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Utility Maintenance Specialist - Forest View, IL at Oldcastle APG Inc in Forest View, Illinois

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Job ID:  263241

Northfield, a CRH company, is a division within Oldcastle APG.  APG is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 36 states and 5 Canadian provinces through a network of over 195 operating locations and more than 6,500 employees.

Job Summary

This full-time position is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair of production equipment, mobile equipment, and the facility. The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge and experience of pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems in a manufacturing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with team members by communicating irregularities and corrective action

  • Understand production equipment uptime requirements while maintaining & assisting various daily production duties

  • Assist production during machine setup, operate crane hoist to perform mold change, machine operation, & clearing jams from the conveyor systems

  • Sustains production by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment

  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices, using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools and examining form and texture of parts

  • Ability to interpret diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturing instructions and engineering specifications

  • Using mobile equipment to move finished product from production facilities to shipping yard

  • Make frequent quality checks on the production equipment observing it for deviations and adjust correct malfunctions

  • Make periodic checks of electrical and hydraulic pumping units

  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines and auxiliary equipment as assigned such as

  • Identify necessary parts for repair, following appropriate procedures, acquire spares and/or request new orders

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by observing all local and company safety policies and procedures as well as housekeeping requirements, performing all job functions in compliance with safety guidelines and company policies/procedures complying procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Ability to weld, cut, clean, polish, and grind welded joints

  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed


  • Strong knowledge of plant operations as it pertains to production

  • Expert level knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems

  • Must maintain schedule flexibility to ensure smooth production

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to learn to identify product defects

  • Must work well in a team environment

  • Ability to learn and operate machine principles of all assigned equipment

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and technical troubleshooting skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, presented clearly at all levels of the organization

  • In-depth understanding of the preventative maintenance process with thorough understanding of automation controls and industrial power distribution

  • Advanced TPM experience

  • Demonstrated success in developing and instituting maintenance best

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Machine Operator in an industrial plant


  • Knowledge of maintenance programs is a plus

  • Universal maintenance experience (well rounded)

  • Strong on motor control and variable frequency drives (VFD's)

  • Knowledge of control circuit wiring 24VDC is a plus

What CRH Americas Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Northfield, a CRH company,  is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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