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8 Dec 2021

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

PortCityBrew – Posted by PortCityBrew Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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 skills.
  • 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
All customers are encouraged to wear a mask and we are regularly cleaning and sanitizing work surfaces and communal areas. Our staff is 100% vaccinated.


  • Paid time off and sick leave
  • Eligible after 90 days of full-time employment: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and Worldwide Travel Assistance Plan
  • Simple IRA (up to a 3% company match)
  • Uniform Allocation and Boot Stipend
  • Discount of 50% on Port City Merchandise purchased onsite

Research shows that female and minority candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria or they don’t 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.

How to Apply

Please contact to submit a resume, discuss your application or to request more details on the Packaging/Facilities Mechanic position.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Beer, brewery, Craft Beer, DC Metro, DMV, and packaging. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 49 days.

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