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Maintenance Foreperson in Oxnard, CA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

Job Snapshot

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    Oxnard, CA
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    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!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

**5,000 Sign on Bonus for all new hires**

Competitive starting pay is $32.55 up to $42.20

Job Responsibilities & Duties:

1.Reports directly to the Plant Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor

2.Must be able to work with all levels of plant personnel

3.Evaluate your assigned equipment and make recommendations, track improvements. Improve your shifts equipment performance

4.Keep plant running and put out quality product

5.Use “Root Cause Analysis”- investigate until solution is found. Use your entire team, for this activity as needed and with supervisor

Employee Management

  • Training employees daily
  • Recognize employees
  • Lead by example
  • Motivate Employees
  • Think and promote safety
  • New downtime sheets to be engaged immediately for proper equipment downtime tracking. Every foremen and technician needs to be accountable for this document and signed off on by production and maintenance in your team meeting

Equipment Management

•Keep plant running and put out quality product

•Deal with day to day problems-decide what needs repair now and what can wait, schedule the work and inform supervisor

•Assign work to mechanics as downtime dictates—PM’s and work orders

•Assign work to mechanics to keep them productive daily

•Generate list of tasks needed and assign. Record into the Somax system as needed. Communicate with planner frequently to support your assigned line

•Ensure mechanics downtime sheets are accounted for your shift and signed by production and maintenance at the end of the shift daily.Foremen or maintenance supervisor

•Review CM’s and PM’s with your maintenance team weekly for your assigned line. Track performance with the team. Use the maintenance screen. Keep records of this activity

•Make sure work orders are written for equipment problems

•Cancel out PM’s and work orders

•Track notes from PM’s and work orders and take appropriate action (order parts, reassign, investigate etc.)

•Inspect 3 pieces of your assigned line equipment weeklyand document findings, create work orders and schedule repairs. Keep records of this activity

•Do self-audits-walk through plant daily observing and checking for problem area’s


•Track notes from PM’s and work orders and take appropriate action-order parts –reassign –go investigate etc.

•Generate list of tasks needed and assign per shift

•Assure PM’s and work orders are done correctly. Check 3 PM’s at the end of your down day for proper completions

•Help search out parts so we do not buy from OEM if possible

•Make sure we have parts for work scheduled for your shift


•Order all parts for inventory in a timely manner, receive them and catalog their arrival

•Process all maintenance invoices dealing directly with vendors and OEM’s. Track spending for departmental budget purposes

•Provide support to the maintenance department by processing all paperwork, creating/running reports, and tracking parts usage

•Input data into computer systems/CMMS related to preventative maintenance tasks (PM’s), work orders, Downtime, Environmental items, etc.

•Maintain record of vendor and contractor quotes and GMP forms

•Responsible for ensuring all parts are tagged, logged into computer system, and stocked back into proper location

•Create parts order for Purchasing

•Maintain usage log and remove obsolete items from inventory with oversight from Chief Engineer

•Maintain environmental database (BEST) with updated information (wastewater, oxidizer related info, refrigeration, vendor updates, etc.)

•Conduct audits / inspections as required

Keep contractor COI’s up to date and obtain COI’s for new contractor

General Duties

  • Put ordered parts in a designated shift bin for your shift or delegate
  • Look for ways to make equipment better, safer and more productive

•All other duties requested by the Plant Engineer

•Read and respond to maintenance log books

•Achieve a 5% mechanical downtimethrough the mechanic downtime sheets on a consistent basis for your shifts assigned equipment. This will be a work in progress with your team. When work is assigned, I am more concerned with quality (No call backs) then quantity. Let’s get it fixed right the first time

•Assure GMP’s are followed

•Attend meetings as required

•Provide daily reports to management either through logbook or verbally

•Weekly preventative maintenance checklist filled out on 1 piece of equipment on your shift

•Work request audits- following up with originator

•Signing for downtime at the end of each shift daily with production supervisor and your immediate supervisor

Job Requirements

Qualifications for Maintenance Foreperson:

  • High School Diploma/ GED not required but preferred.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work without close supervision.
  • Minimum of 5-year experience in Industry maintenance field
  • Must have experience in repairing and maintaining equipment.
  • Must own a complete set of mechanics tools. (Required tool list)
  • Must have good troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to exert up to 75 lbs of force occasionally.
  • Skill in some if not all of the following, a plus: 1) Machine shop 2) Welding ARC-TIG-MIG 3) PLC 4) Motor controls 5) Pneumatics 6) Hydraulics 7) Basic Electrical
  • Some analytical ability required in order to gather and interpret data in situations where the problems are somewhat complex in dealing with people, procedures and equipment.
  • Work involves the constant direction of others to plan, coordinate, check or instruct.
  • 1+ years’ experience with ordering and/or purchasing, preferably within MRO or maintenance
  • 1+ years’ experience in inventory and parts-room management
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested 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. 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.


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