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Maintenance Engineer

Chicago, IL · Manufacturing

Why is This a Great Opportunity?

A leading international producer of specialty ingredient solutions is seeking to hire two Maintenance Engineers to for their plant on the South Side of Chicago. Company offers a full range of benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance along with 401K savings plans.

Job Description


Responsibilities and Duties:

SAFETY & HEALTH 10 % Responsible for maintaining the Safety & Health standards, actively participating in employee safety training, hazard prevention and control. Responsible for conducting PSSR's with contractors as necessary.

QUALITY & FOOD SAFETY 10 % Perform training for both salary and hourly personnel as required. Oversee MOC process as it relates to the tasks of the position. Fulfill responsibilities which ensure food safety and quality. Perform as designee for the Millwright/EI Coordinator position(s)in the absence of the responsible person.

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER 50 % Develop and implement equipment reliability initiatives. Assist production to optimize plant productivity and quality. Technical resource for production personnel on plant utilities. Provide troubleshooting and problem solving as needed. Review and optimize the predictive and preventive maintenance programs.

PROJECTS 25% Implement improvement projects (scope, cost estimation, request capital money, supervision of fieldwork, commissioning). Investigate frequent equipment failures to help identify root cause and implement long-term solutions. Oversee outside contractors as necessary




Engineering degree, Mechanical, MET, Electrical or Chemical engineering.

A minimum of 3 years (6+ for the Sr level role) of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. Relevant industries include chemicals, refining, food ingredients, steel)

Knowledge of industrial maintenance techniques. ( PM, PDM, CMMS, RCM, TPM )

Knowledge of rotating equipment including compressors, centrifuges, rotary dryers, blowers, dust collectors etc.

Previous experience with utilities (steam, water, boilers etc) desired.

Ability to manage budget and to estimate costs related to various projects.

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