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Zekelman Industries Maintenance Foreman in Chicago, Illinois

Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years? Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries!

Zekelman Industries, is searching for a Maintenance Foreman for our Atlas Tube division located in Chicago, IL. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Foreman will supervise and direct the day-to-day activities of the maintenance staff through scheduling, planning and coaching. A successful candidate will develop, implement and administer maintenance programs while ensuring compliance with safety, quality, trade, management procedures, plant standards as well as all provincial and federal laws and guidelines.


  • Supervise the maintenance team and their work assignments thoughout the production shift

  • Provide guidance and technical assistance during equipment breakdowns in an effort to resume production in a safe and timely manner

  • Monitor performance and team effectiveness through workmanship audits and constructive feedback

  • Communicate expected standards and work methods

  • Ensure that all work performed is done so in accordance to established safety, quality, legal standards and regulations and the values and company philosophies

  • Coordinate maintenance activities with the Production and Warehouse departments

  • Work with the Purchasing department to procure materials needed for maintenance tasks

  • Communicate all employee suggestions to the Maintenance Manager for plant improvement and assists in their development and implementation

  • Provide input towards budget development

  • Provide input towards plant equipment and process improvement opportunites

  • Assist with recruitment, performance evaluations, goal setting and employee discipline, as required


  • Minimum of five years Mechanical/Electrical supervisory trades experience in heavy industry

  • Demonstrated leadership, team building, organizational & interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational and communications skills

  • Ability to coordinate, multitask, and set and achieve goals

  • Effective time management, judgment and trouble shooting/problem solving skills

  • Ability to understand complex maintenance issues

  • Thorough knowledge of safety regulations, scheduling and maintenance management systems

  • Ability to supervise complex maintenance & repair tasks

  • Skilled in reading technical drawings and schematics

  • Computer Literacy (MS Office programs)

  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role

  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits. In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.

We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.

ID: 2020-2400

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Street: 1855 E 122nd St