View Our Website View All Jobs

Maintenance Technician

LIKE NO OTHER COMPANY! Are you passionate about working for a company that cares about you and the community? If you are, Schupan would love to talk to you! Our 50-year formula for success has been simple: to treat our employees and customers as they would wish to be treated. Being family owned and operated gives Schupan the opportunity to appreciate you as an employee but also as a unique individual. We still believe in a family-oriented environment and find when you enjoy the people you work with, the job just seems a little more fun. This position is in the heart of downtown Chicago with an upscale, open, urban office environment.


Maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and/or rebuilds all plant equipment in department as necessary.

Essential Functions (Other duties may be assigned and management retains the discretion to add, delete, or change the duties at any time)

  • Troubleshoots, repairs and rebuilds equipment in department which includes but is not limited to:  balers, conveyors, flooring and pullies
  • Repairs and maintains equipment as it relates to electrical, mechanical and hydraulics by methods such as:  welding, fabricating, torching and painting, etc.
  • Works with the Operations Manager, SIRS maintenance department and/or designee to design, modify, or change equipment to work for specific functions
  • Ensures all monthly preventative maintenance is performed in accordance to ISO quality procedures and work instructions
  • Performs work orders as assigned
  • Uses required PPE protective equipment as required which includes, but is not limited to, proper ear, eye, hand and face protection
  • Complies with all lockout/tagout procedures
  • Performs general and scheduled maintenance on all equipment within the plant
  • Inventories and tracks all parts for in-house equipment
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance
  • Exhibits behaviors that reflect the company core values: Teamwork, Integrity, Tenacity, Compassion & Diversity



Required education and experience

  • High School or G.E.D. required
  • Technical education or training beyond high school highly desired
  • Three to five years of related experience with solid work history
  • Electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic background; welding and torching experience required
  • Preferred education and experience
  • Knowledge of electronics recycling equipment helpful
  • PLC and robotics experience a plus
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic background; welding and torching experience required

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to design and adjust workflows and procedures
  • Ability to work well in group problem solving situations and demonstrate emotional intelligence when dealing with emotional topics and remain open to others’ ideas
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional customer interactions in a high stress environment
  • Ability to respond to employees and customers complaints with respect and consideration
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment
  • Routinely work independently and adapt to frequent delays and unexpected events
  • Ability to read and compose simple instructions and correspondence in the form of emails and memos
  • Ability to display passion and optimism and inspire respect and trust among employees
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to ensure deadlines, daily tasks and projects are completed on time
  • Knowledge of Internet, spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Ability to work Overtime as required; flexibility to work different shifts as required

Physical Demands

  • Routinely required to stand and walk; reach with arms and hands; as well as climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds
  • Routinely exposed to moving and mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold and heat and outside weather
  • Specific vision requirements include color, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file