Processing Mechanic - 2nd and 3rd Shift

HARIBO of America Manufacturing, LLC   Pleasant Pr, WI   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on June 6, 2024
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Come join HARIBO of America’s first ever North American factory! Located on-site in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, the Processing Mechanic will be responsible for maintaining and repairing their assigned area processes and infrastructure equipment. 

Reporting to Manager of Processing & Technology, the Processing 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 Processing 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.


Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for fixing and maintaining things?  Does working in a brand new facility excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!

The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.

At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.

Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.

We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit

We’d love to hear more about you.


HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email