North American Breweries is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic
North American Breweries, one of the largest and fastest growing American-owned beer companies in the United States, owns and operates four U.S. breweries and six retail locations in New York, Vermont, California, Oregon and Washington. The company was formed in 2009 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY – which is also home to the Genesee Brewery.
Since 1878, the Genesee Brewery has brewed and sold the historic line of Genesee beers. Today that brewery also makes Dundee Ales and Lagers, the Original Honey Brown Lager, Seagram’s Escapes and many other beers under contract from other companies. We brew one of the company’s most popular craft beer brands – Magic Hat – from our Vermont brewery. Our west coast brewing teams handcraft the award-winning Pyramid and MacTarnahan’s craft beers. NAB also owns and markets strong import brands including its flagship beer Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light, which maintain strong market share among the Great Lakes region and beyond.
At North American Breweries, we take great pride in the beers we produce and market. And, we firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. Our goal, simply put, is to use operational excellence as a strategic advantage. This means “getting the right people on the bus” and enabling, empowering, and encouraging each to perform as effectively as possible.
Join us and discover a work experience where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you can learn and grow to your full potential. We're looking for individuals who enjoy the entrepreneurial thrill of invention and who enjoy working as a team to create a satisfying outcome for our customers.
We're looking for a Maintenance Mechanic at our brewery in NW Portland, home of the MacTarnahan's line. To apply, go to www.nabreweries.com. No phone calls, emails or in-person applications please.
The Maintenance Mechanic maintains all plant process and packaging equipment in optimal working order. Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, responsible for performing a variety of tasks to install, set-up, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production equipment. Participate in installation, upgrade and maintenance of facility all according to safety and maintenance standards and processes to accomplish IBU goals and objectives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Perform daily check of vital brewery systems and record findings.
· Perform scheduled and emergency repairs on plant utilities and equipment.
· Troubleshoot all mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and electronic systems using test instruments when necessary.
· Assist production until daily schedule is complete.
· Work as team with operators.
· Contact vendors on price, availability and purchase or parts and supplies.
· Install new equipment.
· Answer questions regarding operation of systems and equipment for entire facility.
· Assist with and prepares machinery setup for scheduled production runs.
· Make necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.
· Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production. Diagnose and prioritize problems, replace or repair parts, test and adjustment as required to return machinery to service.
· Perform prioritized and scheduled maintenance repairs.
· Understand production systems and machinery thoroughly, diagnose sources of failure or downtime, identify and correct to avoid unnecessary or repeated downtime. Anticipate wear and/or downtime through routine observation and operator feedback.
· Understand basic facilities and infrastructure (chillers, boilers, plumbing, electrical) requirements and operating conditions, perform preventative maintenance as scheduled, repair unscheduled interruptions as needed to return systems to service and minimize operations downtime
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITES
· Complete various projects assigned by the plant superintendent.
· Take the initiative (preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and teamwork)
· Assist coworkers in performing their duties with direction and assistance.
· Treat team members and co-workers with respect, listen carefully, take time to understand points and priorities, ask questions appropriately, and be clear on follow up.
· Attending team meetings and participate constructively.
· Participate in developing, measuring, meeting or beating standards or timetables with each function.
· Other duties as assigned.
· Quality of work: Attention to detail, conscientious, aware of changes to schedule, lack of mistakes, miscommunications, oversights.
· Quantity of work: Reach productivity standards with each function.
· Judgment: Ability to make and execute correct decisions when necessary or call for help when appropriate.
· Teamwork: Effective in working with others, both within and outside the production department. Treat coworkers in a respectful and courteous manner.
· High mechanical aptitude. Skills including but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.
· Good organizational skills.
· Use a variety of hand and power tools and equipment safely and effectively.
· Participate in and assist, brewery team members to meet operating objectives and for continuous improvement.
· Contribute information and creative problem solving to scorecard information for continuous feedback.
· Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas returning tools, equipment and supplies to the appropriate storage areas.
· Good communications skills (verbal).
· Attention to detail.
· Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
· Follow oral and/or written instruction and follow through to completion.
· Receive direction and work effectively within a team environment or independently.
· Able to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
· Able to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
· Flexible to changing priorities
· Flexible to working a rotating schedule as business needs dictate
· Able to work well under pressure and stress
· Able to wear necessary personal protective equipment.
· Able to work in a team environment.
· Able to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
· Able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
· Able to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
· Minimum 3-4 years mechanic experience.
· Preferred: High school diploma. Minimum: Technical classes relating to job.
· EPA Refrigeration Technician Certification helpful.
· Valid Drivers License.
· Forklift Certification
THE EQUIPMENT WITH WHICH YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR, OR ARE REQUIRED TO OPERATE OR USE
· Depalletizer · Pallet Jack · CIP System
· Forklift · Beltdriver & Twist · Drop Packer
· Flow Meter · Video Jet · Palletizer
· Topsealer · Foamer · Conveyor lubricating system
· Case Erector · Zahn CO2/O2 tester · Labeler
· Pressure Washer · 6 pack Erector · Crimptorgetester
· SuperKing · Bottle Crusher · Stuffer
· Case Coder · Crown detector · Fillers/Crowners
· Product Valves · 28 & 72 Head · Welding equipment
· Miscellaneous hand and power tools
· Steam boiler · Process refrigeration system
· Electronic test equipment, · Liquid carbon dioxide system
· Compressed air system
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
· Frequent physical movement in a manufacturing environment with moderate noise and production environment with loud noise.
· Work in a variety of outside weather conditions.
· Ability to work in high noise levels.
· Ability to handle hazardous materials.
· Ability to work on/around potentially dangerous equipment/machinery with moving mechanical parts.
· Ability to work in tight/cramped work spaces.
· Ability to work in high precarious places, on ladders and via other methods both inside and outside in various weather conditions.
· Heavy lifting required (100+ lbs.)
· Exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
· Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
· Ability to operate various power tools.
· Ability to drive to pick up parts and materials.