Maintenance Mechanic I

Country:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.


POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Plant Superintendent, this position maintains and repairs machinery and equipment and is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to properly use Oxygen/acetylene torch.
  • Ability to arc weld in various positions and types of joints.
  • Ability to properly use air arc torch.
  • Ability to properly operate band saws, drills, drill presses, grinders and other shop tools.
  • Ability to replace or repair bearings and related parts.
  • Ability to make minor wiring repairs.
  • Ability to replace equipment parts with proper instructions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of plant equipment, location, and name.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the safety requirements for performing maintenance on equipment and tools.
  • Ability to start or jog equipment to perform maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to read and troubleshoot simple electrical schematics
  • Ability to rebuild cylinders and hydraulic valves.
  • Ability to use a multi-function electrical test meter.
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC Input and Output functions.
  • Ability to layout and fabricate from drawings.
  • Ability to wire and phase for direction single and three phase motors, starters and relays.
  • Works with operators and supervisors to solve problem with machinery.
  • .Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Regular attendance is required.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • High school education or equivalent plus college level math, physics and trigonometry.
  • Three years welding and machinery maintenance experience required.
  • Working knowledge of industrial electricity required.
  • Requires good reading, writing and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, customers and superiors.
  • Requires ability to assists with calculations, projections and applications for fabrication and layout.
  • Ability to operate forklift, front-end loader, drill press, welders, angle grinders, digital volt meters and any other equipment required to perform duties.
  • Regular attendance is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, bending and twisting at the neck and waist, simple grasping with both hands, and reaching with hands and arms below shoulder level.
  • Lifting up-to 100 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, heat or cold (non-weather) conditions, risk of electrical shock, exposure to dust.
  • Very loud noise.
  • Extreme temperatures.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle