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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Warsaw, North Carolina

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Job Description

Job Description
Salary: Based on Experience

Are you an experience in Preventative Maintenance and looking for a job where your attention to detail and experience can make a difference? Look no further! Villari Foods is currently seeking an PM Maintenance Trainee to join our team in Warsaw, North Carolina.


As a 3rd Shift Preventative Maintenance Trainee, you will engage in a leadership program led by the Preventative Maintenance Program Lead. This program will help you with mechanical skills, electrical troubleshooting, pumps, hydraulics, pneumatics, control wiring, motor maintenance, and workplace safety. As you work through the program, you will assist maintenance teams and support all aspects of the maintenance department as needed or directed. Maintenance Trainees will learn how to work safely within a high-volume food manufacturing facility. Throughout the learning process of this program, you could move into a Maintenance Technician position with Villari Foods and/or The Pork Company.

Job duties:

  • Works with Program Lead and/or Maintenance Technicians to plan work priorities, obtain necessary supplies, and assess skills needed to complete tasks.
  • Assist the Program Lead and/or Maintenance Technicians in evaluating systems or facilities to determine maintenance or repairs that need to be performed to keep the plant up and running.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on plant equipment or machinery.
  • Learn LOTO procedures.
  • Learn how to perform completion PMs.
  • Learn how to maintain chemical levels.
  • Assist with refrigeration issues.
  • Learn how to rebuild equipment and how determine the cause of electrical issues.
  • Follows all work safety policies and guidelines.
  • Troubleshoot and repair motion control devices.
  • Troubleshoot, install, and repair motor control circuits.
  • Troubleshoot and repair e-stop circuits.
  • Perform all other tasks assigned by Supervisor or Management.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from personnel inside and outside the company.
  • Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns.
  • Adheres to all USDA and GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedures) product standards and guidelines.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Performs other tasks assigned by the Program Lead or upper management.
  • Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled training and work hours.


To qualify for this job, you must have:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Vocational Training is a plus but not required.
  • Must be able to follow diagrams, operation manuals, and manufacturing instructions
  • Must be able to read schematics.
  • Must be able to perform basic troubleshooting.
  • With appropriate supervision and training, must be able to handle situations involving electrical meetings water.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must be willing and able to perform the physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation



 We’d also love it if you have:

  • Certifications in PLC Programming, Motor Controls, Electrical, Electronics, IAR, and welding are a plus.


What Villari Foods offers you:

  • Medical insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid vacation days and holidays
  • Employee discounts on Villari meat products
  • Opportunities for employee recognition
  • Opportunities for promotion from within; more than 80% of our leaders started in an entry-level position at Villari Foods!


How Villari Foods is different:

  • As a family-owned and operated business, we’re more connected with our team members and truly consider each employee a member of the Villari family.
  • We’re a people-focused culture. Team members are not only known but also cared for by peers, leaders, and owners. You aren’t just a number.
  • The experience each employee has working at Villari Foods is important to us. That’s why we strive for a better quality of work-life with a slower pace that avoids an eventual burnout.

Physical requirements and work environment:
The physical demand described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. To perform assigned duties the following will occur: Standing on one's feet for long periods of time, walking, and lifting. The employee is regularly required to sit/stand, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs on an occasional basis. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to a cold, wet environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually below 85 db for a time weighted average of 8 hours.

More about Villari Foods:
Founded in 1925 by Sam Villari, Villari Foods is still a family-owned business with a rich history. As a teenager, Sam came to America from Italy, instilled with the value his native culture placed on pure, good food as an integral part of the family and social life. Today, at Villari Foods, we combine our unwavering commitment to Old World quality with our capacity to keep pace with evolving customer demands – and exceed expectations for great taste, good health, variety, value, convenience, and creativity in the kitchen. With the fourth Villari generation now entering the business, our family remains dedicated to ensuring an exceptional experience for all who enjoy our products.

We offer a wide variety of quality pork and other meat products for retail, foodservice, and export markets. We understand and are responding to consumer preferences for meat products that are locally sourced, humanely raised, organic, and free of antibiotics, hormones, and steroids. And we’re well known for our smoked products.

As part of Villari Foods, we also have our own livestock and trucking operations, which allows for greater quality control and extraordinary customer service, including superior delivery options. We partner with local farms and are committed to environmental sustainability.

EEO Statement:

Villari Foods is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans’ status, status as a disabled individual, or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.