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Nestle Mechanic B (5:00am-3:30pm; Friday through Monday) in San Antonio, Texas

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestlé Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life®, Nature’s Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Nuun®, Persona Nutrition®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.

Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.

We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Job Summary:

Mechanic B is responsible for keeping machines and tools in good working conditions to enhance efficiency and prevent malfunctions that could lead to costly repairs. The associate, as a full functioning technician, performs the complete range of maintenance, repair and service activities. They are responsible for adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) that are in effect assuring the quality and quantity of the product.

Shift: 5:00am-3:30pm; Friday through Monday

Job Duties:

  • Demonstrates general understandings of industrial safety practices and regulations such as: LOTO procedures, fall protection, personal protective equipment, and all other mandatory safety procedures related to the job.

  • Uses Root Cause Analysis to investigate operational errors and recommends corrective action where needed for a positive result

  • Coaches and motivates associates to identify and resolve safety related issues

  • Develops One Point Lesson (OPL) and Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) as needed

  • Coaches others on the operation of machine and auxiliary equipment

  • Cleans and lubricates machinery, performs basic diagnostic tests, checks machine performance, and tests damaged machine parts to determine whether machine repairs are necessary

  • Performs effective and efficient equipment changeover

  • Performs preventive maintenance repairs and/or emergency repairs to production equipment

  • As the experienced level Mechanic, they are responsible for:

  • Electrical: construct and fabricate parts using power or hand tools and specifications. Review specifications to plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures. Test all assemblies, installations, or repairs on electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures. Assemble and install electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and tools, to locate the cause of a problem.

  • Electronics: Responsible for troubleshooting Control Cabinet; replace P.C. Boards, relays and input-output modules, VFDs and PIDs; Install and troubleshoot different indicators: Voltmeters, Tachometers, Totalizers, Counters, Timers and others; able to work and adjust transducers and indicators (4-20 ma).

  • Mechanical: Advanced troubleshooting technique used to diagnose the root of the problem and inspect, repair, and test machinery. When not engaged in active repair operations, the associate is expected to assist in or perform high-level technical inspections of industrial machinery within the facility and document their activities. Modifies and/or replaces parts on all production and facility equipment as needed; also calculates the speed ration

  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic: Maintains replaces and repairs all pneumatic/Hydraulic equipment and troubleshoot complex pneumatic system issues

  • Plant Systems- Monitor and Maintain Boilers, Air compressors, air conditioning, dust collectors, and other plant utility systems. Identify energy loss and correct issues

  • Additional Trades: Some additional trade skills such as welding, carpentry, plumbing etc. could be needed at this level

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area and maintenance shop

  • Adheres to all SOPs, cGMPs, safety requirements and procedures

  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years' experience in manufacturing

  • 5+ years' professional maintenance experience in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment

  • Strong computer skills, including strong working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Must be able to read blueprints, shop drawings, and generate rough sketches as needed

  • Advanced mathematical skills

  • Advanced reading and writing skills

  • Must be detailed oriented

  • High level of organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

  • Must be able to multi-task and follow-up when responses are needed

  • Must be mechanically inclined and have the ability to use all standard tools of trade including: hand tools, power tools, and machine shop tools

  • Ability to use electrical tools such as an oscilloscope and/or electrical test meter

  • Ability to operate machinery such as lathes, mills, drill presses, and welding machines preferred

Expected high performance behaviors:

  • Exhibit positive attitude regarding work and responsibilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively within teams

  • Ability to maintain effectiveness during major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures

  • Continuously look for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards

  • Is creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles

Physical Demands:

  • Physical ability to lift, stand, climb, bend, etc

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work environment may be exposed to powders, chemicals and allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, fish and shellfish)


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.