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Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technician

Mango Materials

Mango Materials

Elmira, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

Do you love working in a small team, where every day is different and there is always a problem to solve and more to learn? Then you are the right person for this job.

Mango Materials is a certified B Corp and women-led team that is producing and selling biobased, biodegradable materials from waste greenhouse gases – and we want you to be a part of it.

We are seeking an Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technician to join our energetic, multidisciplinary team at a first-of-its-kind biomanufacturing facility. This position will report to the Director of Plant Operations. This is a full-time, on-site position.

Want to know more? Keep reading!

Background on the company and position:

Mango Materials is a certified B Corp and women-led team that is producing and selling biobased, biodegradable materials from waste greenhouse gases. Our team consists of passionate scientists, engineers, operators, and business leaders working to transform the future of our planet.

We put the safety and the well-being of our people above all other priorities. We love to track and measure. We use a software called Asana to monitor project progress, allocate tasks and communicate across different shifts and locations. We follow detailed standard operating procedures for all research testing, plant operations, and business operations. We keep detailed timecards. We have meticulous naming and version control policies for all electronic files. We record and thoroughly analyze all data and are in constant pursuit to find the best and most efficient way to get things done. We work hard and always seek to work smart.

In addition to working with novel technology to help combat climate change and create revolutionary, Earth-friendly materials, Mango Materials team members also enjoy working in an inclusive and collaborative company culture.

Our operation is hosted by our partner, a local wastewater treatment plant, and we have offices near our production site. Our operating equipment is located outside. We have structures to reduce exposure to sun and rain, but the majority of our work is conducted outside.

Mango is in growth mode. Scale-up of this type is a process with many unknowns and surprises, and this position will have the opportunity to help scale a first-of-its kind technology. We are looking for someone to join us on this adventure with an open mind and enthusiasm to get into details. A glass half-full, positive attitude is a must!

The mission of this position is to maximize operation uptime by maintaining current equipment and supporting operations with preventative maintenance and repairs.

The Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technician will be expected to:

  • Perform preventative routine maintenance on equipment needed for fermentation and DSP.
  • Perform unexpected mechanical repairs/ replacements on equipment.
  • Keep maintenance log up to date.
  • Maintain inventory of spares parts and keep tools and spare equipment organized.
  • Make recommendations to management on ways to improve equipment reliability.

Our ideal candidate is/has:

  • Previous experience working in a team setting as well as ability to work independently.
  • Creative problem solver
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with shop tools
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for 8 hours
  • Safety conscious
  • Respectful
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • An overall positive outlook
  • Ability to organize
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Collaborative
  • An outside of the box thinker
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced work environment and the uncertainty inherent in a start-up company

Nice-to haves:

  • Plumbing experience
  • Basic understanding of pumps, compressors, motors and 480-Volt equipment.

Want to join us? Here’s how to apply:

Please go to to apply.

  1. Complete the application profile
  2. Upload a short (less than 100 word) cover letter in PDF format
  3. Include a P.S. with your cover letter letting us know what you would ideally like out of this job.
  4. Upload your resume
  5. Answer all the questions on the application profile

Mango Materials is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, believe in second chances, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.