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Maintenance Technician

Pullman Sugar

Maintenance Technician

Chicago, IL
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment per safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
    • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
    • Performs manual tasks such as assisting mechanic in carrying machine parts and tools and materials to and from the job, lifts and holds parts, cleans up work areas, etc.
    • Helps machinist or other tradespersons with dismantling, overhauling, and assembling of equipment and machinery.
    • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
    • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
    • Under direction of the tradesperson, cuts, grinds, and files parts of metal stock. Operates metal handsaw. Uses pedestal or drill press for rough work.
    • Cleans and washes equipment and machinery. Scrapes paint, grease, and accumulated material from equipment.
    • Performs routine oiling and greasing of maintenance shop equipment.
    • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and adjust.
    • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities.
    • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.
    • Detect faulty operations, defective material, and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
    • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
    • Responsible for maintenance activities aligned with food safety management system regulations.


    • Technical Capacity
    • Ethical Conduct
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Results Driven
    • Initiative


    This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are generally Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.


    No travel is expected for this position.


    • High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.
    • 4+ years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some PLC experience


    • An AA degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance.


    None required for this position.


    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.