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Maintenance Mechanic A Level in Mattoon, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/5/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mattoon, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
  • Date Posted:
    7/5/2022
  • Job ID:
    req28242

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

Maintenance Mechanic A Level position is responsible for ensuring equipment integrity and timely repair.

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA

  •       Great starting pay: $36.03/hr!

    •       Union position

•       Excellent benefits package

•       Growing organization & increased demand for products

Position Description

•       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 equipment as well as plant electrical/mechanical 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, 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.

•       Continue to grow maintenance and leadership skillsets through assigned training.

Position Requirements

•       Food manufacturing experience preferred.

•       Welding skills preferred.

•       Must possess basic computer skills to process work orders and associated maintenance documentation.

•       Robotic Troubleshooting/Programming

•       PLC Program Manipulation (Able to make changes/edits in PLC Programs for troubleshooting)

•       CMMS Expert (Must be able to train and operate the system)

•       Able to Lead Maintenance Teams in absence of salaried supervisors

•       Able to lead and train team members on PMO/ECP/TTR projects

•       Able to perform predictive maintenance (Ultrasonic Leak Detection, Thermography, Vibration Analysis) (Level 1 in any of these but at least able for 1 of these)

•       Able to lead major maintenance or overhauls

•       Able to train on (All AREAS OF) bakery specific equipment 

•       Able to read and interpret electrical prints, schematics, diagrams, etc. Able to troubleshoot, maintain, replace and program VFDs

•       Able to train and teach Electrical (AC) skills (Up to 480VAC circuits) (Single and 3 phase)

•       Able to train and teach Mechanical skills

•       Able to troubleshoot, maintain and repair Steam/Humidification circuits

•       Able to troubleshoot, maintain and replace PLC components

•       Able to troubleshoot the correct operation of chillers

•       Able to understand basic principles of robotics (Identify axis, operation,)

•       Able to conduct and lead RCPS/Failure Analysis

•       Able to troubleshoot and replace Servomotors

•       Able to troubleshoot and repair electromechanical systems.

•       Able to maintain, troubleshoot and repair pumps.

•       Able to identify, maintain, troubleshoot and replace electrical motors.

•       Able to maintain, troubleshoot and repair combustion systems.

•       Must be able to develop equipment competencies in at least three functional areas of the plant.

•       Strong mechanical background with experience maintaining, troubleshooting and installing bearings.

•       Strong mechanical background with experience maintaining, troubleshooting and installing seals and gaskets.

•       Strong plus if trained and experienced in compressed air systems, basic plumbing/piping, Boilers and Hydraulics.

•       Strong mechanical background in a production setting with experience troubleshooting and repairing gearboxes, sprocket/chains, belts, clutches, bearings and brakes.

•       Knowledgeable and experienced in use of all power tools, hand tools, drill presses, shop tools, 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.

•       Must grow Maintenance and Leadership skills through assigned training.

•       Must be a collaborative team member and demonstrate behaviors consistent with Berner expectations.

•       Able to identify and record department KPI data.

•       Ability to learn and understand the principles of the Berner Maintenance and Manufacturing Transformation, including lean tools, process capability and operational discipline.

Job Requirements

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. 

•       Ability to lift 50-70 lbs. Performs highly repetitive motions, stand for eight plus hours, talk, and hear.

•       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.



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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