Lead Maintenance Technician

Summit, IL 60501

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: JS2814333411 Compensation: $71676.80 / year

Job Description

Title: Lead Maintenance Technician

Location: Summit, IL

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands for professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • We are seeking a Lead Maintenance Technician to join our team. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for not only troubleshooting and repairing production lines and machinery, but also managing a small team of mechanics. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and technical skills, as well as experience in managing maintenance projects and personnel.

Job Duties:
  • Lead a team of mechanics to ensure efficient and effective operation of equipment and machinery
  • Schedule, plan and execute maintenance projects and tasks in accordance with the company’s maintenance procedures
  • Conduct regular inspections of equipment and machinery to identify potential issues and perform necessary repairs
  • Ensure that all maintenance work is carried out in accordance with GMP, Food Safety and Plant Safety rules and regulations
  • Work with other departments to identify and resolve maintenance issues, ensuring that all production targets are met
  • Maintain accurate records of all maintenance work performed, including documentation of repairs and maintenance activities
  • Oversee inventory of spare parts and maintenance supplies, ensuring adequate levels are maintained to support production needs
  • Train and mentor new maintenance staff and assist with the professional development of existing staff members
  • Ensure that all maintenance tasks are completed on time, within budget and to a high standard of quality
  • Liaise with equipment suppliers and external contractors to ensure timely delivery of parts and services, as required

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree or certification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a maintenance technician in a manufacturing environment, with at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory or team lead role
  • Strong mechanical, electrical and technical skills, with experience working with a range of production equipment and machinery
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team of maintenance technicians to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organization

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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