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Maintenance Mechanic in Chicago, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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  • Experience:
    3-5 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.

***Sign On Bonus of $5000***

The Maintenance Mechanic is assists in setting priorities and schedules for mechanics to insure the smooth running of bakery equipment. Follows all safety procedures as set forth by the Company.

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA:

  • Great starting pay of $32.50 up to $41.50 with career progression!
  • Union position!
  • Excellent benefits package - including pension!
  • Growing organization & increased demand for products!

 Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as Team Leader for the crew.
  • Responsible for verifying work done by the crew he acts as Team Leader for.
  • Assists with prioritizing work orders assigned to crew.
  • Performs preventative maintenance as scheduled.
  • Performs repairs and corrections to machines.
  • Promptly responds to calls from Production Managers for assistance.
  • Knowledgeable in measuring devices.
  • Performs repairs as directed by the maintenance mechanic including welding and use of tools.
  • Perform diagnostic work. 
  • Exceptional knowledge of the bakery process including timing issues.
  • Notifies Chief Engineer when outside vendor assistance is necessary.
  • Possess understanding and fundamentals of electrical diagnosis, general concepts of hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Knowledge of proper parts needed in various machines.
  • Assist in keeping proper inventory of parts.
  • Notify Supervisor of any deviations, difficulties and inventory issues.
  • Abide by all GMP’s, Personal and Food Safety Rules.
  • Other duties that may be assigned by appropriate management.

Job Requirements


  • High School graduate or its equivalency in experience and/or training.



•       Able to stand for up to 12 hours, while working with and around machinery.

•       Able to work in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels in excess of 98%.

•       Able to stoop, bend and crouch on a regular basis to check equipment or supplies in low-lying areas.

•       Able to lift 60 pounds once an hour and 10 to 50 pounds repeatedly.

•       Able to push and/or pull wheeled carts of 100 to 500 pounds on a regular basis.

•       Able to raise arms overhead repeatedly while lifting 30 pounds.

•       Able to sweep, mop, and do general, as well as detailed cleaning.

•       Able to climb ladders.

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.