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Publix Maintenance Technician, Overnight, Fresh Kitchen - Deerfield in Deerfield Beach, Florida


Position Title:

Maintenance Technician, Overnight, Fresh Kitchen - Deerfield


Manufacturing Maintenance


Deerfield Beach, FL


As a Maintenance Technician for the Publix Deerfield Fresh Kitchen you’ll maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and improve the performance of a wide array of equipment. Our fresh kitchen employs more than 225 associates who assemble a variety of sandwiches, subkits and platters according to Publix’s demanding quality standards. These foods are designed to save time for customers. Without our Maintenance Technicians fine-tuning this food manufacturing equipment, the Publix Deerfield Fresh Kitchen simply couldn't produce the volume and quality of products needed to serve our customers. Our Fresh Kitchen is located in Deerfield, Florida.

One of the following positions is available: Maintenance Technician Class A, B, or C.

The position offered is contingent upon the qualifications and work experience of the candidate.

Relocation assistance is available.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • maintaining and improving the performance and condition of equipment and facilities at the Fresh Kitchen utilizing preventive and condition-based maintenance techniques, and state of the art tools,

  • troubleshooting and repairing electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and equipment,

  • creating requisitions to procure parts and supplies,

  • fabricating steel, stainless steel, and aluminum components and structures as required to improve the safety, sanitation, and performance of equipment and processes,

  • performing stick, TIG, sanitary TIG, and MIG welding,

  • troubleshooting PLCs, PLC networks, HMIs, instrumentation, and microprocessor -controlled devices,

  • performing minor plumbing, and building repair and maintenance,

  • operating forklifts and high lifts, and other powered lift equipment,

  • training other team members,

  • performing housekeeping duties in the work area, and

  • assisting with other duties as assigned.

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Hours of Work:

10:00pm - 6:30am; rotating days off



Frequency of Pay:


Travel Frequency:


Minimum Base Pay:


Additional Information:

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.


777 S.W. 12Th Ave


Deerfield Beach

Other Compensation Information:

Night Differential: A $.75 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.

Weekend differential: A $2.00 per hour weekend differential is paid to associates for hours worked between 12:00 a.m. Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Year End Bonus:

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Maximum Base Pay:


Required Qualifications:

  • at least 18 years old

  • basic mechanical and electrical aptitude

  • basic knowledge of hand tools and tool use

  • willingness and ability to advance

  • willingness to complete a mechanical aptitude test (on or before hire date)

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • strong problems-solving skills

  • self-motivated individual

  • ability to lift in excess of 50lbs

  • ability to work well with others and to be a team member

  • ability to demonstrate safe work habits

  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • ability to work well with others and to be a team member

  • willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the following:

  • electro-mechanical components and systems

  • pneumatic components and systems

  • hydraulic components and systems

  • process instrumentation

  • experience maintaining programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

  • experience troubleshooting programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

  • documented PLC and instrumentation training

  • experience maintaining 480V C3 motor starters, variable frequency drives, and distribution systems

  • experience troubleshooting 480V C3 motor starters, variable frequency drives, and distribution systems

  • degree or certification from a recognized industrial maintenance or millwright training program

  • ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and drawings

  • experience testing, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining reverse osmosis (RO), carbon filtration, wastewater pH correction, and UV and ozone treatment systems

  • experience in cleaning and maintaining water delivery systems; including valves, pumps and piping

  • experience inspecting back flow preventers for proper operation

  • strong analytical skills

  • ability to train others

  • previous food plant experience

  • flexible and willing to work various shifts

Potential Annual Base Pay:

42,432 - 73,840

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Work Environment:

Temperatures could range from 35 degrees to 90+ degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time

Benefits Information:

  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost

  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)

  • Group dental plan

  • Group vision plan

  • Sick pay

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Long-term disability insurance

  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Vacation pay

  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria

  • Paycheck direct deposit

  • Credit union

  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases

  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).