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Brewery maintenance mechanic

Dust Bowl Brewing Co.

Reporting to
Maintenance Manager


Classification
Non-exempt


Summary
The Brewery Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for performing preventive, periodic, and unscheduled maintenance of all brewing, utility and facilities equipment.  The position will also be required to assist in other day to day brewery operations to support wort production and packaging.


Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


? Responsible for troubleshooting electrical and mechanical brewery equipment.
? Monitor the performance and recording of product water testing and salt addition, as well as boiler water testing on a daily basis.
? Complete scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on equipment.
? Aid in the completion of Capital projects.
? Assess equipment performance and recommend changes for process improvement.
? Monitor water use and wastewater discharge in order to comply with City of Turlock and other agency requirements.
? Be available on call to troubleshoot and repair systems.
? As needed, assist packaging personnel during bottling and canning runs.
? Monitor plant cleanliness, process applications, and materials organization and suggest improvements where needed.
? Safely operate forklift.


Competencies                   
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.




? Teamwork
Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


? Quality
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


? Attendance/Punctuality
Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


? Dependability
Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


? Mechanical Aptitude 
Must have an in depth understanding of the operation of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, valves (pneumatic and manual), motors, circuit breakers, variable frequency drives, Sanitary welding, fabrication, boiler systems, waste water treatment, HVAC, secondary refrigeration, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, sanitary design, understanding of electrical circuits, proximity sensors/switches and be able to troubleshoot them.


Computer Skills
Familiar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications.  At minimum, intermediate level skills with Excel and Word.


Language Skills                   
Ability to read and effectively interpret documents and manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.


Mathematical Skills                   
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as totals and percentages.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.


Reasoning Ability                   
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment
This job operates indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures and in a warehouse environment.


Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires the ability to lift products and supplies, to 50 pounds.  Must be able to travel up and down 45 steps as required.  Must have full use and full range of motion of both hands and arms. Must be able to work around moving equipment and hazardous chemicals.  Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time, walk, kneel, crouch, reach and work from different heights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus and hand and eye coordination.  


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full time, regular,  8 hours per day, 5 days per week, periodic weekend work and over time required as job duties demand.


Travel
No travel required for this position.


Required Education and/or Experience
Minimum 5 years of maintenance experience in production facilities with an emphasis on food processing and packaging.  


Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Pass pre-employment screening

Must be 21 years of age

Must complete online assessment

Valid current Driver License

Current Motor Vehicle Report

Valid Automobile Proof of Insurability

 



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.



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