Maintenance Technician

West Chicago, IL 60185

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: JS692569727 Compensation: $52000-68640 / year

Job Description

Title: Maintenance Technician

Location: West 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:
  • As a Maintenance Technician at our food manufacturing facility, you will play a vital role in ensuring the efficient and smooth operation of our production lines and equipment. Your expertise and skills will be crucial in conducting preventive maintenance, troubleshooting issues, and executing timely repairs to minimize downtime and enhance the overall productivity and safety of the manufacturing process. If you have a strong mechanical aptitude, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and a passion for ensuring quality in the food industry, we invite you to join our dynamic team.

Job Duties:
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance: Conduct regular inspections, lubrications, and maintenance tasks on machinery and equipment to prevent breakdowns and ensure their optimal functioning.
  • Diagnose and Troubleshoot: Identify and diagnose mechanical, electrical, and technical issues with production machinery, such as conveyors, mixers, packaging equipment, and refrigeration systems. Utilize your expertise to troubleshoot problems efficiently.
  • Repair and Replace: Execute timely and effective repairs or replacements of faulty components or equipment parts to minimize downtime and maintain production schedules.
  • Emergency Response: Respond promptly to emergency maintenance requests to address critical issues and minimize production interruptions.
  • Maintain Records: Keep accurate records of maintenance activities, equipment condition, and repair history using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Ensure Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety regulations and guidelines while performing maintenance tasks. Identify potential safety hazards and take appropriate measures to address them.
  • Collaborate with Production Team: Collaborate with the production team to schedule maintenance activities and coordinate with them to minimize disruptions to production schedules.
  • Monitor Spare Parts Inventory: Keep track of spare parts inventory and work with the procurement team to ensure the availability of necessary components.
  • Continuous Improvement: Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance equipment performance, reduce maintenance costs, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): Comply with all GMP standards to maintain the highest level of food safety and quality.

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Technical or vocational training in industrial maintenance or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience: Proven experience as a maintenance technician in a food manufacturing or related industry is highly desirable.
  • Mechanical Skills: Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot and repair a wide range of production machinery and equipment.
  • Electrical Knowledge: Basic electrical knowledge and experience working with electrical systems, motors, and controls.
  • Analytical Thinking: Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills to diagnose issues and find effective solutions promptly.
  • Safety Conscious: Deep commitment to safety protocols and a thorough understanding of safety regulations in an industrial setting.

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. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Julia Milingu

Julia Milingu is a dedicated Technical Recruiter specializing in the Food Division. With three years of experience in the dynamic recruiting field, Julia is on a mission to help individuals align their expectations and goals to secure positions where they can prosper.

As a Technical Recruiter, Julia excels in the Food Division, leveraging her industry knowledge and expertise to connect candidates with opportunities that align seamlessly with their aspirations and skill sets. She understands that a successful career is not just about finding a job but about finding a role where individuals can thrive and prosper.

Julia derives immense satisfaction from assisting others in achieving their career goals. She takes pride in guiding candidates through the process of aligning their expectations with their professional aspirations, ensuring that they not only secure a job but also embark on a journey of growth.

Her advice to job seekers is grounded in authenticity and dedication. She encourages candidates to stay true to themselves throughout the job search process, emphasizing the importance of being genuine and authentic in interviews and interactions with potential employers. Additionally, she advocates for giving everything one's total effort, understanding that commitment and diligence are key to achieving success.

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