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Facility Maintenance Mechanic - North Chicago, IL

Post Date: 04/23/2021

Req. Number: 87575

City: North Chicago

State: Illinois

Zip Code: 60064


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.


Goodwill TalentBridge and one of our premier clients in the North Chicago, IL area is seeking an EXPERIENCED, Facility Maintenance Mechanic. This is a temp to hire opportunity.



Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment in the plant and production areas such as motors, tools, conveyor systems, controlling devices and production machines, and equipment. 


  • Performs daily inspections and preventative maintenance of machinery and equipment.

  • Evaluates and solves mechanical problems.

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to detect malfunctions and works with supervision and other maintenance personnel to diagnose and repair the machine.

  • Works with production personnel to help improve production efficiencies by suggesting machine improvements and maintenance procedures to those machines.

  • Interfaces with outside contractors when contracted work is scheduled during assigned shifts and with outside vendors for purchased parts.

  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.

  • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.

  • Lubricates and cleans parts – knowledge of component alignment and proper lubrication is required for this role.

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment.

  • Knowledge of Steam Generators.

  • Electrical knowledge, knowing how to perform tasks with a meter, checking motors, voltage, and testing.

  • Ability to operate a lathe, drill press, grinder, milling machine, and other metal working tools to make and repair parts.

  • Addresses safety and sanitation issues that require immediate attention.

  • Monitor preventative maintenance and lubrication schedules to meet scheduled due dates.

  • Communicates company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.

  • Fabricates production parts.

  • Knowledge of production equipment, form fill machines, food processes, and food safety.

  • Repairs counters, benches, partitions, and other wooden structures.

  • Cleans up work area after the performance of all duties.

  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical prints.

  • Ability to install, move, or dismantle equipment as needed.

  • Implements new concepts to increase efficiencies.

  • Performs other maintenance functions in the plant as required by Supervisor.

  • *Responsible for the quality of work and implementation of the food safety/quality procedures applicable to the processes performed.

  • *Report all safety incidents.

  • *Responsible for reporting any food/safety quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action – SQF Practitioner or direct supervisor.




  • Previous experience working in a food manufacturer setting with machines is required.

  • Previous experience with Hayssen Vertical Baggers, Scales, and Mogul Starch Depositor’s is a PLUS.

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; 1 year of technical school or college certification is preferred.

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Must have the ability to write route reports and correspondence daily.

  • Electrical knowledge/experience is required - MUST be able to identify, evaluate, and solve mechanical and minor electrical problems, possess a working knowledge of pneumatics, machine shop tools, and measuring equipment.

  • PLC experience is a PLUS.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize work assignments, work successfully in a team environment, and be able to work the required shift/schedule to complete tasks assigned.


Various shifts available. Flexible candidates are encouraged.

1st shift:
4:00AM – 12:30PM sometimes hours extend to 2:00PM. 
2nd shift: 2:00PM – 10:30PM (Can often stay late as well). 
3rd shift: 10:00PM – 6:30AM

Pay: $20/hr+ based on experience!

Please note, the working environment is noisy and usually loud. This role requires you to regularly stand, lift objects up to 50lbs, and to taste or smell products.  Close, distant, and color vision are required for this role in addition to depth perception. Serious applicants only please. This is a temp to hire role, drug screen and background check are required for this position.

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