Industrial Mechanic I- Walla Walla, WA

Employer: Walla Walla Foundry

Job Description:
Walla Walla Foundry is one of the largest fine art fabricators in the world. Originally founded in 1980 as a bronze casting foundry, it now employs over 100 people and produces work in a range of materials and through multiple processes. It houses an advanced technological infrastructure encompassing a digital design and modeling department, three high resolution five axis CNC machines, Printing, 3D scanning, and high precision water jet cutting services. Information about the Foundry is available at

Walla Walla Foundry is seeking a self-motivated, mechanically orientated entry level Industrial Mechanic to join the Foundry maintenance team. This is an excellent opportunity for a mechanically minded go-getter to learn on the job alongside seasoned employees how to analyze, troubleshoot and maintain a variety of vehicles and equipment. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with some overtime required.

Under general direction from the Facilities Manager and Industrial Mill Wright-Mechanic:

Learn and perform preventative maintenance on gas, diesel, and propane powered equipment such as vehicles, forklifts and manlifts, backhoes, skid steers.
Learn and performs preventative maintenance on a variety of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical equipment
Work and collaborate with team members and department employees to perform corrective and preventative maintenance effectively
Operates computer and tablet to communicate through email, maintenance management system, and reference equipment documentation in the field
Follow all safety policies and procedures; performs all duties while following required safety protocols such as LOTO, Confined Space Entry, fall protection, etc. (all necessary training provided)
Operate forklifts and other industrial equipment (training provided)
May drive Foundry vehicle(s) to service multiple Foundry locations. Occasional travel may be required
May be required to perform other general maintenance or carpentry related jobs as needed. Performs other duties assigned

High School Diploma or GED required. AA or advanced training in automotive technology or related field highly desired.
Minimum two years’ experience in industrial, manufacturing or mechanic shop; experience should include automotive or diesel troubleshooting and repair.
A valid driver’s license and a good driving record required (for insurance purposes) to drive Foundry vehicles. CDL is a plus
Willingness to learn, ask questions and grow skills
Team player, with strong communication skills
Must be comfortable learning new technology and using technology/apps. Able to read work orders and record work accomplished; able to read and respond to emails.
Ability to become certified to operate Fork Truck and other Foundry equipment (Foundry will train) required. Prior experience driving mobile equipment including fork truck, manlifts, hoists or other machinery a plus.
Ability to find, understand and apply any technical information from computers, manuals of other guides
Ability to communicate and comprehend instructions including, but not limited to safety policies, SDS sheets, work, and maintenance schedules
Ability to become certified to operate Fork Truck and other Foundry equipment (Foundry will train) required. Prior experience driving mobile equipment including fork truck, manlifts, hoists or other machinery a plus.
Must be reliable, with strong time-management skills and approach work efficiently
Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Must be trustworthy

Walla Walla Foundry is a stable company and offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package, which includes health/dental/vision (health insurance paid 100% by the Foundry for employee, 50% for dependents), 401(k) Plan with employer retirement match, Long-Term Disability Plan, paid holidays, and paid time off. Starting wage is $20-25, DOE.

Physical demands include the ability to stand, bend and twist over long periods of time, and engage in repetitive motions of feet, arms, and hands. Ability to operate foot controls and to grasp/pinch with hand(s) is frequent. Must be able to climb stairs. Must be able to kneel, bend and work in small spaces. Must have the ability to push/pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Environmental conditions can be loud, dusty and/or smoky. Temperatures can swing with the weather from very cold to very hot. PPE required and worn daily including gloves, safety glasses/goggles/shields, face masks (N-95), work boots.

Complete the online application through the link below. Resume optional but highly encouraged. Hard copy applications available at Walla Walla Foundry.

Post-offer drug screen (includes screening for marijuana/THC) and reference and background check required.

The Walla Walla Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, political ideology, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

Contact Person: Edgar Diaz
Phone: 509-522-2114 x305
Location: Walla Walla, WA, United States
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: $20-25/hr DOE

Posted on June 24, 2022

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