Title:  Mechanic-Electrician Lead

Requisition ID:  1296

Carol Stream, IL, US, 60188

Department:  Hourly Maintenance, Electricians & Mechanics
Travel:  No Travel Required

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 

With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


***$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS***


Maintenance Mechanic Wage:

Starting at $35.69/base + shift differential and progressive pay increases.


Maintenance Mechanic Schedule Requirements:

  • Schedules are up to 8 or 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off.  However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Some Departments/Jobs may run a M-F 8-hour Shift Schedule.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime.


Maintenance Mechanic Job Summary: 

Responsible for assembly and disassembly of paper converting manufacturing equipment along with testing and debugging of mechanical/electrical devices for proper operation, that ranges from above average too difficult in complexity. Electrical Technicians understand and align business operations and Maintenance Department as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.


Maintenance Mechanic Job Functions: 

Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Work within and adhere to GPI’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships and Teamwork.
  • Installing and repairing all electrical production devices within the plant.
  • Performing breakdown repairs, preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, etc. on all production equipment, utilities, building/grounds, etc.
  • Completing parts requisitions, work orders, time sheets, in Computerized manufacturing Maintenance Management System.
  • Electrician disassembles defective electrical equipment, replaces defective or worn parts, and reassembles equipment.
  • Responsible for replacing all fuses, light sockets, bulbs and switches
  • Working independently and on production teams.
  • Demonstrating safe manufacturing work practices.
  • Use PLCs for routine troubleshooting.
  • Understand and complete all associated manufacturing paperwork.
  • Adhere to preventative/predictive maintenance production schedules.
  • Read and work from mechanical and electrical blueprints
  • Other manufacturing duties as assigned.


Required Skills:


Maintenance Mechanic Background / Experience / Skills:

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:
  • Basic working knowledge of machine tools: drill presses, welders, grinders.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • All types of production machinery involved in the folding carton industry. Must have own tools needed to make mechanical and/or electrical repairs.
  • Must be flexible: Able to work overtime, other shifts, and Saturdays/Sundays when needed.


Maintenance Mechanic Education / Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. 


Maintenance Mechanic Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting or standing, depending on changing job assignment, for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Routine Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Push/pull pallet jack with up to 45lb force load.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago