Certified Maintenance Mechanic - NIght Shift

Posted 04 Dec 2023

Kankakee, Illinois - United States

Req Id 270095


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This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role:


The Certified Maintenance Mechanic - Night Shift role at MilliporeSigma is responsible for performing both preventive and corrective actions to keep the operation functional.  Job duties include:


  • Rotational 12 – hour Night Shift: Shift hours: 7:00pm – 7:00am, some holidays and every other weekend
  • Independently perform basic carpentry, electrical, piping, refrigeration, and distillation operations.
  • Identify and troubleshoot related problems with little or no supervision.
  • Thoroughly understands, checks, diagnoses problems, and repairs manufacturing equipment such as tank chiller, alcohol, and acetone pumps, Centrifuges, lyophilization equipment, deionized water system, etc., daily.
  • Keep machinery, equipment, and plant structure in operating condition, including but not limited to chemical processing equipment of all types (i.e., filter presses, agitators, homogenizers, blowers, pumps, freeze dryers, centrifugation equipment, chiller/heating units, scrubber units, etc.)
  • Perform various types of service, troubleshoots and repairs to air compressors and refrigeration compressors (i.e., freeze dryers, chiller systems, etc.), maintain oil level and Freon level, change filters, services and replace controls.
  • Perform plumbing activities including maintaining and installing piping, fittings, valves, gauges, traps, etc., in both manufacturing processing and sanitation.
  • Perform and troubleshoot acetone distillation unit operation.
  • Perform electrical work such as maintaining and installing new light fixtures, wall sockets, hooking up electrical controls, motors, switches, etc. Install conduit and other electrical materials as directed.
  • Routinely check all fuses and replace as required.
  • Perform carpentry work such as building wooden bookcases, shelves, benches, crates, hanging doors, and replacing windows.
  • Perform minor service to the boiler such as replacing gauges, controls, and adding water treatment compounds and troubleshoot boiler for flame failures and steam/condensate leaks.
  • Clean and replace liquid and air filters as needed.
  • Understand and troubleshoot PLC instrumentation loops and control logic (i.e., chiller units, distillation system, EX-CYTE operations - RO system/CIP, BAAP operations, etc.).
  • Complete calibrations and equipment checks on transmitters, actuators, sensors, and other controls.
  • Compliance with all of MilliporeSigma’s Personnel and Safety practices and provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Completion of the Refrigerant Technician Certification within 3 months of start date
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Physical Attributes:


  • Involves lifting, relocation, and fitting of compressors, tanks, heat exchangers, etc.
  • May involve frequently charging process tanks with up to 50 lb bags of dry chemical ingredients.
  • Involves accessing and performing tasks in an area 12-36" above floor height.
  • Use safety equipment provided to perform job functions including wearing designated, or appropriately modified, clean room apparel as required to meet operational and compliance requirements.
  • Utilizing visual acuity and color differentiation to effectively interact with the Operator Workstations.


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current and valid driver’s license.
  • Completion of 30 hours/credits of college-accredited classwork in maintenance areas (e.g., refrigeration, electricity, electronics, technical math, and mechanical courses).
  • Certification as a Certified Control System Technician (CCST) by the Instrumentations Systems and Automation Society (ISA), Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (CIMM by ISA)


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 3 + years of demonstrated work experience in industrial maintenance.
  • Proficiency with electrical and refrigeration diagnostic equipment (i.e., multimeter, calibration test equipment, leak detector, refrigeration gauges, and scales.).
  • Demonstrated competency in the areas of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and mechanical maintenance.
  • Proficiency with troubleshooting and reading electrical, piping, and P&ID schematics.
  • Prior experience reviewing jobs and determining materials required.
  • Prior experience with "rigging" (using chains, ropes, straps, etc., required to move or install a large piece of equipment).
  • Experience with operating powered industrial trucks (forklifts) and other motorized equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independently.


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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