The Bakery Cos.
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Maintenance Lead


Company Overview

The Bakery Cos. one of the most exciting employment opportunities headquartered in Nashville! We are comprised of several high-speed industrial bakeries located in Tennessee, Georgia and South Dakota.  The Bakery Cos. manufactures assorted bread products for national and global brands such as McDonald's (ever had an Egg McMuffin?), Pepperidge Farm, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, and Five Guys (yep, we make their buns).  The Bakery Cos. has been established for more than 20 years.  We take pride in living out our mission every day by Creating Opportunities, Making a Difference, and Impacting Lives.

Job Overview

Maintenance Leader report directly to the Maintenance Manager with dotted-line responsibility to the Maintenance Supervisor.  They collaborate as a team to keep the Smyrna, GA facility performing efficiently.  Technicians drive continuous improvement forward through special projects, predictable maintenance and timely repairs. This position organizes and facilitates maintenance on all production and facility equipment with emphasis on equipment up-time and to resolve quality and production-related issues including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical troubleshooting.

Ideal Candidate

A successful candidate will be a self-motivated, service-minded and well-rounded Technician. Must be an independent thinker that works well with a group of like-minded individuals.  Must have efficient multi-craft maintenance technicians skills in the following areas:  Electrical, PLCs, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Troubleshooting systems and processes.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Champions a safety culture, ensures a safe work environment, and promotes safe behavior.
  • Monitors environment and becomes aware of conditions that may affect employee safety and security; takes corrective action.
  • Communicates to ensure employees learn and comply with specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies.
  • Prepares training plans and conducts or assigns tasks.
  • Prepares documentation and provides performance feedback to introductory employees.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain manufacturing production equipment. 
  • Communicate and share maintenance challenges and issues to with appropriate technicians, departments and leaders.
  • Troubleshoot and repair hydraulics, pneumatics and pumps.
  • Troubleshoot and replace 3 Phase motors & VFDs.
  • Read electrical schematics as well as interpret machine electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Repair and rebuild electrical and mechanical components.
  • Installs, modifies, and fabricates equipment to meet production requirements.
  • Participate in continuous improvement in safety, quality, and housekeeping.
  • Other tasks as determined by the Maintenance Manager.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience at coaching others and maintaining development documentation.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision within a team environment.
  • Must have good practical sense working with and troubleshooting equipment problems.
  • Previous food manufacturing experience is preferred but NOT a must.
  • Skill at Troubleshooting PLC systems is preferred.



Due to our Maintenance Management Team being former Maintenance Technicians, they value a good work-life balance and understand that your schedule plays a significant role in your happiness.

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 The Bakery Cos. Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance available 1st of the month after 30 days of employment
  • 401k Match 5% dollar for dollar, immediately vested
  • Paid Time Off Earn up to 18 Days in your first year
  • Annual Bonus Program Eligibility
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
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