Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic

Job ID: 9002417

Skokie, IL, US

Light Industrial

High School or equivalent

Full Time, Direct Hire


Experienced (Non-Manager)


Manufacturing - Other

First Shift (Day)

Skokie, IL, US


Experienced (Non-Manager)

Full Time, Direct Hire

Manufacturing - Other


Light Industrial

High School or equivalent

First Shift (Day)

Job details

Maintenance Mechanic in Skokie, IL

Kelly® Professional & Industrial, we’re passionate about helping you find a job that works for you. How about this one? We’re seeking multiple Maintenance Mechanic, for an industrial manufacturer in Skokie, IL. With us, it’s all about finding the job that’s just right. If you’re ready to work for an organization that cares about you, as well as our product, we have an opening for you.

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic
Type: Direct Hire 
Location: Skokie, IL
Pay rate: $30-38
Shift/Schedule: Monday-Friday

  • 1st shift 6:00am-2:30pm

  • 2nd Shift 3:00pm-11:00pm

  • 3rd shift 10:00pm-7:00am


The 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.

Job Duties

  • Maintenance shop & check their emails from the Maintenance Planner telling them what they’ve been assigned too, giving work updates in Redzone

  • Needing to get a parts list together on parts needed for fix machines

  • Lockout & tagout

  • 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.

  • Research 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.

Work Environment

  • 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 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.

What happens next
Once you apply, you’ll proceed to the next steps if your skills and experience look like a good fit. But don’t worry even if this position doesn’t work out, you’re still in our network. That means all our recruiters will have access to your profile, expanding your opportunities even more. Helping you discover what’s next in your career is what we’re all about, so let’s get to work. For instant consideration for this job position, Apply Now! Please submit your resume to
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