Sr. Maintenance Technician

Stone Brewing

Richmond, VA, USA

Full time

$31-37 (hourly)


Aug 2

Sapporo USA and Stone Brewing have come together to form one of the top 15 largest breweries in the United States, building on the strong legacies of our celebrated heritages. We brew badass beers on both coasts at our breweries in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA, and create amazing experiences at our Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and Taproom locations. We’ve enjoyed a rich history following our passion and are in search of people who are equally passionate about pursuing their craft to join the team.


The Sr Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing maintenance services and repair function to facility and operations equipment to ensure safety and that production schedules are met.

We are hiring for openings on our 1st and 3rd shifts. 

1st Shift Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm ET

3rd Shift Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00pm - 8:30am ET (4x10s schedule)


  • Complies with safety regulations. Assesses job hazards independently. Writes and executes LOTO and other safety permits.
  • Observes equipment in operation to prevent/diagnose potential problems.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove, repair and replace defective parts.
  • Identifies, suggests, proposes, and discusses solutions to equipment and facility issues with management.
  • Document Work Orders (WOs) and PMs using the computerized maintenance management system for Plant maintenance functions
  • Enters requisitions and orders stock parts services for proper and prompt repairs.
  • Supervises or works with contractors in repairing, troubleshooting, installing, and overhauls
  • Maintains and services electrical, mechanical, heating, and cooling systems.
  • Maintains and services plumbing, gas, air, drain and wastewater systems.
  • Produces preventive maintenance schedules, tool inventories, repair logs, lubrication logs, etc.
  • Interprets electrical drawings.
  • Troubleshoots PLCs, Controls, Motors, low to medium Voltage Equipment.
  • Performs electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, and hydraulic system repairs to facility and process equipment, including HVAC and refrigeration.
  • Works with a high degree of autonomy and minimal supervision to support production priorities.
  • Drives maintenance production in area of expertise (welding, fabrication, electrical, HVAC, controls, carpentry, etc.).
  • Utilizes expertise to develop and implement maintenance strategy for equipment. This includes creating maintenance process documentation and training operators and technicians.
  • Actively mentors’ other maintenance technicians to improve their technical knowledge and assist with developing training plans as necessary.
  • Acts as a leader when multiple technicians are focused on a single maintenance job.
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize multiple tasks according to business needs.
  • Proactively coordinates maintenance activities with other departments and provides clear status updates at appropriate intervals.
  • Submits ideas for improvement of equipment and processes to support continuous improvement. Takes action on improvement ideas, tracks and communicates results.
  • Provides guidance to department maintenance technicians regarding best practices, optimal use of department tools, and proper techniques.
  • Develops SOP’s, JSA’s, Preventive Maintenance documents, LOTO requirements.


  • Education and/or Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent and at least 7 years of experience as a maintenance mechanic preferably on packaging lines in the food or beverage industry.
  • Computer knowledge, competent in researching issues through internet browsers, Microsoft software (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as LOTO documents, schematics, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and daily e-mails. Ability to speak effectively with team members.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • The employee on occasion will lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Maintains excellent attendance record
  • Represents Stone in a professional manner
  • Works with Management team to ensure equipment is properly maintained; provides suggestions to upgrade or improve packaging/brewing equipment
  • Completes a regular maintenance schedule to reduce down times
  • Performs timely and high-quality repairs when needed
  • Demonstrates excellent cost-saving abilities
  • Excellent record-keeping skills: maintenance logs/schedule, tool inventory, requisitions, repair logs, etc.
  • Excellent safety practices
  • Demonstrates electrical, controls, refrigeration systems knowledge
  • Demonstrates welding, plumbing, mechanical carpentry skills

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

  • Pay Range: $31.00/hr. - $37.00/hr.
  • Additional Pay: $10/shift (for 2nd shift)
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, 401K, and Bonuses for Eligible Team Members
  • Company beer perks program and discounts
  • Paid Time Off – including Vacation accrual, Sick Leave, and 12 paid Holidays
  • Benefit programs supporting Financial Wellness, Health & Wellness and Career Development

Sapporo USA and Stone Brewing is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, various ability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression of an otherwise qualified individual, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. Sapporo USA and Stone Brewing hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Sapporo USA and Stone Brewing seeks to build a culturally diverse staff where differences are valued and respected. Women, minorities, individuals with various abilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

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