Maintenance Lead

Chicago, IL 60609

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Production Management Job Number: Js458831517 Compensation: $72800-83200 / year

Job Description

Title: Maintenance Lead

Location: Chicago, 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:
  • Lead a team of skilled professionals, guiding them through daily tasks and assignments while maximizing plant productivity. Your expertise and leadership will be instrumental in maintaining our cutting-edge equipment, ensuring continuous and efficient operations across all production departments.

Job Duties:
  • Provide clear communication and instructions to the maintenance teams, setting daily goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Oversee the maintenance of plant utility, production, and pollution control equipment to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.
  • Act as the point person for troubleshooting processes, collaborating with the plant management team to resolve issues efficiently.
  • Monitor employee schedules and manage call-in schedules as needed.
  • Utilize the Work Order system to assign and update the status of all work orders.
  • Diagnose, document, and repair various equipment, including boilers, air compressors, cooling towers, pumps, filters, tanks, reactors, evaporators, spray dryers, blowers, motors, drives, burners, gear boxes, actuators, and mixers.
  • Maintain and repair pollution control equipment, such as acid scrubbers, IWS pre-scrubber systems, IWS 1 & 2, and Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers.
  • Respond promptly to emergency calls, working during off-shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Perform calibrations on temperature sensors, pressure sensors, flow meters, pH, and probes throughout the plant, recording all results.
  • Ensure strict adherence to OSHA and company safety rules and requirements, with special attention to LOTO procedures.
  • Provide training and daily coaching to the maintenance team.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Stationary Engineer License for the State of Illinois (Chicago).
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial maintenance experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the food-related industry (preferred).
  • 2+ years of coaching and leadership experience (preferred).
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints.
  • Experience in food and chemical manufacturing (desired).
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Safety (Industrial and Personal), Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Welding, Boilers, Combustion, Computer, and Basic PLC programming.

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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