Founded in 2016, VG Growth Partners (“VGGP”) is an investment firm led by highly experienced operators and investors focused on building category leading food brands through its food platform VG Food & Beverage Group ("VG F&B"). The VG team brings significant industry expertise, proven track record as brand-builders, and hands-on operational experience of its co-founders to help promising brands grow sustainably.
VG is excited to partner with young-branded food companies, such as Hillary’s, Crunchsters and Free2B, all who focus on providing consumers with healthy, natural, allergen free food options. At Hilary’s, every product is created with simple plant-based ingredients and free of common allergens that are super delicious! At Crunchsters, you’ll find nutrient-dense snacks that are gluten-free, vegan, and which will make you feel good and fuel your adventures! Our Free2B brand helps families live brilliantly with delicious snacks, free from artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and allergens.
Our Company is currently looking for an Industrial Maintenance Lead to support our delicious brands located in Lawrence, KS.
The Industrial Maintenance Lead is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of Hilary’s production goals and objectives.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, generally 40-50 hours per week, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm. Weekend and off hours availability needed in case of emergencies. Must be able to work overtime as needed.
No travel is expected for this position.
Education and Previous Work Experience
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Forklift and Electric Pallet Jack Operation
Able to drive small truck
Basic Orientation to our Workplace
Good Manufacturing Practices
Pest Control Awareness
Verify Electrical Safety
Verify Basic Machine Safety
Forklift and Electric Jack DEW Operator’s Certificate
Metal Detector Training
Emergency Response Training: Equipment Down
Emergency Response Training: Natural Disaster or Fire
Blood Born Pathogens
Truck and Dock Safety
Waste and Trash Disposal
Teams this position is on: Operations and Production
Essential Food Safety Responsibilities
Internal Audit support
Maintain equipment and facilities in good working condition to protect both Food safety and people safety.
Report all food Safety incidents to Quality Assurance Supervisor or Production & Facilities Manager
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Equal Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.
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