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ILLUME is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-quality branded and private-label home fragrance and personal care products. ILLUME has recently relocated to a state-of-the-art Corporate Office, Distribution, and Manufacturing facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. ILLUME is a fast-growing company experiencing year-over-year growth, and they are adding to their high-talent workforce to keep pace with their current growth and proactively scouting talent in anticipation of future needs.

Job Description

As a Maintenance Mechanic, you will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining machinery and mechanical / electrical equipment such as motors, conveyor systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, production machines, pumps, liquid fillers, packaging equipment, material handling equipment, bulk delivery equipment, and blending/mixing systems. This position will primarily focus on the utilities side of maintenance.

Second shift: Monday - Thursday, 3:30pm - 2:00am

Mid-Shift: Monday - Friday, flexible with shift time

Day to Day Responsibilities

Perform scheduled facility and equipment maintenance

  • Maintain records of completed scheduled maintenance on buildings and equipment
  • Follow preventative maintenance work instructions, orders and manufacturing instructions
  • Collaborate with other employees to help support, schedule and maintain buildings and equipment

Analyze mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical problems and make repairs through adjustments, defective parts replacement, or fabrication

  • Follow diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications
  • Maintain machinery, equipment, and tools by cleaning, lubricating, greasing, and/or oiling to ensure optimal performance and efficiency
  • Maintain records of completed preventative maintenance on machines, equipment, and facilities
  • Complete size changeovers, make adjustments, and trouble shoot liquid fillers and packaging equipment

Responsible for facility and equipment safety along with ensuring a clean, organized and safe work environment

  • Wear protective equipment when needed
  • Follow all company safety rules (e.g. Lock out Tag out and confined space)
  • Follow all local and federal safety rules/regulations (e.g. MN OSHA and MPCA)
  • Fabricate, repair, and install hangers and all types of piping including hot/cold water, steam, process and condensate, utilizing formulas for all phases

Responds to maintenance calls/requests in a timely manner with minimal supervision. Dismantles equipment/machines and makes proper repair. Verifies corrections before task or job is complete. Responds with personnel via two-way radio

  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test, and make adjustments
  • Analyze mechanical and operational problems on production equipment, report findings, and take appropriate action
  • Maintain records of completed repair work on machinery
  • Troubleshoot and program minor changes in Allen Bradley PLC (SLC500, MicroLogix, CompactLogix and ControlLogix

Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product

  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and establishing personal networks
  • Actively look for solutions to drive inefficiencies out of current processes
  • Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level
  • Anticipate needed equipment, parts, and supplies. Place, expedite and verify receipt of orders

Minimum Years of Experience

A two-year certificate from college or technical school; or 3+ years of experience in industrial maintenance position. Preferred experience with PLC programming & troubleshooting in Allen Bradley PLC (SLC500, MicroLogix, CompactLogix and ControlLogix. Ability to stand, reach, climb ladders, and work at heights as needed. Must be able to read and follow blueprints, drawings and schematics. Demonstrated expertise in the CMMS environment. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Excellent troubleshooting experience including electrical, mechanical, pneumatics & PLC's. Good organizational, cross-functional and interpersonal skills. Good math and analytical skills. Must speak, read and write English. Computer skills including; MS Office, Outlook, etc. Must be willing to work overtime, off-shift, weekends, holidays if needed for business continuity. Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to hear, speak, and use hands for fine manipulation. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and/or color vision for inspection and/or assembly. Must be able to lift and/or manipulate 55 lbs. Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces. Willing and able to adhere to all safety standards and wear all necessary personal protective equipment. The employee must be able to work in a highly fragranced environment. This role operates in a manufacturing environment where the noise level is moderate to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee may be subject to on-call duties.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$26 per hour hour + $1,000 signing bonus


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Great Medical Plan Options (including Family Coverage)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short + Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan (Up to 4% Match)
  • 16 Days of PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays (2 are Floating)
  • Anniversary Program, Department and Company-Wide Celebrations

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About Company
ILLUME is a Minnesota-based company of 200 employees and a leader in the world of home fragrance and personal care.

10501 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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