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Brewery & Packaging Maintenance Mechanic

Hood River, Oregon

Job Description

The Brewery & Packaging Maintenance Mechanic conducts preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and upkeep of our brewery and packaging equipment and grounds. They are responsible for keeping the packaging lines and production brewery equipment running to its full potential with a minimum amount of downtime. This position will initially work a regular M-F day shift, but needs to be flexible for off-hours, and weekend work.


Specifically, the responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on brewery and packaging equipment
  • Install and maintain brewery equipment and packaging machinery
  • Perform daily inspection of packaging lines & brewery equipment
  • Maintain spare parts inventory and rebuild parts as needed
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair brewery & packaging equipment related problems such as mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, steam and electronic
  • Provide emergency unscheduled repairs as needed
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Keep records of repairs and develop or make necessary changes to planned maintenance schedule
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and other tools to complete repairs
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Keep up on grounds and facility cleanliness and GMP’s
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • High School diploma or equivalent and at least 3 years of experience as a maintenance mechanic preferably on packaging lines in the food or beverage industry
  • Strong working knowledge of mechanics and repair
  • A basic understanding of electronics, instrumentation and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in industrial applications
  • Electrical, plumbing and pipe fitting skills
  • Mechanical, assembly and machining skills
  • Must be able to utilize lock out/tag out for machinery
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, drawings, prints and schematics, operating and repair manuals
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently with minimal training
  • High attention to detail, accuracy and precision
  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving/logic/process of elimination skills
  • Be flexible for occasional on call repairs


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or walk for long periods of time, use hands to finger, handle, control, or feel objects tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to bend or twist their body, climb ladders, scaffolds, or poles. Must be able to kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl and maintain or regain their balance. Employee is regularly required to lift and or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


pFriem Family Brewers has experienced incredible growth in the past eight years and has earned prestigious awards, including being named GABF® 2018 Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year, Three-Time Brewery of the Year by the Beer Connoisseur, and numerous medals in national and international brewing competitions.

Profoundly inspired by tradition and keenly focused on making top quality beers, pFriem Family Brewers is driven by creativity and an unending passion for the art and science of brewing.


This is a salary position, requiring 40 hours per week, with competitive pay based upon experience. Other benefits include: beer benefits, health care benefits, 401(k), and three weeks paid time-off accrued annually.


Please send resumes and cover letters to jobs@pfriembeer.com

Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to hearing from you.

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