Maintenance Mechanic

Location: Harvey IL Posted Date: February 15, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 421152 Careermine Job Id: 1834428

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is the United States operating unit of Fuchs Petrolub S.E., the world's largest independent manufacturer of specialty lubricants with global sales of over $2.4 Billion. We provide high quality lubricants and services to a wide range of industries such as automotive, appliance, aerospace manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mining, and energy. The organization is constantly developing new technology to meet the ever-changing demands of modern industry and we are recognized for providing world-class technical support to our strong customer base.



The Maintenance Mechanic will be responsible for providing a high level of expertise in repairing, troubleshooting, and maintaining the Harvey facility. This individual will also be responsible for assisting with training others in preventive maintenance techniques.  Essential responsibilities will include:
  • Performing various Preventive Maintenance activities, completing work orders, and recording information in Manager+.
  • Troubleshooting motor control systems and replacing defective devices such as fuses, motor starters, relays, power supplies, etc.
  • Troubleshooting 3-phase and 1-phase equipment including pumps, agitators, air-compressors, hydraulic system, packaging equipment.
  • Troubleshooting plant instrumentation such as flow meters, level meters, flow switches, temperature transmitters, and pressure transmitters.
  • Troubleshooting PLC controlled automated systems including actuated valves and associated interlocks.
  • Maintaining systems to be mechanically compliant with the state of Illinois such as the Facility Fire System, Steam boilers, and Elevator lifts.
  • Repairing and replacing various types of mechanical seals in fluid power equipment.
  • Fabrication and piping skills such as welding and piping assembly.
  • Repairing mobile equipment such as forklifts, aerial lifts, pallet-lifting equipment.
  • Working in a safe manner following all site safety procedures and work permit processes.
  • Responding and correcting ASRS fault codes as well as interfacing with Savannah, the warehouse management system.
  • Performing electrical tasks such as unwiring/wiring of different pieces of electrical equipment like motors, drives, valves, lights, contactors, ballasts, and instrumentation devices.
  • Troubleshooting fault alarms to determine the problem and solution, as well as assisting operations in the FT Batch program.
  • Assist in other departmental duties as needed.


  • High School Diploma and 5+ years of experience
  • Technical School Certification.
  • Experience in automation and fabrication required.
  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • High Proficiency in electrical systems.
  • High Proficiency in plumbing systems.
  • Experience with programming PLCs.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical schematics. Examples include single line drawings and electrical ladder diagrams, as well as mechanical drawings such as isometric, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical cross sectional drawings.
  • Experience with Welding and Piping Assembly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



Fuchs Lubricants Co. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The benefits package offered to full-time employees includes: medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401(k), life insurance, LTD, flexible spending accounts, and tuition reimbursement.

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

Fuchs Lubricants Co.