Maintenance Mechanic

Adecco is currently hiring Maintenance Mechanics for a world-class Candy manufacturer and industry leader in Itasca, IL.  This is Direct Hire, full-time, competitive salary, benefits and weekly pay!   Have Food Processing experience?  Are you a Lubricator or Industrial Maintenance Mechanic?   Then I have a SWEET opportunity for YOU... Let's Talk today!  

How to Apply: Click “Apply Now” or Send your resume to: Elise Suarez at

Maintenance Mechanic (3rd Shift) Position Summary: 

Mechanics perform a variety of skilled tasks in the maintenance, alteration and repair of rotary tablet presses and related facilities and equipment. Working with tablet punches, cam tracks, gears, sprockets, chains, sheaves, belts, brakes, clutches, couplings and coupling alignment, bearings, lubrication, hydraulics, pneumatics, wiring of motors and light electrical problem solving.


  • Disassembles, inspects, reassembles, troubleshoots, repairs, welds and replaces malfunctioning parts or equipment
  • Installs change parts on our production machinery to allow us to run a different size, shape or product.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance procedures as per schedule.
  • Sets up tablet presses for operation (tooling changes).
  • Adjust tablet presses during operation to improve operation.
  • Cleans, lubricates and adjusts sections or parts of plant equipment to improve efficiency, quality, or operation.
  • Reads blueprints, diagrams and machinery manuals to diagnose problems, identify parts, and learn proper equipment operation.
  • Installs new equipment.
  • Actively seeks to find problems in assigned area and corrects before the problems become critical (under close supervision).
  • Communicates conditions of equipment by: completing appropriate maintenance records, transferring knowledge of conditions to incoming mechanics or lubricators at shift change, and informing the supervisor of significant problems.
  • Displays cooperation by working closely with manufacturing personnel.
  • Improves work related skills by actively pursuing outside schooling or plant provided programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Follow all required Good Manufacturing Practices, quality and food safety requirements. In addition, employee shall notify their supervisor or other designated personnel of all quality or food safety findings or incidents.


Employee shall follow safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.


  • 3 years of experience as a Lubricator for internal applicants and show proof of attending a technical school pursuing a Technical Degree in Maintenance field or related area of study OR,
  • 3 years of prior experience as an industrial Maintenance Mechanic OR,
  • Completion of 2-year Technical Degree in Maintenance field such as Industrial Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance or related area of study AND 1 year of prior experience as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.
  • Experience must include diagnostic troubleshooting, repairing and replacing defective parts, adjusting machinery, and modifying units to meet proper operating specifications.
  • Experience in a food-manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Able to work off-shifts, weekends & extended shifts (i.e. 10 hrs., 12 hrs.) when required
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Able to work with computers (navigating systems, recording information, locating information necessary to perform the job)
  • Able to use basic mathematical skills, including counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, graphs, and ratios, in order to perform machine and mechanical systems maintenance, calibrations and repairs.
  • Able to read and follow blueprints, fabricate, assemble, repair, and move machinery and individual components, and utilize the software reporting system for work orders and PM’s (SAP).
  • Able to repair and replace broken or malfunctioning components on machinery and equipment
  • Able to use hand tools and measuring instruments
  • Able to use machine shop tools (MIG welder, TIG welder, band saws, grinders, drill press, etc.)
  • Able to rebuild pumps, valves, gearboxes, cylinders, chain drives, belt drives, etc.


  • Working knowledge in the area of pipefitting and rigging
  • Basic knowledge of steam distribution systems and principles
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic principles
  • Basic understanding of industrial electricity including motor basics and controls
  • Basic knowledge of industrial automation and PLC based controls
  • Communication skills (able to communicate verbally with leaders and co-workers to accomplish tasks, able to read instructions and engineering documents, able to give and receive feedback, and ask questions)
  • Critical Thinking Skills (able to reason, solve problems, analyze graphs, interpret data, troubleshoot equipment and systems, participate and lead process improvement, make decisions, and locate information)


How to Apply: Click “Apply Now” or Send your resume to: Elise Suarez at


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