APPLICANT INFORMATION - MAINTENANCE MECHANIC

Nate here, brewer and co-founder at Tree House.  

We are looking for a creative minded and hard working individual to join our very tight family here at Tree House with the position of MAINTENANCE MECHANIC. This opportunity is FULL TIME  and requires relevant experience. The deadline for applications is Monday, October 30th @ 8 PM. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

The Brewery Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for care, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting of all major brewery mechanical systems including but not limited to the brewhouse, canning line, grain conveyance system, air compressors, pumps, wastewater systems, pneumatics, industrial refrigeration, hot water heaters, and boilers. They will occasionally work odd hours and overnight shifts to conduct maintenance during off production hours. The maintenance mechanic will work closely with our production team to develop and implement a preventative maintenance blueprint to help ensure all systems operate optimally and without downtime. This is a repetitive job well suited for an individual who takes pride in minor details and understands their impact when considered as a collective whole in the brewery.  The position provides an excellent benefits package and promises an invigorating, exciting, and ever-evolving work environment. The position will be based in Charlton, MA but may include days in Monson, MA. Flexibility is important. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently install and maintain both manual and automated brewery equipment to stringent specifications

  • Develop & perform routine maintenance programs for the brew house, equipment packaging lines, and other critical brewery mechanical systems.

  • Maintain and oversee the development of an essential spare parts inventory

  • Keep records of repairs and develop or make necessary changes to planned maintenance schedule

  • Work with equipment operators to identify areas of required maintenance before equipment failure

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair brewery and packaging equipment related problems such as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and electronic

  • Provide emergency unscheduled repairs of packaging equipment and brewery equipment as needed

  • Proficiency with a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and other tools necessary to complete repairs

  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area

  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment and the ability to multi task are essential.

  • Assist with new equipment installation, start-up, and troubleshooting.

  • Develop relationships with key vendors

  • Work with brewer to schedule preventative maintenance where required.

  • Work with operators to learn the optimal function of every system. Should be able to operate all systems or troubleshoot independently.

  • Perform any and all other brewery related tasks as assigned.

  • Flexibility is a must.  Unscheduled downtime is an unfortunate reality and will require your expertise at unexpected times.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES:

  • Demonstrable top-notch mechanical skills. 

  • Ability to actively listen and cooperatively solve problems and relate well to others

  • Ability to work quickly and lucidly to solve problems.

  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and commitment to following through and achieving results

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Is able to triage and prioritize both day to day and longer-term projects

  • Self-motivated, works as hard and long as needed to achieve results

  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of mechanics and repair

  • A strong understanding of electronics, instrumentation and programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) in industrial applications

  • Electrical, plumbing and pipe fitting skills

  • Must be able to utilize lock out/tag out for machinery

  • Ability to read and interpret plans, drawings, prints and schematics, operating manuals and repair manuals

  • Highly motivated and able to work independently with minimal training or supervision

  • High attention to detail, accuracy and precision

  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving/logic/process of elimination skills

  • Passion and desire to continuously self assess and improve

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Two Year Technical Certificate or Four Year Degree a plus.

  • Three + Years as a maintenance mechanic in the Food & Beverage industry.

  • Proficiency with Google Suite products (Microsoft Office Equivalent)

  • Experience with Proleit Automation Software a Plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand and arm movements frequently

  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, and walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis

  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to walk outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, heat)

  • Must be able to work in hot, cold, and wet environments

  • Must be able to climb stairs both inside and outside and frequently lift 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 60 lbs.

  • Must be able to drive vehicles with either a manual and / or automatic transmission

  • Must be able to use a ladder, i.e., work at heights of 10+’ above grade

  • Must be able to operate a fork truck, electric hand truck, and mechanized lifts.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to work odd hours, sometimes nights and weekends.

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision are covered in FULL | 30 day introductory period

  • 401K with employer match | 1 year introductory period

  • Two weeks paid vacation / sick & personal time allowances

  • Merchandise & beer credits

At Tree House, we encourage dissent, critical thinking, and an ongoing desire to improve. Our number one stated goal is to make the best beer in the world and serve it in the most friendly and comfortable environment possible - that is our obsession, and that is what drives us to do what we do.   You can read our founding principles here. 

Thanks for reading.  Please send your resume, cover letter, and other relevant information and references to jobs@treehousebrew.com with the e-mail subject:  APPLICATION - Maintenance Mechanic // THIS POSITION REQUIRES RELEVANT EXPERIENCE. Please consider when applying.  Please no phone calls.  

Thanks!

-nate