent process failures



  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Knowledge of CIP/SIP (clean in progress) procedures
  • Knowledge of safety programs and procedures
  • Available and willing to be contacted by phone in the event of an emergency and be able to work both fixed and flexible schedules including weekends, late shifts and overtime



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. 


The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.


The position requires manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to run processing equipment. Normal range of hearing and vision is required.


There is occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.


The position is exposed to machines, chemicals and solvents. Must be able to operate simple and, or complex heavy-duty machinery. 


Requires working in areas that are not ventilated or air-conditioned.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places. Use of proper personal protective equipment is mandatory.


There are high noise level areas in the work environment. Use of proper personal protective equipment is mandatory.


The process uses steam to maintain product sterility. There are high heat and humidity areas in the plant.  Use of proper personal protective equipment is mandatory.

About us


At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.