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Packaging/Facilities Mechanic (2+ years exp. required)

Port City Brewing Company
3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304
$70,000 - $72,000 a year - Full-time


3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

Full job description

We are a quality minded, award winning craft brewery. We produce over 15,000 bbls per year with continued growth. We brew, cellar, keg, bottle, ship and receive at the brewery and off-site warehouse. The brewery has numerous utility systems including a high-pressure steam boiler, glycol chiller, compressed air system, bulk CO2 and HVAC. The brewery also has a semi-automated JVNW 30 bbl brewhouse, a high speed Krones Bottling line, an IDD Kegger, a grain handling system, and 17 fermentation and brite tanks.

We are looking for a maintenance mechanic to help support our production and continue our growth. The maintenance mechanic position would focus on

● Ensuring production/processing equipment is ready for use when needed.
● Creating/Implementing/documenting preventative and predictive maintenance across the brewery.
● Performing various maintenance responsibilities including repairs, fabrications and
modifications to production/processing equipment.
● Performing daily checks on all utilities.
● Tracking and ordering spare parts.
● Managing external contractors.
● Addressing safety and quality issues.
● Changing over production equipment.
● Coordinating and implementing maintenance projects.

The successful candidate must have a great attitude and preferably 2 years of experience as a packaging mechanic. Other essential skills necessary to excel in the position are

● Ability to read and understand electrical and pneumatic schematics.
● Great technical skills in the following fields: Mechanical repair, electrical/electronic
diagnosis, failure analysis, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, welding, basic machine shop practices.
● Work with 3 phase 208 and 480 volt electric.
● Understand and Troubleshoot VFDs and PLCs.
● Work independently, make decisions and use organizational and time management
● Communicate well with other employees and managers.

An individual with high mechanical aptitude and ambition is what we are looking for. We are a small company and you will be expected to be cross-trained and support production needs. We are a hands-on brewery and you will be expected to lift 55lb sacks; help clean; work in cold, hot and confined spaces and work early morning and evening shifts.

Research shows that female and minority candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria or they don’t even apply for a job. We hire for experience and for potential. Skill sets carry over, and we encourage you to apply even if you may not feel that you meet all the position's requirements. A passion for learning and a strong work ethic are the most valuable assets you can bring to the table.

Please reach out to discuss your application or if you would like more details on the Packaging/Facilities Mechanic position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $72,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Warehouse

Work Location: In person