KIK Custom Products

Maintenance Trainee

Job Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/24/2021 5:36 PM)
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KIK Household


We are KIK!

We create the products and brands that people trust to clean, sanitize, and protect their homes, pools and cars. We are one of North America’s largest independent consumer product manufacturers with 20 North American manufacturing facilities. We also operate globally in Europe, Asia, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We are known by our portfolio of over 40 brands including Spic and Span® and Comet® cleaning products, Clorox® Pool&Spa™ (under license), BioGuard®, and Natural Chemistry® pool chemicals, and Prestone® and Holts® automotive performance chemicals. We are also the #1 producer in North America for store-brand (“private label”) bleach and a leading private label provider of laundry detergent and additives, dishwashing products, general purpose cleaning and other home care products.

Our global team of over 2,500 employees drive our capabilities in product development, product formulation, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, packaging design, brand marketing, project management, quality assurance, compliance, distribution and logistics.

Our organization is constantly evolving and is driven by a set of “One KIK” values – a dedication to following through on commitments in a customer-focused, profit-motivated way; while never compromising on safety, ethics or integrity.


The Maintenance Mechanic Trainee is within our Household division and works at the Chicago, Illinois facility is responsible working alongside a mechanic in setting up, troubleshooting, repairing, changing over, and maintaining the production lines. Our Line Mechanic Trainees are responsible for product quality and employee safety and share responsibility with the Group Leader for operating production lines at top efficiency.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sets up production equipment to run scheduled production
  • Discusses difficulties in operating equipment with machine operators to isolate problems, and then troubleshoots machine to determine cause and repairs required.
  • Must be able to read and follow directions as found in technical manuals as well as be able to document any and all changes they are involved in. so as to refer back to the notes and records a thereby gain understanding as to how to set up lines an adjust machines and conveyors as needed.
  • Performs necessary repairs on equipment to keep it in top running order.
  • Must be able to assist a mechanic in major mechanical overhauls of some packaging equipment
  • Carries out required preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists in determining required design modifications and makes approved modifications to equipment.
  • Performs tasks in accordance with approved procedures and following all safety procedures and gmp's.
  • Provides coverage for mechanics on other shifts, as needed.
  • Must be able to work in a team setting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Thorough understanding of GMP’s
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical functions.
  • Ability to operate electrical testing equipment and machining equipment
  • Utilize hand tools or machines needed for tasks
  • Read drawings of the items to be made or repaired
  • Measure, cut or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision
  • Use arithmetic or shop geometry to figure amounts of material needed, dimensions to be followed and cost of materials
  • Lift and move material and products

A Career with KIK Offers:

KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. KIK does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status in uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.

KIK is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform the essential functions of the job, please contact Human Resources immediately.



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