Maintenance Technician — Vermont Smoke & Cure

Maintenance Technician

Job details

Salary: From $25 an hour
Job Type: Full-time
Number of hires for this role: 1


  • Mechanical knowledge: 1 year (Required)
  • US work authorization (Required)
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Maintenance Technician*

(Tuesday-Friday 8pm-6:30am)


Will not pay for relocation

Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

At Vermont Smoke & Cure, we’ve been consciously crafting delicious smoked meats using humanely raised meats and simple local ingredients since 1962. We make everything right here in the hills of Vermont. Our Members are the heart of our organization and our growth requires quality-minded, productive, engaged, and reliable people to join our staff. We have several open positions, apply and we can chat about what you’re looking for!

Our growth requires quality-minded, productive and reliable people to join our staff.

Summary: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for helping to build the Vermont Smoke and Cure (VS&C) Maintenance programs. Responsible for maintaining Plant equipment and facility to ensure reliable and efficient operation in support of the production and distribution teams. Works to support the Production and Quality Teams to increase safety, quality, up-time, and efficiency. The position focuses on preventative, autonomous, predictive, reliability improvement and emergency repairs and continuous improvement to meet company goals, including safety, quality and operational performance targets.

Essential Functions:

· General and specific responsibilities for Vermont Smoke and Cure Food Safety and Quality Systems and Programs. Ensure the Food Safety and Quality standards of the Company are consistently maintained.

· Hold non-conforming product and equipment.

· Follow QMS standards, policies and procedures

· Provides technical coverage in the absence of other Maintenance Technicians and the Maintenance Manager

· Improves the safety and health standards in all processes and practices.

· Works to support the production teams to continuously improves production up-time, efficiency and process effectiveness

· Perform Preventive Maintenance work as assigned by Maintenance Manager

· Log work and inventory consumption in CMMS

· All other duties as assigned and directed.


· Previous vocation or training in a mechanical or electrical environment, manufacturing and /or food processing preferred but not absolutely necessary. Will train the right candidate.


· Functional/Technical Skills – Proficient in mechanical, electrical and chemical systems and understands how they are used in manufacturing. Skilled with tools, equipment maintenance, and parts fabrication and sourcing.

· Integrity and Trust – Given the critical role this position plays, the reliability of character is paramount. Builds effective partnerships and relationships with team members at all levels. Takes an inclusive approach to all maintenance activities.

· Communication – Proactively communicates with team members, effective communicator; friendly and engaging style.

· Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective and practical solutions. Involves team members in problem solving/root cause corrective action.

· Anticipates potential equipment issues and takes proactive steps to initiate processes and improvement methods to ensure efficient operation and reduce down time.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, Outlook

· Ability to work in a team environment

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position currently has no direct reports.

Work Environment:

This position works in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns demand constant attention.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation. Must be able to operate and use all necessary equipment. Must be able to climb ladders, lift items that can weigh up to 50 pounds, stand on concrete floors and work in 38F rooms for some periods.

Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Standard hours of work are 8:00pm-6:30am Tuesday-Friday, but the position is on call and could be called back to the plant during off-duty hours. Flexibility for evenings and weekends, with at least a half-weekend day every other weekend.


High School Diploma Required

Vermont Smoke and Cure is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $25.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Mechanical knowledge: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location




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