Maintenance Mechanic

Location: Bakery Manufacturing, Harborgate Way, Torrance, CA
Requisition Number: 637
# of Openings: 2



Robert Taira founded King’s Hawaiian in Hilo Hawaii 61 years ago and, after capturing the lion’s share of the bakery business on the big island, moved the business to Honolulu in the 60’s. There, King’s Hawaiian became not only the largest bakery business and a successful restaurant, but also the largest customer in Hawaii of the US Postal Service due to the huge mail order business from stateside consumers who craved the Original Sweet Bread. To realize the next vision in his plan, Robert moved the business to Torrance, CA in the early 70’s where it resides today with two restaurants and two bakery plants including one of the most modern in the industry. King’s Hawaiian is continuing to grow and is built a new bakery facility in Oakwood, GA that went live October 2011. The company, which is still 100% family owned, is now led by Robert’s son Mark who serves as CEO and continues the family’s long time commitment to irresistible quality and behavioral values that make King’s Hawaiian a great place to work.

Since launching a new strategic plan for the future in 2006, revenue has almost tripled to over $100 million and the brand’s share of category has grown from about 20% to over 60%. The focus during the early years of the strategic plan was largely on brand building which included hiring new marketing and sales leadership, investment in new products, improved retail execution and significant investments in consumer marketing. In addition, the Maintenance department also continues to grow due to the rising demand of preventative maintenance and repair of our state-of-the-art equipment, we are looking to make the investment in adding another Maintenance Mechanic to the team.

Mission Statement: We deliver irresistible Hawaiian foods and Aloha Spirit that families love everywhere everyday.

Core Values: Excellence / Dignity / Telling it like it is, in a way that can be heard

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisors of King’s Hawaiian, the Maintenance Mechanic supports the operational effectiveness of the production department by responding to breakdown calls, trouble shooting, analyzing and repairing mechanical equipment. The Maintenance Mechanic continuously promotes safety in the work area by understanding and complying with all established safety procedures.


-Responding to breakdown trouble calls and brings machines to their proper running state, including troubleshooting, diagnosing and fixing problems.
--Receiving work from shift supervisor or manager, and carrying out assigned duties in a timely and accurate manner.
-Performing mechanic duties at all locations.
-Completing assigned Preventative Maintenance (PM) work on assigned machines.
-Dismantling, repairing, and re-assembling gear boxes, fans, conveyors, blowers, compressors, pumps, valves, furnaces, drives and all allied mechanical equipment.
-Reading and understanding blueprints for working systems.
-Promoting safety in the work area by understanding and complying with safety procedures and reporting all accidents in a timely manner.


High school diploma or GED; some college preferred
3 years experience as a Maintenance Mechanic within a manufacturing environment
Working knowledge of hydraulic and air systems
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals written in English
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English
Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees. Spanish comprehension preferred
Basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Note: This Position Description indicates the critical features of the role as they are presently envisioned.  They are subject to change at any time due to business conditions or other reasons.  The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

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