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Maintenance Mechanic - Nights

Maintenance, Building

Elk Grove Village, IL
ID: 48649

Performs mechanical inspections, repairs and maintenance on all machinery and equipment. Has an understanding of mechanical and pneumatic equipment, and machine shop tools.  Maintains organization's production equipment. Performs mechanical troubleshooting and repairs in response to equipment errors or failures.  Repairs and maintains, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications, machinery and mechanical equipment, such as die cutters, web presses, inserting machines, conveyor systems; using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments.  May repair or reproduce parts using welders or machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders or other machine shop equipment.

  • Diagnoses machine malfunction and determines the need for adjustment or repair.
  • Dismantles machine or equipment to examine parts for defect or to remove defective part.
  • Replaces defective part with new part or repairs or reproduces part.
  • Assembles and test operates machine to verify correction of malfunction.
  • Maintains and lubricates machine tools and equipment.
  • Adheres to and promotes all safety policies and procedures including, but not limited to the proper handling of hazardous waste, lock out - tag out rules and hearing and eye protection policies.
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Skill in installing, troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, aligning, testing, and maintaining complex equipment and machinery.
  • Advanced knowledge of equipment and machine control modes in sufficient depth to trace symptoms of equipment malfunction and distinguish mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic failures from those which are electrical or electronic.
  • Ability to make precise adjustments for alignment, parallelism, due to the continuing effects of malfunctions throughout the entire machine or equipment.   
  • Ability to perform precise measurements of air and fluid pressure and flow, and knowledge of the mechanisms used to convert such readings into measurable units.  
  • Ability to interpret complex multi view drawings, sketches, wiring diagrams, manufacturers' specifications, and other technical material to isolate malfunctions in such devices as hydraulic pumps and motors, mechanical clamping devices, and electric or hydraulic axis drive and positioning systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction and assembly techniques and the ability to manufacture replacement parts with complex configurations or assemble unique devices with unusual angular relationships.   
  • Knowledge of geometry, shop mathematics, and handbook formulas to provide for surfaces with interrelated dimensions and to calculate angles, clearances, fits, pressure, flow, and other parameters of interest.
  • Job requires ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must be able to work 7:00 pm to 7:00 am shift; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Friday, Saturday; alternating on an eight week rotation.
  • Education:  Associates degree or trade school certificate in a related discipline preferred.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Ability to operate a cutting torch or welding equipment preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment required.
  • Demonstrates a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to read blueprints and fabricate parts to exact specifications.
  • Ability to operate CNC milling machines and CNC plasma cutting equipment referred.
  • Experience in printing industry required.


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