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Limited Maintenance Electrician in Kent, WA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 11/26/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Kent, WA
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  • Experience:
    1-3 years
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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA as a Limited Maintenance Electrician:

  • Great starting pay: $34.34 per hour
  • $10,000 Sign On Bonus for ALL NEW HIRES
  • Excellent benefits with low premiums - medical, dental & vision
  • 401K for retirement
  • PTO according to company policy
  • Company sponsored wellness and discount programs available

Position Summary:

The Limited Maintenance Electrician is responsible for all maintenance throughout the plant, including repairing and maintaining a wide range of processing equipment. 

Position Key Responsibilities:

  • Position is responsible for ensuring equipment integrity and timely repair.
  • Effectively support the Preventative Maintenance (PM) program with a goal of continually reducing unscheduled downtime. 
  • Analyze problems and interpret technical information necessary to make required repairs (troubleshooting of equipment issues). 
  • Perform mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs on production machinery and facility support equipment.
  • Inspect, operate and test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and validate work performed.  
  • Ensure safety by following all company policies including safety rules, procedures and Lock-out / Tag-out procedures, Good.
  • Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), personal safety standards, food safety standards as well as OSHA standards.
  • Troubleshoot PLC controlled equipment as well as all plant electrical and mechanical systems including motors, instrumentation, distribution, feed control systems and develop sustainable solutions accordingly.
  • Complete all assigned work orders within the time allotted.Maintain complete records of work performed using software, work orders, detailed logs and have good communication skills across all groups/departments.
  • Assist with equipment change overs and line startups, troubleshooting issues as needed. 
  • Identify required parts and maintain current inventories, and parts reorder lists.
  • Assure that all products are manufactured to the highest standard of quality.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement, also provides suggestions to improve processes and participates on team projects.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Schedule for hire:

  • Days: Sunday - Saturday; Days off Vary
  • Schedule: Primarily Days but may need to be called in if maintenance assistance is needed

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Current Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) License issued by the State of Washington.
  • HS Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Food plant experience preferred.
  • Training and experience in use of Allen Bradley and Square D PLC's, VFD's, HMI, servos, etc. is a plus.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems up to 480v, 3 phase, read and interpret electrical drawings.
  • Experience maintaining manufacturing systems and equipment in an automated plant including experience in electro-mechanical/multi-craft/multi-skilled Maintenance practices. Strong plus if trained and experienced in compressed air systems,  Boilers and Hydraulics.
  • Strong mechanical background in a production setting troubleshooting and repairing gearboxes, conveyors, sprocket/chains, belts, clutches, and brakes. Knowledgeable in use of all power tools, hand tools, welders, drill presses, etc.
  • Experience with control devices such as switches, photo eyes, proximity sensors, push buttons, contactors, motors, motor starters, single and three phase electrical components, transformers, etc. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, procedure manuals and instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to work from drawings, schematics, sketches and through verbal communication.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment on assigned projects/ tasks and report to supervision the status of each as needed. 
  • Willing to work shift schedules plus overtime as dictated by the needs of the business, including weekends and holidays. 
  • Practical problem solving skills and ability to deal with a variety of variables.
  • Ability to learn and understand the principles of the BBU Maintenance and Manufacturing Transformation, including lean tools, process capability and operational discipline.
  • Ability to lift 50-70 lbs. Performs highly repetitive motions, stand for eight plus hours.
    While performing job duties, the associate will occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; and vibration.
  • Ability to Climb ladders, stairways, use a manlift/scissorlift at ceiling heights or above with proper safety equipment and work in non-air conditioned environment.
  • While performing job duties, the associate will frequently walk, use hands to feel or handle, and to reach with hands and arms. Frequent exposure to oils and greases or coolants.
  • While performing job duties, the associate will occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and smell.  Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; and vibration.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to meet all other physical demands listed in the job description.

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. 

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.