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Maintenance, Ammonia - 2nd shift


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

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 15 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.



  • Responsible for operation of equipment/engine room, boiler room, and rooftop units, establishing priorities and sequences for proper adjustments, maintenance per production schedules.
  • Ensures compliance with PSM procedure/practices as well as inspecting all areas within the plant, and equipment for any operational and/or mechanical issues as well as taking corrective action and notifying supervision and/or management.
  • Assists supervision in standardizing procedures/practices to improve line efficiency, and safety of systems.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Expected to work in all Northlake areas as needed.
  • Work safely, and follow proper Lock-out/Tag-out procedure where applicable.
  • Be proactive in preparing all daily production schedules for morning start-ups.
  • Review work orders, and perform routine system checks daily.
  • Follow the proper sequence of how to perform pm work orders, as the equipment is available.
  • Order parts, or materials as needed. Create and maintain a critical spare parts inventory.
  • Inspect system safety cutouts, e-stop for engine room, piping/valves/vessels, annually with the contractor.
  • Inspect the engine room and keep it dry and orderly to avoid clutter.
  • Inspect all coolers and the freezer coils and catch pans on a daily basis. All equipment is on the roof as well.
  • Make sure all chemicals used, are approved and controlled through management, and SDS is on file.
  • This position is also responsible for food safety and legality.
  • Support quality control programs to ensure production procedures are in compliance with best practices in food safety and quality standards.



  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Requires technical certificate in HVAC, refrigeration, mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing repair.
  • Experience working in a maintenance department, preferably in an automated food processing plant.
  • Knowledge of equipment setup, functions, operating procedures, and preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) is preferred.
  • Other skills and experiences will be ammonia and Freon refrigeration, plumbing, industrial, electrical, and mechanical systems and maintenance, and automated food manufacturing process controls and equipment.




We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.