Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift) in Swedesboro NJ

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Aspire Bakeries
Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift)
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Swedesboro NJ
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 15bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Position Purpose

Performs skilled work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of instrumentation and control systems.

Key Accountabilities

The position is a cross functional position that requires the mechanic to provide technical support for complex electronic, electric and pneumatic controls and instrumentation. The position requires interfacing with other crafts (boiler mechanics, HVAC mechanics, locksmiths, plumbers, etc.) to repair and/or install complex control/ instrumentation systems.


  • Troubleshoots, repairs, fabricates, and/or installs electronic systems, complex gauges, instrumentation repairs, new parts including mechanical and electronic interfaces;
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, adjusts, installs, programs, electronic, electric and pneumatic controls and instrumentation used to control and measure performance of: boilers; access to buildings; building automation systems; fire protection systems; material handling systems (elevators, etc.); time management systems; and energy measurement systems;
  • Programs PLC (programmable logic control) and/or microprocessor based systems;
  • Calibrates instruments for accuracy requiring fine tolerances; recalibrates any instruments or gauges that do not meet manufacturer's performance specification;
  • Rebuilds instruments when appropriate, including acquiring necessary parts and tools;
  • Assists with data communication design and installations;
  • Maintains time and material records; prepares work reports in accordance with standard operating procedures;
  • Performs inspections and makes recommendations for system upgrades and renovations;
  • Uses computer to access e-mail, receive work instructions and other administrative information to include electronic payroll forms;
  • Communicates daily using a two-way radio and/or pager system in order to respond to work-related routine and emergency information;
  • Ensures shop equipment is in proper working condition;
  • Performs housekeeping duties to maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment;
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture. Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Analytical - Collects and researches data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; uses feedback to modify designs; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; manages project team activities.
  • Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; maintains confidentiality; remains open to others' ideas and tries new ideas; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Experience working in a maintenance department, preferably in an automated food processing plant.
  • Knowledge of equipment set-up, functions, operating procedures and preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Basic knowledge in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) preferred.

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level


  • Requires a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in instrumentation, measurement and control, electronics, electrical and/or a mechanical program. Associate's degree from a post-secondary technical school in Electronics or Process Instrumentation and Control preferred. Four (4) years experience in industrial maintenance environment troubleshooting PLC software, I/O and field devices and working with mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems preferred.
  • Certification as a journeyman in the instrumentation trade and ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CSST) Program Level II in addition to a high school diploma or GED may be substituted for required education.
  • Must possess knowledge and skills necessary for the installation, troubleshooting, repair and preventive and applied maintenance for of all types of boiler, utility plant, systems alarms, and other electronic control systems.
  • Must have working knowledge of standard practices, tools, materials and terminology concerning the use of testing equipment; knowledge of hazards and safety precautions; and mechanical ability.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools; ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines.
  • Ability to use meters and test equipment in the troubleshooting and repair of controls and systems alarms, and other electronic control systems. Ability to work from complex diagrams and drawings related to various controls and alarm systems, and other electronic control systems. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Thorough knowledge of U/D campus layout. Must be capable of working independently and prioritizing tasks in order to meet the needs of the unit and its customers.
  • Ability to work with mechanical systems, pneumatic, hydraulic, gear, chain, shaft, bearings, must be capable of troubleshooting and repairing. Read and follow mechanical schematics
  • Ability to work with electrical and show troubleshooting skills in High voltage, low voltage, milli amp service. Sensors, limit switches, proximity switches. AC/DC. Read and follow electrical prints and P&ID s
  • Ability to trouble shoot in PLC skill set with AB, Siemens, logix and to be able to trim, time and set synergistically within logic programming. Must be versed in making analysis of programming issues
  • MATH ABILITY - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, area, circumference, volume and percent, and to interpret graphs and diagrams. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • REASONING ABILITY - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general technical procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and governmental regulations. Ability to read and interpret diagrams and blueprints. Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from employees and management. Working knowledge of Spanish helpful.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance software required.

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be standing or walking nearly 100% of the time, including occasional walking on uneven ground.
  • Hand and finger movement is required frequently to manipulate hand tools, parts and equipment.
  • The employee is occasionally required to smell.
  • The employee is expected with or without assistance, must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and job-related materials and/or equipment.
  • Requires the ability to accurately discern colors.
  • The employee is required to climb stairs, use ladders and aerial lifts, work from scaffolding and high areas using appropriate harness and tether equipment, and use ramps and aerial lift devices above ground.
  • Frequent flexing, extending and turning of the neck and head are required.
  • With the aid of co-workers, the employee is expected to occasionally push/pull equipment on wheels up to 75 to 200 pounds approximately 75 feet.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb ladders up to 25 feet.
  • This position requires employee to have adequate communicating and observational skills, including seeing, speaking and hearing, due to the operation of various types of moving equipment used in the bakery.
  • These requirements are for the safety of the employee and co-workers.
  • These requirements are also necessary for collecting and distributing information to staff, and communicating with co-workers.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and color vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather), and to rapid changes in temperature. The employee must be able to tolerate a work environment that contains flour dust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can get loud.
  • The primary physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in both extreme heat and cold conditions, as well as conditions that are wet/humid, dry and during times when temperatures are below 32F for more than one-hour periods.
  • Employee must lift, tug, pull, and transport, with or without assistance, both small and heavy equipment and material, as necessary.
  • The employee may be required to bend, squat, stretch and stand and/or work in cramped areas for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment both at floor level, overhead, and/or in confined space areas.
  • Environment may frequently include dust and/or airborne particles and occasionally loud noise, electricity/high voltage, chemicals, gases, fumes, and vibration.
  • For this reason, employee is required to wear designated personal protective equipment to include, but not limited to, ANSI-approved safety eyewear, respirator, hardhats, gloves, hearing protection, full face shield, aprons and footwear to prevent exposures to hazardous materials, noise, dust and/or airborne particles.
  • Specialized personal protective equipment may be required to make access to certain confined spaces.
  • Must follow Occupational Health and Safety Open Flame procedures.

Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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