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1st Shift Maintenance Technician at ROCKWOOL

1st Shift Maintenance Technician

ROCKWOOL Chicago, IL Full-Time
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Position: 1st Shift Maintenance Technician

Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living. ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production. While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge.

Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life. Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Rockfon is part of the ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced acoustic ceilings and wall solutions to create beautiful, comfortable spaces.

Job Purpose & Scope

Support production and other departments by troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, upgrading, and building machinery as directed by preventative maintenance(PM) plans, work orders, and calls.  Continuously improve methods, techniques, machinery, and other as needed to positively impact the organization.

What you have:

  • 5-10 years of Maintenance experience.

  • Previous experience with Continuous Improvement within a Manufacturing environment.

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Certificate in Electrical/Maintenance/Hydraulic troubleshooting preferred.

  • Previous experience with PLC preferred.


This Is What We Offer

Join a rapidly growing stable organization that offers a range of career development opportunities with a comprehensive salary and benefits package.


At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who comes into contact with our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint. Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses.

With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore. We encourage you to join our team

Key Responsibilities & Job Content

  • Execute work for PM’s, work orders, & calls in a timely manner with a high level of quality

  • Troubleshoot & repair issues on and off production machinery, with the ability to teach others effective practices for the same.

  • Setup and operate Torches, Welders, Drill Presses, Parts Cleaning, Band Saws, Forklifts, Jib Hoists/Cranes, High Lifts, Rigging, and others as needed for maintenance.  Also, use a variety of standard maintenance hand tools as required.

  • Must be proficient in PLC’s, hydraulics, pneumatics, power transmission, and electrical supply and logic.  This includes up to 480V systems.  Also, must be able to learn new concepts related as they emerge.

  • Very beneficial to have experience in controls, variable speed drives, servo drives, encders, vision systems, state of the art packaging and robotics, along with the ability to document control circuits.

  • Machinery setup experience also a plus.

  • Machinery Types: Primarily Roll Formers, Stamping Equipment, Sheet Metal Fabrication Equipment, along with others as required.

  • Effective communication via electronic methods a must, and past use of CMMS systems(Ultimo) a plus.

  • Layout, move, align, level, anchor, and grout machinery.

  • Fabricate, fit, and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify machinery using machine tools and hand tools.

  • Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating & installing new machinery.  Provide feedback when necessary.

  • Conduct test runs with completed machinery to ensure meeting specifications, adjusting as necessary.

  • Engage in continuous improvement and engineering projects inside and outside maintenance

  • Execute procurement orders and receive as directed by supervisor

  • Work with outside contractors as directed by supervisor

  • Provide feedback on needed improvements in machinery, processes, tools (computer and otherwise), drawings, etc.

  • Occasional facilities support as needed in HVAC, Mechanical, etc.

  • Must have basic math skills including arithmetic, measurement, and layout.

  • Help maintain a clean, safe and efficient workplace via standard industrial 5S and other practices governed by company and government policies.  Also, participate in safety committees and activities as directed.

  • Other duties as assigned that are within the capability of the employee

  • Must provide own hand tools

  • Job requires standing much of the time and the ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must have availability to work overtime when necessary.

Recommended skills

Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Perform Repair
Preventive Maintenance
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