Mechanic

Company Name: Swan Island Dairy
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Swan Island Dairy, a proud member of the nation-wide Kroger Family of Companies, is looking for production associates to work in our facility. The facility has been part of Portland's business community since 1956 and provides liquid dairy, water, juices and ice to Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest under the Fred Meyer and QFC labels. Swan Island Dairy uniquely offers the resources and benefits of a Fortune 20 company while maintaining an atmosphere centered around teamwork, support, and development.

What We Offer


  • Starting wage of $31.41 per hour
  • Consistent 8 hour shifts once training is complete
  • Night shift premiums and classification differentials
  • One week of paid vacation after first year, two weeks after two years. (Increases to three weeks after five years)
  • 6 paid Holidays with 2 floating holidays per year.
  • Paid sick leave
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and life insurance.
  • Weekly paydays
  • Annual bonus potential
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts at all Fred Meyer and QFC Stores
  • Many other perks


Position Summary:
Perform tasks related to preventative maintenance, mechanical machine repairs, inspection and testing of equipment, building maintenance and specific projects. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1 st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Install, maintain and repair machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems in the facility.
  • Set up and use of machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill press and milling machine to repair or fabricate parts.
  • Troubleshoot issues, repair failures of production and facility equipment to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Complete assigned work orders.
  • Maintain maintenance area in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Utilize maintenance systems as necessary to complete daily, weekly, monthly duties.
  • Operate material handling equipment safely.
  • Enter information in the systems to document work order completion.
  • Provide support to team in the predictive and preventative maintenance program.
  • Participate and actively support all plant initiatives.
  • Organize and define tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proficient knowledge and ability in welding, as well as electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Strong attention to detail with high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Basic computer use knowledge and skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Flexible to work any shift as needed
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • 2+ years maintenance mechanic experience


Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Shift(s): Day; Evening; Overnight
Regions :West

States : Oregon; Washington
Keywords :

Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

Posting Notes: OR||Portland|| 4950 N. Basin Ave ||97217 || Swan Island Dairy||None||Manufacturing ||Employee|| Non-Exempt || Full-Time|| None


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