Maintenance Technician | Lead | 3rd Shift

West Chicago, IL 60185

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: JS2471099118 Compensation: $52000-68640 / year

Job Description

Title: Lead Maintenance Technician

Location: West Chicago, IL

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • We are seeking a skilled Maintenance Technician to join our team in the food manufacturing industry. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the optimal functionality of machinery and equipment, contributing to the overall efficiency of our production processes.

Job Duties:
  • Perform preventive, scheduled, and corrective maintenance on various production equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in machinery and systems, implementing effective repairs promptly.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and equipment manuals to determine proper maintenance procedures.
  • Execute major equipment overhauls, ensuring thorough testing after repairs, changeovers, or extended downtime.
  • Operate general machinery and tools, including saws, drills, power tools, scissor lifts, and forklifts.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, inspections, and completed preventive measures.
  • Collaborate with production teams to minimize disruptions to production schedules during maintenance activities.
  • Interact with and maintain records in accordance with Maintenance Management System requirements, utilizing computer systems for communication and documentation.
  • Adhere to quality assurance, GMPs, safety protocols, and company procedures, ensuring compliance with government codes and regulations.
  • Keep the work area clean, organized, and safe, including equipment and tool maintenance, floor cleaning, and trash removal.
  • Assist in escorting contractors during scheduled visits to the facility.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned or required.

  • High school diploma with a minimum of 3 years of experience in mechanical and/or electrical maintenance in industrial and manufacturing machinery, or 5 years of experience.
  • Experience in at least two of the following skills: refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and food manufacturing process controls.
  • Knowledge of equipment setup, functionality, operating procedures, and preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work activities, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

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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