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Continental Maintenance Apprentice - Position No 40012036 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Maintenance Apprentice - Position No 40012036

Mt. Vernon, IL


Job Description


Continental Tire has been around for nearly 150 years, we’ve been changing the way the world moves while making it more safe, smart, sustainable and accessible to all. Our Mt. Vernon, IL location is seeking highly self-motivated and passionate Maintenance Apprentices to join our Engineering & Maintenance group.

Are you ready to shape the future with us?


Primary responsibility will be to support maintenance and engineering personnel on electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic systems. Apprentices must be able to work with maintenance staff on repairing of equipment and learn from the engineering and maintenance personnel how to maintain and repair that equipment (e.g. air leakages, oil leakages, welding). Work and training will take place in different maintenance areas in the plant.

  1. Work with Maintenance and Engineering personnel.

  2. Learn by and by how to install and maintain piping, both Ferris and Non-Ferris, screwed, welded, flanged or otherwise coupled; shut-offs, controls, check valves, traps, strainers, and all devises normally found in process and service piping.

  3. Learn to do machinist work, use common machine tools to cut, shape, form, etc. and other materials into shape.

  4. Assist in start-up of equipment for production purposes.

  5. Learn to troubleshoot, use common hand tools to adjust, replace worn and broken parts of a structural, rotating, reciprocating or running nature.

  6. Establish, maintain, and follow-up on plant wide lubrication schedule.

This is a part-time position:

20-28 hours during the semester, up to 40 hours during semester breaks at $15/hr.


· Immediate Benefits

· Paid Time Off

· Tuition & Employee Discounts

· And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

Job Requirements


· High School degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

· Enrollment in technical college courses (e.g. Industrial Electronics).

· Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

· Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.


· Previous manufacturing facility experience.

Job Type

Career Starters

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About Continental

The Tire division is known for maximizing safety through short braking distances and excellent grip as well as reducing fuel consumption by minimizing rolling resistance. Tires are the vehicle’s only link with the road. They transmit all forces onto the road. It is the tire technology that determines whether a vehicle is able to stop in time and stay in the correct lane during cornering maneuvers.

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United States



EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.7425. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.