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Maintenance Associate

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Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Kearny, NJ -New Jersey, US, 07032-5920

Company: Bunge


Responsible for the maintenance, repairs and upkeep of plant operational equipment at the Kearny, NJ oils packaging plant. Competitive pay and excellent benefits.  The primary schedule will be Monday-Friday 7a-4p but must be willing to cover additional shifts on nights and weekends as needed. 


Essential Functions:

  • Perform mechanical and electrical maintenance activities and repairs on all manufacturing process equipment. (Includes cleaning, lubricating, adjusting parts, equipment, and machinery).
  • Repair gearboxes, drive couplings, chain drives, and belt drives.
  • Troubleshoot and repair pumps, centrifugal, piston, rotary and other positive displacement pumps.
  • Analyze mechanical and electrical operational problems on assigned equipment and plan for and take corrective action; make necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.
  • Create and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Timely completion of tasks and work orders with appropriate documentation according to standard operating procedures, applicable standards, guidelines and policies.
  • Troubleshoot and repair facility machinery.
  • Monitor production lines and address any abnormal condition(s) of the machines.
  • Perform adjustments and assist line operators with solving problems on different machines to improve quality and efficiency of the lines during production runs and changeovers.
  • Work with operators to monitor all safety items on the machines and keep them in optimal operating condition.
  • Perform major preventative maintenance activities on the production lines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  •  High school diploma or its equivalency preferred but not required 
  •  3-5 years experience with packaging equipment, including basic knowledge of manufacturing equipment: including, pumps, motors, conveyors, air valves, and   various power sources.
  • Blueprint and electrical schematic reading ability
  • Industrial electrical skills
  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration preferred, NJ state license a plus
  • High Pressure Boiler experience preferred, NJ state license a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of PLC and HMI and experience with steam boilers and systems is a plus


Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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