KIK Custom Products

Production Mechanic

Job Location US-NJ-Freehold,
Posted Date 3 months ago(11/17/2017 2:14 PM)
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Production Mechanic

Prestone/Freehold NJ

Evening/Overnight Shift




As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.


KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division

Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).

Essential Job Functions

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work evening or overnight shift
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, ability to drill down to root causes of machine failures and institute permanent corrective action
  • Performs start-ups, shutdown of equipment
  • Monitors the quality of product and makes the necessary adjustments to ensure the product is within specification
  • Follow Standard Work Procedures and coordinate changes with other shifts
  • Support the implementation of continuous improvement and waste reduction actions
  • Participate in root cause analysis investigations
  • Drive safe operation, set-up (including SMED), repair, preventive maintenance (including TPM), and the regulation of machine cycles, to meet production metrics
  • Assist in overseeing the cell’s required safety, quality, and daily production output
  • Complete machine repairs and changeovers always looking for process improvements
  • Work with manager and help initiate process improvements through 5S and standard work
  • Promote a safe work environment and follow safe work processes/procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent, BS preferred
  • One to three years related experience in an automated manufacturing environment
  • Intermediate or better mathematical skills
  • Intermediate or better computer skills
  • Ability to lift/ push/pull/carry no less than 50 lbs. (Must be able to work with and carry heavy equipment, tools, large industrial valves, chemical hoses, raw material containers, etc.)
  • Ability to work overtime (as needed)
  • Ability to work any shift (as needed)
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Fork Lift Driver certification a plus
  • Majority of activities are performed in a manufacturing setting
  • Demonstrate strong technical competence in mechanical field; Electrical competence a strong plus
  • Ability to weld and fabricate a strong plus
  • Ability to trouble shoot and program PLC’s


A Career with KIK Offers:


KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.



Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.



KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


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