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Randstad Millwright in Chicago, Illinois


job details:

  • location:Chicago, IL

  • salary:$65,874 per year

  • date posted:Monday, April 5, 2021

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:831910

job description


job summary:

Well established manufacturing company in the steel tubing industry is looking for their next Millwright. The facility is located in the Chicago area. This would be for the midnight shift 12am - 8am with the potential for overtime.

The ideal candidate will have experience with hydraulics, pneumatics and welding. This person will be responsible for installing, dismantling and moving machinery or heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings initiated by service requests and general maintenance practices.

Essential Functions

  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment -- Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, etc.

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

  • Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

  • Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

  • Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

  • Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

Education / Experience

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Three years of maintenance experience

  • Experience in manufacturing environment preferred


  • Must be reliable, responsible and dependable and fulfilling obligations

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in fast-paced environment

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Extensive knowledge of machine and tool use for repairing and maintenance

  • strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis skills

  • Ability to handle stressful situations

  • Efficient time-management skills

  • Capable of working unsupervised in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work as a team player is essential

location: Chicago, Illinois

job type: Permanent

work hours: 3pm to 12am

education: High School


  • Replace defective parts of machine or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.

  • Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.

  • Test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.

  • Repair and lubricate machines and equipment.

  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings, to determine work procedures.

  • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.

  • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.

  • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.

  • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.

  • Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.

  • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.

  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.

  • Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, usually performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.

  • Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.


The essential functions of this role include:

  • wearing steel toe shoes

  • manual lifting up to 75lbs

  • working up to 96 hrs of overtime per week

  • working weekends


  • Experience level: Experienced

  • Minimum 3 years of experience

  • Education: High School


  • Millwright (3 years of experience is preferred)

  • Industrial Mechanic (3 years of experience is preferred)

  • Mechanical Maintenance (3 years of experience is preferred)

  • Hydraulics (3 years of experience is preferred)

  • Pneumatics (3 years of experience is preferred)

  • Welding (3 years of experience is preferred)

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