Maintenance Apprentice | Traverse City

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Traverse City, Michigan
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Working for Sara Lee: Sara Lee Frozen Bakery became a stand-alone company in 2018 when it was purchased by Kohlberg and Company (private equity) from Tyson Foods. We have the feel of a start up in many ways, though we are an established brand with a strong customer and consumer base. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, continually seek process improvements and a strong sense of customer service, then this is the right type of environment for you.  

Our vision is to be the world’s most beloved bakery by creating irresistible foods, growing with our customers, and delivering value for all. We believe that each of us has unique points of difference and experience to offer. We believe that there is always a better way, and we will never be satisfied with the status quo. We believe simplicity enables speed. We believe in integrity above all. We live for food, and we “wow” consumers and customers through collaboration and innovation.  


Sara Lee Frozen Bakery has an immediate need to hire a maintenance apprentice. Do you want up to 100% of your college tuition paid? If so, apply for our four (4) year Maintenance Apprenticeship program. This program is designed for an individual to take college courses while working full time to learn the mechanical trades of electrical, industrial controls, programming, machining, PLC’s, welding, refrigerationreading blueprints, and fluid power. Our apprenticeship program has a competitive hourly wage and benefit program. After the four (4) year program is complete an individual will have gained a degree from Northwest Michigan College and in-depth knowledge to excel with job openings at Sara Lee Frozen Bakery.   


Pass an initial drug screen, background check, and pre-placement physical examWhile performing the duties of this position, the employee will be required to climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk and must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  


An individual must maintain working full-time hours while attending classes at Northwest Michigan College in Traverse City MI. Work hours will be flexible to accommodate class hours which may include working on different shifts. 

Special Skills:

A successful applicant will have the desire to work in a manufacturing environment and have a passion to start their career within the maintenance field. 

Computer Skills: 

The apprentice will need to have basic computer knowledge and the ability to use Microsoft-based software such as Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, and conduct internet research as necessary.

Communication Skills:

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed. Additionally, the apprentice should have the ability to read and interpret documents, drawings, and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 


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