Mechanic 1

Tacoma, WA 98421, USA Req #1817
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Stella-Jones is North America's leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of our economy, we manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial wood products across the continent.
Stella-Jones recruits team members who embody our core values and desire an environment where growth is inspired, dedication is recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our ever-expanding footprint provides a great prospect for career advancement as we seek to develop our emerging leaders.


Responsible for inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing various systems, buildings, and programs to conform to standards of reliability, maintenance and quality across the yard in a safe and effective manner by performing the following duties:

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble
  • Diagnose standard mechanical equipment problems
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts
  • Utilize welding and fabrication tools to alter, repair, and fabricate processing equipment.
  • Perform the Preventative Maintenance Program established by the Company.
  • Document and report all maintenance work performed and advise of future requirements in a timely manner.
  • Tests and adjusts equipment to meet performance specifications.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Assist in shop operations in a responsive, efficient and safe manner.
  • Must own and be able to safely use personal mechanic’s tools

A Mechanic 2 gains knowledge and experience required for promotion to Mechanic 1 under direction of experienced Mechanics by performing the above duties.


  • Experience in hydraulics, electrical, pumps, valves, tools
  • Experience in hydraulics and welding
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills
  • Basic mechanical knowledge in wood industry preferred
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Experience in fabrication and welding of various metals (including pipe welding)
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to write simple correspondence. 
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible regarding work assignments.

Ability to read schematics and electrical drawings.

Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Employee Benefits:

As a Stella-Jones employee, you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

  • The security of working for a company designated as an essential workplace
  • Comprehensive total benefits package with 3 medical plans to choose from
  • Several company-paid benefits including:
    • Dental and Vision coverage
    • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policies
    • Long-Term Disability Coverage
    • Access to a robust employee assistance program
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual bonus program opportunity
  • 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match (150% on the first 4% deferred)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation and 9 holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Ability to purchase Company stock 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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  • Job Family Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Tacoma, WA 98421, USA