KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Job ID 2018-5697 Job Location US-TX-Houston Posted Date 2018-11-08 Division KCB
KIK CUSTOM PRODUCTS
COMPANY OVERVIEW: As one of North America's largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods ("CPG"), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise. KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services. KIK Consumer Brands - Household Division Our Household Division ("Household") is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.
Essential Job Functions
- Perform routine and non-routine, preventative, emergency and improvement maintenance for the KIKHouston facility as well as troubleshooting complex issues in a timely fashion for both filling/packaging and extrusion blow molding machinery. - Modify, repair, install, maintain, improve, and troubleshoot various types of machinery, equipment and facilities in the processing & packaging departments - Diagnose mechanical problems, provide quick & innovative solutions for mechanical equipment breakdowns by applying proven skills in the principles of mechanics, fitting, plumbing, basic welding, metal fabrication, machining, troubleshooting, and analytical problem solving. - Operate a mill, lathe, drill press, grinder, saws, and all other machine shop tools - Setup, takedown, and relocation of Process and Packaging equipment - Frequently modify packaging & process equipment for new products - Perform preventative maintenance, and safety inspection - Provide solution to routine or unique equipment problems - Promptly respond to equipment related issues with customer oriented manner - Diagnose and repair electrical problems to include process instrumentation/control systems, 120-480 volt systems, variable speed drives, and PLC related issues (primarily Allen Bradley but some Siemens systems may also be included) - Independently identify and repair equipment issues within assigned area with minimal supervision. (ordering of parts through maintenance planner or supervisor and planning/scheduling of identified work on down days)
- Minimum 4 years mechanical experience in a high speed packaging and/or manufacturing environment (food industry is highly preferred) - Possess strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills - Good knowledge of preventative maintenance programs - Must be flexible to work Shift Work (days, afternoons, nights) - Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with lots of changes - Excellent knowledge of Health & Safety and Lockout Procedures - Working knowledge of computerized maintenance management software's an asset - Must pay attention to details with a customer service attitude - Strong team player with excellent problem solving skills Working Conditions: - Long periods of standing is a requirement of the position - Lifting, twisting, carrying up to 45 lbs. is a rquirement of the position - Working in non-temperature and temperature controlled environments. - Possibility of working around high noise levels, depending on location - Be able to wear full face respirator as necessary - Must be able to work in accordance with Heal and Safety and GMP regulations. - Must be able to work overtime when necessary.
A career with KIK Offers:
KIK Offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth. Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.