Maintenance Mechanic

Chicago, IL 60638

Post Date: 05/14/2018 Industry: Food Production Pay Rate: $24.00-$30.00 DOE

Food Distribution Company looking for 3rd shift 11:00pm-7:30am Maintenance Mechanic

Maintain production facility and equipment to insure safe and quality products. The maintenance mechanic is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining production and support equipment such as HV/AC, boilers, air compressors, ammonia refrigeration system, mixers, processing and packaging equipment. Broad skills required in mechanical and electrical systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, AC drives, and PLCs.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Ensures operation of plant machinery utilizing both electrical and mechanical skills to troubleshoot equipment and by completing preventive maintenance requirements; Controls downtime by ascertaining needed repairs and parts replacement, and completing repairs in timely fashion
  • Fabricates repair parts by machining items to specification as necessary
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by informing production workers of routine techniques, answering questions and responding to requests
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations

Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as assigned and needed




  • English mandatory, Spanish helpful
  • Minimum three to five years related maintenance experience
  • Proficient electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills a must
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Knowledge of GMP, HACCP and FDA regulations preferred
  • Able to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Able to work off shifts to cover vacancies when needed

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift in excess of 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Able to tolerate extreme temperatures
  • Able to operate variety of hand and power tools on a frequent, daily basis
  • Able to climb, crouch, kneel and crawl on an occasional basis to service variety of equipment




Alternative Staffing, Inc.

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