Maintenance Technician

Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician at Half Acre Beer Co. is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, and improving all company equipment and facilities, with a priority on brewery production operations.  This position is a member of the Maintenance Team and reports to the Senior Maintenance and Facilities Manager.  The hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. 


  • Commitment to company safety program and ensuring company safety standards set by Half Acre and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).  
  • Actively participate in regular safety meetings and audits 
  • Installs and maintains belts, pumps, gearboxes, bearings, shafts, bushings, sprockets, sheaves, and all general mechanical equipment 
  • Performs equipment lubrication 
  • Performs precision alignment of pumps, motors, gearboxes, sprockets, and sheaves 
  • Installs and maintains electric motors, control cabinets, motor starters, drives, wiring, sensors, switches, and general electric/electronic devices 
  • Troubleshoots and maintains hydraulic and pneumatic systems 
  • Disassembles and reassembles machinery. Rebuilds gearboxes and pumps. Replaces pump seals 
  • Uses CMMS to check work order assignment and report completed work 
  • Completes preventive maintenance routines as assigned and ensures accurate information is documented 
  • Identifies root cause of problems and then proposes and implements solutions 
  • Actively contributes to the achievement of company goals and established maintenance KPI’s 
  • Keeps work area clean and organized 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Skills

  • Must be 21+ years old 
  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical and organizational skills 
  • Experience with maintenance and inventory software 
  • Knowledge of plumbing systems; water, compressed gases, etc.  
  • Brewing or high-speed carbonated beverage packaging experience strongly preferred 
  • Experience with troubleshooting and maintaining pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, mechanical power, air compressors, gearboxes, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and mechanical components 
  • Ability to complete basic electrical maintenance 
  • Welding experience preferred (MIG and TIG) 
  • Comprehension and understanding of blueprints, schematics and equipment manuals 
  • Ability to use precision measuring and alignment tools 
  • Experience completing and developing preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance 
  • Results driven, proactive, able to work independently and within a team 
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions on equipment repair and use 
  • Excellent communication skills, able to clearly articulate issues, opportunities and risk 

Beneficial Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • 3 years maintenance experience.  The ideal candidate will have experience in a beverage production facility with an output of at least 15,000 bbls a year. 
  • Can seaming and processing experience 
  • Technical certifications preferred 
  • Knowledge of Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC 
  • Rigging knowledge preferred  

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs and ladders, traverse the tops of structures/equipment and position self to work on equipment at different angles 
  • Able to lift and transport loads up to 65 pounds 
  • Maneuver heavy equipment or loads with assistance 

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Our Commitment

Half Acre is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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