Highland Laboratories
Mount Angel, Oregon 97362

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for the upkeep of machinery, equipment, and plant operations by managing the ongoing completion of mechanical repairs, adjustments, parts negotiation, vendor / supplier organization, installations, and facility repairs necessary for safe and proper appearance and function of the facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate all prospective repairs or changes to existing equipment and facility. Keep Management briefed regarding progress and problems associated with such projects.
  • Contract with outside service providers for repairs and construction work as required. Request bids, research alternatives, and evaluate purchase of parts and equipment as directed. Schedule work according to planning, while keeping Management briefed of progress.
  • Develop written policy and procedures relating to maintenance / facility operation, safety, GMP's, and preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Oversee any repairs or maintenance on all production machinery and equipment to ensure that it is maintained in working order, with as little downtime as possible.
  • Maintain maintenance equipment maintenance files. Update files every time a repair or preventative maintenance is preformed.

Marginal Functions:

Maintain facility repairs and appearance inside and out. Includes cleaning of restrooms and garbage removal. Changing filters, light bulbs, small damage repairs, painting, and odd duties as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision, hearing, and speaking to meet performance standard.
  • Bending, stooping, climbing, twisting, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, grasping, fine manipulation, close work, and manual dexterity needed for using tools.
  • Experience and current ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis.

Equipment Used:

Power tools and equipment, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, hammer and nails, soldering iron, welder, painting equipment, sand blaster, pallet jacks, hand trucks, drums, computer records, E-mail, and other equipment used for plant and mechanical maintenance.

Work Environment:

  • May require overtime during peak periods or as business needs dictate.
  • Requires compliance to all department and company Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operation Procedures.
  • Requires ability to work in an environment that contains fumes, dust, odors, noise, chemicals, temperature variations, and varying levels of ventilation.
  • Requires team-orientation, common sense and good judgment, professional behavior, effective communication (oral and written), and problem solving skills.
  • Requires ability to take and follow directions, time management skills, organizational development and improvement.


  • Four-year degree in Engineering, Maintenance, or equivalent preferable.
  • Three – five years experience in maintenance / facilities management, preferably in manufacturing setting.
  • Possess effective communication skills with both technical and non-technical personnel within team management environment. Ability to negotiate with outside vendors.
  • Experience with personal computers (spreadsheet, Word, E-mail) and other PC or sever applications.
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Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 02/05/2024