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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:11 AM


Company Name: A. Zerega's Sons, Inc.

Job Description


Zerega Pastas Maintenance Department is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the facilities, production lines, and packaging equipment at our Fair Lawn, NJ manufacturing plant.

We are a team of 11 mechanics. We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Mechanic to join us for a full-time position. You should have previous experience in an industrial manufacturing environment. If youve worked in a food plant, even better.

If your only experience is in light HVAC work or basic R&M, this is not the job for you!


Use your skills.

• Complete maintenance tasks. Depending on your specific skills, this may include welding, machining, mechanical repairs, electrical repairs, equipment swaps, equipment adjustments, and planning/completing basic work orders.
• Troubleshoot mechanical equipment. Gears, motors, conveyors, reducers, bearings, chains, sprockets, pumps, elevators, etc.
• Troubleshoot electrical equipment. Motors, VFDs, and PLCs, including 3-phase 480V AC and 220V AC equipment.
• Know when you cant fix things yourself. Quickly bring in a colleague or technician who can.
• Inspect and maintain equipment. Determine the need for preventative maintenance, repair, re-build, or replacement.
• Help out around the plant. Monitor and adjust general utility systems. Boilers, chillers, air compressors, vacuum pumps, etc.

Do the job. Do it right.

• Figure out what happened. Fix it. Then do whats needed to prevent it from happening again. Repair, re-build, re-design, training, etc. Whatever it takes.
• Operate independently and efficiently throughout the course of the day. Get work done without direct supervision.
• Plan ahead. Have the tools and parts needed to get the job done. Work efficiently. Stay clean and organized.
• Conduct all work safely. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). No shortcuts.

Learn quickly. Take ownership. Be a team player.

• Get up to speed rapidly. Contribute right away. Handle complexity.
• Take ownership of equipment. Work with manufacturers and the technicians. Become the indispensable expert.
• Drop what youre doing and pitch in during an emergency repair. Help your colleagues get the equipment back up and running.
• Take responsibility for your work and equipment. Keep working until the job gets done right.


• Document your work. Write clear emails, memos, and notes.
• Communicate with your colleagues and management about problems to be addressed and opportunities for improvement.
• Work closely with production and packaging teams. Solve problems and work together. Get the equipment to run at peak efficiency.


Required. (Yes, required.)

• 5+ years maintenance experience in an Industrial Manufacturing Environment.
• Available for overtime work on weekends.
• Working knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office.

Nice to have

• 2-year technical degree. Electrical or mechanical please.
• ignificant electrical knowledge and experience, including VFDs and PLCs.
• Experience rebuilding gears, motors, conveyors, reducers, bearings, and other mechanical components.
• Experience with packaging machinery, vacuum pumps, and water pumps.
• Boiler license.


• Competitive compensation. If you're good, we'll pay for it.
• Opportunity to work significant amounts of overtime at premium pay.
• Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, 401K, Life Insurance.
• Union membership.

Company Description

Zerega Pasta is America's leading producer of custom pasta for the food processing, foodservice, and retail markets. Using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art equipment, we produce over 250 million pounds of dry pasta each year in over 300 varieties. We are a sixth-generation, family-owned business.

• Location: Fair Lawn, NJ, North Jersey

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