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Quanex Building Products Maintenance Technician in Winnebago, Illinois


Repair and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment such as motors, pneumatics, tools, conveyor systems and production machines and equipment by performing the following duties:


  • Repairs and reconditions hydraulic/pneumatic systems (airlines, solenoids).

  • Maintains, repairs and modifies extruders, pullers, calibration tables, saws and refrigeration equipment.

  • Repairs and maintains plant water systems.

  • Replaces and repairs electrical equipment/components.

  • Repairs and maintains material systems.

  • Fabricates and welds parts for repairs, retrofits and modifications.

  • Installs plumbing, air and electrical utilities necessary for machine operation.

  • Ensures machine properly functions (voltage, proper operation).

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation to locate causes of trouble.

  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.

  • Repairs or replaces defective parts. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices. Lubricates and cleans parts.

  • Starts devices to test their performance.

  • Sets up and operates drill press, grinder and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

  • Initiates purchase orders for parts and machines.

  • Repairs electrical equipment.

  • Using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), receive work orders, identify faulty equipment, acquire parts and equipment to complete repairs.

  • Participate in daily shift meetings, prioritizing and reviewing work orders to schedule daily work.

  • Acquire new electrical, mechanical, pneumatics and hydraulics knowledge, to allow better positioning for advancement.

  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


  • 5+ years experience.

  • Formal training or OJT with electrical theory and mechanical applications is required.

  • Strong background in PLC, drives, motors and basic electronics

  • Electrical schooling and mechanical experience preferred.

  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills desired.

  • Basic Microsoft Office knowledge and/or computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) knowledge preferred.