Kitchen Mechanic at Knott's Berry Farm

Posted in Retail 5 days ago.

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Location: Buena Park, California

Job Description:
Overview The Kitchen Mechanic repairs, maintains, and installs a variety of commercial food preparation and serving equipment. This

includes, but is not limited to: commercial ovens, ranges, fryers, warmers, proofers, mixers, dishwashers, coolers, freezers, ice

machines, and soft-serve ice cream equipment. The Kitchen Mechanic also orders supplies and spare parts as necessary to

properly maintain the equipment under his care.

Qualifications Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years' experience in the repair and maintenance of commercial kitchen equipment.
  • At least 3 years' experience with the repair and maintenance of refrigeration equipment such as freezers, coolers, and ice making
  • equipment.
  • At least 2 years' experience with the repair and maintenance of gas or electric cooking equipment such as ranges, ovens, grills,
  • or fryers.
  • Basic electrical troubleshooting skills (including AC and DC motors and controls)
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV,
  • previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial
  • law.


Driver's License

  • Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains a wide variety of commercial restaurant and food preparation equipment such as mixers, slicers, blenders, etc.
  • Repairs and maintains commercial ice makers and ice dispensers.
  • Repairs and maintains commercial dishwashing and warewashing equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains gas and electric grills, ovens, stoves, and ranges.
  • Repairs and maintains commercial soft-serve ice cream machines.
  • Repairs and maintains commercial gas and electric fryers.
  • Repairs and maintains commercial freezers, coolers, cold tables, and refrigerated display cases.
  • Orders and maintains a stock of repair parts as required to facilitate timely repair of kitchen equipment.
  • Maintains all assigned equipment in a safe and functional condition at all times.
  • Installs a wide variety of commercial food preparation serving equipment.
  • Completes a variety of maintenance related paperwork, including daily logs, work orders, requisitions, and quotes.
  • Provides technical specifications for the purchase of new and replacement commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures related to the operation of all kitchen equipment and tools.
  • Communitcates the status of all kitchen equipment and components in both verbal and written formats to Maintenance and Foods management.
  • Reads and interprets equipment secmatics for commercial ktichen and serving equipment.
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.
  • Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.
  • Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.