Date:  Feb 3, 2024
Job Req ID:  16500
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Zanesville
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Utilities Technician


Looking for a challenging yet rewarding career with a company that produces the world’s most recognizable products?  Join us at Kellanova where we are passionate about the products we make, the people we work with, and the city we live in.


As a Utilities Technician located in Zanesville, you will collaborate with many diverse people and perspectives and be part of the united values and winning culture at Kellanova!  In this role, you will work closely with the maintenance department and be able to use your skills to continuously improve our machinery to keep our plant running smoothly. We believe in working with great people just like you.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Following Best Practices – Adhere to good manufacturing practices as you prepare equipment for production. You’ll use all the right safety precautions as you support our efforts to create better mornings and better breakfasts for our consumers.
  • Ensuring Performance Efficiency – Always maintain reliable function of utilities and facilities equipment. Develop and execute standard operating procedures for all utilities equipment.
  • Preventative Maintenance – Performs scheduled and emergency maintenance repairs of utilities equipment. Review and improve preventive and predictive maintenance to include inspecting failed components to determine root cause of failures, identifying and setting critical spare part levels and continuous improvements to utilities and facilities. Diagnose and repair equipment and systems effectively.
  • Safety and Compliance – Reads and interprets equipment manuals, piping diagrams, blueprints, electrical schematics, and work orders to perform required maintenance. Adhere to all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and safety guidelines. Learn and follow the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) standards and successfully complete all assigned trainings within specified timeframe.
  • Provide Top Notch Customer Service – Complete self-assessment for developed equipment and work with department lead to develop training plan. Escalate issues to the Utilities & Facilities Manager when necessary. Enter maintenance notifications. Create, execute, and close work orders.


Your Recipe for Success

  • RETA – CIRO (Level 2) Certification and/or equivalent training certification.  Or a minimum of RETA – CARO Certification and/or equivalent training certification within the last year.
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and proficient with electrical circuitry up to 480VAC.
  • Basic knowledge of metal fabricating and machine shop tools.
  • Effective communication, basic computer software knowledge, interpersonal and organizational skills


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


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About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print

Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment

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