Lead Maintenance Mechanic

Direct Hire

LEAD MAINTENANCE MECHANIC ON 3RD SHIFT IN TOLUCA ILLIONOIS. THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR it is a Lead role where they will be assigning work orders, training others, assisting the Supervisor and Manager with other duties as assigned. THIS ROLE PAYS 28-32HR DIRECT HIRE 


The Maintenance Team Leader will work with the Maintenance Supervisor to lead, plan/schedule, and perform repairs and preventive maintenance on facility/Building/Grounds and Production Equipment. This position will also support ongoing related projects and direct daily activities.



  • Lead the daily activities of the onsite Maintenance workforce on facility and equipment maintenance/repairs.
  • Ensure employee accountability by reporting and assisting in incident investigations in accordance with established rules and regulations.
  • Perform troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance as needed.
  • Develop, plan, and schedule preventative/predictive maintenance activities.
  • Evaluate the skills and performance of employees, make appropriate recommendations for improvement to the maintenance manager, and assist in employee training.
  • Track work orders and produce performance metrics through the CMMS program.
  • Troubleshoot and develop solutions for all Facility/Equipment/Building and Production Machine issues.
  • Develop, maintain and track adequate spare parts for critical production equipment.
  • Through daily support, assist the MRO in maintaining an adequate maintenance inventory.
  • Ensure TPM is implemented and maintained across any equipment as necessary.
  • Develop and implement departmental improvement projects.
  • Provide technical direction to department technicians and contractors.
  • This position does require some off hour communication, along with weekend coverage to maintain the facility’s needs.
  • Responsible for all aspects of facility and maintenance installations and repairs.
  • May perform other duties as assigned and extend into other areas as needed.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (G.M.P.) and Good Sanitation Practices (G.S.P.) and other Food Safety guidelines.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures to ensure safe work practices within the department.
  • Keep work areas and equipment clean and orderly using 5S standards.



  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively in independent situations and exercise good judgment to reach sound conclusions.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, schedules, rules, procedures, etc.
  • Ability to read, interpret and perform from various documents, including method sheets, assembly drawings, production reports, blueprints, printed shop schedules cards/boards, operating maintenance instruction and procedure manuals, etc.
  • Ability to properly identify components and gain extensive parts knowledge.
  • Ability to identify and obtain appropriate parts for work station operation.
  • General knowledge of machinery, specifically related to areas of responsibility.
  • Control experience including 120v and 24vdc machine controls.
  • Understanding of components, including starters, overloads, fuses, circuit breakers, and switches.
  • Experience maintaining motors and pumps, including VFDs, and controls/protection.
  • Ability to use test instruments, including a multi-meter, amp probe, and megometer.
  • Test instruments, including a multi-meter, amp probe, oscilloscope, and analog signal meter.
  • Facility systems air compressors, including types and operation.
  • Steam system, including boilers, coils, condensate, return, and operation.
  • Cooling water system, including operation and components.
  • HVAC, including operation and components.
  • Plumbing, including PVC, copper, black pipe, hoses, fittings, and valves.
  • Carpentry, including framing, tile ceilings, sheetrock, and texture.
  • Concrete, including preparation, mixing, and texture.
  • Plumbing, including PVC, copper, black pipe, hoses, fittings, valves, and fixtures.
  • Painting, including preparation, cleanup, mixing, brushes, and spray.
  • Mechanical theory, including bearings, bushings, levers, pulleys, drives, transmissions, gear boxes, and clutches.
  • Ability to weld, including mig, tig, arc, and acetylene.
  • Ability to operate a lathe, mill, drill press, and grinder.
  • Bending, bonding, cutting, and shaping of sheet metal and plastic
  • Plumbing, including PVC, copper, black pipe, hoses, fittings, and valves


  • High School diploma or GED required. Some college coursework preferred.
  • 3-5 years of progressive mechanical and electrical experience required.
  • Previous Refrigeration experience or equivalent education preferred.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as required.


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