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Estimated Pay $31 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Ellensburg, Washington

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Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Service Mechanic

Department: Sales & Service

Reports To: Regional Supervisor

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Status: Full Time

Direct Reports: None

Location: Vancouver, WA - possibility of relocation assistance

Pay Range: $19.90- 41.38/hour Dependent upon experience and skills


A multi-national well-established Original Equipment Manufacturer. Atlas Pacific Engineering has long-standing and significant presence and brand recognition within its target markets and industries with a strong emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Atlas has been a steady and growing player in the fruit processing machinery arena for more than 70 years.


The Maintenance Service Mechanic is responsible for safely conducting sales and service to multiple food processing industry customers in the region. This position must be self-sufficient and manage their own schedule dependent upon customer needs. While very hands-on for service, repairs, and rebuilds; this role also involves a sales and customer service element. Majority of duties/functions will be performed on-site at customer facilities.


  • Follow proper safety procedures and safeguard others’ safety at all times
  • Maintain his or her assigned area or normal working area so that it is clean and orderly
  • Teach other Atlas personnel and in every way assist and train them to improve their skills
  • Represent the Company in a professional and respectable manner
  • Manage and maintain food processing systems/equipment ensuring total customer satisfaction (quality, productivity, service) as well as achievement of organizational and departmental goals and objectives to include support of sales initiatives
  • Provide direct support and subject matter expertise to customer for processing equipment ensuring full satisfaction regarding equipment performance and service
  • Perform repairs, overhauls, preventative and predictive maintenance on equipment
  • Effectively and efficiently troubleshoot equipment problems to reduce productivity losses
  • Maintains spare parts consignment inventory to support regional customers
  • Provide guidance and training to customer personnel to successfully operate, maintain and overhaul equipment
  • Generate revenue opportunities through machine sales, parts sales, and service
  • Document and report machine performance, corrective actions, maintenance activities, parts utilization
  • Ensure highest possible up-time performance and unplanned downtime by effectively troubleshooting performance issues, continuous overhaul, and maintenance of subassemblies
  • Recommend or implement improvements to equipment, parts, processing, preventative and predictive maintenance program, etc. to reduce or eliminate repeated issues, increase mean time between failures (if not able to be eliminated), expand field life and effectiveness of parts, reduce repair time, etc
  • Assess the fruit (read fruit) coming off the Atlas machines and make the necessary adjustments on equipment, etc. ensuring highest yield, quality, and effectiveness of equipment
  • Ensure Customer’s Manuals are consistently up-to-date by providing copy of bulletin to Customer
  • Effectively communicate customer corrective actions required to improve machine performance
  • Consistently and accurately follow standard operating procedures, policies, etc.
  • Expected regular regional travel around 50% of the time
  • Self-directed in managing own schedule, work, and deadlines
  • Perform other duties and assist with special projects as assigned


  • Safety mindset
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Ability to read and interpret documents in English
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills on complex equipment and processes.
  • Advanced mechanical skills and experience (bearings, bushing, chains, belts, hoses, pumps, seals, motors, etc.)
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Intermediate electrical skills and experience (sensors, PLCs, circuits, etc.)
  • Intermediate to advanced spreadsheet skills with ability to write formulas
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Suite and JDEdwards E1 (preferred)
  • Team player
  • Must keep a valid US driver’s license
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a passport
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume with ability to apply concepts of basic algebra
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


  • Capable of lifting 25 pounds
  • Capable of climbing, bending, squatting, and reaching above shoulder height
  • Capable of working in a typical manufacturing environment (hot, cold, humid, loud, we), willingness to follow customer dress codes and GMPs
  • Capable of and willing to travel domestically and internationally 50% of the time
  • Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus


  • Opportunity to be part of a small team that can make a big impact on long term organizational performance and growth
  • Strong internal support to help promote personal growth and goals
  • Internal growth, advancement, and promote-from-within practices
  • Engaging and progressive culture
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • High level of autonomy
  • Competitive salary
  • Profit Share retirement contribution plan– fully funded by Company
  • Market leading benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA)
  • 10 Company-paid Holidays
  • Starting 80 hours of vacation, and 48 hours of personal time (prorated depending on start date in calendar year)
  • Company cell phone/cell phone stipend
  • Possibility of Company vehicle and gas card

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements. Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing business needs.

Atlas Pacific Engineering Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.