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Nestle Electro Mechanical Technician in Gaffney, South Carolina

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career, and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.


Multi-skilled individual with primary responsibility to maintain equipment in a proactive safe manner; identify, troubleshoot and repair both mechanical and electrical abnormalities on all factory equipment. Perform all preventative maintenance as scheduled to drive down performance losses and increase equipment reliability. Build operator technical skills and capability.


Maintain Factory Equipment

  • Identify defects, execute preventative and predictive maintenance plan.

  • Work in various areas of the plant including: Process areas, Primary and secondary packaging equipment, Material handling and storage equipment

  • Maintain Power distribution system (up to 480 volts)

  • Control systems – Basic PLC I/O hardware troubleshooting, Motor, sensor, drives and Basic electrical circuits, Basic understanding of device communication networks

  • Mechanical system – Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Mechanical Drive systems

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills to maintain, optimize and improve production equipment, with key plant indicators such as safety, quality, cost.

  • Review maintenance plans and optimize to drive reliability of equipment.

  • Use, validate, and redline engineering drawings (electrical and mechanical)

  • Understand factory’s key processes (including Industrial Services, Quality, etc.)


  • Coach operator skills- adjustments / changeovers for new and improvements in existing process. For example: new centerlines, improved cleaning process, improved changeover process, elimination of a Source of Contamination (SOC) or Hard to Reach Places (HTRP).

  • Transfer of operational tasks such as lubrication and inspection

  • Build technical procedures

  • Train other technical resources

CMMS system (SAP-AMM) – Access and utilize AMM to accurately document all maintenance activities in AMM

  • Identify and create Work orders

  • Perform time entry and technical feedback on work performed

  • Improve Maintenance Plans

  • Provide feedback to Maintenance Planner related to current line performance and opportunities to improve

  • Review required spare parts to ensure accurate bill of materials

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to maintenance/production leadership. Expectation is that associate will be motivated and self-directed, requiring only nominal direct/daily supervision.




  • High school Diploma or GED required.

  • 2 Years of Equivalent Work Experience AND/OR Two-year Technical Degree in Maintenance related area such as Maintenance Technical/Mechanical, Industrial Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Electronics technology required.

  • Able to work off-shifts, weekends & extended shifts (i.e. 10 hrs, 12 hrs.).


  • Mechanical Skills:

  • Hydraulic

  • Pneumatic

  • Mechanical drive systems

  • Utility Systems (air, steam, refrigeration etc.)

  • Electrical Skills:

  • Knowledge and ability to interpret National Electrical Code

  • Power Systems and Distribution (up to 480V)

  • Control Systems

  • Basic PLC / hardwire logic circuits knowledge

  • Motor Control Circuits

  • Safety Circuits

  • Instrumentation and Field Devices

  • Analog and discrete devices

  • Knowledge and use of test equipment (amp meter, megger, etc.)


  • Familiar with CMMS and Production Workflow/Control systems

  • Principle of operation

  • Read and interpret machine, electrical and facility drawings

  • Operate, troubleshoot, and diagnose industrial systems

  • Obtain and maintain certifications required by Nestle policies (i.e. Arc Flash, LOTO, PTWs, etc.)

  • Other Technical Skills (as required):

  • Welding, fabrication and machining skills

  • May require internal & external certification such as sanitary welding, vibration, thermography, etc.


  • Communication skills-Able to communicate verbally with leaders and co-workers to accomplish tasks in an open and honest manner. Ability to give and receive feedback, ask questions and challenge respectfully. Work in a team environment where a positive attitude, healthy conflict resolution, engagement, and personal accountability is expected.

  • Critical Thinking Skills-Able to reason, solve problems, analyze graphs, interpret data, troubleshoot equipment and systems. Participate and lead process improvement projects, make decisions based on analysis, able to read instructions and engineering documents, attention to detail, and accurately record information. Locate information in a resourceful manner.

  • Willingness to support an open positive Nestle culture and follow established values. Integrate into all parts of the operation to support the facility in achieving our goals & objectives. Proactive individual that takes responsibility for their equipment, line, coworkers and the continuous improvement of the operation.

  • Accountable for personal development and improvement. Train and build competency in other

  • Employee must come to work promptly and regularly, work independently with minimal supervision at times under stressful conditions, work within deadlines, be able to work professionally with others at all times and in all situations. Ability to work in a fast paced environment & handle multiple tasks


  • Follow safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.

  • Capability to follow work standards and full adherence to all safety permitting and facility LOTO requirements while executing tasks.

  • Ability to demonstrate safe practices and tools for while working with low voltage and medium voltage electrical systems and components


  • Follow all required GMP, quality and food safety requirements. In addition, employee shall notify their supervisor or other designated personnel of all quality or food safety findings or incidents

  • Maintain Quality Control standards. Perform through SPC and in compliance with QMS Advanced Level standards and all FDA requirements

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.