WorkEx Program

WorkEx Partner
Last Updated: October 27, 2020

The WorkEx program acts as the approving authority for a customized, individual internship and is an approved Career Skills (CSP)/DoD SkillBridge Program based at JBLM in WA. The WorkEx program allows eligible active duty transitioning service members to participate in a 4-12 week (up to 180 days with chain of command approval) hands-on work based learning opportunity with a host employer (local or remote) to bridge the gap in skills and experience needed to land a full-time career opportunity within the civilian workforce.

Benefits of WorkEx

  • You develop the internship, customizing it to your career interests and the type of company you want to experience
  • Internships can vary greatly-you can stay within your field of expertise or participate in an internship in a brand new field
  • Your transition out of the military is accelerated as you get to learn new skills and a new company culture
  • You are guaranteed at least an informational interview with your host company
  • Our Program Navigator ensures your eligibility and vets the opportunity and the company, providing a Letter of Acceptance or LOA to present to Command for approval

Contact Us: 

Emily Sixta
Project Coordinator | Customer Solutions
[email protected]

Available Internships

This Organization Does NOT Customize Internships for Applicants (all available internships will be listed in the WorkEx Directory)

Elysian Brewing Maintenance Technician

About Us:

Three-time Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival, Elysian Brewing Company operates three locations and a production brewery in Seattle, Washington. Known both for classic styles and for flexibility and innovation, Elysian has brewed over 500 different recipes since opening in 1996. While Elysian’s brewers use a variety of unusual ingredients, they are seasonally notorious for their pumpkin beers. Each year Elysian hosts the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, where dozens of different pumpkin beers are poured, some of them from giant pumpkins.

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Elysian also participates in the WorkEx Military Internship Program (DoD approved SkillBridge/CSP) at JBLM. This position will accept direct hires and internship candidates eligible to intern through WorkEx that are within their last 180 days of active duty service. Active duty service members would need to qualify and enroll into WorkEx Military prior to starting.  For more information visit

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking an Industrial Maintenance Technician I to support brewery operations.  This position will work to repair and maintain equipment related to the brewing and packaging process as well as conducting facility maintenance.  Candidates must be flexible on hours and shifts.  Overtime hours will be scheduled during periods of increased maintenance or project needs or to cover absences and vacations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Core duties and responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.
  • Repairs, replaces, adjusts, and aligns components of machinery and equipment
  • Cleans and lubricates parts, equipment, and machinery.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance and repairs to manufacturing equipment as needed.
  • Observes electrical and mechanical devices/systems in operation to located causes of trouble.
  • Repairs and replaces defective parts.
  • Service and repair plant facilities equipment such as air compressors, heat exchangers, boilers and chillers.
  • Adjust and test machinery.
  • Make repairs such as chains, sprockets, bearings, and belts. Rebuilds pneumatic cylinders, valves, pumps, gearboxes and other drive train components.
  • Utilize CMMS system to view work orders assignments, document parts usage and labor hours, add notes of work completed, and close out the work order.
  • Follow procedures for documenting parts usage and reporting inventory levels
  • Stick and tig welding repair including sanitary welding

Required Experience:

  • 5 years experience
  • Vocational training or applicable Associates Degree
  • Good mechanical aptitude and effective use of basic hand tools.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair all minor mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic problems with minimal assistance.
  • Ability to utilize all math skills, such as basic math, geometry and algebra to complete necessary job tasks.
  • Reads and understands electrical, equipment manuals, pneumatic schematics as well as mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers.
  • Abide by all Safety, Health, and Environmental policies
  • Basic computer skills (MS Windows Platform, MS Outlook for email)
  • Basic electrical construction, including conduit
  • Troubleshooting and calibrating AC & DC drives
  • Troubleshooting and networking PLC programming
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