Press Maintenance Mechanic/Planner

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Requisition ID
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Caraustar Industries, Inc., an industry leader in paperboard products, seeks an experienced Off-set PressMaintenance Mechanic/Planner to join our thriving team. This role will help Responsible for performing skilled mechanical maintenance work in a fast-paced environment-- including repair, inspection, modification and improvement of Finishing equipment at our Chicago-based folding carton plant, enabling efficient production and a safe work environment. In this position, you will have the benefit of working for a growing, family oriented organization with long tenured employees.  We maintain a stellar reputation in the industry and are enjoying rapid growth. This is an exciting opportunity that will provide ample opportunity for advancement as you learn more of our organization and industry.

To the Off-set Press Maintenance Mechanic/Planner, we offer: 
- Full medical, dental, and vision coverage
- 401(k) with company match
- Vacation and Personal time
- Training that will position you for advancement, including continuous education and precision assembly from Reliability Solutions
- Non-traditional work schedule, including 3 and 4 day work weeks
Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. We aim to be a socially responsible corporation, and remain committed to environmentally sound practices while providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets: tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products. For more about us, please visit our website at 


Duties and Responsibilities of Off-set Press Maintenance Mechanic/Planner will include:
- Responsible for performing skilled mechanical maintenance work in a fast-paced environment-- including repair, inspection, modification and improvement of Finishing equipment
- Examine machines and mechanical equipment to diagnose source of trouble, dismantling and replacing parts as necessary
- Assist with the inventory of replacement parts
- Perform preventative maintenance on machining
- Provide support to production personnel by answering breakdown assistance calls
- Follow department and company policies, procedures, and safety rules
- Reports all food safety and quality problems to the Quality Team
- May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned


Qualifications for Off-set Press Maintenance Mechanic/Planner include:
- 5 -10 years of Maintenance Mechanic/Supervisory and/or Planner experience working on off-set printing presses repairs.
- High School diploma. Mechanical/Electrical Training Certification or equivalent work experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
- Experience in precision assembly is a plus
- Experience with laser alignment
- Knowledge in lubrication
- Understanding in long term reliability
- Knowledge of lean manufacturing and safety best practices is highly advantageous
- Proficient in working with various hand and power tools
- Ability to operate a forklift truck is a plus
- Capability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to lift 50lbs., bend, kneel, and otherwise preform all other physical requirements related to machinery repair


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