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Maintenance Mechanic

Niles, IL 60714

Job Function: Engineering - Mechanical Job Number: 398647

Job Description

JSG is searching for Maintenance Mechanics on all 3 shifts.


Maintenance mechanic will safely install, maintain, repair, move, replace, modify, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, adjust, calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on industrial food equipment and devices used in production, office and utility areas. Provide support as needed to Production, Quality and Safety. Serves as a mentor and helps train production operators. The Maintenance mechanic will be a team player.

  • Reports food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, adjust, and replace equipment and components involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, relay logic systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Responsible for communicating equipment breakdown status to shift dispatcher.
  • Move equipment and machinery using standard methods of lifting, rigging, hoisting, blocking, skidding and rolling.
  • Perform work in a safe, clean, thorough and professional manner.
  • Assesses situations and develop solutions and estimated time frames to satisfy work requests.
  • Researches and comprise parts list necessary to satisfy work requests.
  • Must adhere to all company and department policies and procedures.
  • Completes assigned work in an acceptable and productive time frame.
  • Accurately document information on work orders, such as, time it took to perform task, parts used etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals to assist in troubleshooting as well as identifying parts needed for repairs.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with co-workers including manufacturing associates, other support department associates and management.
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager.
Physical/Environmental Requirements:
  • Standing on a concrete floor.
  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform).
  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to work weekends during peak season.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Possess a 2 year technical degree in a maintenance field or minimum of 5 years of experience in a maintenance field.  Two of the five years must be in a food processing or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to use simple math; adding, subtracting, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to take measurements.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems without supervision.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and diagrams.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • Ability work overtime and weekends.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external personnel (suppliers).
  • Basic knowledge of bearings, bushings, gear boxes, fixed / variable power transmissions systems, pump seals, clutches, brakes, manual / automatic control valves, motors, couplings, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, variable frequency drives, transducers, solenoids, relays, motor starters, switches (flow, Photo, proximity, level, pressure, etc),
encoders, tachometers, AC and DC drive controls, pipe, tubing, pipe fittings, circuit boards,
Programmable logic controllers, transmitters, machining, welding and fabrication etc.
  • Ability to set up and operate shop equipment and portable power tools.
  • Employee safety
  • Food safety
  • HR policies and procedures 
  • Maintimizer system

** Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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