Nov 16, 2019

1st Shift Maintenance Apprentice

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Brunswick, GA, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The successful candidates will enter into a program of study and on the job training to become a Maintenance Technician.

  • Must have a High School diploma (and be able to provide proof of graduation)
  • Must have successfully passed the Compass test as needed to register for Coastal Pines Technical College.
  • All qualifying candidates will be required to take a computer based mechanical and math skills test. In addition, internal candidates will be ranked based on a combination of seniority, attendance, previous work history and test scores to determine the best qualified candidate.
  • Completion of 4,000 work hours to become certified (approx. 2 years on the job)
  • Progress is monitored by pre-determined Performance Assessment Records (PAR) – these are skill requirement levels and the candidate must be considered proficient and obtain Manager verification before they are moved on to the next level
  • May be required to successfully complete 3 required program courses at Coastal Pines Technical School. This includes obtaining a passing grade on all required tests during and at the end of the apprenticeship. (i.e. Stainless Steel Welding, Electrical Systems Basics I, AC Circuit Analyis)
  • While attending school, the associate is considered “non-scheduled”.
  • All Company benefits remain in effect for the entire apprenticeship
  • The Company will pay school related expenses of textbooks and tuition only
  • The successful candidate must agree to continue employment with Rich Products for at least 2 years after successful completion of the apprenticeship program. If an associate decides to voluntarily leave the company either before completion of the program, or after completion but before completing two years of employment, they will then be required to reimburse the company for all costs relating to schooling incurred for them with the program to date.
  • Internal candidates: The successful internal candidate will retain their plant seniority, however, the first day of their apprenticeship will be considered “maintenance” seniority and will be used for determination of overtime scheduling in that department for the duration of the apprenticeship. Once a maintenance technician, plant seniority will be used.

TOOLS: The candidate will be required to have the following tools when starting the program:

Chain Break/Channel Lock/Chisels/Common Hand Tools/EZ Out/Feeler Gages/Files/Flashlight/Hammer (Dead Blow)/Level/Lockout-Tagout/Pipe Wrench/Pry-Crow Bar/Square/Wire Belt Cutter/Wire Cutters/Wrench (Allen)

SHIFTS: As required; in order to effectively direct the apprenticeship program, the Company is not required to schedule 5 consecutive days in the work week and the successful candidate must be able to work all shifts to ensure the best training plan possible.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at asc@rich.comif you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.





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