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Maintenance Technician - 2nd Shift


Alsip, IL, US, 60803

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

·         Maintenance Technician I (2nd Shift 12:30pm - 9:00pm)


·         Maintenance

Reporting to

·         Maintenance Supervisor


Position Purpose

Performs a wide variety of general maintenance functions to maintain the functionality of  Bakery mechanical and electrical systems, to include Bakery production equipment and general building maintenance. 


Key Accountabilities

Assists in the general maintenance of all Bakery mechanical and electrical systems to ensure that Bakery equipment operates reliably and efficiently. Performs preventive maintenance tasks to prevent equipment failures and takes corrective actions to repair equipment and return to service while minimizing machine down time.    



  • Performs preventive, scheduled and corrective repairs on equipment, reports findings to supervisor and takes appropriate action. 
  • Assists production workers in diagnosing malfunctions in systems and equipment.  Tests equipment after repairs, changeovers or extended downtime
  • Assists in executing major equipment overhauls.  Assists in troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatic, plumbing and PLC Software problems.
  • Operates general machinery and tools including saws, drills, power tools, scissor lifts, forklifts, etc
  • Interacts with and maintains records in accordance with Maintenance Management System requirements  and job assignments and communicates via email, all with the use of computer systems.
  • Completes duties in accordance with quality assurance, GMPs, safety and other company programs and procedures, and in compliance with government code and regulations.
  • Maintains clean, organized and safe work area, including wipe and washing equipment and tools, sweeping and mopping floors, and trash removal.
  • Confers with and coordinates activities with Bakery personnel and other departments to minimize disruptions to production and maintenance schedules. 
  • Escorts contractors while in the bakery facility on scheduled visits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required



Skills, Experience & Qualifications


·         High school diploma with a minimum of 1 year mechanical and/or electrical experience in industrial and manufacturing machinery OR 3 years mechanical and/or electrical experience in industrial and manufacturing machinery

·         Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment functions, operating procedures and maintenance techniques

·         Knowledge of equipment set-up, functionality, operating procedures and preventative maintenance techniques

·         Able to handle multiple tasks with capability of prioritizing and planning work activities.

·         Must be at least 18 years of age


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level




•         Read, Write, and Math skills

•         Computer literate

•         Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line

•         Position requires ability to act as a member of a highly functioning team    



·         Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field

·         Food manufacturing experience

·         SAP knowledge and experience


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance

·         Navigate up and down stairs

·         Standing/Walking/Climbing

·         Twisting/Bending/Stooping

·         Pushing/Pulling

·         Handling/Fingering/Feeling

·         Seeing/Speaking/Hearing

·         Flexing/Extending/Turning the neck


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·         Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty, and loud environment

·         This position requires an employee to have adequate communication and observational skills 

·         Frequently works near moving mechanical parts

·         Ability to work Weekends, Holidays and Overtime as required






Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.