KIK Custom Products

Maintenance Mechanic - Midnight

Job Location US-IL-Alsip
Posted Date 4 months ago(8/6/2021 10:20 AM)
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KIK Automotive



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 is within our Automotive division and works at the Prestone Alsip, Illinois facility on the midnight shift and is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling and maintaining the production lines. Our Line Mechanics are responsible for operating production lines at top efficiency while following all safety protocols.



Essential Job Functions

  • Making safety the number one priority and address safety issues promptly, perform lock out tag out and proper use of PPE.
  • Perform routine checks on all equipment and take proper action as required.
  • Must be able to do fabrication of parts, guards, etc. as required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot AC/DC Electrical components (up to 480VAC 3 Phase) including motor starters, PLC logic, switches and sensors found on all assigned equipment using basic test equipment such as multi-meters, amp probes. Laptop computer.
  • Perform mechanical repairs on all production equipment, case machines, trimmers, blow molder, extruder, conveyors, case erectors/packers, palletizers, etc.
  • Capable of troubleshooting, repairing and overhauling equipment within close tolerances.
  • Must be open to working different shifts other than normally scheduled hours.
  • Must be able to work closely with all production personnel.
  • Perform other duties as required and maintain Plant Safety/Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) cleanliness of the shop and housekeeping throughout the entire Plant as needed

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Making safety the number one priority and address safety issues promptly, perform lock out tag out and proper use of PPE.


Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Climbing. Balancing. Stooping. Kneeling. Crouching. Crawling. Reaching. Handling. Feeling. Seeing. Hearing.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Education and exeperience required:

  • High school graduate (or equivalent) with college and/or technical trade schooling.

  • Minimum of 5 years as maintenance technician in a manufacturing environment.

  • Fundamental math skills, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/PLC background (PLC programming knowledge is a plus). NFPA 70E arc flash safety and QEW training. Lock Out Tag Out and Safe Electrical Practice Certificate.

  • Ability to lift and move material and products



Minimum Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to perform good written and oral communication, knowledge of computer software MS Word, Excel, etc. The ability to read and understand electrical schematics and PLC ladder logic; along with hydraulic and pneumatic schematics. Technical/Trade Certification in: Welding, Advanced Machinist Skills, fabrication and blueprint interpretation. Making safety the number one priority in any task assignment; along with an analytical approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to stand, squat, kneel for periods of time and climb ladders. Owns quality tools and proper tool selection/usage for required task. Highly motivated self-starter with good aptitude and positive attitude. Conduct one’s self with integrity and respect to others.



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, martial 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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