Maintenance Lead in Lansing, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 7/16/2021

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Maintenance Lead



The Maintenance Lead is responsible for leading and directing all maintenance work of shift maintenance crew including emergency repair, reactive maintenance and proactive maintenance activities.  The position will ensure successful completion of daily maintenance work scheduled or unscheduled by partnering with operational and support team members.  The position will assist in completing root cause analysis process by collecting evidences necessary on shift to move the organization to become a proactive organization. The role is responsible in supporting safety, quality/ food safety and performance KPI results.  This role must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed. 



  • Promote, and foster culture, values and principles 
  • Must observe and practice all Department/Plant Procedures including wearing the required PPE
  • Adherence to plant safety, food safety, sanitation standards, and following all GMP guidelines.
  • To improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency through work execution and timely response to emergency and urgent production needs.
  1. Report accurate communications on any incidents and/or work-related injuries from shift.
  2. Motivate team members through energetic and positive engagement while Inspiring team members by leading through example.
  3. Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) to order and lookup parts, write work orders, review scheduled work orders, print out work orders, charge time to work orders and enter results for executed work.   
  4. Communicate results of work and any follow-up back to customers i.e. operations team, plant leadership team, QA team, Safety/Food Safety team when appropriate and/or as required.
  5. Participate in daily shift meetings as required; provide consistent communications (through self or others) and maintain a floor presence in assigned work area.
  6. Request gap closure capability of maintenance technicians through MFI Maintenance skills development program by partnering with Maintenance Supervisor and assist in training efforts.
  7. Provide Feedback to Performance Management evaluations within the spirit of the Performance Management program. 
  8. Execute scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on shift using precision maintenance techniques and troubleshoot/diagnose intermittent failures. Engage in hands-on work and show what looks good to team members.
  9. Plan and directs the activities based on Plant work priority standards within the maintenance team to ensure Plant equipment is maintained at precision levels consistent with company specifications. Ensures adherence to maintenance process (means) by crew members including escalation plans.
  10. Support activities of a technical planner to repairs by ensuring technicians are providing details scope in their own work orders.  Look for continuous improvement opportunity and feedback on scheduled work and PM activities back to maintenance supervisor and technical planner.
  11. Utilizes visual factory and conditional monitoring concepts when it is part of standard work.
  12. Assist in implementation of capital projects, Plant productivity projects OEM and contractor visits as needed.
  13. Able to get certified in CPR, First Aid and Forklift Operation.
  14. May be requested to cover vacation for maintenance supervisor.



AA in Engineering, Operations or Applicable technical knowledge or Degree/Certification from Trade School.



Minimum of 3 years’ experience in industrial operations, Plant operations, maintenance, utilities and/or related field.

  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.
  • Experience in the installation, diagnosing and repairing mechanical equipment through troubleshooting required.  Electrical troubleshooting is a plus.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair of all mechanical power transmission equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, process pumps, control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration, lubrication devices and basic electrical AC/DC Troubleshooting and related system.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in welding, sanitary welding, pipe fitting, soldering, rigging application and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Skilled or Knowledge in machine shop to fabricate within specific tolerance using various measuring equipment. Vernier, calipers, and depth gauges etc.
  • 480v 3 phase knowledge required. Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E is preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and Networking devices a plus. Allen Bradley experiences a plus.


Good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in both one-on-one and small group situations.


Ability to add, subtract two-digit numbers, to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and various weight measurements, volume and distances.

Lansing, IL

Permanent with Benefits

$24.00-32.00/hr plus OT

3rd shift


Elite Staffing – A Temporary Employment Services & Staffing Agency.

Since 1991 Elite Staffing Inc. has been providing staffing services and temporary employment opportunities for a wide range of clients, from business owners in search of employees, to candidates in search of employment.