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Maintenance Technician / Boiler Operator

  • Manufacturing
  • Full-time
  • Bridgeton, NJ

2023-11-09 22:58:00 UTC

SIMULATE’s mission is to upgrade the world to a positive food system. SIMULATE’s first product, NUGGS, is a chicken nugget simulation made from plant inputs. Since NUGGS launched in the Summer of 2019, NUGGS has evolved into the fastest growing chicken nugget on the planet. TENDERS launched in 2022 using new technology and SIMULATE is currently developing new nutrition technologies, some that will launch later this year.

About the Role
Our Bridgeton, NJ manufacturing plant is looking for a qualified “hands-on” Maintenance Technician / Boiler Operator to join our growing team. In this role, the Maintenance Technician will perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain our production machines and the plant facility's equipment, which is especially critical as we implement and scale our manufacturing processes. Under the direction of our Bridgeton Site Lead, this team member will also maintain mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting, and repair of production machines. Ideal candidates must be excited to work in laboratory, “pilot plant” conditions as we grow and expand our manufacturing footprint, as well as able to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line. SIMULATE team members share core responsibilities as part of the team, while also empowered to lead a unique focus area of our factory. Passion and respect for our people and products is a must! 


  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment building positive and effective relationships with partners, peers and fellow management employees

  • Capable of creating or adapting a new way of doing things with very short notice

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Works well independently and as a team

  • Strong service orientation, comfortable as the “go-to” person

  • Self-motivated and passionate toward problem-solving and troubleshooting

  • Basic understanding of PLC systems (Rockwell Automation, Panelview)

  • Experience with HVAC, electrical, plumbing, boiler systems and glycol systems

  • Experience using shop tools, hand tools and power tools and measuring devices 

  • Experience with start-up and shutdown of manufacturing equipment

  • Strong knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines regarding safety practices

  • Perform preventative maintenance and emergency repairs to machinery and equipment

  • Able to read and understand mechanical (equipment) and architectural (building) drawings

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear

  • Capacity to manipulate small parts and items accurately

  • Comfortable working closely to chemicals, as well as strict adherence to careful handling and storage of such chemicals

  • Other duties as assigned by plant leadership


  • Must be a licensed High Pressure Black Seal 

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Maintenance Technician in a food processing environment or similar GMP required business 

  • Ability to follow food safety, quality, and hygiene rules of the facility

  • Experience safely operating large-scale plant equipment and training others on the operation of such equipment

  • Knowledge of Industrial Maintenance and building construction techniques

  • Knowledge of food processing equipment including, but not limited to, boilers, water heaters, sanitary pumps, sanitary valves and packaging equipment

  • Strong working knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines regarding safety practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical, electrical and pneumatic machinery and equipment like motors, pneumatic equipment, pumps, mixers, fillers sealers, grinders, conveyor systems and chillers

  • Proficient understanding of mechanical assembly 

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills for machinery and equipment using both technical knowledge and critical thinking skills

  • Assist in proper storage of incoming parts as well as keeping parts storage organized

  • Patience with others when explaining and showing how to do or operate things

  • Able to work with minimal oversight at times, able to confidently handle situations on their own

  • Able to lift 50 lbs and walk/stand for long periods of time

  • Able to push/pull large equipment such as product carts and mixer tanks

  • Able to work in hot and cold environments.

  • Able to work around gluten and soy

Job Type

  • Full-Time, Non-Exempt


  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401k with Company Match

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time

  • Paid Holidays

  • Free SIMULATE products

Benefit Conditions

  • Full-time employees eligible

  • No Waiting Period


  • Monday - Friday

  • 8-hour shift, subject to change

Pay Rate & Frequency

  • Bi-weekly

  • $35.00 - $38.00 per hour, depending on experience

Back-up Role
In the absence of a Maintenance Technician, an alternate Maintenance Technician would step in to fulfill these job duties. In the absence of another Maintenance Technician, the Site Lead would fulfill all jobs duties for which she/he is certified. Without a black-seal certified Maintenance Technician onsite, specific worksite activities will cease. The Site Lead is responsible for ensuring the safety and compliance of these activities.

SIMULATE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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