Machine Mechanic

  • Northwestern Glass Fab
  • Fridley, MN

Website Northwestern Glass Fab

The Machine Mechanic is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment at NWGF.

What makes Brin unique? Brin Glass Company has experts at every stage of the glass lifecycle, including design, fabrication, distribution, installation, and service. With 4 divisions across the state of Minnesota, Brin provides unique opportunities for collaboration and career development. As a privately held ESOP company, Brin offers incredible benefits and a unique employee-owned culture focused on living our core values every day: We Show Up. We Bring It. We Do It Right. Brin invites you to consider investing your strengths here.

What We Offer:

  • Health, Dental, Life and Vision Insurance
  • Flex Benefits – including Medical Expense and Dependent Care
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program – an incredible wealth building opportunity!
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Educational Assistance
  • Career development and advancement opportunities

Job Purpose:

The machine mechanic will conduct routine, periodic or special inspections to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, machinery, and equipment.  They will have an extensive understanding of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics to effectively detect and resolve issues with electrical and mechanical components.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Familiar with hand-held tools such as drills; Able to operate drill press, welder, mill, and planes.
  • Blueprint reading, basic shop math, schematic reading; Familiar with metric and English systems
  • Good manual dexterity with ability to maintain close tolerances.
  • Capable of using a variety of manufacturing tools and measuring devices
  • Ability to professionally communicate and work cooperatively with others.
  • Purchases supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects.
  • Troubleshoot hydraulics, electronics, and software, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical systems. Use machine tool manuals, technical documents, internal and vendor resources to research machine issues. Ability to troubleshoot resourcefully with minimal product support.
  • Diagnose and repair problems.
  • Identify and replace parts as necessary.
  • Test and make adjustments.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

About Brin: Established in 1912, Brin Glass Company has been a leader in the glazing industry for the upper Midwest for over 100 years. We have 5 divisions operating out of four locations: Fridley, St. Cloud, Duluth, and Minneapolis. Our mission is to provide superior quality products and service while providing a safe and stable work environment for our employees, who will be encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills. We have created an environment that allows our team the freedom to succeed, fed by inspiration within the company, and to be recognized for their achievements.

Brin is made up of people who are united around our mission and personally invested in delivering top results. If you are looking to join a company with a strong reputation and values-driven culture, Brin Glass Company is the place to be! Visit to learn more.


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