Gelpac is a division of ProAmpac, a leader of the packaging industry. Our team puts its ingenuity, expertise, and enthusiasm to make the difference for all our customers, day after day, and to provide them with the ideal packaging solution, on time and at the best price.

We are currently looking for an Electromechanical Technician for our Beaverton, Oregon facility. The technician will perform maintenance functions for all manufacturing operations as part of a team but also be able to work independently. Balance and prioritize ongoing preventative maintenance with challenges that arise day to day during production. Diagnose and repair mechanical systems, PLC-controlled machinery, and facility support equipment.

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Responsibilities of the position


  • Address issues surrounding the safe operation of all equipment and the facility as a top priority.
  • Install, replace, and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment with a focus on servo drives, motors and PLCs.
  • Install, repair, and troubleshoot mechanical devices such as gearboxes, clutches and roller bearing.
  • Complete preventative, predictive and reactive industrial maintenance on equipment and throughout the facility.
  • Manage priorities, service calls and coordinate with other technicians and engineering.
  • Interface with the subcontractors.
  • Follow good manufacturing practices per company operating procedures.
  • Be in a continuous improvement mode.

Required profile


  • Relevant experience in manufacturing maintenance, preferably in polyethylene extrusion.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude and strong troubleshooting ability – The ability to look at an entire process and determine the source of the problem/issue.
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems, PLCs, servomotors and drive systems.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings, electrical schematics and understand pneumatic diagrams.
  • Good Leadership.
  • Analytical skills for problem-solving as well as a quick and efficient ability to make decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility to respond to emergency calls outside of shift.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to follow safety procedures.

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