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Compass Minerals America Inc. Maitnenance Mechanic in Chicago, Illinois


The pay for this position is based on experience. Mechanic A $35/hr and Mechanic B $27/hr

Candidates MUST have experience in maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting critical equipment in a manufacturing plant environment. (See full requirements below)

We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential!

At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.

With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 27 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be there best.

Summary: This position will provide maintenance support to the Chicago location including but not limited to inspections, predictive and preventative maintenance and repairs. This role works alongside management, operators, contractors and other staff, as well as works independently on projects. This role supports a 24 hour, 5-7 days-a-week operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Performs varied mechanical duties such as dismantling, rigging, repairing and installing pulleys, power shafts, hoists, conveyers and other facility equipment.

Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures and OSHA guidelines.

Installs and/or changes the layout of equipment in the facility.

Uses blueprints and reference journals in conformance with applicable codes and safe operating practices

Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment and plans for and takes corrective action

Reviews work planning schedule and makes repairs, changes or upgrades in a manner as to correspond with and/or minimize production down time.

Tests equipment for proper operation after repairs, changeovers or excessive down time.

Instructs and/or directs the actions of other maintenance personnel as assigned.

Operates lathe & drill press in situations where precision tolerances are critical.

Repairs conveyor belts utilizing appropriate splicing processes.

Performs layout and fabrication work.

Performs civil construction work relating to machine and equipment foundations


Qualifications: Must be able to demonstrate the ability to trouble shoot, repair or replace equipment. Retain a high degree of physical stamina for extended hours. Must possess the minimum tool list requirements within two weeks of employment. Must be able to operate machinery and heavy equipment. Have the ability to work overtime, holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts.

Education and Experience : High School diploma or equivalent is required. 3 years of maintenance experience in an industrial environment. Maintenance. Experience and knowledge of PLC systems preferred.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be PC proficient and possess the ability to quickly master skills required to function.

Essential Job Functions : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb ladders and/or stairs; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Compass Minerals strictly prohibits discrimination against employees, contractors or others that conduct business with the Company on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), age, military status, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If interested and qualified, please apply online at

Job: Craftworker

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Work Locations: Chicago, IL USA 9200 S. Ewing Avenue Chicago 60617

Organization: Operations

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Req ID: 2000004K