Kelly Services Machine Builder - Field Service Tech in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Machine Builder - Field Service Technician

Kelly Engineering Resources has an outstanding contract to hire opportunity for a machine builder/mechanical assembler that can work in the field , where you will work both in house and in the field, travellling to install and service high speed production machinery. In this role, you will join the technical division of a global leader in the container manufacturing industry. This company value safety, team work and rewards individuals with opportunities for growth and cross training. The work environment is of a small close group, where team member wear multiple hats but with the professionalism and resources of a large international company. This is a good opportunity for an entry level candidate with strong mechanical skills to build a career. Pay rate $18.00 -27.00 per hour depending on experience.

Job Scope of the Machine Builder – Field Service: Will work in house to build custom machinery and overhaul/refurbish existing production machinery in support internal global production operations. Will travel anywhere from 10% (spring/summer) in the slow season up to a max of 70% during peak season (fall/winter) in order to install refurbished machinery/production lines or to service equipment that in house staff cannot.

Essential Responsibilities of the Machine Builder – Field Service:

  • Overhaul existing production machinery

  • Tear down/disassemble existing machines, machine hydraulics, machine pneumatics, motors, control systems and parts.

  • Clean/degrease assemblies and parts

  • Fabricate older parts as needed

  • Refurbish assemblies and rebuild machines.

  • Travel to locations in the United States (mainly SE) to install and service machinery and/or production lines.

  • Work with plant staff at installation sites

  • Read blueprints/schematics, work instructions

  • Follow and strictly adhere to plant safety protocols including proper use of forklift, overhead cranes, safety glasses, use of steel/aluminum toed boots, lock out/tag out procedures.

Qualifications of the Successful Machine Builder – Field Service:

  • Minimal requirement: 1-2 year in mechanical rebuild, assembly or refurbishing of mechanical systems

  • Strong mechanical aptitude or experience building large industrial machinery or subsystems such as:

  • Hydraulics, required

  • Pneumatics, required

  • Controls systems, a plus

  • Motors, a plus

  • Complete machinery systems, a plus

  • Any experience with Minster or Bliss machinery a plus.

  • Ability to travel with minimal notice, domestic required.

  • Travel is estimated at 10% during the spring and summer months but can be as much as 70% during the fall/winter.

  • Domestic US

  • Paid travel time

  • Ability to obtain a forklift certification, good driving record required

  • Own tools

  • Strong safety record required

  • Good attitude, willing to be cross trained in machine electrical or vice versa if you have strong machine electrical and would like to learn mechanical.


Competitive hourly pay dependent upon skills:

  • When working In house, overtime is time & a half after 40 hours worked

  • When traveling:

  • Paid travel time including time & a half for Saturday or Sunday Travel

  • Double time pay if installing or servicing customer machines on a Saturday or Sunday

  • Weekly expense reimbursement

For immediate consideration please apply online

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