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Industrial Maintenance Technician Job

DATE: Mar 5, 2023

LOCATION: Libertyville, Illinois, United States, 60048

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Libertyville, Illinois 
Relocation offered:  
Employment status: Full-Time 
Non-compete: [[req_noncompete]] 

Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

What does it mean to work at MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries? 

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, and many more. 
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 

Primary Duty:

Position will provide shift support for all electrical/mechanical problems that might arise with equipment/facilities as well as completing all predictive and preventative maintenance work.  This position would also be responsible for all machine management and maintenance across the fabrication department and would lead special projects to both equipment/facilities and systems development.


Working Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safe work practices and procedures. Wear all prescribed personal protective equipment. Ensure all proper lockout/tag out procedures are followed.
  • Provide shift support for all electrical/mechanical and technical problems
  • Install, maintain, remove, troubleshoot, and diagnose a wide variety of electrical/mechanical equipment and components used in manufacturing process.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains a variety of production machinery and equipment including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and parts.
  • Installs, modifies, and relocates machinery and equipment and performs fabrication, welding, mechanical, electrical, electronics, plumbing, carpentry, or other maintenance skills.
  • Repairs and modifies buildings and plant systems as required.
  • Troubleshooting and repair of components such as rolls, shafts, bearings, drive belts, drive chains and gear boxes utilizing basic mechanic’s hand and power tools
  • Troubleshooting and repair of pumps, valves, and piping systems to include installation of coper pipes or PVC pipes.
  • Reads and interprets manuals, schematics, blueprints, drawings, and other written installation and repair instructions Identify and complete predictive and preventative maintenance work and weekly mechanical press inspections
    • Machinery includes NC Turret Presses, Waterjet, Press Brakes, Routers, Welders, Drill Presses, and hand power tools.
  • Manage backlog of work orders.
  • Maintain Maintenance Area tools and equipment.
    • Maintain and organize all toolboxes, workspaces, and maintenance specific equipment.
  • Perform other duties as required to maintain or improve plant reliability.
  • Conduct daily safety risk assessments on routine and non-routine job tasks.
  • Lead systems development work such as standard work, training, and housekeeping initiatives throughout the plant.


Education and Experience:

  • 3+ Years of Mechanical experience in an industrial environment.
  • Machining and fabrication experience.
  • High level experience troubleshooting manufacturing equipment.
  • Welding, machining, and fabrication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with conveyors, mechanical drive systems (gearboxes, sheaves, pulleys, belts, bearings, sprockets, and chains), pumps, hydraulics, and pneumatics.
  • Ability to perform precision tasks including alignments using lasers, dial indicators, etc.


Why should you join MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Libertyville IL)

MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI), is one of twelve AWI plants in North America. Our Libertyville plant in northern Illinois is located 1 hour northwest of Chicago, and 1 hour south of Milwaukee, WI. It is also a short, 7 mile drive to beautiful Lake Michigan.  Visit Libertyville’s historic downtown shopping and dining district, with nearly 100 restaurants, cafes and pubs. Stop by the Dunn Museum. Take your friends and family to the Libertyville Sports Complex. Check out their calendar of events for festivals, wine tastings, community bike rides, classic car shows and other activities that are hosted year-round.  Libertyville provides a hometown feel, while being close to the 3rd and 31st largest cities in the US!



MRK Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries, is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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