Welch Packaging
  • Bridgeview, IL, USA
  • 22-33 starting
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

In addition to a competitive wage, we offer competitive benefits package that includes a 50% match 401K up to 8% of your contributions, wellness incentives, contributions to your health savings account up to $700, 100% coverage on preventative care benefits including prescription medicines, medical, dental, vision, life and supplement life insurances.

Welch Packaging is a corrugated converting / box manufacturer that is seeking qualified candidates for a Machine Maintenance Technician to join our team in Bridgeview, IL. This position is for 1st shift. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growth-oriented organization where you'll work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment as a valued member of our Operations team.

1st shift hours: Tues-Fri 4am - 2:30pm and potential overtime Monday and/or Saturday


  • Execute a plan of continued improvement of machine safety and general housekeeping
  • Work with crews to complete all preventative maintenance
  • Work with machine operator to troubleshoot and determine root cause of mechanical issues
  • Respond quickly to maintenance requests and prioritize effectively
  • Work hand in hand with Maintenance Manager to resolve any "accident waiting to happen" forms
  • Work as a team to maintain organization and inventory of maintenance shop and tools

*Duties may vary depending on location


  • Responsible for maintaining company-owned machinery and equipment in proper working orders
  • Responsible for taking control of breakdowns
  • Responsible for facility and building maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3-5+ years of industrial maintenance 480V, 3-phase or equivalent such as automotive mechanic with willingness / ability to learn
  • Electrical certification preferred**
  • Corrugated packaging industry a plus**
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical machinery
  • Ability to use shop tools and equipment, drill press, shop grinders, welders, oxy-acetylene torch
  • Self-motivated and able to work from instructions
  • A good understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • A strong trouble shooting and problem solving ability with practical, mechanical & electrical aptitude
  • Must be able to read and interpret both electrical schematics and mechanical drawings

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

About Welch Packaging:

Headquartered in Elkhart, IN, Welch Packaging was started in 1985 with four employees. Since then, Welch has become one of the most dynamic independent packaging companies in the United States. Welch now has multiple sheet plants throughout the Midwest with over one thousand employees.

With customers at the core of our business philosophy, we have a service discipline that makes us easy to do business with. Through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit Welch Packaging continues to be a leader in custom packaging solutions.

Welch encourages associates to serve in a variety of civic and charitable organizations. The "Welch Way" involves giving back to our communities. On an annual basis, Welch Packaging contributes to a variety of charities and higher education in the communities in which we serve.

At Welch Packaging, we believe in building boxes, but we don't believe in putting our associates into them! Welch hires people who fit our business culture -- people with integrity, a commitment to customer service and a passion for success -- and we teach them the packaging business through a comprehensive individualized training and placement program. Welch looks for life-long learners committed to making a difference in the world through their work. Come grow with us!

Interested candidates with strong work ethic, customer focus, and initiative to succeed in a fast paced environment are encouraged to apply! All candidates for this position are subject to an authorized background check and drug screen. The candidate must pass both to become a Welch Packaging Team Member.

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