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Lead, Bakery-Maintenance

City & State: 

Hazle Township, PA, US, 18202

Job Category:  Maintenance

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Lead, Bakery-Maintenance --- 3rd Shift


  • Maintenance

Reporting to                                                                   

  • Maintenance Supervisor


Position Purpose

  • Coordinate, organize and assign work orders to the maintenance team. Perform and oversees repairs, troubleshoots, overhauling and maintenance of all equipment and components of the production lines to ensure they are in good working order at all time Schedule’s and meets preventive maintenance program goals and schedule’s. Provide guidance and direction to the maintenance team. Provide technical troubleshooting support skills regarding all bakery equipment in production with the direction from the Maintenance Supervisor to ensure that all maintenance schedules are meet and completed.


Key Accountabilities

  • Perform preventive maintenance duties; make repairs and modifications to production equipment; troubleshoot, check out and start up new plant equipment. Upgrade skill level in production maintenance to keep up with advances in technology.


  • Make repairs or modifications to production equipment utilizing the following skills: read pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical schematics; utilize basic electronic test equipment (volt/ohm meter, megger and amp meter); pneumatics and electrical controls pipefitting welding and general mechanic skills.


  • Installation, checkout, and start-up of new or modified plant production equipment.


  • Perform PM's on production equipment and determine through these regular inspections, the repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent failure of production equipment.


  • Complete required documentation of PM's and other repairs on time and accurately.


  • Effectively and efficiently troubleshoot production equipment/process to make repairs and improvement and minimize downtime.


  • Effectively communicate, verbally and/or written, to supervisor/manager, customers, Dispatch and peers in a professional manner regarding equipment repairs or problems.


  • Contact vendors, research problems and potential components, order maintenance machine part,track and turn in repair parts. Elevate part issue supervisor/management quickly with potential solutions if known.


  • Assist with facts and details for formal investigations as requested.


  • Develop and implement safety related improvements jointly with your Supervisor / Manager. Maintain safety related guards and other systems on your equipment. Review and implement corrections to Lockout/Tag out procedures and drawings as required.


  • Train other mechanics as requested. Must become a qualified fellow employee (QFE) when directed by supervisor.


  • Complete all required training on time including any safety, GMP, or Alchemy related training as assigned.


  • Maintain plant tools, calibrated instruments and tool boxes in compliance with SOP.


  • Work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of employees.


  • Evaluate rejects to determine corrective action.


  • Effectively and efficiently determine equipment issues to minimize downtime and manage cost.


  • Actively communicate throughout every day with the production operators regarding equipment or process issues. Elevate those issues and work with the supervisor as directed to correct them.


  • Oversee and review performance of subordinates.


  • Provide leadership and vision to employees to accomplish their task of maximizing throughput, improving quality and customer service, and reducing operating costs.


  • Create a team environment among peers and team members. Promote employee morale and motivate through positive communications and proactive problem solving to ensure an efficient, stable and friendly work environment.


  • Execute Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP. Observes workers to ensure compliance.


  • Facilitate execution of shift productivity, quality and safety against set goals. Understand yield and quality requirements and make decisions to improve and protect those requirements.


  • Review maintenance work orders or schedules to ascertain in order to plan department operations for all work order planning.


  • Plans and directs Maintenance activities, prepares that impact Production schedule and establishes production priorities to effectively manufacture within set operational standards, cost factors and quality specifications.


  • Compile required reports regarding regular inspections, safety & violations, operating efficiency, capacity and actions taken to resolve identified deficiencies.


  • Evaluates existing processes and procedures and suggest improvements. Support development and enhancements to maintenance methods.


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skilfully; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


  • Team Work - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.


  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.


  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.


  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.



Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum eight years related industrial mechanical or industrial electrical experience OR completion of two year applicable technical school and three years related industrial mechanical or industrial electrical experience.

• Must be able to use tools such as, but not limited to, voltage and amperage meters, oscilloscope, megger, hand tools, welders, sheet metal equipment, measurement tools such as callipers and micrometres.


  • Must be able to use Outlook mail. (Excel and Microsoft Word preferred).
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed (including weekends), adjust schedule quickly, and willing to be called in to meet operational demands to minimize downtime.


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, is required. Associate Degree or Trade School, is preferred.



  • Associate Degree or Trade School

Physical Requirements


  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy objects using forklifts, pallet jacks, Climbing ladders and working at heights Bending, reaching, kneeling and standing for extended periods of time on concrete and production area floors.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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.


  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate all (PPE) and safety boots with steel toes required.





ARYZTA 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.