Maintenance I - Maintenance III

184 Suburban Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA Req #1714
Friday, June 21, 2024

We are hiring Rockstars to join our Sauer Brands team!

Overall Goal of Position:

This position is responsible for keeping a variety of machines, appliances, and mechanical systems operating safely and efficiently, by conducting preventive maintenance and responding to requests for equipment assistance to help maintain optimized production flow, and helping to make OurRecipe@SauerBrands.


Job Summary

Maintains the efficient operation of plant systems and machinery by responding to requests for equipment assistance, trouble shooting, correcting machine problems, and conducting Preventative Maintenance tasks to support operations in production and throughout the plant.  Reports to Maintenance Manager.

What Is In It For You

Our company acknowledges talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages, and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason, we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following: 

  • 401K
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Disability Insurance
  • Other Voluntary Insurance Options 
  • Opportunity for Advancement through our Pay For Skills Program

 Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs all duties safely, follow all safety guidelines, and actively participates in site safety programs.
  • Performs machine setups, installations and changeovers.
  • Performs routine inspection, emergency/unscheduled repairs and preventive maintenance repairs of production equipment.
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, PLC troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, equipment/repair manuals, parts catalogs and work orders.
  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repair parts, tests and makes adjustments.
  • Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detects faulty operations, defective material and reports those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Creates/fabricates parts as needed.
  • Opens/closes facility as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned as one develops into higher levels of the department.



Performance Standards (the criteria that will be used to evaluate performance)

  • Measurements
    • Timely response to requests for equipment assistance
    • Effectively diagnose and repair production machinery
    • Adhering to Safety Standards and supports waste reducing measures
  • Attendance
    • Minimal missed shifts
  • Open communication with department manager


  • Culture Building
    • Organizational Health KPIs
    • KPIs for OurRecipe
  • What you do and how you act
    • Leadership and contribution to overall success of SBI
    • Personal Effectiveness-meeting timelines and productivity requirements (quantity and quality of work)
    • Personal interaction, communication and teamwork with internal and external parties, consistent with OurRecipe@SauerBrands


What We Are Looking For:  Characteristics, skills, experience, education and performance history needed for success in the position:

  • Personal Characteristics:
    • Professional Demeanor
    • Entrepreneurial drive and the desire to “build a business”.
    • Passionate, outgoing, energetic, and results oriented personality
    • Overall confidence in one abilities and comfortable communicating the facts
    • Smart, creative and inquisitive
    • Character and Integrity-Does the right thing even when no one is looking
    • Disciplined approach, and accountable for KPIs
    • No excuses mindset. Accountable and reliable
    • Dependable team player with positive attitude
    • Determination/Grit-Pursuit of Excellence
    • Passion for organization, and attention to details
    • Personal values that mesh with SBI values
  • Performance History:
    • Documented history of making improvements in assigned work area/responsibilities
    • Stellar references based on contributions and performance
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:
    • Passion for and abilities in mechanics and engineering
    • Ability to analyze, design, develop and manage machines and systems
    • Confident/advanced use of computer and software
    • Ability to work and thrive under time constraints and juggle/prioritize responsibilities with little supervision
    • Possess a strong safety orientation and record
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with multiple departments
    • Ability to train/mentor less skilled mechanics in the department
    • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible
  • Education & Experience:
    • Minimum high school diploma or GED required.
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in industrial/electrical maintenance preferably in a food production or manufacturing environment
    • Advanced skills and experience with PLC, photo-eye, automation, fabrication/welding desired
    • Experience with Maximo, PeopleSoft, RedZone and/or Outlook 365 a huge plus
    • Well versed in lock-out/tag-out procedures
    • Position may be filled at a level I - III
  • Other:
    • Based in San Luis Obispo, CA


Sauer Brands, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $27.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $32.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 184 Suburban Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA