Maintenance Technician

Prinova US LLC
Job Description
Prinova is a leading global supplier of ingredients and manufacturing solutions for the food, beverage and nutrition industries. By leveraging our broad in-house array of capabilities as well as years of industry expertise, we support our customers throughout the entire development process, taking their product or formulation idea from concept to completion. As a single-source partner, we strive to provide our customers with the utmost simplicity and flexibility in all their processes.
At Prinova, we pride ourselves on hiring individuals who are innovative thinkers with diverse backgrounds. Our culture is based on the FISH! philosophy, which encourages four simple practices: Be There, Play, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude!
Maintenance Technician
Department: Maintenance
Location: US Corporate Office - Carol Stream, IL
Type: Full-Time


The Plant Maintenance Technician conducts preventative maintenance and repair work of our physical plant and manufacturing assets at the Carol Stream facilities; they also perform electrical and other mechanical modifications and installations to the facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Ensures safe operation of machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Maximize productive uptime of equipment
  • Executes scheduled preventative maintenance to minimize downtime
  • Completes repairs as assigned on a timely basis
  • Resolves most issues in-house; electrical troubleshooting and fabrication
Principal Duties:
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Completes preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts
  • Completes routine electrical repair, adjustment, and installation work
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges
  • Controls downtime by informing Plant Manager and production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment
  • Assists in maintaining equipment, parts, and supplies inventories as directed by Lead Technician
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations such as GMPs
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Completes special projects relating to product development and quality control
  • Assists in the implementation of, and complies with, company safety initiatives
  • Familiar with CMMS software
  • Familiar with PLC’s and control logic 
Any other tasks as assigned by management
Standards and measures of performance:
The incumbent in this position will be considered to be at or exceeding expectations when:
  • 95% uptime of machinery as required for production
  • Preventative maintenance executed and documented to schedule
  • Repairs are completed on a timely basis
  • High School degree or general education degree (GED) required
  • 3-5 years of industrial manufacturing maintenance experience, preferably in food industry
  • Equipment maintenance, technical understanding, and basic safety
  • Electrical maintenance and installation
  • Some HVAC, boiler knowledge, plumbing, welding, power tools
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, job knowledge, and productivity
  • Willing to work overtime, perform multiple job functions
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer knowledge
Safety Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with occupational safety and health standards issued under OSHA and to follow all rules, regulations, and procedures established by the Company to ensure that their actions do not impact the health and safety of themselves or others.
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