Maintenance Mechanic


San Luis Obispo, CA, 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 Maintenance Superintendent, this position maintains and repairs machinery and equipment. This position requires a high level of problem-solving skills and mechanical troubleshooting abilities.  Experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, and maintenance is necessary. In this role, your key responsibilities will be to organize and oversee a team of technicians actively involved in various technical specialties. The job entails instructing and offering guidance while also being actively involved in one or more of the maintenance activities. Additional responsibilities include planning, overseeing, and working with outside contractors, and vendors; and is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other 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.


  • Demonstrate ability to properly use Oxygen/acetylene torch.
  • Demonstrate ability to properly operate band saws, drills, drill presses, grinders and other shop tools.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively use gear pullers, torque wrenches, plasma cutter, winches, and come-alongs.
  • Demonstrate ability to arc and MIG weld in various positions and types of joints.  TIG experience also preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the safety requirements for performing maintenance on equipment and tools.
  • Demonstrate ability to rebuild cylinders and hydraulic valves.
  • Demonstrate ability to layout and fabricate from drawings.
  • Able to operate, with training, startups and shutdowns of critical machinery.
  • Proficient in all types of power transmission-troubleshooting and repair.
  • Demonstrate ability to use a multi-function electrical test meter.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and troubleshoot wiring schematics and make wiring repairs.
  • Demonstrate ability to wire and phase for direction single and three phase motors, starters and relays.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of plant equipment, spare parts, location, and names.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and troubleshoot simple pneumatic and hydraulic schematics.
  • Strength in root-cause analysis and project planning.
  • Maintains equipment repair in a timely manner.
  • Mentors and develops others in both mechanical and electrical aspects.
  • Directs, schedules, and oversees weekly PM’s, repairs, and projects.
  • Inspects all plant machinery for proper operation.
  • Picking up parts on an as-needed-basis.
  • Records and informs Maintenance Lead of any-and-all maintenance issues.
  • Attends safety meetings, abides by and enforces all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are promptly reported and corrected
  • Predictable and 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.  Technical training in related field preferred but not necessary.
  • Ability to use and operate a personal computer, spreadsheet and word processing software, copier, company terminal, calculator, and any other office equipment required to perform duties.
  • Three years welding and mechanical machinery maintenance experience required.
  • Advanced Working knowledge of industrial electricity preferred.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC Controls including ability to troubleshoot process control ladder logic.
  • Experience troubleshooting Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives.
  • Requires good reading, writing and mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to read, speak and write to be able to understand basic instructions and communicate with supervisors and peers effectively. Spanish is a plus.
  • Requires ability to assist with calculations, projections and applications for fabrication and layout.
  • Ability to operate forklift, man lift, scissor lift, drill press, welders, angle grinders, digital volt meters and any other equipment required to perform duties.
  • Ability to work at elevations as high as 100 feet.
  • Valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle for picking up parts.
  • Predictable and 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, climbing ladders, reaching with hands and arms, and lifting up-to 100 pounds.
  • Working in different shifts either rotating or permanent.


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


  • Plant environment with moderate to loud noise, moving and vibrating machinery, dusty, dirty, fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, hot and cold (non-weather) conditions.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


Salary: $28.00-32.00/hr. DOE and Qualifications 



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