Maintenance Technician

at DeWafelbakkers in North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Position Summary

The Maintenance Technician executes the scheduled and day-to-day activities of the Maintenance Department to ensure the plant meets department and overall plant goals of safety and quality. Performs all work in a manner that complies with all federal, state, local, SQF, company rules and regulations and with optimum regard for plant safety and Good Manufacturing Practices.

Essential Job Functions

  • Troubleshoots repairs and maintains plant machinery and equipment such as mixers, conveyors, compressors, and pumps.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs or replaces control devices such as switches, photo eyes, proximity sensors, pushbuttons, contactors, motor starters, etc. as needed
  • Troubleshoots repairs or replaces oven components such as burners, valves, bearings, scrapers, etc.
  • Troubleshoots repairs or replaces pneumatic and basic electrical power components.
  • Troubleshoots repairs or replaces PLC based control systems.
  • Preforms work order repairs, inspections and adjustments as well as preventative and predictive maintenance tasks.
  • Sets up and operates metal working equipment such as hand tools, welders, drill press, or grinders.
  • Monitors and assists outside contractors on/outside the premises. 
  • Works closely with production, refrigeration and warehouse personnel to effectively resolve and eliminate plant and process problems.
  • Communicates daily all pertinent information to department management.
  • Works in conjunction with maintenance and refrigeration technicians to cross train on system maintenance to obtain adequate coverage across all shifts.
  • Assists management in developing standard operating procedures, and duty cycles for all repairs and maintenance, relating to process and packaging equipment.
  • Interprets and understands plans and specifications, schematics, operating and maintenance manuals for applicable system.
  • Maintains plant boiler and hot water systems.
  • Participates in plant safety, SQF, health and environmental programs.
  • Perform all other duties, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned 



  • High School diploma


  • Technical College/PLC Certification Course
  • Electrical/mechanical experience, preferably within the industry.



  • Mechanical / pneumatic/ hydraulic / basic electrical skills.
  • Ability to stand on feet in a plant environment for up to 12 hours.
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, and occasionally more pounds inside and outside of the facility.
  • Ability to stand, twist, reach, and bend on a regular basis.


  • Experience in a food manufacturing and packaging environment.
  • Working knowledge of PLC’s
  • Bi-lingual English / Spanish ability

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Slip resistant footwear
  • Apron or smock or uniform
  • Company supplied gloves
  • Hairnet/beard net
  • Ear, eye, and head protection gear
  • Additional PPE may be required depending on task

Employees Supervised: None

Travel: None

 Work Environment: Typical food manufacturing environment with regular exposure to heat and cold environments depending on the area assigned.

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Job Posting: 3206679

Posted On: Jan 18, 2022

Updated On: Feb 18, 2022