Repair & Maintenance Technician

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

California, United States

Full time

Jun 28

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Must be able to work Swing Shift: 12pm-8pm or 4pm-12am

Facility & Equipment Management

  • Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as motors, conveyor systems, production machines, and equipment using testing instruments, hand and power tools, and precision-measuring instruments.
  • Fixes outlets, lights and performs miscellaneous electrical projects to support the company needs.
  • Installs functional and structural parts in devices or equipment. Repairs electrical equipment as needed.
  • Develops and implements Preventative Maintenance (PM) plans to ensure the reliable equipment operation. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Oversees and manages various equipment projects (new and existing) including specification, procurement, installation, start-up and ongoing operation.
  • Performs facility maintenance & repair duties, determines priority and schedule incorporating input from various department.
  • Determines optimum use of resources to achieve projects, research, establish primary contact with and oversee work of outside vendors that will perform more complicated, specialized, or labor-intensive tasks.
  • Defines costs, schedules and work required for all projects. 
  • Manages appropriate communication with any packaging team members affected by project work.  

Controls & Automation

  • Troubleshoot and maintain PLC and variable speed drive controlled high speed production equipment and batch processes.
  • Maintain the power distribution of plant equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings including wiring, P&ID’s and capable of red-lining any deviations from design.
  • Experience with both Siemens and Allen Bradley is preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Analytical skills and thorough research skills
  • Extremely well organized, structured approach to a work plan
  • Multitasker; be able to track and complete numerous concurrent projects.
  • Persistent and focused on tasks at hand
  • High quality standards
  • Strong, clear, and effective communicator
  • A consistently positive attitude.
  • Detail-oriented, thorough, calculated approach to troubleshooting
  • Work well in a collaborative environment with multiple departments, individuals, and outside customers.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, multi-crafted worker that can work autonomously in a fast-paced and, often loud, production environment.
  • Experience with HVAC, boilers, chillers, centrifuge, electrical, plumbing, gas and must have experience packaging/brewing equip.
  • Ability to operate small tools and mechanical equipment
  • Mechanical troubleshooting experience in high-speed packaging and/or highly automated continuous process environment preferred.
  • Ability to perform mechanical work, valve replacement, conveyor bearing, and chain replacement, motor/gearbox replacement, lube routes.
  • Ability to work off shifts (afternoons and nights), overtime and on-call as necessary. Must be able to work in varying temperatures and climates.
  • Minimum 4 years of previous maintenance experience
  • 3 year industrial electrical/programming experience or two-year technical degree preferred.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the team member works in various settings ranging from corporate offices, production plants and even high-volume restaurants. The noise level may be disruptive at times. There may be lifting required of up to 75+ pounds. This position’s responsibilities include the use of ladders and machinery maintenance and operation, which require safety precautions in accordance with company policy and OSHA standards.
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