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Company: NOW Foods
Location: Bloomingdale
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Under direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, assigns jobs and tasks and monitors the progress of production and maintenance projects.
Installs, operates, maintains, repairs, lubricates, checks and troubleshoots complex processing and high speed packaging machinery and other equipment in the facility.
Performs PM and repair work in accordance with company processes and procedures. Tracks and supports PM activities.
Documents work and completes reports using NOW's computerized Maintenance software (CMSS) and paper forms. Initiates purchase order request forms for parts and supplies.
Provides general production support and training as required. Trains and mentors lower level maintenance mechanics.
Actively participates in root cause analysis and other plant continuous improvement initiatives. Recommends and implements continuous improvement ideas.
Seeks out ways to improve equipment performance and quality of product. Recommends changes related to equipment use to increase efficiency. Keeps the supervisor informed of problem areas.
Trains, mentors and orients maintenance employees new to the department, acquainting them with the details and functions of their new jobs, and how these responsibilities relate to the functioning of the company as a whole. Responds to and answers any questions new employees may have during their scheduled shift hours.
Operates as a replacement worker for absent or vacationing mechanics.
Complies with safety and GMP requirements.


Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures. Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved. Assists with communicating safety information to new employees. Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two to five years related experience and/or training (electrical, machine shop, machine troubleshooting, pneumatics, hydraulics, OSHA standards, lock-out/tag-out, etc.); or equivalent combination of education and experience. General knowledge of electric, welding and machine shop required. Food or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively to coworkers and supervisors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Basic computer skills required, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have excellent interpersonal, coaching, training and team-building skills. Excellent organizational, planning and attention to detail. Initiative to complete tasks on time with minimal supervision required.

Ability to work other shifts and weekends and to travel to other facilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, including overhead reaching and horizontally on a ladder; ascend and/or descend stairs; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise and/or place:

Step on and off ladders and equipment at 24 inches.
Grasp 50 lbs. of force.
Push and pull 42 lbs. of force at 36 inches.
Lift up to 60 lbs. from floor to waist.
Lift up to 60 lbs. from 31 inches, carry for 5 feet and return to 31 inch surface.

WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to herbal aromas, dust, and/or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes, cold, and heat. The employee is required to travel to other facilities.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: NOW Foods, Chicago , MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I - 3rd SHIFT, Engineering , Bloomingdale, Illinois

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