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Maintenance Apprentice

Company: Bimbo Bakeries
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Great starting pay: $28/hr BASIC PURPOSE/SCOPEThe Maintenance Apprentice is intended to develop and learn maintenance skills to become a Maintenance Mechanic to ensure effective equipment functioning. Once graduating from program, he becomes proficient at performing equipment inspections, identifying defective parts and components, providing preventive maintenance as well as troubleshooting bakery equipment to execute maintenance/mechanical repair: * The Maintenance Apprentice will focus on completing all required coursework to attain minimum requirements of Maintenance skillsets within a specified amount of time. (Much of the course work is "On-Line") * They will work with Qualified Maintenance Mechanics to attain OJT and develop practical skills within a specified amount of time. * The Maintenance Apprentice will work towards milestones set forth by Maintenance Leadership. * This will be the first step to grow as a Maintenance Mechanic towards higher levels within the progression path. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES * Learn company policies including safety rules, procedures, LOTO, GMP's, personal safety standards, food safety standards as well as basic OSHA standards. * Learn / identify / perform how to use all power tools, hand tools, grinder, drill presses, band saw, shop tools, etc. * Learn identify and use basic measuring tools for mechanical repair (Ex:Calipers, Micrometers, Verniers). * Learn metal welding. * Learn training for use of Forklift & Scissor lift. * Learn & assist with equipment change overs and line startups, mechanical troubleshooting issues as needed. * Learn how to read and interpret mechanical prints/drawings/equipment manuals. * Learn how to identify potential energy risks and take to a safe/zero energy state. * Learn how to identify and correctly disposition chemicals and lubricants process in mechanical PM and repairs. * Learn lubrication practices in order to avoid over lube and ensuring correct lube quantity into equipment. * Learn basic plumbing/piping circuits. * Learn to replace sprocket/chains, belts, hoses, clutches, coupling, all types of bearings, brakes, seals, gaskets and drive components as needed. * Learn to repair/replace mechanical components on motors, pumps, mixers, conveyor lines, ovens, coolers, gearboxes. * Learn basic compressed air circuits. * Learn to perform mechanical tasks of preventive maintenance on bakery equipment. * Learn & assist in mechanical inspection and upkeep of machinery and equipment. * Learn how to identify mechanical parts into equipment and follow process for check out parts and inventory cycle counts. * Learn and become proficient at completing and documenting work orders on equipment through CMMS. * Learn how to ensure equipment plant is maintained, guarded and operated in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures. * Understand levels of line downtime and waste caused by equipment issues and associated points of cause. * Learn & develop how to participate in root cause problem solving by team. * Learn to identify potential cost savings and cost avoidance. * Learn about Interpersonal Skills Job Requirements


Required * Fluent in English oral & written. * Pass required exam/test for acceptance into Apprenticeship program * Flexibility to work any shift, weekends, holidays, and overtime as scheduled * Able to self-learning by looking through manuals, videos, etc Able to attain basic Maintenance skills * Able to attain basic computer skills * Ability to work off ground level with proper safety training and safety equipment * Ability to work in a non-air-conditioned environment. * Practical problem-solving oriented. * Teamwork oriented. * Already know about bakery equipment operation or able to learn how to operate them. Preferred * Experience in a bakery Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/D. Relocation is not available for this position. The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Associates may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. Bimbo Bakeries USA reserves the right to revise this Position Description, as it deems necessary.

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 requestedto 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.

Keywords: Bimbo Bakeries, Elkhart , Maintenance Apprentice, Professions , Elkhart, Indiana

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