Maintenance Technician I

WKS Restaurant Group, founded in 1987, is a privately held firm focused on owning and operating quick service, family, and casual dining franchised restaurants. It has partnered with leading restaurant brands, including El Pollo Loco, Denny’s, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Wendy’s and Blaze Pizza to operate over 180 restaurants in 12 states. WKS currently has more than 5,000 employees. WKS’s founder and President, Roland Spongberg, has created a progressive culture that values employees, and is committed to employee development, rewards, and recognition built on the foundation of the WKS Values of Integrity, Loyalty, Winning, Service and Teamwork. Simply put, WKS is in the people business!

Job Description


Responsible for performing building maintenance tasks. Performance of building maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g. carpentry; electrical; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing, etc.); Perform general cleaning. Perform other tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lead and manage the maintenance repair for assigned restaurants.

Prioritize and complete needed equipment repairs as they occur in a timely fashion

Perform preventative maintenance and replacement functions on a wide range of restaurant equipment (Pizza Ovens, Fryers, Grills, Walk-in-Freezers/Coolers, Ovens etc…) electrical systems, heating systems, HVAC/Refrigeration, plumbing, painting.

Respond to emergency service calls for repair

Provide technical/functional support to restaurant staff as needed in assigned restaurants.

Work to implement preventive maintenance procedures as defined by company representatives

Develop a work schedule to minimize the impact on customer service and restaurant operations

Operate and maintain a complete set of hand, power, and shop tools and computerized diagnostic and test equipment used in the restaurant equipment repair trade

Inspect and correctly diagnose standard malfunctions in restaurant equipment

Estimate time and cost of repairs and cost of equipment





Work with little outside direction


Ability to perform advanced journey level equipment technician work on a wide range of restaurant equipment(Pizza Ovens, Fryers, Grills, Walk-in-Freezers/Coolers, Ovens etc…) electrical systems, heating systems, HVAC/Refrigeration, plumbing, painting.

Ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative

Ability to inspect and correctly diagnose standard malfunctions in restaurant equipment

Ability to perform minor and major technical repairs and adjustments within the time frames as established

Ability to Read and interpret manuals, schematics, plans and specifications related to duties

Computer proficient using Microsoft Office & GSuite.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in restaurant environment. This role routinely uses specialize tools and equipment to complete your task.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift boxes up to 50 pounds, crawl and bend or stand on a ladders as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This position is full time and can infrequently require long hours and weekend work.


Frequent travel to company units – local and remote – as well as overnight travel is to be expected.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, plus five (5) years of restaurant equipment repairs

General Electrical



Preferred Education and Experience

EPA 608 Card

Food Service Equipment Repair

Electrical repairs

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Bilingual – Spanish preferred.

Must have access to reliable transportation, a current/valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.