Maintenance Mechanic - Forest View, IL


Job ID:  131938


Northfield is a division of the Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG). APG is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 40 states and 5 Canadian provinces through a network of over 165 operating locations and more than 5,000 employees.


Job Summary


This is not a building maintenance position. This facility manufactures concrete block products 24 hours a day, 6 days each week. The position requires the maintenance of the plant facility including the maintenance and repair of production equipment and maintaining storeroom inventory. Primary duties are to support operations by maintaining the equipment and facility with an emphasis on safety at an optimal level with the help of your team. The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge and experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical/mechanical systems. This position will require daily overtime as dictated by the production schedule with the flexibility to work a rotating weekend schedule and respond to call-ins during production hours.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on the equipment as needed and overhaul the equipment when necessary
  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems and production machines
  • Following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions and engineering specifications
  • Troubleshoot and determine appropriate repairs, replace defective parts as needed, and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems, using precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices, using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools and examining form and texture of parts
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rulers, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs and straight edges
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • 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
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Regular and predictable attendance, safely perform tasks, and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of your job




  • Must be mechanically inclined and have at least 3 years experience in Maintenance in an industrial plant
  • Ability to work with the production department to ensure timely repair of equipment is essential
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Basic computer familiarity
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Basic understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Ability to understand and work from mechanical and electrical drawings/prints
  • Experience with PLC systems and frequency drives
  • Some welding and pipe fitting experience necessary




  • Proficient troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of maintenance programs is a plus
  • Universal maintenance experience (well rounded)
  • Strong on motor control and variable frequency drives (VFD's)
  • Knowledge of control circuit wiring 24VDC is a plus


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Oldcastle Inc
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