Maintenance Technician

This position is based at our Peanut Processors location in Elizabethtown, NC.

The Company
Peanut Processors along with Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters 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 are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Job Purpose
The Maintenance Technician maintains and repairs various equipment at eth 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.

Shift type: Rotation of working 2ndshift one week of every month and 1stshift the remainder of each month.


  • 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 down times
  • 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
  • Trouble shoot 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 trouble shoot 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 safe 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 Technician Maintenance experience
  • Mechanical and electrical experience would be a plus
  • Knowledge of company GMPs
  • Knowledge in welding
  • 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


  • Forklift certification would be a plus

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 a tasks, weighing the pros and cons, then taking 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
  • As required, acts to improve conditions quickly 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 member as required and acting accordingly
  • Actively assesses information and identifies underlying issues as needed
  • Plans and aligns appropriate resource to accomplish company goals


  • Identifies barriers to communication and strategies to eliminate them
  • Applies good questioning and listening skills to insure their understanding of 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


  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity


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

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

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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