Maintenance and Reliability Technician

Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA, USA

Full time

Oct 12

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Our mission at The Boston Beer Company is to bring the highest-quality products to the U.S. beer drinker. To answer that mission, we create an inclusive culture that celebrates the differences in our people and our brands. Our diversity makes us stronger, and when you bring your authentic self to work, we are a stronger, more innovative, and more sustainable company & community.

As a fast-paced, growing company with a strong family of brands (Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly Hard Seltzer), we constantly seek to challenge the status quo. We are always looking for hardworking, talented, and passionate people (that means you!) to join our team.

We are The Boston Beer Company, and together we are heavy.

We are currently hiring a Maintenance and Reliability Technician 

The Maintenance Reliability Technician is working to positively influence the Brewery and provide technical guidance and prioritization of work identified from multiple sources. This position will either focus on Mechanical or Electrical based on Brewery needs. Emphasis will be on competence development, continuous improvement, loss reduction, troubleshooting, and the interface between maintenance and other departments. Leading zero breakdown activities, scoping improvements and installations, assessing/developing plans for major overhauls, ensuring adherence to standards, and participating on the project team will also be expected. This role will follow a normal Monday-Friday work schedule to understand 24/7 responsibility for their assigned area and willingness to flex their work schedule to support all shifts as required (including weekends and holidays).  

What We're Looking For:

• Must be able to work in and promote a team-oriented and "Safety First" environment. Safely, efficiently and effectively work to attain department and brewery goals and objectives. Help ensure"No bad beer leaves the brewery."

• Promote Boston Beer culture, values, and principles as well as participate in company functions.

• Must observe and practice all Department/Brewery Procedures. Including wearing proper PPE and

adherence to all safety and sanitation equipment as required and follow all GMP guidelines.

• Provide urgent, daily support in achieving maintenance department goals with a

positive, proactive, can-do attitude. Assesses work identified during the week and prioritizes action plans.

• Work with Assistant Maintenance Manager to assess opportunities related to maintenance technician and instrumentation engineers' work assignments. Implement enhanced programs as agreed upon.

• Work with line leaders, operators, and technicians in identifying the needs of each line, prioritization of work, developing execution plans, driving plans to completion, and thorough follow-up to ensure resolution.

• Ownership of the predictive and preventative maintenance programs (infrared analysis, program comparisons, servo settings, etc.…), including frequency review, criticality assessments, and incident follow-ups.

• Diagnose and repair all machinery and process, must be fluent in assigned area (mechanical or electrical) troubleshooting.

• Work with Packaging manager and supervisors to assess opportunities related to basic operator maintenance. Implement enhanced programs as agreed upon.

• Must be able to balance and prioritize the requirements of daily operations with the longer-term initiatives to improve equipment reliability.

• Participate in and support periodic reliability meetings.

• Responsible for reinforcing proper change management process is utilized for all changes.

• Scope and justify capital projects through a gated approval process.

• Manage/support vendors for assigned areas (electrical and programming changes/upgrades or mechanical system modifications)

• Responsible for driving down process losses (raw materials, product, rejects, etc.…) and stewardship of the process

• Identify/lead continuous improvement initiatives that engage team members across all levels and functions to achieve targeted performance levels.

• Provide shop floor presence support to help drive problem resolution and process improvement resulting inconsistently applied best practices.

Required Experience and Skills

• 10 years of high-speed packaging and process knowledge

  • Strong understanding of can and bottle packaging and equipment (Fillers, seamers,labelers, crowners…)
  • Understanding of line control and how to troubleshoot.
  • Experience with VFD's, control systems (PLC's/HMI's), electrical protective devices with knowledge of calibration procedures and equipment, including Fluke and Transcat

• Proven analytical, problem-solving, and project management experience and skills

• Strong communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills

• Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a "get-it-done, can-do" attitude

• Able to impact and affect positive change with a flexible, open-minded, positive approach

• Proficient computer skills; ability to learn and utilize CMMS and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint

• Must be able to demonstrate the application of continuous improvement knowledge to actively participate in identifying and correcting opportunities, improving processes, including participation in the creation and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions, the creation and maintenance of preventative maintenance standards, the writing of One Point Lessons, and participation in continuous improvement methodology events.

• Skilled in application and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools.

• Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E

Some Perks:

Our people are our most important "ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have various benefits, including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there's the free beer too!

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. To help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the job application process can contact jobs@bostonbeer.com for assistance

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