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Mars Maintenance Technician - SIGN ON BONUS in Mattoon, Illinois

SIGN ON BONUS: $1500.00


The Shift Maintenance Technician is assigned to a rotating based team to ensure all production equipment and facilities are operating in the safest and most productive electro-mechanical condition, implements continuous improvement, and supports new system installations, production strategies, and plant reliability.


  • Analyze condition, troubleshoot failures, repair and perform preventative/predictive maintenance on production equipment, building and utilities and all associated equipment and report any issues to the area system techs.

  • Initiate, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and/or self. (Unplanned, planned, changeover, etc.)

  • Prioritize and manage work assigned to implement immediate repairs. Ensure permanent repairs are completed within 14 days and all information has been communicated on root cause of failure.Be a lead in technical troubleshooting the process, mechanical and electrical (power and interlocks) issues which prevent meeting the shift or weekly schedules.

  • Train shift associates on proper set up, change-over and operation of equipment.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues using Man Machine Interface and PLC logic.

  • Ensure all work orders, and log information is complete and accurate in a timely manner.

  • Complete planned work as assigned.

  • Work on maintaining and improving electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels.

  • Will actively address food safety and quality concerns.


  • Assist the shift manager in all duties to meet shift and weekly schedule.

  • Participate in action circles and focus groups as appropriate.

  • Be proactive to prevent issues from arising, which jeopardize the schedule.

  • Work as a team member within the maintenance department to improve the total reliability of the plant.

  • Be a customer service agent for the Technical department (Site Technical and Safety Manager), meeting Operations (Production Manager) needs.

  • Understand “Maintenance Excellence” and “MSE” principles and develop self and departmental work practices to promote a proactive environment.

  • Other similar duties as assigned.


  • Good overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities

  • Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (AC/DCsingle/polyphase, low/high voltage) and all related equipment both power and logic

  • Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems, equipment and hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum systems

  • Ability to design and fabricate using materials such as sheet and structural metals both ferrous and non-ferrous, plastics, etc.

  • Basic ability to operate machine tools

  • Skills in pipe fitting, plumbing, HVAC, boiler and utilities operation and maintenance

  • Knowledge in machine design and strengths of materials

  • Knowledge and skills in safe rigging techniques

  • Skilled with the operation of equipment such as fork trucks, personnel lifts, etc.

  • Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair

  • Good knowledge of GMP's and clean design methods

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision

  • Ability to work long hours (including 12 hour rotating shifts) under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, high and /or confined spaces and have full mobility with ability to climb ladders and stairs and do repetitive bending and twisting

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to train other associates