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Maintenance Technician


Lebanon, TN, US


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Hours: 6am-630pm or 6pm-630am, 4 days on, 4 days off, Rotate day/nights on 3-month frequency


Job Purpose/Overview

The reliability technician works within reliability team to maintain equipment through work order completion and preventative maintenance program.  They work as a two or three-person team with responsibility for the entire factory on their shift.


Key Responsibilities

  • Repair and maintain various processing equipment Including pneumatic, mechanical and electrical systems up to 480V.  Equipment Includes extruders, hammer mills, and packaging equipment (palletizers, dosers, packers, and wrappers)
  • Use Allen Bradley PLC ladder logic to trouble-shoot equipment Issues and resolve
  • Use trouble-shooting tools like 5-whys and fishbone diagram to solve problems and reduce downtime on a shift
  • Work with operations and quality team to Implement food safe repairs to equipment
  • Perform timely and effective preventive maintenance tasks as assigned by reliability schedule to prevent downtime or quality incident
  • Context and Scope
  • The reliability tech will work as part of a two-person maintenance team on shift.  They will be assigned work order to accomplish but also use their maintenance awareness to address issues before they become a problem.


Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience
  • Minimum of 3 years in a food or healthcare production environment

Knowledge / Experience

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing high speed packaging equipment;
  • Ability to read and troubleshoot with electrical prints
  • Knowledge of CMMS work order/PM programs
  • Familiarity with TPM system or other preventative maintenance program
  • Allen-Bradley or Omron PLC controls knowledge for troubleshooting only


Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills

  • Familiarity with Rockwell Allen Bradley control tools
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Experience In high speed production environment where food safety and human safety are more Important than production output
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanical and electrical skills
  • TPM experience


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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