Maintenance Mechanic (Plastic Injection Molding)


Company Name
South Elgin, Illinois
Posted On
January 13, 2022
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Compensation Range






TITLE:                          Maintenance Technician     


DEPARTMENT:            Maintenance                       


REPORTS TO:              Maintenance Supervisor     




Ensures operation of machinery by repairing and completing preventive maintenance requirements on injection molding machines, and auxiliary equipment.



  • Controls downtime by effectively troubleshooting and diagnosing problems quickly and accurately.
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Works with tool crib attendant to maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking inventory levels; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal


  • Repairs chillers, thermolators, resin driers, loader systems, grinders and tower fans.
  • Proactive in keeping a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Observe safety rules and wearing of prescribed protective clothing or items.
  • This job description does not contain every function/responsibility that may be required in the performance of this job. All team     members are required to perform other related duties/functions as assigned.
  • All team members shall:
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
    • Continue to grow job specific knowledge and use tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
    • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas


  • The candidate must have extensive experience (10+ years) repairing injection molding presses and auxiliary equipment; specifically Krauss Maffei and Demag presses.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with very solid knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic disciplines.
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability to diagnose problems and make decisions as to the appropriate corrective action.
  • Mechanical comprehension as well as strong understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical applications and blueprints
  • Must be able to read and interpret prints and diagrams
  • Welding skills necessary; machining skills would be a plus.
  • A team player and is able to interact with various department personnel to ensure work is completed thoroughly and efficiently.
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