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Maintenance Technician I - $24/hr $2,000 Sign On Bonus 4th Shift - Vancouver, WA

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Technician I in our Vancouver, Washington manufacturing plant!

This position provides support to the Maintenance Supervisor, Department Supervisor, or Manager; performs or assists in the performance of preventive maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting on manufacturing, packaging, and/or facilities equipment; and directs the technical activities of other Maintenance Technicians (MT) on the shift.

The current opening is available on our 4th shift, which works Friday through Sunday and every other Thursday from 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM

The base rate for this position is $23.00 per hour plus 4th shift receives a $2.00 per hour shift differential.

Newly hired employees will receive our $2,000 sign on bonus in $1,000 increments after 6 months and 9 months completion of employment! 


  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), company policies, safety policies and practices, quality standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Assists and directs MT as needed to ensure all scheduled PMs and repairs are being completed effectively.
  • Fills in for Maintenance Supervisor as needed.
  • Assists Maintenance Supervisor in creating work schedules as needed.
  • Works individually or with other MT in performing repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Provides on the job training for MTs.
  • Performs machinery and mechanical equipment repairs and maintenance in accordance with schematics, diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications while using hand tools, power tools, precision-measuring, and testing instruments. Machinery and equipment may include engines, motors, pumps, pneumatics, conveyor systems, production machines, and equipment.
  • Recommends measures to Supervisor or Manager to improve maintenance methods, equipment performance, and quality of equipment.
  • Installs, utilizes, and repairs Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), process control systems, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), servos, motors, and actuators.
  • Interpreting and enforcing company policies and safety/environmental regulations.
  • Ensures proper operation of boilers, chillers, compressors, air handling units, waste water treatment, and other equipment in the facility.
  • Assists in maintaining the spare parts inventory.
  • Observes processing and packaging machines in operation and troubleshoots problems and helps determine root cause.
  • May provide direction to external contractors/vendors performing building maintenance such as minor and routine plumbing, electrical wiring, etc.
  • Completes service, repair and other records as required.
  • May occasionally operate forklift, scissor lift or pallet jack to assist in loading and moving materials and products.
  • Operates production machinery as needed and to ensure proper function of equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


High School diploma, GED and/or equivalent combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Four (4) years of experience in PLC installations, repairs and maintenance and four (4) years of experience in food processing /beverage/candy industry. Associate degree and State electrician license preferred.


  • Knowledge in PLCs, process control systems, VFDs, servos, motors, and actuators.
  • Knowledge in pneumatics, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, diagrams, sketches, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand, and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to work additional shifts as required.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Ability to receive, track, and distribute materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Ability to detect problems, repair, and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to write coherent, concise, and comprehensive work instructions, reports, and manuals.
  • Ability to enter data into Preventive Maintenance program.
  • Ability to connect laptops to PLCs and/or process controllers and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and preferably a possession of the knowledge and ability to use machine shop equipment.
  • Solid knowledge of basic office computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel, and Adobe Acrobat to read pdf documents.
  • Forklift and Scissor Lift certification.
  • Ability to perform moderate physical activity such as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; stand and/or walk more than four to six (4-6) hours and up to twelve (12) hours per day; and work onsite in a light industrial environment, including some exposure to non-toxic dust.
  • Ability to maintain punctuality and predictable attendance.

Church and Dwight Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a barrier-free, inclusive and accessible work environment. Applicants may be entitled to reasonable accommodation in respect of a legally protected characteristic in accordance with applicable human rights legislation. If you require accommodation on this basis, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please inform our Human Resources department if you require an accommodation in completing this application for employment or for otherwise participating in the application process.

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