Maintenance Technician at Imperfect Foods
Northlake, IL, US

About Imperfect

Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.

We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!

We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!

How we are protecting employees from COVID-19

At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.

We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

About the Role: 

Located at the Northlake Facility in the Chicago Area, this facility is the center for production and distribution for our Midwest supply chain network. The Maintenance Technician is a member of our operations team providing mechanical maintenance and repairs for the facility under general supervision. 

This is a hybrid role as the Maintenance Technician will also support our operations production team, packing fresh produce and grocery items into customer boxes. 


Machinery Maintenance, Repair and Inventory

Interprets technical documents (prints, manuals) as required 

Participates in machinery troubleshooting; replaces or repairs defective parts

Provides preventive maintenance

Keeps a through log of repairs and maintenance activities

Readily responds to emergency maintenance calls

Reassembles equipment and tests for conformance to specifications

Disassembles malfunctioning equipment; examines and tests mechanisms on large and small pieces of machinery

Inspects, calibrate and tests instruments to ensure equipment is functioning within specified standards

Maintains regular inventory of spare parts, and components, and executes reorders when inventory reaches the low limits

Provides general facility maintenance and servicing for other departments

Performs basic plumbing and piping operations

Operates electrical test equipment, hand tools, and power tools safely

Continuous Improvement and Warehouse Safety

Researches and executes continuous improvement  opportunities 

Partners with IT to troubleshoot pick to light production line software 

Maintains shop area, machines, tools, and facilities

Follows shop safety practices and shop housekeeping practices

Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations

Skills and Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree or Technical Degree in Mechanical or Automotive Maintenance with 2+ years experience; OR High school diploma or GED with 4+ years experience 

Resume must reflect increasing responsibilities and growth in prior roles

Experience working in a manufacturing, production, mechanical or automotive environment.

About You:

Detailed oriented and efficient

Excellent attendance record

Operates well in a team environment

Passionate about coaching and training people to learn about technical skills

You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of Position:

Full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Production 

Based out of our Northlake, IL facility 

Hourly pay starting at $23

Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

Ability to work a flexible schedule and working hours as necessary

Physical Requirements:

Frequent standing

Comfortable working in hot or cold (refrigerated) conditions

Able to walk, bend, squat, climb, reach, and kneel

Able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds

Ability to work at extreme heights in noisy environments

Capable to lift and carry equipment that weighs up-to 60 pounds

Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouse, and screens

Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets

Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.