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Maintenance Lead in Mattoon, IL at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 3/18/2020

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    Mattoon, IL
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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 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA 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.

The Maintenance Team Lead will work under the direction of the Maintenance Manager and will be responsible for planning and scheduling day to day plant maintenance activities on 3rd shift.  The Team Lead will maintain the correct operation of the production lines including all mechanical and electrical services and state and local A.S.M.E. standards and codes.


  • Use CMMS to plan and schedule maintenance work, manage work orders, maintain equipment histories, track job status and track repair costs.

  • Communicate effectively with production to optimize a continuous planning improvement effort.

  • Determine total scope/priority of the work to be performed.

  • Identify resources required to execute work and verify availability of resources prior to scheduling work.

  • Estimate job requirements including number and type of onsite maintenance staff or contractors needed and number of man-hours per task utilizing information from CMMS system.

  • Submit written notifications to departments to coordinate planned shutdowns, maintenance, or service activities that could have a business impact.

  • Coordinate parts requirements with storeroom personnel.

  • Lead he plant in the full utilization of the plant wide CMMS system.

  • Promote plant safety, GMP, GSP, and food safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensure maintenance work conforms to Lender’s Bagel Bakery expectations and state and local A.S.M.E. standards and codes.

Job Requirements


  • Strong mechanical and electrical technical problem-solving skills.

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office programs.

  • Associates degree, or a minimum of two years from a vocational/technical institution.  Applicable trade certification and/or relevant experience are an acceptable substitute for the educational requirement.

  • Previous maintenance and electrical experience with proven ability to maintain industrial equipment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills – Uses good judgment, keeps commitments and is dependable.

  • Adapts to change and willingly accepts new responsibilities, projects and assignments.

  • Accepts accountability for own performance and behavior.

  • Previous supervisory experience required.

  • Previous supervisory experience in a union environment preferred.

  • Ability to keep an open mind and listen to diverse views.

  • Ability to respect, cooperate and work well with others.

  • Ability to communicate effectively - both orally and in writing.

  • Must be able to read and interpret industrial schematics and blue prints.

  • Ability to carry out the following functions:  welding, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, parts manufacturing and proper operation of shop equipment.

  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned in support of maintaining the facility and production lines.

  • Ability to assist employees in the training of equipment safety and operating methods to maximize efficiencies.

  • Ability to assist in construction type work involving the removal or installation of equipment.

  • Ability to work off shifts and weekends when required.


  • The employee must be able to work in strained positions and lift up to 50 pounds, have excellent vision and hearing abilities and must have the ability to perform job duties effectively and safely.


  • The temperature will vary depending upon specific work location, ranging from zero-degree temperatures in the freezers to hotter temperatures in the oven areas which may reach up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Hearing production is required and is provided.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

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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