Plant Technician

The J. M. Smucker Company - Cincinnati, OH3.9

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's ®, Folgers ®, Jif ®, Dunkin’ Donuts ®, Crisco ®, Café Bustelo ®, R.W. Knudsen Family ®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's ® Uncrustables ®, Robin Hood ®, and Bick’s ®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray ® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature’s Recipe® . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit .

Technicians who are hired into the organization are expected to qualify on all of the skills required for a Technician Level I and, on an ongoing basis, perform these tasks consistent with the requirements of our skill based/multi-skill work system.

Minimum Requirements:
High School Graduate or equivalent
Citizen or Work Visa
Minimum age of 18
Two years of technical work experience

One year continued technical education/training beyond high school
(Mechanical, Shop, Electrical, Computer, Design, Architect, etc.)


Completed four year college degree.

Job Responsibilities:
Operate high speed making, packing and other production related equipment
Operate essential material handling equipment (forklift, electric pallet jack, and hand trucks)
Perform the necessary physical activity for purposes of operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment including:
Climbing stairs and ladders, standing on, and moving around on platforms, equipment and concrete floors
Twist or bend at the knees and back
Lift objects up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques
Stand and walk at minimum 70% of the time
Use basic hand tools and power tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, drills, grinders, etc.
Troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on basic equipment components
Develop and analyze data using basic skills in math and statistics
Operate a computer to input data, review data, and communicate via email

Make personal safety and safe operation a priority including:
Using required personal protective equipment
Following all safe practices
Using and understanding the various visual and audible alarms and signals for equipment startup, evacuations, fires, etc.
Participating in monthly safety audits
Maintain a clean work area and utilize Good Manufacturing Practices by following all quality specifications and performing quality inspections
Keep and maintain accurate records and data.
Know and use terminology and functions of machine components
Maintain a good attendance record (no absences during probationary period)
Read and comprehend high school level material as well as technical training materials on various equipment operations
Work the same schedule as a team either rotating or straight shifts that are 8 or 12 hour in duration and 5 to 7 days per week
Work consistently with a team and demonstrate effective leadership and team skills including but not limited to:
Conflict resolution
Problem solving (Analytical Troubleshooting processes)
Communications (effective listening, giving and receiving feedback)
Time Management
Goal Setting
Priority Setting
Process improvement