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Building Maintenance Technician - $23.75/hr (3rd shift)


Location: Birmingham, AL 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Third 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Why Join Us?

Ventura Foods offers competitive pay, career growth opportunities, as well as a full suite of benefits for eligible employees, including:

  • $1,000 Sign-on & Referral Program*
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Medical & Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Profit Sharing and 401k Matching
  • Basic and Supplemental (AD&D) Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Shift Differential:

  • 1st:  N/A
  • 2nd: $1.00
  • 3rd: $1.50

Position Summary:

The maintenance facilities tech performs a range of maintenance duties supporting the facility infrastrucure, as a member of the maintenance department. Their duties include fixing plumbing systems, providing repair guidance, cleaning and repairing and maintaining common and office spaces, grounds keeping, and performing repair assessments.

Under the general direction of the Facilities supervisor, duties may involve systems monitoring; plumbing; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; basic repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Shift Times: This is a 3rd shift position (hours may vary +/- based on production needs) and subject to weekend work: 

Schedule Days: Monday - Friday 

Time: 10:45pm - 7:15am

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine maintenance and repairs on plant facilities and infrastructure systems; (roofs, flooring, ceilings, windows, concrete, gates, doors, basic electrical and mechanical repairs)
  • Responsible for ensuring wastewater system is operating properly during third shift. 
  • Maintain working restroom and handwashing facilities throughout the Plant. 
  • Inspection of fire sprinkler systems and fire exits.
  • Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams.                                                           
  • Order materials, parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers.
  • Fabricating, grinding, welding using power machine shop equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work with hardware tools and power equipment
  • Demonstrated experience with plumbing and electrical systems


Knowledge and Skills:

The Facilities Tech must have a working knowledge of plant systems, processes and equipment in order to effectively ensure the plant critical infrastructure and systems operate as designed.

  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Basic Electrical
  • Machinery, (Motors, Gear boxes and drives)
  • Basic flooring, carpentry, masonry, tiling, brick


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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