Website Alpha Baking Company

Maintenance Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Mechanic
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience 2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Company Alpha Baking Company

Company Profile

Alpha Baking Company is a national distributor of breads, rolls, and buns, as well as sweet goods. The broad array of products can be found in national restaurant chains, quick service restaurants, schools, institutions, major league sports franchises, national grocery chains, and independent grocery stores.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic who will primarily be responsible for performing preventive maintenance for a manufacturing operation.

Provides assistance or takes on the sole responsibility of machine troubleshooting and repairing problems.

Performs repairs, services, and maintains the plant and plant equipment. Ensures that production runs at maximum efficiency while reducing.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

  • Possess a minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing setting (preferred)


  • Communicate effectively with team members and management
  • Perform electrical, plumbing, pneumatic, and hydraulic tasks
  • Perform preventive maintenance on plant equipment in a thorough and safe manner.
  • Respond to breakdowns and failures on the plant floor
  • Train production employees as well as other mechanics and be willing to be trained by other mechanics
  • Troubleshoot and correct equipment
  • Work in a team environment or independent

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commit to a continuous improvement work team environment
  • Work weekends or overtime with short notice on a daily basis if needed
  • Other duties or projects assigned


  • Must have general knowledge of maintenance functions such as electrical, plumbing, conveyors, motors/gearboxes, read schematics/blueprints
  • Cutting – torch, band saw, grinder, plasma cutter
  • Drilling/ Milling – knowledge of use: power drills, drill press, mill and lathe machines
  • Electrical – troubleshooting knowledge of 3 phase 480VAC, control circuits of 110VAC and 24DC, AB PLCs
  • Fabricating – able to fabricate simple guards, covers, catch pans, etc.
  • Welding – able to weld with TIG and stick

Working Relationship

  • Assists contractors as needed
  • Necessary to work as a team supporting and communicating properly with the other members of the production line and maintenance
  • Position interfaces with all department supervisors; leads and machine operators to determine the extent of maintenance assistance

Physical Demands

  • Able to work on feet for the entire shift
  • Perform tasks requiring standing, lifting, pulling, climbing of machinery or tooling
  • Pushing, pulling, bending
  • Work in high ambient temperatures

Employer’s Statement

Alpha Baking Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer with policies prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of any protected classification under applicable local, state, or federal laws which include race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.

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