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Tech 1, Bakery-Maintenance

City & State: 

Van Nuys, CA, US, 91406

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

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.



Title:   Technician 1, Bakery-Maintenance
Shift:     6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

JOB SUMMARY: Provides technical trouble shooting skills regarding maintenance, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic engineering. With direction from the Maintenance Planner and the Maintenance Supervisor, ensures that the maintenance schedules are adhered to. Fabricates and assembles structural metal products such as framework or shells for machinery, ovens, tanks, and other machines with stainless steel for the food industry by layout and plans sequence of operations according to mechanical drawings and written and verbal instructions. Skilled within Mig and Tig welding.  Maintain the plant's equipment, buildings and facilities


1    Working from engineering drawings.
2    Tig welding, and Mig/Mag welding.
3    Fabricating - Cutting and shaping large stainless steel parts.
4    Able to discern correct welding applications.
5    Learn production process. 
6    Ability to read and interpret shop/engineering drawings.
7    Be active in preventative maintenance program, daily plant fundamentals and all safety procedures.
8    Keeps abreast of latest manufacturing technologies and systems and engineering concepts.
9    Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support La Brea’s Corporate business objectives.  
10    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.


Education:  HS degree or GED 


Experience: 3 years’ experience in a food manufacturing environment requiring knowledge of Tig welding, and  Mig/Mag welding.


Work Environment: Other skills and experiences could be refrigeration, plumbing, industrial electrical and mechanical systems and maintenance, and automated food manufacturing process controls and equipment.  Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation processes/procedures HACCP and sanitary design. Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield). Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems. Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment. Demonstrated ability to formulate and understand complex mathematical equations. Proficient using Excel or other spreadsheet software. Demonstrated ability to use CMMS.


Physical Requirements: Will be required to perform tasks such as lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, reaching, stooping, pulling, pushing, grasping, and balancing as part of production activities out on the floor.   Will be required to see and hear well enough to understand Associates questions and respond to their concerns.  Will be required to work in freezers, near noisy machinery, near confined spaces as part of daily production activities





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.