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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Cicero
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Contract to hire

Located in Chicago


Apex Systems is in search of a Maintenance Mechanic. The Maintenance Mechanic's primary function is to install, repair, rebuild and maintain all the mechanical equipment at the facility including the infrastructure for the site. The person that holds this position will work in the maintenance shop, outdoors, in production areas, non-production areas, on roofs, from ladders and man lifts as assigned and/or may be assigned to a work in a specific area of the Plant. On a daily basis performs a variety of routine mechanical work and inspections to maintain mechanical systems at the facility.

Work Performed: Read blueprints, works from sketches, and installs equipment. Adjusts, overhauls, or repairs equipment and machinery including pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.

Threads, cuts, welds, drills, materials and prepares the materials to complete work assignment. Works alone or as part of a crew under the direction of a Maintenance Group Leader/Assistant Group Leader, Maintenance Supervisor, or Maintenance Manager.

Works in the maintenance shop or plant both indoors and outdoors. May be required to work from ladders, scaffolds, high lifts, roofs, and elevated platforms. Installs, rebuilds, repairs piping systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, pollution control equipment, agitators, pumps, gearboxes, and other mechanical site equipment. Works with I/E Department personnel to remove/install motors, solenoid valves, actuators, etc Keeps maintenance shop, work area, and equipment clean and orderly.

Cleans up debris resulting from work at the end of each job or the end of each work shift. May be required to work any shift, Saturday and/or Sunday, overtime, or Holidays. May be required to work with hazardous materials while wearing the appropriate PPE at all times. Performs predictive and preventative maintenance to plant equipment. Candidate should be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.


Mount, dismount and operate a variety of models of power lift equipment such as fork trucks, scissors lift, and aerial lifts. Ascend and descend stairs, vertical ladders and work platforms.

Work in different positions and do heavy lifting. Operate electrical and pneumatic tools such as impact wrenches, drills, saws, grinders, and pipe threading machines.

Operate a cutting torch, electric welder, and other equipment that use industrial gases. Install, troubleshoot, and repair industrial process equipment.

Work in close, confined spaces such as tanks, platforms, under, on top of, and between equipment. Work at heights, such as on top of bins, on building roofs, the top of tank, from man lifts, from scaffolding and from ladders.

Work inside where temperatures can exceed 100?F or outside in cold temperature and all types of weather conditions (i.e. rain and snow).

At times when necessary wear a respirator while working.

Routinely wear specialized PPE (i.e. face shield and chemical resistant jacket, pants, gloves, boots) to perform work. Wear a hardhat, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, hearing protection, and glove while performing most work activities.

Read and understand warning signs and hazard labels. Perform basic mathematical functions and understand units of measure in both English and metric system. Recognize dangerous and potentially dangerous situations within a chemical manufacturing environment and take corrective action to eliminate the danger.


Overall Level of Work:

Based on this evaluation, this position is classified at the HEAVY level, as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

Environmental Conditions:

Inside/Outside, Heat, Cold, Wet, Humid, Noise, Light, Vibration

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

Hard Hat, Steel-Toed Shoes, Gloves, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection.

Tools Used/Equipment Operated:

Assortment of hand-held tools, man lifts, ladders.

Work Conditions:

8 Hours/day with lunch and two breaks.

Surfaces are mostly cement, steel grating, and matting in some areas.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Keywords: Apex Systems, Cicero , Maintenance Mechanic, Other , Cicero, Illinois

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