The Maintenance Associate will assist the Maintenance Technician in troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing various brewery equipment and building systems. This position requires good time management and communication skills.

Type: Full-time
Pay: Hourly, with benefits
Department: Production

Responsibilities

● Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pumps, pneumatic systems, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
● Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
● Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
● Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
● Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
● Control downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
● Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
● Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
● Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
● Provide mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
● Prepare mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
● Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
● Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
● Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
● Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
● Performing all tasks according to SOP
● Performing all necessary recordkeeping
● Maintaining a clean working environment
● Adhering to all safety regulations, at all times


Requirements

● Working knowledge and experience with manufacturing equipment: Motors, pumps, compressors, chillers, conveyors and electrical systems.
● Experience with all types of power tools and their safe use.
● Willingness to work as part of a team in a demanding, dynamic work environment.
● Attention to Detail.
● Welding experience a plus.
● 21 years of age or more
● Strong focus on quality, safety, and efficiency
● Good communication skills in English, both verbally and written
● Basic computer skills (word processing and email)
● Good organizational skills
● Ability to work both alone and as a team
● Ability to follow complex instructions to a high level of detail and precision
● Ability to frequently lift at least 55 lb., move at least 180 lb., and work standing for several hours
● Ability to work safely around chemicals, heights, loud noises, mechanical equipment, wet environments, and other potential hazards
● Flexibility to work a variety of possible shifts, and to participate in company events
● Positive, get-it-done attitude and a passion for brewing and beer

To apply, please send your resume to hr@drakesbrewing.com. No phone calls please.

Drake’s Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Drake’s Brewing Company does not discriminate based on disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.