Chicago Manufacturing Maintenance Careers


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Did you know there are hundreds of manufacturing companies in Chicago? If you’re looking to get into the manufacturing maintenance career path, Chicago is a great place to do it! And JSK Recruiting is here to help you. We focus on linking great Chicago companies with exceptional people who are searching for better maintenance jobs in Illinois. Listening to the wants and needs of each company and individual is how we ensure that there are successful matches for our clients looking for Chicago maintenance careers. We are always searching for great candidates for open maintenance jobs in Chicago, so allow us to help you discover your best opportunity!


Why Now is the Right Time for a Chicago Maintenance Career

There’s never been a better time for you to make the switch to a Chicago maintenance career. The job outlook is bright, being projected to grow about 7% over the next decade or so. Thanks to the increasing importance of technology and automation in the manufacturing industry, there’s more need for maintenance personnel than ever. The more machines that these businesses rely on, the more maintenance work will need to be done to keep them up and running. When you choose a Chicago maintenance career, you can be confident that you will be in a worthwhile position that helps move the state and national economy forward.

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Job Descriptions for Maintenance Jobs in Illinois

Maintenance professionals are extremely important to keeping any manufacturing company operating at its best. They provide mechanical and/or electrical service on any and all kinds of machines and equipment needed in the manufacturing company. For example, they could perform maintenance on processing or high-speed packaging equipment, pressure switches, Programmable Logistics Controls (PLC’s), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), and much more. They may also be expected to perform preventative maintenance on a facility’s electrical systems, and conduct inspections on equipment.

Qualifications for Maintenance Jobs

What qualifications are required for a maintenance job varies by each company and each position. Typically, a certain level of maintenance certifications or education is preferred such as an AAS in Maintenance, Electronics, Engineering  or BS in Electrical Engineering. Prior experience in similar maintenance jobs in manufacturing may also be preferred or required.

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Other Industries We Serve

Besides maintenance jobs in Chicago, we also help match employers and candidates in the following supply chain and manufacturing fields:

Supply Chain Professionals

Supply chain professionals play an important role in the global economy. This industry has changed significantly in the last several years thanks to new technology and innovation. Salaries are often great, with the average entry level salary being $70,000. Some examples of job titles JSK Recruiting is regularly looking for include  Planners, Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, and Directors in the fields of demand, forecasting, scheduling, inventory, and supply chain.

Some of the tasks supply chain professionals might be responsible for include: 

  • Analyzing data from capacity planning, scheduling, and shipping to finding bottlenecks and other issues
  • Maintaining supply chain inventory and records
  • Finding cost-effective solutions for processes in the supply chain
  • Working with other departments and partners to resolve issues as they come up
  • Ensuring supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards

Purchasing Professionals

Sometimes called procurement professionals, purchasing professionals do more than just buy goods and services for their business. They do so in a way that produces the most value for the company at the lowest risk. In order to do this, they must understand the needs of the organization and the supply chain, identify, source and vet providers, and negotiate pricing. Purchasing is another great career path for those looking to make a good income, since many purchasing professionals make a minimum of $70,000 per year. JSK Recruiting is often looking for Buyers, Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, and Directors to work in buying, sourcing, and purchasing.

Some responsibilities of purchasing professionals include:

  • Reviewing the quality, reliability, and spend-trends of existing suppliers
  • Recommending and making decisions on new suppliers
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Building and managing supplier relationships
  • Identifying ways to save money in procurement

Manufacturing Professionals

The manufacturing industry is one of the most important sectors of the US and global economy. There’s an incredible opportunity for career growth for those who work in manufacturing. Many positions can expect to pay more than $100,000 per year, with an even higher salary as you gain more experience. A few positions we often hire for include Supervisors, Managers, Superintendents, and Directors in the areas of plant, manufacturing, shift, sanitation, production, and operations.

A few examples of duties and responsibilities for manufacturing professionals include:

  • Developing plans to help operations run smoothly
  • Run Continuous improvement projects using lean or six-sigma methodologies 
  • Creating and managing budgets
  • Collecting and reviewing data to reduce inefficiencies and waste
  • Implementing OSHA compliance programs for the facility

Distribution Professionals

Distribution is a vital part of the supply chain. Professionals in this industry connect manufacturing companies with other manufacturers, contractors, retailers, and even consumers. The typical salary for those starting out is at least $65,000 and can go all the way up to $250,000 for Directors. We are often looking for Supervisors, Analysts, Managers, and Directors in transportation, distribution, operations, warehousing, and logistics.

Some responsibilities distribution professionals may have include:

  • Coordinating with vendors and suppliers to ensure that orders are delivered on time
  • Scheduling deliveries of products to retail outlets and/or customer warehouses
  • Consulting with customers regarding product selection and shipment scheduling
  • Identifying market trends to determine which products are likely to be successful in the future

Why Search for Maintenance Jobs in Chicago Using JSK Recruiting

When you are searching for a “maintenance job near me,” you have a lot of options available to you. The two most popular options people go with is searching on their own or using an impersonal career search engine. But searching this way will only find you open positions – not open positions that will be a good fit for you. That’s because you don’t have someone getting to know the company in addition to getting to know you. Because of this, the best way to get your ideal maintenance job in Illinois is to work with JSK Recruiting. We strive to ensure that the hiring company and the job candidate reach a mutually beneficial agreement.  We find the right fit, every time!

When you’re looking for a job in the supply chain or manufacturing industry, JSK Recruiting is the best place to come. We know exactly what you’re looking for because this is exclusively what we specialize and where we work. We also provide thorough screening on both sides of the coin. We always visit workplaces to ensure that they prioritize the employee experience the way that employees deserve. In addition, our candidate screening process is comprehensive, diving into backgrounds to ensure that the personality and experience is the right fit for the company we might be matching them with. We know that finding a Chicago maintenance career can be a long and stressful process. Your JSK recruiter is available whenever you need them to let you know how your journey to find a “maintenance job near me” is going.

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To learn more about how we can help you, reach out to us today. You can expect a fast response from a knowledgeable recruiting specialist.