Maintenance Mechanic - Aurora, IL

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Career opportunity

 The Maintenance Technician maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, welding and machining a plus. Applies knowledge of electrical/electronics and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. Provides skilled mechanical and electrical/electronic support to all areas of manufacturing for the plant.

How you will impact WestRock:

 Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls, numeral controls, power supplies, drives, gauges and test equipment. 

  Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.

 Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.

 Advises operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.

  Informs appropriate management and line mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved. 

 Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.

  Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.

 Assists maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting.  Assists and trains other maintenance and/or other technical level employees. 

 Performs other duties as required.

What you need to succeed:

Proven experience in the mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields are required and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas.

A thorough knowledge of electrical/ electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.

 Computer experience/operation and PLC required.

 High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required.

Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.

 Must be highly safety conscious.

High school diploma or its equivalent required.

 Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field is required.

Ability to work off shifts.

What we offer:

             Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

              Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

             An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential for advancement

              A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers   and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans

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