Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician performs preventive maintenance and repair in all functional areas found on Company real property. The general schedule for this position will be Friday through Monday.

Essential Functions

  • Perform maintenance safely at SeQuential’s Salem, OR based biodiesel plant, including:
  • Perform regular, preventive service to all company equipment including but not limited to boilers, pumps, valves, piping, controls, and safety equipment.
  • Perform planned and unplanned repair including hot-work, confined space entry, and mechanical adjustments while adhering to all safety protocols.
  • Understand “production schedules” and work with management to deploy maintenance in a manner that is productive and results in minimum downtime.
  • Participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) with company engineer, managers, and operators of each area. Understand the ‘management of change program’ and pre-post start-up on new installs.
  • Monitor all hot work and confined space entry procedures and activities. Verify work is done in a safe manner inside and outside all covered processes. Keep all equipment in good working order before and after work is done.
  • o Make SOP update recommendations.

Administrative activities:

  • Maintain critical spare parts inventory for company wide application.
  • Record test measurements of various equipment and log data in an organized and timely fashion.
  • Provide audit assistance (act as 3rd party) for areas not under direct purview.
  • Participate in safety committee and operations meetings monthly.
  • Possible offsite work includes:
  • Travel to other locations in the Pacific Northwest for planned or unplanned repairs


  • Keen Safety Focus.
  • Quick learner that is results driven
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions typical to the Pacific Northwest.
  • Ability to wear protective equipment necessary for safety requirements
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, work in splayed positions, and carry materials up to 100 lbs daily.
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, and emergency maintenance calls.
  • Decision making/working independently.

Work Environment & Travel

The Maintenance Technicians office is located at SeQuential’s Salem, OR plant. The plant is modern, clean, and in 24/7 operation. Dress is business casual on the non-production floors.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 2+ years industrial mechanical experience
  • Proficient knowledge and application of MS Office.
  • Valid drivers license
  • Experience working with vendors
  • Welding/fabrication knowledge or ability to learn from skilled team members
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication; English literacy (multilingual applicants encouraged to apply)
  • Demonstrated knowledge/application of MS Office
  • Exceptional time management skills