Packaging Mechanic & Maintenance Mechanic

HARIBO of America Manufacturing, LLC   Pleasant Prairie, WI   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Come join HARIBO of America’s first ever North American factory! Located on-site in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, the Packaging Mechanic will be responsible for maintaining and repairing their assigned area processes and infrastructure equipment. 

Reporting to Manager of Packaging & Technology, the Packaging Mechanic is responsible for assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining packaging equipment, apparatus, and fixtures using hand and power tools. Work with Electrical and Automation Technicians and other employees to maintain the equipment and optimize processes. Perform preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and drive equipment improvements. The Packaging Mechanic will partner with support functions to identify and resolve unplanned downtime events, quality, safety, cost, and other losses attributed to the area, using problem solving techniques and a continuous improvement mindset. 

The original and iconic HARIBO Goldbears, created in 1922, have delighted kids and grown-ups for 100 years! Our associates are our most valuable asset.  At HARIBO of America we are committed to a comprehensive benefit program that helps our employee stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a positive work life balance. We provide fully paid health insurance premiums, 11 paid Holiday plus Paid Time Off/PTO, competitive 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more.  Additionally, we offer community involvement opportunities and career growth opportunities.


  • Monitors packaging equipment for proper operation, makes adjustments and repairs to optimize machine performance.
  • Inspects equipment and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Observes and diagnoses malfunctioning machines, systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown or operational problem.
  • Clean, lubricate, adjust, and repair machinery and equipment.
  • Disassembles machinery to inspect for defects and replace compromised components.  Reassemble machinery according to manufacturer’s procedures.
  • Ability to repair and fabricate components using shop machine tools and applicable welding techniques.
  • Conducts inspection of and routine preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. An AAS degree in robotics, industrial maintenance or technology is a plus.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience relating to industrial mechanical repairs.
  • Minimum one (1) year of trades training in industrial maintenance or other technical discipline.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematic and mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools, such as grinders, saws, machine tools, and welding equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Requires good knowledge of the process equipment and strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Requires good oral communication skills to effectively deal with coworkers.
  • Must be flexible with work scheduling as well as overtime. 
  • Requires basic mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, work with percentages, and have basic knowledge of algebra as well as make fine adjustments in equipment settings.
  • Requires teamwork ability; works well with others and communicates effectively with all associates.
  • Requires the ability to train and coach others for success.


What can you expect?

You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.