Perry's Ice Cream

Mechanical Maintenance Technician - [2nd Shift / Monday to Friday / 3pm to 11:30pm] or [3rd Shift / Monday to Friday / 11pm-7:30am]

Job Locations US-NY-Akron
Job ID
Full-Time Regular Union



The anticipated regular work schedule is [2nd Shift / Monday to Friday / 3pm to 11:30pm] or [3rd Shift / Monday to Friday / 11pm-7:30am] - Additional days or overtime as required to complete the daily demands


Main Purpose:

Repairs, Installs and maintains facilities, production equipment and production support systems such as ice cream freezers, filling machines, conveyors, Shrink-wraps, boilers, compressors and the ammonia refrigeration system.



  • PLC experience a plus
  • Troubleshoot & repair power drives and pneumatics
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Supports the production of safe, high quality products and  team member safety
  • Ability to pass a HAZMAT physical
  • Prepares requisitions for materials/parts required to complete work orders
  • Creates work orders, closes them when complete, and accounts for time spent on tasks in our computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Complies with all safety & GMP regulations
  • Follows all company rules, policies and procedures
  • Maintains membership and training in the company emergency response team as outlined by OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZMAT)
  • Must be forklift certified or obtain the qualification within the probationary period
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • Availability to work a variable schedule on occasion to cover other team member time off   


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (In order to receive an interview for this position, ALL of the below requirements must be met.)

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to push, pull, climb, and squat, bend frequently throughout the shift
  • Perform basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and with decimals and fractions
  • Perform basic measurements (tape measures, levels, calipers, micrometers)
  • Experience working on ice cream machines and scrape freezers 
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Physically able to wear a respirator and maintain a Hazmat certification
  • Basic computer keyboarding skills & touchscreen technology
  • Proficient with basic hand tools and power tools
  • Able to work at heights using ladders, platforms or mechanical lifts using OSHA required fall protection
  • Can work on extreme temperatures ranging -30°F to 120°F
  • Tolerance of variable work environment both indoor and outdoor in conditions that vary based on location and season
  • Basic mechanical skills for machine disassembly and reassembly
  • NYS approved millwright apprenticeship or 2-year degree in mechanical engineering (military schooling and/or "megatronics" type school is acceptable) or a verifiable trade school
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an industrial mechanic position
  • Capable of reading blue prints and schematics
  • Basic proficiency with electrical meters/multi meters
  • Proficient with mechanical equipment (including lathes, mill, drill press, saws, grinders)
  • Familiarity with the Basics of Fluid Control (such as pumps)
  • Capable of burning and welding (MIG, TIG, Stick)
  • Metal fabrication
  • Pipe fitting
  • Able to handle chemicals, paints, solvents and exposure to environmental allergens



Base Pay Rate: $32.51 / hour

Shift Differential:  $0.50 / hour

Hazmat: $1.25 / hour


Perry's Ice Cream is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free facility.




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