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Pactiv Evergreen Lead Maintenance Mechanic in Moorhead, Minnesota

Pactiv Evergreen Inc.(NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

Moorhead is located 233 miles northwest of Minneapolis, MN, and is right across the state line from Fargo, ND. The city of Moorhead is the county seat of Clay County and the largest city in northwest Minnesota. The population in 2018 was around 42,000 people. The plant was built in 1993 and has been owned by Pactiv since 1999. In 2017, the Moorhead Pactiv plant received the Pactiv Environmental Facility of the Year award.

The plant is a 24/7 operation with about 140 employees. The building is approximately 150,000 square feet and produces molded fiber products. These products include egg cartons which are made from recycled materials and molded fiber hinged lid containers and plates made from virgin fiber.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.

This position is for Pactiv Evergreen and this position offers $1,000.00 sign on bonus!!

Job Description:

This position leads the efforts on their assigned shift to maintain the reliability and availability of all equipment and systems throughout the facility. Provides shift leadership for the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic components.


  • Lead the effort on their shift to effectively utilize the Maintenance Connection CMMS software.

  • Communicate effectively with the manufacturing leadership personnel on their shift, with the other maintenance team leaders and the Maintenance Manager.

  • Conduct the “end of shift” turnover meeting with the oncoming maintenance shift team leader.

  • Represent the maintenance department for their shift by attending the applicable tier meetings and providing input as needed.

  • Log all work performed by the team on their shift.

  • Ensure scheduled equipment is in operation and achieving desired results at all time

  • Conduct inspections, major rebuilds, upgrades and equipment installations

  • Perform in-depth troubleshooting and provide effective solutions

  • Interpret drawings, diagrams, schematics, specifications, PLC ladder diagrams, etc.

  • Understand hydraulics, pneumatics, electric circuitry, electronics and electromechanical concepts, both AC and DC

  • Supply technical assistance to constantly improve Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

  • Assist the Operator Mechanics by performing repairs on mechanical components and systems

  • Work with Electrician Specialist to diagnose, repair and/or replace electrical components and systems

  • Support Utilities with facility work, buildings and grounds, fire protection, etc.

  • Sustain an understanding of the latest state of the art maintenance techniques

  • Maintain housekeeping in assigned areas to ensure a safe and clean work environment

  • Work flexible hours including weekends and holidays, and subject to be on-call

  • Any other duties as assigned


  • High school graduate or equivalent required

  • Apprenticeship in a maintenance related field or equivalent training required

  • Associates Degree in Maintenance or Industrial Technology preferred

  • Minimum five years industrial maintenance experience

  • Must have acceptable safety, attendance and work records

  • No recordable accidents within the past 6 months

  • No more than 5 absences (incidents) in the past 12 month rolling period

  • No Step 2 Disciplinary Action in the past 12 months

  • Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft applications, Outlook, SAP, etc.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and National Electric Codes

  • Strong troubleshooting skills and logic to solve problems to root cause

  • Knowledge and ability to apply mathematical concepts

  • Understanding of preventive (PM) and predictive (PdM) maintenance techniques

  • Proactive and self-motivated to work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Good written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to make decisions under time constraints and tight deadlines

  • Able to lead and interact with other associates in a team oriented environment

  • Lift up to 35 pounds

  • Possess or immediately purchase the required tools for the position

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