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Maintenance Technician – *Sign On Bonus Up to $10k* in Roseville, MN at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 9/14/2021

Job Snapshot

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.

*Sign on bonus being offered between $3,000 – $10,000* (based on experience)
New Associate Benefits on your 1st day of employment


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

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 rate - $29.50 – $34.50/hr.

New Associate Benefits on your 1st day of employment

Low-cost health benefits - Medical, Dental, & Vision

Stable Union position

Opportunity to advance

Paid holidays & start accruing vacation day one

Safe, healthy, and friendly atmosphere

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 and 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.

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

Key Behavioral Competencies:

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

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

  • Able to develop equipment competencies in at least three functional areas of the bakery within 500 days of hire.

  • Able to read and interpret electrical prints, schematics, diagrams, etc.

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

  • Able to troubleshoot, maintain and repair Steam/Humidification circuits, PLC components, operation of chillers, servomotors, electromechanical systems, pumps, electrical motors, combustion systems, pumps, bearings, seals, gaskets, compressed air systems, basic plumbing/piping, boilers, gearboxes, sprockets/chains, belts, crutches, brakes, power transmission, replace and program VFDs.

  • Able to use all power tools, hand tools, drill presses, shop tools, etc.
    Able 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.

  • Able to work from drawings, schematics, sketches and through verbal communication.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to work shift schedules plus overtime as dictated by the needs of the business, including weekends and holidays.

  • Able to demonstrate practical problem-solving skills.

  • Able to collaborate with team members.

  • Able to develop Maintenance skills through assigned training.

  • Able to learn and apply the principles of the BBU Maintenance and Manufacturing Standards, including lean tools, concept of continuous improvement, Reliability, process capability and operational discipline.

  • Able to identify and record department KPI data.

Job Requirements

Education and Work History:

  • HS Diploma/GED preferred.

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 50-80 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans [or Vets]


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.