Maintenance Mechanic

Do you have a strong work ethic and the desire to join an organization that invests in its people through cross-training and development? ClarkDietrich fosters a work-life balance and offers competitive compensation and benefits. Join the ClarkDietrich team by applying to the Maintenance Mechanic position at our Rochelle, IL location.


  • The overall role of a Mechanic is to ensure that all machines and equipment in the facility are working properly and safe to operate.

  • They perform preventative maintenance on all equipment to minimize machine down time.


  • Ensure that all machines and equipment in the facility are working properly and safe to operate.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair the equipment.

  • Must be able to build gearboxes

  • Must be able to have the knowledge of each part to be able to communicate with the supplier.

  • Responsible for keeping the down time for each machine to a minimal and perform preventative maintenance on all equipment and tools.

  • May be responsible for ordering the parts that are necessary for each machine to operate if a purchase is necessary.


  • Must have their own tools.

  • Must have knowledge in electrical install, troubleshooting, hydraulics, and pneumatics.

  • Must be able to operate Lathe machine, End Mill Machine, Drill Press, Surface Grinders, Grinders, Sanders, Hand Tools, CNC Machines, Cutting Torch, Welding Machines and Brake Presses.

  • Able to work with people, strong work ethic, must be capable of multi-tasking in a fast paced environment, strong communication skills, must be able to read and write and be able to stay focused.


  • At least 5 years of experience in an environment with high tech machines.

  • Prior manufacturing experience preferred.

  • High school/GED or Trade school in machines.


  • Basic mathematical skills, addition, subtraction, multiplication and converting fractions into decimals.

  • Must be able to use and read a tape measure, caliper, and micrometer, dial bore gauge, and various other precision measurement equipment.


  • Lifting-Up to 50 pounds

  • Standing-8 or more hours per day

  • Walking-Off and on, 4-6 hours per day

  • Body Positions-Sitting, Standing, Walking

  • Grasping-Both hands, up to 8 hours per day

  • Sitting-None

  • Pushing Effort-Occasionally

  • Pulling-Occasionally

  • Climbing- Occasionally

  • Climb up and down stairs- Occasionally

  • Kneeling- Occasionally

  • Stooping- Occasionally

  • Bending- Occasionally


  • Manufacturing facility - exposed to heat and cold

  • Personal Protective Equipment required at all times

  • Controlled Noise exposure

  • Activity level is high - continuous movement


  • Tiered wage system, where promotions are based on ability

  • Full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and Life Insurance)

  • Monthly Bonus

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Vacation

  • Perfect Attendance Award

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Professional Certification Reimbursement Program

  • Community Service Day


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