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Maintenance Mechanic in Valdese, NC at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 8/14/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Valdese, NC
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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!

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.

Come join the largest baking company in the world and our family of 20,000 associates nationwide! 

Position Summary:  

Perform preventive maintenance procedures on plant equipment, building, and HVAC maintenance to ensure equipment efficiency and reliability; food and associate safety, product quality, and do so in compliance with our environmental and social responsibilities. 
Position Summary:

The Maintenance Technician safely performs preventive maintenance procedures on bakery processing equipment and building maintenance to ensure equipment efficiency and reliability. 

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA:

Great starting pay: $25.78 - $29.73 per/hour! Depending on experience.

Excellent benefits package!

Growing organization & increased demand for products!


  • Capable of repairing, and troubleshooting most bakery equipment and systems.

  • Utilizes Lock-Out / Tag-Out, Confined Space, and Hazard Material Handling procedures.

  • Provides direct support to production, sanitation and quality systems related to ensuring company policies and procedures along with ensuring full compliance with AIB International and BBU audit compliance criteria.

  • Responsible for completing technical work assignments with direction and supervision.

  • Capable of identifying equipment parts and components that are required to repair and maintain equipment.

  • Capable of performing preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance with nominal technical assistance.

  • Recommends solutions to the maintenance supervisor or the peer mechanics to improve equipment performance.

  • Capable of overhauling most process systems, and equipment to ensure optimal equipment uptime.

  • Performs recommended improvements related to preventive maintenance procedures.

Job Requirements

  • High School or Equivalent.

  • 2-3 years industrial maintenance experience.

  • Electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting knowledge.

  • Welding, plumbing, and pipe fitting experience.

  • HVAC Certification preferred.

  • Programmable Logic Control troubleshooting experience.

  • Technical certification from AIB, or Technical Schools preferred.

  • Must be capable of exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Mental and visual ability to identify various parts and read mechanical and electrical drawings, instructions, gauges, micrometers, etc. Must be able to do basic math calculations to count, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Capable of moving up and down building stairways in a multi-level plant to reach job assignments and perform the tasks required.

  • Tasks require working from a ladder or elevated platform and in confined spaces such as ovens, proof box and bulk storage bins or tanks.

  • Physical activities required are climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending, talking and hearing.

  • Must be computer literate

  • Must have reading, writing, and verbal skills.

  • Must have good math and science skills.


    • Electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics troubleshooting knowledge is a must.

    • Bakery equipment knowledge that includes ovens, proofers, coolers, dividers, moulders, depositors, sheeters, conveyors, depanners, and pan cleaners.

    • Must be able to pass required maintenance testing

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.