Tech 2, Bakery-Maintenance in West Columbia SC

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Aspire Bakeries
Tech 2, Bakery-Maintenance
Job ID: 
West Columbia SC
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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 a wide variety of general maintenance functions to maintain the functionality of bakery mechanical and electrical systems, to include bakery production equipment and general building maintenance.

Key Accountabilities

Assists in the technical maintenance of all bakery mechanical and electrical systems to ensure that Bakery equipment operates reliably and efficiently. Performs preventive maintenance tasks to prevent equipment failures and takes corrective actions to repair equipment and return to service while minimizing machine down time.


  • Performs preventive, scheduled and corrective repairs on equipment, reports findings to supervisor and takes appropriate action.
  • Assists production workers in diagnosing malfunctions in systems and equipment. Tests equipment after repairs, changeovers or extended downtime
  • Assists with or executes major equipment overhauls. Assists with or performs the troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatic, plumbing and PLC Software problems.
  • Maintans production equipment while operating on a defined production schedule.
  • Operates general machinery and tools including saws, drills, power tools, scissor lifts, forklifts, etc
  • Interacts with and maintains records in accordance with Maintenance Management System requirements and job assignments and communicates via email, all with the use of computer systems.
  • Completes duties in accordance with quality assurance, GMPs, safety and other company programs and procedures, and in compliance with government code and regulations.
  • Maintains clean, organized and safe work area, including wipe and washing equipment and tools, sweeping and mopping floors, and trash removal.
  • Confers with and coordinates activities with Bakery personnel and other departments to minimize disruptions to production and maintenance schedules.
  • Escorts contractors while in the bakery facility on scheduled visits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • High school diploma with a minimum of 3 years mechanical and/or electrical experience in industrial and manufacturing machinery OR 5 years mechanical and/or electrical experience in industrial and manufacturing machinery
  • Experience in two of the following skills: refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and food manufacturing process controls
  • Knowledge of equipment set-up, functionality, operating procedures and preventative maintenance techniques
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with capability of prioritizing and planning work activities.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level


  • Read, Write, and Math skills
  • Computer literate
  • Must have ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and control systems design documentation and vendor supplied documents including Process & Instrument Drawings (PID), electrical single line drawings, instrument loop drawings, electrical cable, routing and termination, mechanical diagrams and machine layout drawings
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must also adapt to frequent changes that occur on the production line

Position requires ability to act as a member of a highly functioning team


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field
  • Food manufacturing experience
  • SAP knowledge and experience
  • Advanced Electrical, Refrigeration, Welding, Boiler/Air Compressor and Machinist experience

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.

  • Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Navigate up and down stairs
  • Standing/Walking/Climbing
  • Twisting/Bending/Stooping
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Handling/Fingering/Feeling
  • Seeing/Speaking/Hearing
  • Flexing/Extending/Turning the neck

Work Environment

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.

  • Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty, and loud environment
  • This position requires an employee to have adequate communication and observational skills
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • Ability to work Weekends, Holidays and Overtime as required

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.

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