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Machinist III

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

This position is responsible for machines and fabricates equipment using machine tools requiring standard and difficult setups such as turning facing boring drilling reaming and chasing threads. Calculates and cuts compound angles using swivel vice and universal heads on milling machines and similar tools requiring full knowledge of machine tool capabilities.

Receive work assignments from the lead or supervisor from drawings specifications sketches samples and verbal instructions.

Plan and perform assigned projects determining what operations need to be performed and what tools to use; asks for guidance when needed.

Machines parts for all types of production equipment including conveyors racks tables ovens dough mixers dough rollers automatic meat sauce or cheese machines cutters chippers grinders and shredders.

Machines parts for equipment including forklift trucks compressors boilers and pumps.

Joins metal using techniques such as heli-arching.

Work at close tolerances and recommend improvements.

Build to specifications or use discretion based on knowing which materials are best suited for a given application.

Maintain equipment in good working condition cleaning oiling and replacing parts as needed.

Maintain a clean and orderly work area observing common safety practices.

Perform all duties in accordance with USDA regulations OSHA company policy and established procedures.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Years of Related Experience: Typically 5 or more years of related experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have satisfactory job history and satisfactory current job performance. Must have operating knowledge of machine shop related equipment. CNC programming experience and Focus Training preferred.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Maintenance-Plant
Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.
Req #: 16003785

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