Maintenance Technician

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Severn, NC.

The Company
Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We also are a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butter for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and also are a leading private label manufacturer.

Shift needed: 3rd shift (11:00PM – 7:00AM)

$22.00 – $25.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Job Purpose
The Maintenance Technician maintains and repairs various equipment at the Hampton Farms peanut roasting facility. The facility in Severn, NC is involved in the manufacture of food products intended for the consumer. The position reports to the Maintenance Department Manager.


  • Work with Maintenance Manager, QA Manager, and Production Manager to effectively operate the daily operations
  • Work with Hampton Farms employees to be committed to produce the best product for our customers
  • To be committed to meet all company and customers’ needs
  • Ensure all production lines are running and respond to any breakdowns to eliminate downtimes
  • Work with all supervisors and employees to ensure that all equipment is running efficiently to be able to meet the line goals
  • Able to ensure that all SQF and sanitary practices are followed
  • Troubleshoot and repair single and three-phase electrical equipment
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner, adhering to all safety regulations and requirements
  • Capability to troubleshoot and repair equipment mechanical problems
  • Fabricate metal
  • Ability to maintain and use continues improvement on process equipment and controls
  • Ability to work in a food-safe environment and adhere to GMP’S and all food safety requirements
  • Must be able to be put on call in schedule
  • Ability to perform PM’S and emergency repairs
  • Able to work alone, self-directed and be a team player

Experience and Skills

  • 3 years of Maintenance Technician experience
  • Knowledge of company GMPs
  • SOP’s for all production functions
  • General knowledge of SOP’s for all Process & Packaging areas and pieces of production equipment
  • Plant Inspection Program and Pre-Operational Inspection Program
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiar with lean manufacturing, continuous improvement
  • Have flexibility working shifts

General Expected Behaviors
Problem Solving

  • Solution-oriented, working until is solved or outcome achieved; finds alternative ways to complete a task
  • Reacts to challenges by location or providing solutions
  • Takes responsibility to define all requirements of tasks, weighing the pros and cons, then take the appropriate action required
  • Supports the team by offering to help with unexpected and expected work on an as-needed basis


  • Actively follows all company policies and procedures encouraging team members to do the same
  • Engages other employees in setting high safety awareness standards
  • Acts to improve conditions quickly as needed

Job Function Skills

  • Understand the origin and purpose behind company policies, procedures, and practices
  • Acts in accordance with the company’s mission, vision, and values

Work Ethic

  • Foresees the impact of his/her action on other team members and customers
  • Proactively prevents small problems from becoming major issues
  • Responds to challenges with a sense of urgency, informing other team members as required and acting accordingly
  • Actively assesses information and identifies underlying issues as needed
  • Plans and aligns appropriate resource to accomplish company goals
  • Communication
  • Identifies barriers to communication and strategies to eliminate them
  • Applies good questioning and listening skills to ensure their understanding of the information being shared
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity, even when he/she may not agree with their opinion or beliefs
  • Able to communicate in a clear and understanding manner



Continuous Learning

Job Knowledge

Use of Technology

Problem Solving

Project Management





Reasoning Ability

Exceptional interpersonal skills

Team player

Treats everyone with respect and dignity


  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Others

Core Values “Equip”






Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

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