Production Line Mechanic

Location Chicago, IL 60642
Date Posted November 02, 2023
Job ID 10696
Employment Type Direct Hire

Scion Staffing, an award-winning full-service staffing firm, has been engaged to conduct a search for a Production Line Mechanic on behalf of our client, rapidly growing skin and hair care manufacturer based in Chicago, IL! This full-time, on-site opportunity is for immediate hire with opportunity for overtime, gas reimbursement, and monthly and year-end bonuses with both weekend and weekday shifts available!

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Maintenance and Facilities Manager, the Production Line Mechanic is responsible for maintaining and optimizing production machinery to ensure consistent and high-quality cosmetics manufacturing. You will work closely with production and maintenance teams to minimize downtime, enhance productivity, and uphold our client’s commitment to producing top-notch personal care products.


  • Installs, operates, maintains, repairs, lubricates, and troubleshoots complex processing and high speed packaging machinery and other equipment in the facility such as gear boxes, variable speed drives, pumps and compressors, dust collecting equipment, code daters, check weighers, etc.

  • Performs predictive and preventative maintenance activities as outlined in the CMMS system.

  • Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots all types of A/C and D/C electrical equipment.

  • Operates production equipment as part of troubleshooting, and validation of completed maintenance activity.

  • Assists Engineering in installation of new equipment. Works from drawings, verbal instructions and/or sketches.

  • Works with technical support, the operations group, and peer mechanics to resolve problematic machine or personnel issues.

  • Helps maintain spare parts inventory for plant as directed by checking out parts form parts room, using parts ordering procedure, and restocking inventory.

  • Helps maintain shop areas and parts room so they are clean and orderly.

  • Actively participates in root cause analysis and other plant continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Recommends and implements continuous improvement ideas.

  • Occasionally performs work in other areas such as building maintenance.

  • Complies with safety and cGMP requirements. Follows (LO/TO) all Safety procedures and wears all personal protective equipment as directed by Company Safety Policy.

Education and Experience:

  • Preferred associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus a minimum of two years of related experience OR a minimum five years related experience.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of machine troubleshooting, electrical, mechanical, fabrication, pneumatics, hydraulics, OSHA standards, cGMP’s, lock-out/tag-out is required.

  • Understanding of electrical and mechanical blueprints, use simple shop math, and possess knowledge of company, local, state, and federal electrical codes.

  • Ability to quickly understand the theory of operation of both processing and high-speed packaging equipment.

  • Familiarity with PLC, solid state, and servo control.

  • Working knowledge of electrical test equipment such as digital multimeter, amp probe, megger, etc.

  • Food or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:
In addition to a competitive rate of $30-$37 per hour (DOE) plus a monthly bonus program, our client offers a full benefits package including tuition assistance and gas reimbursement!

To Apply:
For immediate consideration, please provide your resume and cover letter (in MS Word), sharing more about your experience and interest in this role via: 

About Our Firm:
Scion  Staffing is an award-winning national recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent. 

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partne

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