Stationary Engineer

Great Western Malting Co
Job Overview

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Stationary Engineer will safely perform various combinations of the following tasks during a normal workday.



  • Candidate must consistently demonstrate our Corporate Values.
  • Demonstrates a Zero Harm mindset and behaves in a way which promotes our safety culture.
  • Stationary engineers safely operate and maintain boilers, fans, pumps, air compressors, electric motors, engines, generators, HVAC systems, and heating systems in commercial and industrial buildings. They monitor boiler water levels and burners, temperatures and pressures, heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Engages in the installation, maintenance, adjustment, calibration, repair, and replacement of plant industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.
  • Engages in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of plant industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as repairing chains and drag conveyors, dust filters and grain cleaners.
  • Engages in the installation, maintenance, adjustment, repair, and replacement of plant industrial plumbing and gas fitting systems.
  • Engages in the assessment, cleaning, surface preparation, and painting of plant industrial machinery and work areas throughout the plant.
  • Receives and interprets maintenance work orders. Ascertains appropriate tools and equipment required to complete the repair. Completes said repair, and the paperwork associated with closing the work order.
  • Operates a large diversity of hand and power tools associated with the repair of heavy duty plant equipment. This would include open end and adjustable wrenches, punches, hammers, pry bars, grinders, drills, chisels, taps, dies, bearing pullers, hydraulic presses, mills, files, welders, chop saws, calipers, screw drivers, auls, breaks, impact tools, snatch blocks, come alongs, chain falls, band saws, blast cabinets, dial-gauge indicators, lubrication equipment, etc.


  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics with ability to take voltage, amperage, OHM, pressure and/or flow reading in accordance with ladder and schematic diagrams and determine values.
  • Ability to be certified to operate forklifts, scissors lifts, and hoists is required.
  • Have an understanding of instrumentation and calibration principles.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to general safety procedures in manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to make effective, quick decisions while following company policies.
  • Must have an analytical disposition, along with a willingness to adapt to and lead change.
  • Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities, contributing to a positive team spirit.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC systems and communication networks is preferred. Programming is a plus.



  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs, push/pull 75 lbs.
  • Standing and walking – three hours continuously and up to eight hours per day.
  • Safely operate a wide range of heavy, awkward, or complicated tools and equipment. This would require the worker to occasionally lift a maximum of 40 lbs. to above waist level. Continuous lifting of 10-25 lbs. is also occasionally required, (for shoveling grain or the replacement of filter bags for example).
  • Pushing and pulling with forces up to 100lbs is required every one to two days.
  • Torque forces of 20-35 lbs. frequently required for tightening large bolted assemblies.
  • Reaching overhead and working in twisted, awkward positions is frequently required in order to access and adjust equipment in place.
  • Reaching overhead is required for several minutes at a time when working on equipment from work platforms and catwalks.
  • Climbing of ladders and structural supports is required several times per day.
  • Bending, kneeling, and squatting are required, for brief periods, several times per day. Weights do not generally exceed 10-25 lbs. when performing these functions.
  • Sitting is rarely required.
  • Washington 07 license is required.
  • Completion of WA State or Operating Engineer Union approved Apprenticeship Program (or)
  • 4 years of relevant job experience
  • Experience or education in brewing/malting industry is a huge plus


  • Pension, Health & Welfare Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Paid Holidays
  • Additional benefits will be available after the Probationary period of 720 hours has been completed.

Job Detail
  • WageTBD
  • Career LevelTechnician Level 2
  • Experience5 Years
  • Shift1st
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