Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic 

Requisition Number: 6836 

Segment: Community Meals 

Brand: Traditions 

Work Arrangement: Onsite 

The Role at a glance:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring that the food production line is running smoothly.  This position will help maintain refrigeration and A/C equipment and perform repairs in the hot meal commissary.

What you'll be doing:

  • Setting-up and running of the production line in Frozen Meals. Assisting in maintaining cooking and packaging equipment in Frozen Meals.
  • Assisting in maintaining refrigeration and A/C equipment, when necessary.
  • Remaining in Frozen Meal plant unless responding to an emergency.
  • Attending all safety training classes.        
  • After production line is complete, staying in Frozen Meal plant helping where necessary.  May be asked to perform non-maintenance-related tasks in Frozen Meals, if requested by Frozen Meals Director.
  • Responsible for setting up the production line at 6:30 a.m. and remaining in production area until all weights are accurate and the meal is running smoothly.
  • Assisting in getting weights on production line.  If the line is short of help, takes weights throughout meal making necessary adjustments.
  • Performing preventative maintenance on all equipment on a weekly basis with documentation.
  • Sanitizing air conditioning unit.        
  • Responsible for removing the buildup of ice on blast and large freezer floor on a weekly basis.
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

What we're looking for:


  • College education or training in Refrigeration, Electrical, and General Maintenance or comparable experience.
  • Two years’ experience in Refrigeration, Electrical, and General Maintenance
  • Tested and certified on Refrigeration and A/C.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to work in freezer and cold environment for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.



  • Experience in ammonia refrigeration helpful.
  • Computer knowledge and skills helpful.


The pay rate is $19/hr.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Voluntary UNUM offering for Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity
  • Discount Program
  • Commuter Benefits (Parking and Transit)
  • EAP
  • 401k
  • Sick
  • Holiday Pay (9 paid holidays)




About Traditions:

Traditions started as a simple, frozen meal delivery service for the elderly in 2001. Now, over 20 years later, we have grown into a team of caring professionals whose experience drives an operation that serves over 300,000 meals per week. Our emphasis on quality and care has positioned us as a national leader in providing frozen meals, and our scope has grown beyond seniors as we push the boundaries of what prepackaged meal service can be.


About Elior-North America:


Elior North America is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in supporting the development of our employees and their skills at all levels and in fostering an environment of growth.

At Elior North America, we are committed to offering growth and advancement opportunities for all of our employees. The valuable skills and experience you’ve gained with Elior will propel you further in your career, whether with our corporate office or one of our brand segments.

Disclaimer: This job description can be revised  by management as needed.




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Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi