Champaign, Illinois

The Facility Maintenance Technician installs, repairs, and maintains the physical plant, machinery, and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, dock doors, metal buildings, wooden structures, finishes, and associated equipment by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities:
  • Repairs and maintains electrical equipment, plumbing systems, HVAC equipment, and all other mechanical systems required to maintain the structures of the main plant and warehouses.
  • Constructs and repairs metal buildings and wooden structures including but not limited to structural and framing, mechanical systems, and finishes.
  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and trouble shoots to locate causes of trouble.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections. Inspects used parts to determine root cause of failure.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices and systems.
  • Lubricates and cleans parts and operating equipment.
  • Starts devices to test their performance.
  • Sets up and operates shop tools and hand tools such as a drill press, grinder, saws, portable drills, and other metalworking and woodworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Initiates work orders for parts and systems.

Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in construction or maintenance in a fast-paced environment. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, working drawings, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra and the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to solve problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work toward a time oriented goal in a situation that requires both individual initiative and teamwork.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs weights, travel up and down stairs and ladders, work at heights in lift equipment or on the roof.
  • Willingness to train for new skill sets.
  • Experience with skilled trade work including carpentry, plumbing, or welding is an advantage.
  • Must be able to perform all of these duties while following all safety requirements of the law as well as all safety requirements mandated by Plastipak Packaging and its management.

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Champaign, Illinois

A global leader in the science of flexible packaging and barrier technology, Plastipak has instituted packaging enhancements that continue to set industry standards. Our manufacturing competencies span the full gamut of customer requirements, affording consumers the latest in packaging design, labeling, filling and delivery. Direct links into our supply chain allow customers quick access to information supporting material planning, quality assurance and inventory control.

Named one of America's Best Mid-Sized Employers by Forbes in 2021, Plastipak offers many great benefits, including:

  • MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO) AND COMPANY HOLIDAYS
  • PART TIME AND FULL TIME OPPORTUNITIES
  • 401(K) AND PROFIT SHARING PLAN WITH COMPANY MATCH
  • TUITION ASSISTANCE
  • COMPANY PAID LIFE INSURANCE AND DISABILITY
  • DEPENDENT CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
  • TELEMEDICINE
  • PET INSURANCE
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS TRAINING
  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
  • REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAM

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