PdM Specialists, LLC is continually expanding our service area and client base.  We are searching for a highly-motivated and qualified technician to add to our Portland, Oregon staff.
Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume at this link.

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Position: Senior Level Position / PdM Technician


    • Mechanical Engineer or Technician with at least 10 years of job-related experience
    • Very good mechanical knowledge base with typical plant and building equipment such as compressors, fans, speed increasers and gear reducers
  • Fundamental knowledge of signal processing
  • Enough field experience to be able to investigate and troubleshoot Vibration issues
  • Must have excellent communication and a good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with other PdM technologies is a plus, i.e., ultrasonic, infrared thermography, and multi-channel acquisition systems
  • Must be at least a Vibration Analyst CAT III (CAT III plus Advanced Level, or CAT IV Preferred )
  • Position requires 25-45% travel outside the urban area, depending on demand

PdM Specialists, LLC is a nationally recognized leader in Predictive Maintenance and we have a superior reputation for accurate analysis of mechanical equipment.

Our client base is very diverse and includes following industries: semiconductor, textile, pulp and paper, solar, universities, hospitals, food services, and more.

We provide on-going maintenance using route-based services.  We also install remote and on-line monitoring systems.  Additionally, we provide vibration analysis training for our clients who wish to create in-house programs.

Our compensation package includes incentives for contributing to the success of the company.

Job responsibilities:

Successful candidate must be skilled in field data collection, analysis, reporting, troubleshooting, estimating and installations and be willing to train others.  The ability to recognize opportunities for our clients that will benefit equipment reliability is a definite plus.  Additional tasks may involve field balancing, as well as travel and overtime work on occasion.

Successful candidate must possess excellent writing and verbal skills in relation to the technical aspects of this work.  Our clients are important to us and we consider our relationships with them integral to our combined success.

It is critical that the applicant has a strong desire to go above and beyond what is asked and to take pride in our work.

Position: Entry Level/Reliability Technician


This is an entry level position that begins with an apprenticeship phase with the potential to develop
into a full time PdM Technician. Under the general direction of a reliability engineer, the apprentice will
spend the majority of their time on the shop floor disassembling and inspecting bearings. Reports will be
generated based on the findings from the inspection and sent to customers for review. The inspection
process requires the use of specialized equipment, tools and a computer software.

Job Duties

• Load and unload trucks
• Communicate with customers and outside vendors directly
• Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives
• Organize shop workflow
• Ensure the safe use of equipment
• Maintain service records for each bearing inspected/examined
• Bearing disassembly and inspection
• Parts handling, cleaning, storage and shipment
• Work with PdM Analysts to correlate vibration data with bearing inspection
• Download and upload data
• Generate report


• Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
• Problem-solving skills
• General knowledge of machines and tools
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent judgment and decision making abilities

Required Education and Experience

• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Maintenance related work or training

Preferred Education and Experience

• Root cause analysis
• Experience in a production environment or mechanically related field

This is a part time position that can develop into a full-time position. Hours of work are flexible,
Monday through Saturday. Starting Wage is $16.50-19.50 per hour. Opportunity for further increases
and advancement.

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume at this link.