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Machine Mechanic - 2nd & 3rd shift

Fox River Grove, IL 60021

Production Machine Mechanic


Our recent growth has generated a need for an additional


Production Machine Mechanic. This position will be responsible for contract packaging production equipment set up, adjustment, maintenance and repair to accommodate various products, package dimensions and production volumes. Responsibilities include repairs and maintains, in accordance with operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications, machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, production machines and equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing instruments. This position is located in our Pleasant Prairie, WI manufacturing facility.

Essential Functions

Maintain equipment to ensure an uninterrupted flow of production.

Repair equipment when failure occurs and return equipment back into production in a swift, efficient, effective, and timely manner.

Maintain parts for repair and maintain equipment to minimize down time, as well as perform preventative maintenance.

Maintain and document work in maintenance logs and P.M. logs daily/weekly or as necessary.

Rebuild equipment that is offline for future uses.

Setup equipment for jobs to be run.

Troubleshoot and adjust equipment to increase efficiency and productivity.

Streamline and continually look for ways to reduce costs on parts and labor required to maintain equipment.

Monitor and check safety devices on all equipment and repair any problems immediately.

Work with assigned crew to ensure projects achieve quality work on time and on or under budget.

Work unsupervised and take initiative.

Produce accurate, high quality work to tight timescales.


Educational and Experience Requirements

A qualified candidate will be experienced as a Production Machine


Mechanic and must have the following:


A minimum of 3 years experience in a directly related field.

Must be familiar with packaging machinery operations and setups. Examples Shrink wrappers, Bundlers, Cartoners vertical and horizontal, Convection heat tunnels, Industrial Boilers/Steam Generators, Steam tunnels, Stretch wrappers, Banders, Blister sealers, Card feeders, Case sealers, Hot Melt equipment, Ink Printing equipment , Conveyors, Shrink Band equipment.

Knowledge of setup and operation of lathe, mill, drill press, grinder, welder and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

Ability to read and understand Electrical schematics plus must have the ability to troubleshoot and repair/replace electrically operated components, such as motors, safety devices, and other electrical controls.

Familiar with industrial electrical voltages varying from 480v A/C to 24v D/C.

Must possess own hand tools for mechanical repairs and electrical repairs.

Well versed in L.O.T.O procedures

Must be able to effectively communicate with customers to capture requirements as well as with other Visual Pak Companies’ employees in a team environment.

Must be able to demonstrate a strong initiative and willingness to learn new skills.

Qualified candidates must be quality conscious, safety conscious, energetic and innovative to be successful in this role.


Experience with an ERP system in a manufacturing environment

2+ Years experience with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook)



Ability to speak English fluently is required.

Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Ability to write and speak clearly and willingness to openly communicate.

Team player who builds trust and commands a level of respect.


Physical Capabilities


Strength (lifting, dexterity, repetitive motion):

Ability to lift 50 pounds


Movement (standing, stopping, sitting, crouching, crawling):

Ability to be standing and on the move for several hours


Hearing (loud noise tolerance, quiet work area, public speaking, receive work direction):

Ability to hear and speak in a loud manufacturing environment


Vision (judge distance, read signs, extended computer work, identify details):

Ability to see close range and distance

Ability to judge visual differences in colors and/or varying visual conditions of products



Travel: Less than 5%


The Visual Pak Companies offers:

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package to include paid vacation time/PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long term disability and a retirement savings/investment plan.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Speaks English
  • Able to comfortably lift 50 lbs
Posting ID: 625326022Posted: 2021-05-07Job Title: Machine Mechanic