Fresh Express
  • Streamwood, IL, USA
  • Based on Experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Position Summary

Maintenance Mechanic A is responsible for safely maintaining, repairing, replacing and modifying all processing, packaging and facility equipment with optimal quality and efficiency. In addition, the incumbent possesses supervisory responsibilities and functions.

Position Functions

  • Directs the daily activities and assigns tasks to the mechanics. This also includes training and monitoring the work of such employees.
  • Assists in the procurement of parts and planning of repairs.
  • Leads complex projects, preventive maintenance activities and repairs across the facility.
  • Operate CMMS system and demonstrate 100% functionality in order to complete work orders as well as log corrective maintenance issues in the system.
  • Effectively communicate with Technical Support, production personnel and other mechanics to identify problematic areas of concern; provide and receive feedback and/or support through collection and analysis of information.
  • Perform electrical repairs and troubleshoot for the following: PLC Controls, AC & DC motor controls, solid state motor controls, advance circuits and grounding, interpret diagrams, and test equipment.
  • Read schematics, drawings, and manuals to establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Perform emergency repairs: install, fabricate and modify stainless steel parts and/or equipment using shop equipment such as welding and cutting machines; weld utilizing electrode, TIG and MIG welders.
  • Support facility maintenance equipment, which includes the following: waste water equipment, compressed air, refrigeration and building safety equipment.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the company's objectives including productivity, yields, food safety, quality, customer service and cost goals; daily work activities should support achieving those goals.
  • Oversee or perform (as needed) daily inspections, emergency repairs, routine adjustments and follow periodic preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Maintain organized documentation and inspection records; be prepared for a facility audit of such records and related processes.
  • Model professional workplace conduct and adherence to company policies such as the Code of Conduct, attendance, punctuality, efficient and productive work habits, and good personal hygiene.
  • Provide support to Process Improvement (PI) projects and participate on safety teams.
  • Serve as a resource to others in order to resolve mechanical and/or people issues.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Position Skills & Qualifications Desired

Physical Requirements: The employee is required to stand for extended periods of time (duration of the shift, 8 hours or more); walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend continuously; or crawl. The incumbent must be able to climb stairs and ladders or step up onto a platform several times throughout the shift; and is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to push/pull/lift and/or move 50 pounds. The incumbent must operate light motorized equipment, hand and power tools skillfully and safely.

Work Environment: The employee is occasionally exposed to wet/cold conditions of 34 – 36 degrees and also at times hot conditions; high, precarious places (ex: 25 feet above ground level for extended hours); and outside weather conditions (rooftop). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud, which may require hearing protection.

  • Must possess proficient mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic troubleshooting skills (logic and control circuits) and emergency repair skills; ability to identify and repair problematic issues concerning all equipment and machinery, including finding innovative solutions to recurrent problems.
  • Ability to use multi-meter and other measurement instruments.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to direct and lead the daily Maintenance activities during the shift
  • Must work effectively in a team setting, as well as promote teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to analyze work requirements and plan accordingly
  • Ability to cross-train other mechanics as well as production personnel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft computer programs: Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code
  • Ability to work with single and three phase voltage
  • Must be capable of reading electrical/mechanical blue prints
  • Capable of troubleshooting and making the repairs on AB PLC's (programmable logic controllers)
  • Ability to understand schematics, drawings, and manuals to establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Ability to use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to track work orders, PM's, and inventory.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate math skills as part of the daily activities such as fractions, decimals, percentages and the metric system; efficient with ratios, metric system, and formulas
  • Familiarity with preventive and reliability based maintenance
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC controls, such as Allen-Bradley and GE Fanuc
  • Ability to demonstrate proficient fabrication and welding skills
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish and/or English/Polish)
  • Food processing industry experience

Position Experience Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience with industrial, high speed processing, packaging, weighing, filling and inspection equipment.

Position Education & Training Preferred

  • Minimum of a High School diploma/GED, some Technical School coursework, or Mechanical Certification (must have at least one of these three items to be considered).
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