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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] in Akron, New York



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.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Akron

Job ID 2021-1894

Category Maintenance

Type Full-Time Regular Union