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Staff Management | SMX Maintenance Mechanic in Skokie, Illinois

Maintenance Mechanic

City.: Skokie

Pay Range:

Location: IL

of Hours:


ID: 83116

Shift: 1st or 2nd

Employment Duration: Full time


Staff Management | SMX is currently hiring for 2nd shift Maintenance Mechanics for our client at their busy manufacturing facility in Skokie, IL.

  • 2nd shift = 3pm-11:30pm


Repair and maintain (in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications) machinery and mechanical equipment, such as: conveyor systems, machine tools, metal fabrication machine tools, lubrication systems, and production equipment using hand tools, power tools, and precision-measuring and testing instruments. Assist and direct other maintenance employees with problem solving equipment failures.


  • Follow safety rules, participate in safety meetings, and notify supervisors of unsafe conditions and events that are hazardous to others and the work environment.

  • Complete paperwork correctly and legibly.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.

  • Visually inspect and listen to machines to locate causes of malfunction.

  • Inspect and measure parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems.

  • Examine form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.

  • Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements using rulers, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.

  • Suggest and make changes to equipment.

  • Operate a variety of lifting equipment to move, install, and modify parts and equipment.

  • Ability to fabricate and modify complex equipment.

  • Train other mechanics and apprentices.

  • Ability to work under less than perfect conditions, such as, outside inclement weather for extended periods of time.

  • Follow the QMS requirements as outlined in the process notes on the press card, the applicable QMS procedures and work instructions, and suggest ways for continual improvement.

  • Promptly report quality problems and shut down the equipment if unable to resolve.

  • Follow EHS rules and regulations and participate in safety meetings and CBT.

  • Promptly report personal injuries and unsafe conditions and help resolve them.


  • P.C. literate to complete CBT and electrical problem solving.

  • Technical skills to operate hand and power tools to work safely in a maintenance environment.

  • Ability to work independently of others with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to read and understand press cards, procedures, work instructions, safety rules and warning signs.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations required for repairing equipment.

  • Ability to fabricate and modify complex equipment.

  • Analytical abilities necessary to plan, prioritize, and complete work on schedule and maintain required records and logs.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information verbally and written with a variety of staff.

  • Licensed lift truck driver.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds (frequently)/100 pounds (occasionally).

  • Ability to walk, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb ladders, and working in stationary positions for periods of time.

  • Ability to stand for an eight-hour shift.

  • Ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and manual dexterity to operate machines with precision.

  • Normal or corrected visions necessary to read directions, closely examine parts, and distinguish colors.

  • Normal hearing to detect equipment malfunctions

Working Conditions:

  • Work in areas that are uncomfortable due to noise, odors, and temperature extremes.

  • Work regularly with machines where carelessness could result in injury.