Facilities and Maintenance Specialist

Waukesha, WI

Do you want to work in a clean, air-conditioned environment? Do you want to be part of a team where we work collaboratively to achieve our goals? Do you enjoy working in an innovative and growth focused environment? A company that invests in its equipment and its team members? Then Hydro-Thermal is the company for you!

Job Overview:

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities and Maintenance Specialist is responsible for performing duties to repair and maintain machinery, equipment, building, and facilities requiring a broad knowledge of maintenance skills including mechanical repair, plumbing, welding, carpentry, fabrication, and a basic knowledge of electrical repair. 

The Facilities and Maintenance Specialist is also responsible for leading the safety program and safety training for all employees.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include the following: other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Install, repair, rebuild, and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment used in production and related services.
  • Lead safety program and safety training for all employees (includes overall safety along with crane and forklift certification).
  • Diagnose machine malfunctions and operating difficulties.
  • Make repairs or adjustments to keep equipment in production and/or operational.
  • Rebuild machines and overhaul troublesome components and attachments to involve dismantling, inspection, machining, or replacement of purchased parts.
  • Perform skilled operations such as filing and aligning bearings, spindles, and shafts; adjust feed and limit mechanisms, gibs, and ways.
  • Perform various activities relative to the installation of new machine/equipment and relocation of existing machines and equipment to involve dismantling, erection, leveling, fitting, and aligning operations.
  • Perform maintenance on the buildings, facilities, and grounds.
  • Assist to determine the nature and scope of forthcoming projects and the requirements for completion.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning units.
  • Maintain required maintenance logs and files.
  • Perform routine housekeeping activities in the department and ensure adherence to established safety procedures and requirements.
  • General electric work (running 110-480V power as deemed appropriate/allowable by Facilities Manager/code).
  • Help with general plant layout in both facilities as deemed necessary.
  • TIG welding and SST mechanical work.
  • Control System wiring and support.
  • Brewing and food lab mechanical assistance on testing and brewing days.
  • Share best practices with cross functional teams across the organization.
  • Work with customers and the sales team on special projects as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate various tools and equipment to include various hand and power tools, metal fabrication equipment, welding equipment, plumbing equipment, and various measuring equipment.
  • Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Education and/or Experience:

Requires a broad knowledge of mechanical repair and maintenance as may be acquired in a three-year formalized program including blueprint reading and interpretation plus up to three years extensive experience in a variety of maintenance trades.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls. the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach above shoulders; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.


In addition to your base compensation, you are provided with a wide range of benefit programs which are designed to enhance the quality of your life, to provide protection and help when some of life's problems may occur.

  • Continuing Education/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation and Personal Time Off and paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Company provided Life/AD&D

Hydro-Thermal is always on the lookout for exceptional people. We value innovative, growth-centric minded folks who have integrity and never stop being a customer advocate.  

EEO Statement Hydro-Thermal Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.