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Holcim (US) Inc. Mechanical Maintenance Technician in Grand Chain, Illinois



To work as part of a team to ensure the continuous operation of the cement plant and associated facilities in order to maximize operational efficiency in an environment of continuous training and improvement; to maintain, troubleshoot and repair plant equipment in accordance with plant needs within MSHA, and LafargeHolcim safety guidelines.



  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.

  • Practice and promote safety in such way as including but not limited to; assessing risks before starting tasks, only performing authorized activities, utilizing appropriate PPE.

  • Exercise and encourage core values including but not limited to; developing self and coaching others by inspiration and empowerment

  • Performs work in the areas of mechanical maintenance, mobile equipment repair, and/or basic electrical maintenance such as motor disconnect.

  • Fabrication, assembly, welding, and cutting following safe and accepted maintenance practices to maintain high equipment reliability.

  • Dismantles, repairs, and reassembles equipment.

  • May be asked to serve as a member of a Continuous Improvement Group to resolve maintenance and electrical difficulties.

  • Performs proactive/predictive maintenance through the use of advanced tools (thermograph, vibration, ultrasound, oil analysis, etc.)

  • Follow all Lafarge and MSHA safety procedures and any company safety initiatives

  • Participate in the development of new safety procedures such as but not limited to lock out tag out and Job Safety Analyses (JSA).

  • Troubleshoot potential concerns required to achieve and maintain maximum productivity.

  • Report maintenance problems to the appropriate supervisor, coordinator or engineer for action and/or participate in corrective actions if appropriate.

  • Keep up-to-date on all maintenance procedure changes and be instrumental in developing new procedures as required.

  • Perform preventive/proactive inspections and document findings as directed by the maintenance supervisor and continuous improvement groups.

  • Primary support and leadership in major repairs to facilitate plant operation.

  • Exercise good housekeeping practices at all times.

  • Safely operate mobile equipment as required.

  • Perform clean up duties are required.

  • Fill out and follow up on work orders and assist when necessary in locating and issuing stores materials.

  • Work with little or no supervision and in harmony with co-workers and other departments.

  • Write and/or contribute to daily reports and other reports about special projects or incidents as well as use computers for entering work orders, etc.

  • Assist with orientation and training of newly hired or promoted personnel.

  • Perform any and all other duties as may be assigned from time to time. Work any shifts, including weekends and paid holidays as schedules dictate.

  • May be required to perform stand-by and carry a communication device to quickly respond to plant needs.

The above job description has been designed to provide general guidelines for the identification of tasks, duties, and qualifications for the titled position and/or its successors. The description is not all inclusive of the duties that are performed by the incumbent and the incumbent may be assigned to duties other than those listed in this document as the work environment and essential functions of the job change.



Required Education: High School diploma/GED

Additional Education Preferred: Associates/Technical Degree

Required Training/Certifications: Trade certificate, technical degree or equivalent and/or relevant experience

Required Work Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in manufacturing environment in maintenance.

Required Language: English


The Physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.

  • The employee will frequently be required to walk on rocky, irregular surfaces that may be muddy and in reduced lighting conditions.

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

  • The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; water related hazards; outside weather conditions; and extreme heat.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, proximity to electrical equipment, and vibration.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but occasionally loud.

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# of Openings 2

Requisition ID 2021-9491

Position Type Salaried Full-Time

Category Maintenance

Product Line Cement

Job Locations US-IL-Grand Chain

Company Holcim (US) Inc.