Bakery Maintenance Engineer - Seattle


Requisition Number:
Date Posted:
2006 S Weller
Equipment Maintenance/Engineering




Take your skills to the next level at Franz Bakery! We are a 4thgeneration, family-owned baking company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  Since 1906, we have provided communities with fresh bread, buns, bagels, cookies and pastries, using the highest quality ingredients.  Today, we have 10 bakeries throughout the Northwest, Montana, Alaska and California.  

Franz recognizes that talented people are attracted to companies that provide excellent pay, benefits and a dynamic, safety oriented culture.  

For these reasons, you will be rewarded with:

  1. Eligibility for a sign-on bonus of $500.00 and 40 hours vacation at your 1st year anniversary! (details provided).
  2.  An excellent starting hourly wage, ranging from $25.59 (80% journeyman)  to $28.67 (90%) depending on experience.
  3.  Additional hourly premium pay for PLC/Welding/Electrical.
  4. A superior company-paid benefits package that includes: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision premiums coverage for you and your entire family.
  5. Time off pay: sick time, vacation and floaters.
  6. A union pension plan.
  7. Generous discounts on Franz products.
  8. We are paid weekly!


Performs required repairs and maintenance tasks as assigned in an orderly, timely and cost conscious manner on a variety of bakery production equipment, freezers, ovens, conveyors and/or facilities.

Hours and Shift(s) 

New employees are assigned to any work day: Monday through Sunday, and any shift:  Day, Swing and/or Graveyard based upon production needs.  A set schedule of days and shifts are based solely upon the union bid process.


  • Responsible for preventive maintenance, diagnosis and repair of all pieces of equipment within the bakery including: production equipment; building (inside construction) and facility grounds.
  • Responsible for maintaining the equipment’s productivity to minimize downtime or malfunctions.  Some tasks are required to be performed within rigid time frames to maximize bakery product productivity.
  • Performs inside construction which may include framing, plumbing and electrical components.
  • Ensures all work areas are clean, safe and follows Company GMP’s.
  • Works in a safe and efficient manner and in compliance with federal and state requirements at all times. 
  • Maintains accurate and timely records of work performed on work orders, maintenance calls and preventative maintenance reports.
  • Responds to maintenance and line stoppage calls with a sense of urgency and ownership.
  • Provides emergency repairs quickly and efficiently.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to Chief engineer, as needed.
  • Displays initiative in recognizing work to be accomplished and makes recommendations to Chief Engineer, as required. 
  • Performs duties in all areas within the maintenance department.
  • Prepares specific and accurate parts request forms.
  • Participates in safety and occasional department meetings as required.
  • Performs other related duties of which the above are representative.




Minimum Requirements


Franz is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

  • A high school graduate or GED.
  • A minimum of 21 years of age
  • LME License strongly preferred
  • Possession of Grade 3 Boiler license, or ability to obtain within 26 months from date of hire.
  • Previous experience in similar maintenance of production line equipment and facilities at a large commercial or artisan bakery is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a high temperature environment, supporting fast paced machinery.
  • Ability to quickly learn new job tasks and possess the flexibility to work on different jobs as needed.
  • Adherence to all company safety requirements/policies.
  • Must be able to work any day, including holidays, or any shift as outlined in Hours and Shifts above.
  • Must have reliable attendance to meet Franz’s attendance standards for 24/7 production facility
  • Must join IUOE Local 286 union within 30 days of hire and pay required initiation fees and monthly dues.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a can-do team oriented attitude.
  • Adherence to Franz core values.