The Saint Louis Brewery, LLC

The Saint Louis Brewery, LLC
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Industrial Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Manager
March 9, 2015
Position Summary:
The Industrial Maintenance Technician is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing and
maintaining brewery facilities and equipment. This position will also work closely with the
Maintenance Manager and the brewery management team to ensure that the production facility is
operating in a safe and efficient manner. This position will primarily be required to work second
shift but must have open availability to work any shift or day of the week and be willing to be on
call as needed. Qualifications include a minimum two years’ related experience. An associate’s
degree in a related field and experience working in a brewery or production facility is preferred.
Must also have excellent time management and trouble shooting skills and have a strong
commitment to safety and quality at all times.
Primary Responsibilities:
 Diagnoses any malfunctioning production equipment
 Communicates information about equipment malfunctions with team to develop and
implement a corrective action plan
 Remove, repair, replace defective parts, valves, machines and equipment and/or install new
or repaired parts or valves
 Completes preventive maintenance, work orders and safety projects as assigned
 Observes functionality of all installed equipment and systems to detect any hazards
 Safely drills and cuts holes using tools such as power drill, knockouts, jigsaws and other
cutting tools
 Maintains familiarity of lubricant reference manuals for selection of the correct types and
grades of oil and lubricants used in the brewery
 Maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
 Operates forklift and scissor lift
 Monitor and order parts or supplies to ensure adequate inventory; research information and
draw plans and create or initiate purchase order for parts
 Maintains working knowledge of brewing/process equipment including: electrical controls,
process instrumentation, and Programmable Logical Controllers.
Supports implementation and compliance of Good Manufacturing Practices, including 5S
standardization for all tools and spare parts storage.
Assists Maintenance Manager to recognize, develop, and implement opportunities for cost
and risk reduction
Complies with all safety, quality, environmental and company policies and regulations
Maintains clean, safe, and orderly work areas
Opens and/or closes the plant as needed, depending on shift, including checking doors and
activating alarms
Keeps Maintenance Manager informed and updated on status of all projects and issues
Works effectively with the Maintenance Manager to ensure all Maintenance needs are met in
a timely manner
Works shifts to align with business needs
Communicates effectively with all departments of the company
Attends and participates in department meetings
Attend and work at activities and festivals featuring Schlafly products as needed
Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are
commonly associated with the performance of the functions of the job.
Moderate physical demands requiring frequent manual lifting/moving of materials weighing
5-25 pounds and occasional lifting/moving materials weighing 25-60 lbs. and over 60 lbs.
Most lifting and moving is done manually; a hand truck is used frequently for heaviest work.
Work requires frequent standing and walking, frequent bending, reaching and occasional
kneeling, squatting and uncomfortable positions.
Flow of work and duties require normal mental and visual attention; visual requirements
include depth perception, color vision, and clarity of vision for distant (20 feet or more) and
near (less than 20 inches) work.
Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric
commonly associated with the performance of the functions of the job.
Manufacturing environment where exposure to moisture, heat, electrical current, refrigerated
areas, noise and moving machinery are frequent during the day.
Position Qualification Requirements
Education: High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate).
Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in related field is
Experience: Two or more years’ experience of related experience. Experience working in a
production facility, brewery, or winery is preferred.
Skills and Abilities which are representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated
with this position;
Work with a high degree of autonomy with minimal supervision to support production
Skills applicable to general maintenance functions. This skill set should include mechanical,
electrical, plumbing, welding, pneumatics, pipefitting, and boiler/steam
Proficient in the fundamentals of PLC programming and working with blueprints,
schematics, sketches, and other forms of equipment documentation.
Ability to trouble shoot and problem solve effectively
Ability to accurately follow SOP’s
Excellent time management skills
Proficient computer skills- including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook,
etc.) as well as the aptitude to learn Braumat and SAP.
Sound judgment and decision making ability
Advanced knowledge of electrical systems
Knowledge of OSHA requirements and safe work operations, policies and procedures
Good communication and teamwork skills (written and verbal)
Mechanical aptitude
Familiarity with instrumentation, 5S , lean manufacturing and Siemens Controls
Basic understanding of pneumatics and hydraulic systems.
 Able to read and understand information to read and interpret machine manuals/schematics,
electrical blueprints/schematics and process control diagrams.
 Able to listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and
 Flexible to changing priorities
 Flexible to working a rotating schedule as business needs dictate
 Able to prioritize multiple demands
 Able to work well under pressure and stress
 Able to troubleshoot and solve problems related to product and/or equipment
 Able to wear necessary personal protective equipment.
 Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Able to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
 Able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 Able to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong
License(s)/Certification(s): Must have or be willing to obtain certifications in the following
 Forklift Operations
 Lock out/Tag out Authorized User
 Permit Required Confined Space
 Scissor Lift
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by
the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related
instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state
and federal laws.
Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance
with applicable state and federal laws.
“Commonly associated” is not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences
that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are