Portage Lakes Career Center


2nd Shift Mechanic – Consumer, Fruit Spreads Plant

Full-Time / Part-Time 



Orrville, OH

Why Smucker is the Place for You:
You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work and become your best professional self. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker.

Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee holistically by meeting their physical, emotional, and financial needs through:

Our Total Reward benefits program – includes competitive health and financial benefits that reflect your needs at different life stages, and a continued commitment to empower flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities to help you thrive.

Continuous opportunities to learn, grow and develop – beyond functional job-based education, we promote well-rounded development and encourage a spirit of continuous learning as part of our commitment to help you realize your professional goals.

Our continued progress on the journey to become the inclusive and diverse organization we expect to be supporting equity across our communities. We firmly believe that an inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential.

Your Opportunity:

At Smucker, we view our manufacturing operations as the heart of our efforts to deliver food people and pets love. It is foundational to our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products our consumers count on for themselves and their families. With this, we believe passionately in promoting manufacturing as a career. That means ensuring continued growth and development opportunities to help you hone your craft and extend your expertise with us.

In this role you will:

Be responsible for advanced troubleshooting and repair of equipment and mechanical systems

Participate in AM and PM Pillar and support pillar activities in addition to SQMS activities on the team

Serve as the resource for PR improvement efforts

Initiate and execute improvement projects

Flow to the work, including operator skills, to meet department and plant needs

Develop team member capabilities in appropriate equipment zone and provide feedback when necessary

Effectively lead and delegate preventative maintenance items

Create and maintain technical documentation for equipment on lines

Complete reliability tracking and gap analysis, including PR%, work order completion, PM completion, CIL completion

Attend and successfully complete internal/external training courses determined by the Company to maintain/build technical capabilities

Function within all SQMS principles

Meet all essential functions of the role

Work with Department Maintenance Coordinator, Process Engineer, Team Leader, and Area Leader to eliminate barriers to achieving results

The Right Role for You

Are you a dedicated professional motivated by the opportunity to support consistent delivery of the highest quality work while striving for continuous improvement? Are you excited by the chance to expand your expertise while further developing your skills? If so, you are the type of professional we are looking for to join our Company!

Below is what we’re looking for:


Must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a High School diploma or GED


  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a High School diploma or GED
  • Previous mechanic experience in a food manufacturing or industrial environment is preferred


  • Have good attendance record and able to comply with attendance policy
  • Demonstrated background of mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to work on an 8-hour shift on a 7-day schedule per week
  • Able to operate, perform “basic and routine maintenance,” and troubleshoot equipment which includes the following physical activities: climbing, standing, bending, twisting, and moving around stairs, ladders, platforms and various packaging and processing equipment
  • Able to lift objects up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Must be a self-directed worker, capable of working in a team environment to solve problems and implement solutions
  • Must be able to effectively read, comprehend, interpret, record, and apply information from documents (i.e. equipment manuals, SOP’s, policies, etc.)
  • Qualified candidates will be required to pass an applied math and a technical aptitude test

Company Info

The J.M. Smucker Company

1 Strawberry Lane, Orrville, Ohio 44667


Who To Contact
Hailey Bennett

330-684-4335  hailey.bennett@jmsmucker.com

Schedule a Tour

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If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.