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Maintenance Mechanic

Salem, OR

Order: 127134
Direct Hire

Madden Industrial Craftsmen is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic for a direct hire position with a food manufacturer located in Salem, OR. The person in this position will troubleshoot, repair, and maintain the facility, and facility’s production equipment, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems.



  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled preventive maintenance machine servicing when not working on emergency or corrective maintenance activities.

  • Use a range of skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic. Recognize mechanical defects in equipment using touch, sight and sound and repair equipment in accordance with established GMP and safety procedures, conforming with requirements of local building and safety codes.

  • Competently utilize a complete set of standard mechanic’s tools. Proficiently use calipers, feeler gauges and micrometers.

  • Completes and passes all mandatory safety, GMP and SQF training classes. Participate in Kaizen, focused improvement and other continuous improvement activities.

  • Maintains radio contact with planner scheduler, foremen and maintenance department supervisors using supplied walkie-talkie radios. Answers radio calls as required. Maintains radio etiquette at all times.

  • Operate shop tools and equipment such as lathe, drill press, etc. to make repairs and/or fabricate simple parts.

  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls.



  • 3+ years of experience in electrical and/or mechanical maintenance of industrial equipment

  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical concepts and operating safety

  • Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools commonly used in electrical and mechanical trades

  • Basic knowledge of PLC operation

  • Ideally some experience/training in Ammonia systems

  • Must be open to current shift: 10AM-6PM then eventually move to 2PM-10PM MON-FRI.



  • $24-$28/hr

  • Direct Hire

  • Union Facility with Union Benefits!

  • Generous Pension Plan

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Medical/Dental/Vision at $280/month for full family coverage