Maintenance Mechanic - 1st and 2nd Shift

Reading, PA Full-time

Berks Packing is a 3rd generation family-owned and operated meat processor facility located in Reading, Pennsylvania. We have a long-standing tradition of providing excellent product quality and customer service. Berks has been a family favorite for over 87 years!  

Berks Packing has an immediate need for experienced 1st and 2nd Shift Maintenance Mechanics.  Duties include:  troubleshooting & problem solving; data analysis, accurate record-keeping; work order preparation; plan, installation, and startup of internal projects; maintenance, repair and upgrade of equipment.  Qualified candidate has 5+ years of industrial maintenance experience (food industry preferred); must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of: Industrial Electrical Components (120V to 480V motors); Electronics; PLC programming; variable frequency drives; hydraulics; pneumatics; mechanical maintenance; blueprint reading and industrial test equipment.

We offer competitive benefits including:  uniforms, training, boot and tool allowance, healthcare, dental, vision and prescription coverage; Short-term and long-term disability; Life Insurance; 401K; Vacation and Employee Assistance Program.  This is a salaried position which pays overtime and double time.

We look forward to hearing from you if you have:

  • Solid work history
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and worker safety
  • Food industry experience preferred
  • GED or HS diploma
  • Satisfactory references 
  • Willingness to work overtime, including weekends as needed

A pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol screen is required.  We conduct background checks as part of our pre-employment screening process and follow all EEOC and FCRA regulations regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring process.




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