Maintenance Technician

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Bakkavor


Maintains, repairs, installs, and designs equipment to support production team. The Maintenance Mechanic performs work safely and to industry standards.



  1. Flawless Execution- Accountability
  2. Food Safety and Quality
  3. Communication
  4. Teamwork
  5. Safety
  6. Dependability


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Follows all the company policies set in our Employee Handbook.
  • Is punctual, on time, and adheres to company attendance policies.
  • Follows all safety instructions and performs job function in adherence to safety instructions and rules.
  • Does not perform any job, duty, or functions employee has not been trained for.
  • Follows job specific instructions and rules.
  • Has functional literacy and oral communication skills in English for safety and following job specific instructions.
  • Has the ability to function under highly stressful conditions and interact cordially with co-workers to accomplish common tasks.
  • Must be capable of diagnosing equipment failures and machinery problems and take corrective action to restore it back to safe operating conditions as soon as possible.
  • Understands the preventive maintenance system and directs its implementation.
  • Must maintain work logs, work orders, PM sheets, and breakdown reports, and take corrective actions when necessary.
  • Must have the ability to understand technical equipment manuals and diagrams.
  • Demonstrates capabilities in handling complete factory startups as required; this includes equipment setup, boiler checks, cooling tower checks, ventilation system checks, and basic refrigeration system checks
  • Conducts boiler blow downs and water softener checks
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, plumbing, and simple electrical systems in the manufacturing facility and offices.
  • Occasionally works with outside vendors to complete maintenance activities.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork related to planned and unplanned work performed.
  • Researches, specifies, and requests repair parts when they are needed and as necessary.
  • Understands the preventive maintenance system and its implementation. Reviews work logs, work orders, PM sheets, and breakdown reports, and takes corrective actions as necessary


Works closely with the Process Engineering Manager and other departments in order to eliminate downtime and to improve operational efficiencies.


Possesses the following electrical skills:

  • Ability to identify motor starters by class and size. Identifies proper overload and fuse sizes for application Has the ability to use a volt meter properly
  • Uses amp probe to diagnose motor overload Ability to wire start/stop 3-wire circuit controller
  • Reads motor nameplates and wire motors with correct overload and heater selection Connects simple inverters to motors
  • Demonstrates the proper way to check fuses using an ohmmeter and check continuity of wires. Understands simple electrical schematics


Possesses the following mechanical skills:

  • Disassembles, reassembles, and rebuilds gearboxes, valves, cylinders, solenoid valves, pumps, and other factory-related equipment
  • Pipe threading using appropriate tools
  • Ability to size sprockets and pulleys to determine speed ratios, and to distinguish chain, sprockets, and V-belt sizes and types
  • Measure and determine types and sizes, and proper handling of bearings and to designate bearing numbers for placement of parts orders
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust tracking of product conveyor belts Perform basic copper soldering
  • Capable of welding with heIi-arc in vertical and horizontal positions
  • Uses oxy/acetylene torch in cutting and brazing including the proper pressures.
  • Demonstrate proper use of inert flush gases with respect to welding



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function s.



High School or Trade School graduate with a minimum of three years prior experience as an industrial maintenance electrician. Electrical Code Training and Certification and/or Trade School preferred.



This position is responsible for following company policies, procedures and work instructions to ensure the production, storage and distribution of safe, quality food. Responsible for informing management of any observation or finding that could affect the safety and quality of company products.



Employee must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret manuals, schematics and blueprints.



Ability to perform unit measures, conversion calculations and other mathematical calculations reasonably necessary to satisfactorily perform job duties.



Nearest Major Market: Charlotte