The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC Manufacturing Production Technician in Alpharetta, Georgia
After more than 65 years, The Honey Baked Ham Company continues to be a successful, family-owned business, serving customers at our 425+ retail locations across the United States. We're the home of The World's Best Ham™ and the secret to our success isn't a secret at all--it's our people. We're a high-performance team committed to being authentic in everything we do and to living our Values in full view of the communities we serve.
We have an entrepreneurial spirit that's brought us a lot of success and we're looking for a Manufacturing Production Technician to join the team in our Alpharetta office. Our perfect candidate will thrive in a fun and casual environment, pay it forward daily, and add value to the company by developing and maintaining proprietary processing equipment across the Honeybaked store network, at our eCommerce operation(s), and in use at our suppliers. The role will be responsible for developing, documenting, and delivering regular inspections and training to ensure ongoing optimal operation of proprietary equipment.
WHAT THIS ROLE DOES
Supports equipment design, modification, and conversion projects for proprietary equipment used at retail stores and at suppliers to include -- but not be limited to -- slicing equipment.
Collaborates internally and externally to ensure sound maintenance practices and programs for proprietary equipment maintenance are in place.
Across the retail store network
At eCommerce operation(s)
At suppliers using our equipment
Regularly inspects proprietary equipment in use at suppliers and ensures training/retraining occurs to ensure optimal ongoing operation of equipment.
Supports the development and management of processes required to support the use of proprietary slicing equipment including but not limited to:
Asset control and tracking
Supplier maintenance procedures
Spare parts inventory and repair process management
Slicer data transfer and management
PLC software version control and management
Supports the maintenance of records and historical equipment archives related to proprietary equipment, rationale for design choices, and protecting the company's intellectual property.
Ensures confidentiality safeguards are in place to protect company intellectual property.
Supports Procurement & Distribution and Food Safety and Quality Assurance functions related to supplier management and new product development.
Serves as the company's subject matter expert in slicer repair and maintenance.
Performs other duties as required by business and departmental requirements.
YOUR TRACK RECORD
Associate or Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering Technology, or a related technical discipline, with 4+ years' experience in equipment engineering support and/or equipment maintenance experience spanning electrical and mechanical components. Technical certification plus experience with also be considered.
Experience that is strongly preferred for this role includes:
experience in a food processing environment
familiarity with USDA regulatory requirements
experience with machine controls (programming and troubleshooting)
experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs and HMIs
experience with machine shop equipment (mills, lathes, power tools)
WHAT ELSE TO KNOW?
Requires regular out-of-town travel to supplier locations for servicing of, and training on, proprietary HBH equipment and periodic out-of-town travel for other reasons. Travel estimated to be approximately 30%. Requires limited personal time off during the holiday season and periodic work in extreme conditions common to food processing, including noisy and cold temperature environments.
WHAT CAN WE OFFER?
Competitive salary and benefits plan, including a matched 401(k) and a culture where doing the right thing is the only thing to do...and where you can have fun (Really. It's in our Values. #notstuffy)
We're proud of our company and to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, sex, color, citizenship, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, military/uniformed service, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other protected class under applicable federal, state or local law.
The Honey Baked Ham Company LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.