Vanguard Soap
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • 25.51-31.65
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Quarterly bonus, medical, dental, vision, HRA, FSA, 401(k), Flex time, vacation time, paid holidays

Vanguard Soap is growing and creating opportunities! We are searching for a Chief Mechanic to help us continue moving forward. If you are passionate about finding and developing people, creating programs that engage and excite people, and building the environment that people value, we want to talk with you!

Vanguard Soap is a dynamic manufacturer right here in Memphis, Tennessee, where we have been making soap since the 1940's. We focus on higher-end natural and specialty bar soaps and liquid personal care products, developing our own unique formulas for different purposes, making hundreds of items sold through major retailers.

We offer a competitive salary and a strong package including quarterly bonuses, matching 401k, and health insurances. But, the best benefit of all is FREE soap!


Mechanical aptitude in pneumatics, hydraulics, welding, dynamics and statics. Knowledge of electronics, electric circuits, and basic wiring (equipment, electric motors, etc). Capable of performing timely set-ups and changeovers


Overall mechanical/electrical maintenance on all equipment and production lines or areas. Fully capable of troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of all production lines, including soap lines, general facility, building and grounds. May direct work of other mechanics.


  • Set up the following presses or similar equipment in another industrial manufacturing environment. STUH, STUF, STU-S, STHV, condor press in the allotted time frame given by supervision.
  • Capable of setting up 50% of listed equipment or have experience with similar equipment in and another industrial soap manufacturing environment. Doboy wrappers, electronic cutters, chain cutters, ink jet printers, BFB wrappers, Scandia wrappers, Acme711 wrappers, Acme 731 wrappers, Marden Edwards Wrapper, Ce-75 cello wrapper, PL75 pleat wrapper, auto "L" sealer, cartooning machines,4000T and accomplish the set up in the allotted time frame explained by supervision.
  • Must be capable of trouble shooting all the listed equipment and fine tuning after initial setups.
  • Must be able to make needed adjustments to above equipment to get line up and operational.
  • Must be able to follow the work order instructions for setting up lines clearly following special instructions.
  • Execute regularly scheduled preventive maintenance on all production line and facility equipment as needed.
  • Execute breakdown maintenance on equipment and facility as needed
  • Execute changeovers on all production line equipment as needed
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area at all times.
  • Provide assistance to supervisor and other support personnel as needed.
  • Advise shift supervisor of all problems and issues affecting production
  • Observe all safety rules and procedures while performing duties.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Machine tools in shop and building equipment in plant.


High School diploma or College level courses in electrical circuitry and digital circuitry required


General good health. Walking, standing, bending up to 12hrs; Medium to heavy lifting up to 75 pounds; Exposure to chemicals & fragrances, etc: Capacity to utilize and tolerate protracted use of artificial breathing apparatus.

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