Maintenance Mechanic at Miniat

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Position Description:

Maintain production facility and equipment, with a Safety-minded attitude that maintains and enhances a Safety-culture for the benefit of the Company and its employees, to insure safe and quality products by troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining production equipment; and providing support to equipment such as HV/AC, boilers, air compressors, ammonia refrigeration system, blenders, processing and packaging equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures operation of plant machinery utilizing both electrical and mechanical skills to troubleshoot equipment and 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 technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and updating certified skill levels
  • 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

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

Not applicable.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Stationary Engineer's License; City of Chicago Stat. Eng. License highly preferred
  • Able to effectively communicate with all levels of management and staff
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Minimum three to five years related maintenance experience
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, AC drives, and PLCs
  • Proficient electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of GMP, HACCP and USDA regulations preferred
  • Valid state driver's license
  • Able to work overtime and weekends as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift in excess of 50 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 occasionally climb, crouch, kneel and crawl to service variety of equipment
  • Be able to work in Confined Spaces

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