Maintenance Technician - Automation

Wheeling, IL 60090

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: PR977212745 Compensation: $30-36 / hour

Job Description

Maintenance Technician

 Location: Wheeling, IL 

Hire Type: Direct Hire Salary: $27-$35 per hour depending on experience

Overview: Sterling is a Best of Staffing company that provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S. We are currently seeking a Maintenance Technician for a manufacturing company in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Job Summary: The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for repairs on injection molding equipment, robots, setups, changeovers, adjustments, maintenance, repair and operations of various types of assembly, subassembly, printing, and/or packaging machines. This is a high-speed and controlled manufacturing environment. The role involves working 12-hour shifts on a 2/2/3 schedule, with 4 positions available (1 on days/3 on nights).

Job Duties:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area and report any unsafe working conditions
  • Perform necessary preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment
  • Check and maintain quality of product being produced
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot any pneumatic, electrical or mechanical malfunction
  • Conduct TPM activities as required
  • Input Maintenance work orders into the Computerized Maintenance Management Software (SAP)


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3+ years of experience in a technical, hands-on position required
  • Experience with injection molding required
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and troubleshooting required
  • Experience in hydraulics and pneumatics required
  • Computer skills required, including Microsoft Office applications and SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently from verbal and/or written instructions required
  • Must be mechanically inclined and have the ability to use basic hand tools
  • Must have strong hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 40lbs with repetitive movements
  • Ability to push and pull items
  • Ability to stand and/or walk up to constantly during the shift
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders

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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