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Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift


Job Title: Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Traverse City, MI         

Materne North America (MNA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOM Group located in France, is a highly successful, fast-growing, and innovative company known for helping squeeZ goodness into the daily lives of kids across the US. In fact, you probably know us as GoGo squeeZ: We’ve been in operation for 7 years in the US and have reached over $200 million in sales.

GoGo squeeZ is a leader in healthy, all-natural, gluten free, 100% fruit snacks. Our applesauce pouches are packed with goodness and with their convenient packaging design can be enjoyed wherever kids go! In 2016, Materne North America launched our most significant innovation since the introduction of applesauce in a pouch. Now, US families can enjoy yogurt that is, “so cool, it doesn’t have to be cold,” or in other words, a scrumptious, natural yogurt snack with no preservatives and no fridge needed!

Our applesauce products are produced locally in the USA, and our dairy products are imported from France.

MNA has 500+ employees spread across New York City (US headquarters) and two production sites in Traverse City, MI and Nampa, ID. We are committed to offering our customers across the US, Canada, and Mexico high-quality, squeeZable, pouches that are fun to eat by leveraging our unique patented manufacturing technology.

The GoGo squeeZ pouches can be found in over 9,000 stores across the US including Fairway, Giant, Harris Teeter, Publix, Target, Walmart, and likely, your local grocery store.

We are committed to providing healthy snacking and nutrition education to parents and kids, so we are proud to support Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a nonprofit that works to create healthier schools nationwide.Join the GoGo team, and help us drive our mission to make on-the-go snacking healthy and fun!

We are a team of passionate, values-driven professionals, and we would love to have you on board to help us achieve our shared dreams!

Job Summary:

As Maintenance Technician (3rd shift) for Materne North America located in Traverse City, MI you will be responsible for the troubleshooting of automated equipment on our high speed production and food processing lines.  This position starts at $24.43 with a $.50 shift differential.  After the training period is complete it goes to $25.65 with a $.50 shift differential.

Job Duties:

  • Troubleshoot and repair automated high speed manufacturing  and packaging equipment
  • Work with computer interface to monitor equipment
  • Maintain effective Preventive Maintenance programs 
  • Detect equipment problems and communicate with production team
  • Effectively manage projects with regard to time, safety, and resources 
  • Document maintenance activities using CMMS


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Vocational Technical Training or some College strongly preferred
  • Strong mechanical and electrical background 
  • Strong troubleshooting ability
  • Moderate computer skills
  • Understand automation concepts; PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • Time management skills
  • Experience with high speed automation is a plus
  • Prior experience within a manufacturing environment is required
  • Previous experience working in the food industry is a plus. 
  • Journeyman card is a plus
  • Good decision making skills required.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule as dictated by production needs

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for an entire shift (8-12 hours)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.  


Materne, North America offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefit package that includes: Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Retirement & Savings Plans, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Materne, North America is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce. We are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.



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