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Maintenance Technician

Santa Clarita, CA Full-Time
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Job Overview

The Maintenance Technician will maintain and troubleshoot production machines and facilities at Bay Center.  This role will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance tasks as well as identifying and resolving problems that may arise with the production machines or other plant equipment. The position requires the flexibility to work some Saturdays on a rotating basis.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Inc., Bay Center, LLC will be a state-of-the-art, highly automated and technology-focused food production facility that will serve Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country by 2020. Bay Center will play an important role in Chick-fil-A's growth enabling innovation to improve team member, and ultimately the customer experience. The new subsidiary is in the early stages of development and will be a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.  

Job Responsibilities and Activities:
  • Maintains the production machines and facilities
  • Executes preventative maintenance activities and scheduled items in a timely manner
  • Proactively engages with the production team to monitor and maintain all equipment
  • Troubleshoots and solves issues that may arise on the machines, operating lines, raw storage units, and forklifts
  • Identifies complex technical problems and reports them to the Maintenance Lead
  • Runs and analyzes manufacturing execution systems (MES) reports
  • Opens and closes job orders and work paths
  • Monitors key parts inventory to ensure parts and tools are readily available
  • Responds to reactive maintenance and equipment issues in a timely manner
  • Performs maintenance activities during production and tooling changeovers
  • Supports meeting or exceeding standard production efficiencies on all production lines

Business Requirements:

  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting food manufacturing equipment (including pumps, valves and various packing machinery)
  • Experience with High Pressure Processing (HPP) is preferred, but not required
  • Tig welding experience is beneficial, but not required
  • Maintenance experience in a multi-stage manufacturing and production process
  • Ability to read blueprints and shop drawings
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Creating documentation and procedures and training others on maintenance processes
  • Maintaining and tracking parts inventory of high demand items


Education: Minimum: High School diploma

Experience: Minimum Relevant Experience: 5+ years in maintenance of a food mfg. facility.

Preferred Relevant Experience: Must have Hiperbaric experience or High-Pressure Pasteurization experience.

Additional Information:

  • Self-starter with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Proficiency in mechanical design and assembly
  • Highly motivated with strong interpersonal skills; a team player, yet able to work independently when necessary
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Able to anticipate needs and manage shifting priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Bay Center Foods is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on a non-discriminatory basis. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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