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Maintenance Mechanic 4 (Eugene, OR, USA)

29408 Airport Road near Highway 99

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compensation: Determined based on Experience
employment type: full-time


The Maintenance Mechanic 1-4 will have skills in general building and grounds maintenance as well as performing both predictive and preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment.  Maintenance Mechanics are also involved in routine tasks, such as lubrication of machinery, seal replacement, cleaning of parts during repair, adjusting valves and seals, investigating breakdowns, removing and replacing motors, starters, relays, limit switches, fuses, primary control components. Must be able to read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures. Must be able to safety and correctly use hand and power tools. Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems, control and power electrical systems, hydraulics, and/or pneumatics and focus on problem solving issues. Responsibilities and skills in, but not limited to; installing, maintaining, dismantling and repairing new and existing machinery or equipment and its components such as machining centers, press brakes, burn tables, mechanical clutches, gear boxes, control and power electrical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems. 

The Maintenance Mechanic position requires working within precise limits or standards of accuracy, at heights without fear; the use of logical step-by-step procedures in work; planning, solving problems and decision-making based on quantifiable information. Maintenance Mechanics are trained to work with a wide array of precision tools, such as calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, levels, gauge blocks, and optical and laser alignment tooling. 

Peterson Pacific Corp. is an Oregon based Manufacturing Corporation established in 1981.  In 2007 Peterson Pacific was purchased by Astec Industries Inc.  Peterson manufactures heavy equipment, is focused on innovation, and continuously developing new machines for the forestry and recycling markets.  Peterson's equipment includes, but is not limited to; horizontal grinders, disc and drum chippers, infield chain flail debarkers, blower trucks, etc. 

Peterson is dedicated to a culture of Behavior Based SAFETY and a Healthy Environment!


  • Install, maintain, overhaul, modify and repair machinery and stationary equipment (e.g. conveyors, hydraulic systems, pneumatic devices, pumps, engines, motors, programmable logic controls, machining centers, press brakes, burn tables, etc.)
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions through troubleshooting production problems and taking preventive or corrective action.
  • Perform pre- and post-operational checks of equipment ensuring operating safety devices function properly upon completion of repairs, modifications and installations.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, manuals, schematics, and process specifications to visualize layouts and guide work.
  • Collect, analyze, summarize, and communicate information, irregularities, or trends in order to prepare mechanical maintenance reports to support ongoing maintenance program requirements.
  • Collaborate with production departments and maintenance shop personnel to ensure maintenance requirements are completed in timely fashion.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work environment practicing 6S principles, environmental sustainability, and continuous improvement related to maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks, forklifts, scissor or boom lifts to position equipment and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery.
  • Maintains all equipment by performing routine repair work, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance.
  • Responsible for all scheduled OSHA and Peterson required inspections.
  • Performs minor repairs which should include, mechanical, plumbing, building and grounds to keep the entire facility in working order.
  • Coordinates any electrical repairs with Electrician or contracted Electrician.
  • Must be available to be called back to duty in the event of required emergency repairs for other shifts, including evenings and/or weekends.
  • Responsible for observing and following all safety procedures and regulations.
  • Miscellaneous other duties as directed by Department or Shift Lead.


  • Proficient in promoting safe and healthy work environment.
  • Notifies supervisor of product discrepancies or equipment malfunctions.
  • Adheres to established company policies and procedures paying special attention to safety regulations.
  • Report defective materials, equipment, or questionable conditions to the supervisor/manager to identify and correct the root cause.
  • Wears personal protective equipment in accordance with training guidelines.
  • Separates scrap or waste materials for recycling, reuse, or environmentally sound disposal.
  • Maintain cleanliness in designated workspace by practicing 6S principles to reduce safety risks.
  • Attend a weekly department safety meeting. 


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  • Minimum of 10 years maintenance mechanic experience in a heavy manufacturing plant, millwright, or demonstrated experience working with steel through on-the-job training or education.
  • Experience reading, understanding, interpreting, troubleshooting and problem solving mechanical and electrical challenges.
  • Experience with repairing CNC machine centers, lathes, press brakes, plasma burn tables, forklifts, scissor-lifts, knuckle boom, cranes (overhead & jib), slings, chains ironworkers, drill presses, welders, saws, or similar equipment.
  • Layout, drilling, welding, and cutting experience required.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as basic math skills, fractions, micrometers, percentages, ratios, proportions to practical situations, and able to convert decimals into inches.
  • Must be able to read and interpret a tape measure, blueprints, and bills of material (BOM's).
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Computer knowledge to include the following: Microsoft word, excel, and outlook. Also to include maintenance software ManagerPlus or similar. 


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Technical Degree in Maintenance or Engineering with a focus in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical field a plus.
  • Combination of education and experience equivalent as deemed sufficient by management. 

Job related skills

  • Maintain positive, cooperative working relationships by working, acting, and communicating with various personalities getting along with customers, vendors, co-workers and management working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Skill in working efficiently and accurately to keep up with production requirements.
  • Safe material handling skills in working with steel. 
  • Capacity to learn quickly, parts machined are unique to manufactured equipment and change orders are frequent.
  • Flexible and adaptable in coping with pressures, deadlines, and rapidly changing situations.
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, and flexible using a variety of skills and the ability to change tasks as needed.
  • Must be able to report to work on time according to your scheduled shift. Good attendance is mandatory.

Levels of the Maintenance Mechanic Position

Levels will be determined based on education, experience and equivalents.

  • Maintenance Mechanic 4 MM4

This is the advanced level. The employee has all skills required to perform a full range of maintenance/mechanic duties including but not limited to maintenance focusing on problem solving issues, troubleshooting mechanical problems, set-up equipment, make repairs, predictive and preventative maintenance and uses considerable independent judgment to interpret and apply work guidelines with considerable latitude to specific situations. MM4 may have the responsibility to mentor and train the three lower level maintenance mechanic positions and provide supervision on various duties.  Experience of 10 years or more of work as a mechanic, maintenance mechanic, or millwright.


 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Peterson Pacific Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.


There is no specified term connected with your employment.  Employment is at-will and termination by either party is also at-will.  An offer should not be construed as a guarantee of employment for any specific duration.  In addition, your duties and/or compensation may change from time to time based on the needs of Peterson and your skills as determined by Peterson. 

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