Maintenance Technician / Back up Machine Operator

POSITION:                  Maintenance Technician / Back up Machine Operator

REPORTS TO:         Plant Manager, Machine Operators

STATUS:                   NON-EXEMPT


WC CLASS:              Warehouse


SALARY RANGE:   $24/hr.-$26/hr. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:           Open until Filled


LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is looking for a full-time Maintenance Technician to focus on maintaining our machines & supporting equipment at our Sirkin Center at Light House Industries in Alameda.

This individual will fill a valued role in our growing organization. The Maintenance Technician/Back-Up Machine Operator will have the mechanical aptitude to keep our machines in top operating mode and assist to run the machines as needed. 

Diversity and Inclusion: LightHouse intentionally and actively works to minimize barriers to employment faced by many marginalized groups. As a result, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to applicants who possess various disabilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identities, and ages.


Education:     High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:   Maintenance background, diagnostic skills, PLC, ability to work with little supervision.


  • Follow up on proper start up & shut down procedures & timers. (Hot Melt, Air Compressors Fillers)
  • Change Belts and Bearings /Hoses and electrical
  • Familiar with PLC diagnostics and changes
  • Make sure all safety guards are in place & functional
  • Ability to run machine in operator’s absence
  • Catalog all parts, suppliers, costs, purchases & where part is used
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies
  • Performs inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt
  • Establish and maintain communication with appropriate equipment vendors and suppliers
  • Work with Operators on maintenance logs
  • Establish and maintain communication with appropriate equipment vendors and suppliers
  • Maintain current MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) binder & proper chemical labeling
  • Maintain “Good Housekeeping Procedures. Make certain trash bin is put out weekly
  • Make sure everything is in its proper place to avoid potential hazards
  • Make sure the machine is locked out when it is being worked on
  • Wear your eye & hearing protection when required, when operating shop tools or equipment
  • Report all accidents or safety concerns to your supervisor at once
  • Never perform a task if you feel it is unsafe until you talk to a manager
  • Display “Good Manufacturing Practices”
  • Follow SOP guidelines
  • Support team leads with tasks given to get the job done
  • Lift /Carry 60lbs throughout the day
  • Stand for lengthy periods and climb up and down ladders
  • Function as a backup machine operator
  • Any other duties as assigned by Plant Manager


  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to lift/push/carry items up to 60 pounds


LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer. LightHouse policy and the law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, ancestry, religion or religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, age (40 and over), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, denial of Family and Medical Care leave, height and weight, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.  Our policy and the law prohibit co-workers, third parties, supervisors, and managers from engaging in such conduct.

LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis. Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency.

We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace. Employees are expected to behave in accordance with these objectives.

All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).

How to Apply

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