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Facilities/Maintenance Electrical-Mechanical Technician at Flex

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Job Description:

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information please visit our careers page at


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:

Job Description

The Electrical-Mechanical Technician for Facilities/Maintenance will be based in Buffalo Grove, IL and will provide day-to-day electronic, electrical, and mechanical support for the Buffalo Grove manufacturing facility. The role of this position is to be a technical resource for solving maintenance reliability issues as well as assuring maximum uptime of plant equipment.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:

  • The Electrical-Mechanical Technician is responsible to maximize Production uptime.  This involves a broad spectrum of activity:

  • Upholds safety, health, environmental procedures, communicates directly and always supports the EHS department to ensure OSHA and EPA compliance.

  • Works within a Computerized Maintenance Management System for managing and tracking work orders, back log, spare parts, and maintenance parts consumption history of plant equipment.

  • Performs routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on electrical and mechanical systems involving production equipment and plant systems, including the plant s main power supply system.

  • Performs minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment.

  • Repairs electrical equipment/systems and control circuits; and replaces faulty electrical equipment as needed. This troubleshooting element is inclusive of Three Phase Motors and Programmable Logical Controls (PLC) applications.

  • Must have a working knowledge of relay logic and be capable of applying this knowledge in the troubleshooting of the PLC s in the production equipment.

  • Must have a strong understanding of NFPA 70E standards and be capable of applying these standards in the work situation.

  • May operate a computer which controls and monitors mechanical equipment and utility systems.

  • Calibrates and repairs pneumatic systems and other mechanical systems on production equipment to assure optimum performance of that production process.

  • Maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures.

  • Uses PC to generate work orders and enter work requests for maintenance employees and completes and closes finished work orders.

  • Ensures strict conformance to the electrical code and OSHA safety requirements for facility and production equipment.

  • Provide input to the preventive and predictive maintenance efforts to improve overall equipment reliability.

  • Support the introduction of new technology.

  • May assist other facilities as needed.

Here is some of what you’ll need (required):

  • HS Diploma or GED required and 6 years in trouble shooting industrial electrical control systems down to component level

  • An operational knowledge of automated industrial machinery which includes; motors, servos, pumps, drives, relays, 3 phase power, communication devices, industrial / electronic controls, and power transmission systems.

  • Must have experience performing maintenance in a manufacturing or production environment

  • PLC trouble shooting and problem-solving ability with practical, mechanical & electrical

  • Working knowledge of power transmission equipment and bearings, familiar with pumps, both air and electric.

  • Able to install and trouble shoot basic 3 phase motor control circuits

  • Some knowledge of the various types of sensors and limit switches

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • Experience/knowledge in plastic injection molding operations.

  • Experience with material drying equipment

  • Water temperature controls experience a plus

  • Associates degree in a technical discipline preferred

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers

Job Category


Flex does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. Flex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Flex does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on: age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, pregnancy status or any other status protected by law. Flex provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request to express interest in a position by e-mailing: Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Flex will be reviewed at the e-mail address. Flex will contact you if it is determined that your background is a match to the required skills required for this position. Thank you for considering a career with Flex.

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