Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman’s Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

This is a night shift: 10:00pm - 6:30am


Perform troubleshooting and diagnostics on production equipment and tools in a just-in-time environment. Perform scheduled, preventative and emergency maintenance tasks and projects as assigned by the maintenance supervisor or their designee


  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Diagnose problems, replace, or repair parts, test, and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Follow health and safety practices as they apply to area of work and the facility
  • Perform appropriate housekeeping tasks as needed
  • Performs other responsibilities and duties assigned by manager
  • Ensure product manufacturing is running smoothly without significant interruptions.
  • Work closely with Regulatory Compliance regarding food safety.


  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Training in electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics
  • Industrial electricity courses, welding, PLC, pneumatic or other mechanic courses extremely desirable. Ability to operate forklift or other powered equipment desirable.
  • Ability to use the required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Manufacturing Environment
  • The employee must have the ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, squat, bend, reach, push, pull, twist, crawl, climb stairs/ladders
  • Be able to lift to a maximum of 50 pounds. 


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