Equipment Mechanic

Portland, OR
Education and Service


Reporting to VP of Operations, the Equipment Mechanic is responsible for the repair, maintenance and preventative processes for roasting, processing, and packaging equipment to ensure ongoing operations, with minimal disruption or downtime. This person will be tasked with building process and procedures for this area from the ground up, establishing everything from vendor networks to efficiency metrics and PM schedules. They will be the main resource to assist with the repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and electronic components, either through hands-on expertise, or through partnering with third-party service providers as appropriate.

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership and expertise to National Operations team by developing programs and process around equipment maintenance program and best practices on preventative maintenance, productivity metrics (downtime, capacity, OE rates) and vendor management
  • Provide repairs to roastery facilities and equipment including electrical, mechanical, and electronic equipment
  • Develop appropriate systems and procedures to support preventive maintenance on all equipment; execute activities according to the maintenance schedule
  • Repair and maintain roasting, high speed packaging and material handling equipment
  • Assist equipment operators to improve line efficiency
  • Perform all duties in accordance with our Good Manufacturing Practices Policy
  • Respond promptly to all service requests with a high level of internal customer service
  • Maintain communication and relationship with multiple 3rd party service providers
  • Act as in house expert on mechanical requirements and layouts for current and new facilities
  • Perform duties effectively in a highly diverse teamwork environment

Supervisory Responsibilites

  • Provides organizational and functional leadership; acts as a subject matter expert
  • This role does not currently have any direct people management responsibilities but may over time.


  • 5 years of experience maintaining, repairing, overhauling and troubleshooting processing, packaging and material handling equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Degree or certifications in engineering-related science, logic control or robotics preferred, or equivalent related work experience required
  • Ability to accurately assess mechanical problems, make recommendations, communicate effectively and resolve issues quickly while working under pressure
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, make recommendations, draw conclusions and communicate effectively
  • Experience in industry best practice and ability to apply insights to develop and execute programs and process
  • Basic computer and technical writing skills
  • Experience with welding and machining and troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Must have a demonstrated history of safe work habits
  • Schedule flexibility and ability to travel nationally up to 25%

Physical Demands

  • Carry weight, lift – frequently moves materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Weight greater than 50 pounds can be mitigated with a lifting partner or device
  • Stooping—bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
  • Repetitive motion using the hands, wrists and forearms
  • Standing in place for several hours at a table to operate or repair machinery

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a warehouse environment
  • The work environment can be noisy
  • Temperatures can be variable in the work area

Please email cover letter and resume to

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.