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Maintenance Lead


Chaska, MN, US, 55318

Job Type:  Maintenance

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 14 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.




Assists in the technical 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 hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, mechanical, and electrical systems and returns equipment to service while minimizing machine downtime.   



  • Provides technical repairs to complex electronic, mechanical, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, fabricates, and/or installs electronic systems, complex gauges, instrumentation repairs, and new parts including mechanical and electronic interfaces
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, adjusts, installs, and programs electronic, electric, and pneumatic controls and instrumentation used to control equipment performance, access to buildings, building automation systems, fire protection systems, material handling systems, and energy measurement systems
  • Assists production workers in diagnosing malfunctions in systems and equipment. 
  • Executes major equipment overhauls. Tests equipment after repairs, changeovers, or extended downtime
  • Maintains production equipment while operating on a defined production schedule.
  • 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 wiping 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



  • A high school diploma with experience in instrumentation, measurement and control systems, electronics, and mechanical and/or electrical experience in industrial and manufacturing machinery.
  • Experience in industrial maintenance environment troubleshooting PLC software, I/O, and field devices and working with mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems is preferred
  • Refrigeration, Welding, Boiler/Air Compressor, and Machinist experience is preferred
  • Experience in the following skills:  refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and food manufacturing process controls is preferred
  • Knowledge of equipment set-up, functionality, operating procedures, and preventative maintenance techniques
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with the capability of prioritizing and planning work activities.


Shift: 1st 


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.