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Facilities Technician

Schedule: Sunday - Thursday
Location: 5370 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL

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Farmer’s Fridge is on a mission to make it simple for everyone to eat well. We serve healthy, handcrafted meals and snacks from our growing network of 400+ software-enabled vending machines that we refer to as smart Fridges, and a new direct-to-consumer business. We are striving to change the food system from the ground up – one Fridge or delivery at a time. 

We are a team that cares -– about the business, the impact our product makes, and each other. We are data-driven, innovative, and quick to move on a good idea. We are looking for people who want to collaborate in an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture and have a passion to succeed.

As a Facilities Technician, you will..

Be responsible for maintaining our production facility and ensuring that our production team can operate without downtime. The facilities technician will also frequently work with third party vendors and contractors and must have strong communication skills. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing and documenting routine third party vendor services
  • Overseeing the completion of repairs on site by third party contractors,
  • Completing work orders and preventative maintenance tickets and uploading necessary information and documentation to the eMaint ticketing system,
  • Prioritizing planned vs unplanned activities to ensure that critical functions are met in order to keep production running,
  • Working on continuous facility improvement projects.

What are we looking for in a Facilities Technician?

  • Minimum of 2 years of similar work experience
  • Communication, time management and attention to detail are critical in this role.
  • Computer skills: Office and Google Suite - Specifically Sheets, Docs and Slides, asset management/ticketing programs
  • Experience with general warehouse and production equipment or willingness to get certified in (forklift, pallet jack, sky jack)
  • Advanced understanding of maintenance principles and practices.
  • Excellent communication, time management and attention to detail 
  • Experience in electrical, plumbing, carpentry or HVAC a plus

Benefits at Farmer's Fridge:

  • Traditional benefits for full-time hourly – Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability.
  • 10 paid floating holidays
  • Generous paid time off policy.
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Daily Farmer’s Fridge meal provided

Happier Weekdays - Walking into the facility should fill you with joy, not dread. We're a fun and passionate group, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity and inquiry; there's no hierarchy here when we're all swapping ideas.  

During your break - Never run on empty by enjoying daily Farmer’s Fridge meals, challenge a coworker to a game of ping pong, de-stress by taking a spin on our Nascar arcade game, or spend your break on one of our comfy couches.

Innovate & Elevate - We are all teachers and learners. You'll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line. You can also impact your bottom line participating in our 401(k) plan that includes a company match with immediate vesting.

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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