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Packaging/Facilities Mechanic- Port City Brewing Alexandria VA

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  • Packaging/Facilities Mechanic- Port City Brewing Alexandria VA

    We are fast growing, award winning craft brewery. We produced over 16,000 bbls last year, in our 7th year of business and expect to continue to grow. We brew, cellar, keg, bottle, ship and receive at the brewery and off-site warehouse. The brewery has numerous utility systems including a high-pressure steam boiler, glycol chiller, compressed air system, bulk CO2 and HVAC. The brewery floor also has a semi-automated JVNW 30 bbl brewhouse, a high speed Krones Bottling line, an IDD Kegger, a grain handling system, and 17 fermentation and brite tanks.

    We are looking for a maintenance mechanic to help support our production and continue our growth. The maintenance mechanics position would focus on

    Ensuring production/processing equipment is ready for use when needed
    Creating/Implementing/documenting preventative and predictive maintenance across the brewery
    Performing various maintenance responsibilities including repairs, fabrications and modifications to production/processing equipment.
    Performing daily checks on all utilities
    Tracking and ordering spare parts
    Managing external contractors
    Addressing safety and quality issues
    Changing over production equipment
    Coordinating and implementing projects
    The successful candidate must have a great attitude and preferably 2 years of experience as a packaging mechanic. Other essential skills necessary to excel in the position are

    Ability to read and understand electrical and pneumatic schematics
    Possess good technical skills in a majority of the following fields: Mechanical repair, electrical/electronic diagnosis, failure analysis, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, welding, basic machine shop practices.
    Work with 3 phase 208 and 480 volt electric
    Understand and Troubleshoot VFDs and PLCs
    Work independently, make decisions and use adequate organizational and time management skills
    Communicate well with other employees and managers
    An individual with high mechanical aptitude and ambition is what we are looking for. We are a small company and you will be expected to be cross-trained to some degree and support production needs. We are a hands-on brewery and you will be expected to lift 55lb sacks; help clean; work in cold, hot and confined spaces and work early morning and evening shifts

    Job Type: Full-time