Maintenance Mechanic

Bimbo Bakeries USA - Cicero, IL3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $37,000 - $53,000 a year
The Maintenance Mechanic performs preventive maintenance procedures on bakery equipment, building, and HVAC maintenance to ensure equipment efficiency and reliability; food and associate safety, product quality, and do so in compliance with our environmental and social responsibilities. They demonstrates maintenance skills to ensure effective equipment operation.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Works in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures at all times (LOTO, Confined Spaces, Hazardous Material Handling procedures, etc.)

Supports General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives, Good Manufacturing Practices, AIB and Internal Audits and Product Quality at all times

Conducts “Pre-Flight” checkout of operating systems prior to start-up of the line

Capable of repairing and troubleshooting most bakery equipment and systems.

Participates in root cause problem solving

Responsible for completing technical work assignments

Capable of performance preventative, predictive and proactive maintenance with nomination technical assistance

Capable of overhauling most process systems and equipment to ensure optimal equipment uptime.

Provides direct support and works cooperatively with production and sanitation associates and quality system related to provide effective maintenance support

Promotes a strong teamwork environment

Ensures equipment is maintained, guarded and operated in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures at all times

Minimizes levels of scrap and rework

Identifies potential cost savings and cost avoidance measures

Understands levels of line downtime caused by equipment issues

Other duties as assigned


Key Behavioral Competencies:
Ability to recognize and encourage the behaviors that contribute to teamwork

Ability to communicate and work effectively with all associates in a team environment

Must be detail oriented

Ability to work on their own

Position Requirements:
Education and Work History:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Ideal candidate will possess:
This position requires 1-3 years of industrial maintenance experience and a mechanical aptitude

Bakery equipment knowledge is a plus (including ovens, proofers, coolers, dividers, conveyers, etc.)

Minimum of 2 years of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting experience

Solid understanding of safety protocols

Technical certification from AIB, or Technical Schools preferred

Programmable Logic Control (PLC) knowledge and troubleshooting

Strong maintenance skill sets to include welding, electrical wiring, equipment set-up and changeover, reading of blueprints and schematics, etc.

Must be capable of exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Mental and visual ability to identify various parts and read mechanical and electrical drawings, instructions, gauges, micrometers, etc.

Must be able to do basic math calculations to count, add, subtract, multiply and divide

Tasks require working from a ladder or elevated platform and in confined spaces such as ovens, proof box and bulk storage bins or tanks

Physical activities required are climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending, talking and hearing

Follow Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines- equipment required will include hair nets, ear plugs, safety glasses, safety shoes, and bump cap

Must be 18 years or older

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.