Maintenance Technician I

Country/Region:  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 Manager and Maintenance Lead, this position supports the plant facility in all areas of Maintenance; 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.

• Performs troubleshooting and diagnoses problems, using blueprints, common hand tools, and electronic test devices.
• Repairs and maintains production equipment including hydraulic machines, electrical machines, mechanical equipment, and hydraulic and electric freight elevators.
• Repairs building and grounds equipment and machinery, including plumbing, electrical, sprinkler systems, and air conditioning and heating equipment.
• Maintains and repairs specialized equipment and machinery.
• Fabricates machine parts, as necessary, to make repairs.
• Obtains necessary supplies from distributor or storeroom.
• Performs routine preventive maintenance such as inspecting belts, checking fluid levels and filters.
• Abides by all safety rules set forth by the company and governmental regulatory agencies and ensues that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
• 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.

• Four-year apprenticeship in a machine shop or technical school specializing in maintenance or shop preferred.
• Ability to operate a gas and arc welder and perform wielding and fabrication.
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with peers, customers and superiors.
• Basic math, reading and writing skills.
• Must have a valid driver’s license purposes of attending training seminars or purchasing parts.
• Must have ability to operate a forklift, front-end loader, and crane.
• 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, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
• Lifting up-to 50 pounds.• Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk and listen; Stand, walk, and sit.
• Regular attendance is required

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, toxic or caustic chemical, heat or cold (non-weather) conditions, risk of electrical shock, vibration.
• Outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures.
• Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
• 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