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Senior Electrical Engineer

Signode Industrial Group Glenview, IL
  • Expired: 2 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Signode Industrial Group has an opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Technician to work in our Glenview, IL facility. The successful candidate must have a “safety-first” mindset, be a self-motivated partner supporting production operations, be committed to producing quality products and drive continuous improvement throughout the organization. Primary responsibilities include machine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and improvement of complex plastics processing and ancillary equipment. The candidate will be required to perform root cause analysis, expediently develop and implement solutions and strive to increase equipment reliability, efficiency and effectiveness. Our ideal candidate ensures that the facility and equipment are maintained at the highest level and runs efficiently; will coordinate and implement preventive maintenance activities; provides guidance to peers to ensure optimum production, quality and safety while minimizing cost, energy usage and waste in accordance with corporate policies and health and safety regulations.


  • Thorough understanding of general and maintenance safe work practices such as LOTO, Hot Work, Electrical Safety, PPE etc.

  • Strong electrical and mechanical knowledge to perform maintenance tasks involving AC/DC control circuits, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, lubrication, welding, plumbing, hand tool and shop practices, blueprint reading.

  • Contributes to and utilizes the preventive maintenance program to minimize unplanned downtime.

  • Initiates production equipment modifications that increase productivity and reduce waste. Typical machinery includes, but is not limited to: extruders, sheet handling equipment, rotary slitters, winders, pneumatic conveyors, belt conveyors, chillers, towers and other Production Support Equipment.

  • Analyzes mechanical and operational problems with equipment, plans and takes corrective action. Makes necessary corrections and running adjustments to maximize safe production and product quality.

  • Supports and provides leadership with plant and facility maintenance needs critical to maintaining production and delivery commitments.

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

  • Read, interpret, troubleshoot and perform circuit assembly from schematic diagrams.

  • Diagnose failures in a timely manner and provide integrated solutions to prevent re-occurrence.


  • Diagnose and evaluate equipment needs, develop integrated solutions in a timely manner to avoid re-occurrence.

  • Install and/or modify equipment working from detailed engineering documentation.

  • Develop and implement modifications and equipment improvements based on input and operational observations.


  • Knowledgeable in electrical distribution and machine controls ranging from 24 to 480 volts AC/DC. Able to read, interpret and troubleshoot using schematic diagrams.

  • Have a working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers, Variable Frequency Drives, analog and digital dc drives, Robotics and automated conveyor systems.

  • Be able to diagnose electrical failures in a timely manner and provide solutions to avoid reoccurrence.

  • Ability to diagnose and implement solutions to equipment issues that are electrical in nature. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: participating in safety and continuous improvements teams, performing regular equipment checks, using shop equipment and tools (drill press, cut-off saw, arbor press, hydraulic press, wrenches, chisels, grinders, etc.), precision measuring tools and other hand tools.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum five years of industrial maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, plastics background preferred.

  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Solid computer skills with ability to input/export information into a CMMS.

  • Experience in plastic extrusion a plus.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and related military or industrial training. Industrial maintenance degree preferred.

  • Ability to work 12- hour shifts, from 6:00 –6:00, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Extended work hours may occasionally be required.

  • The position requires standing, lifting of up to 50 pounds, climbing steps and ladders and working in a production environment. Conditions include high noise levels, temperature variations and some odor. Use of company-provided PPE is required.

Signode Industrial Group

Why Work Here?

Signode Industrial Group: Our Brands Are Trusted Around the Globe

As a $2.4 billion dollar global company that’s an industry leader, we offer opportunities that take you places. We are headquartered in Glenview, Illinois and have nearly 7,000 employees and 88 manufacturing facilities across six continents. From operations and manufacturing experts to sales and marketing pros, we always are on the lookout for top talent. What’s more, our business of industrial bulk packaging exists to help other companies do business. Any company that packs and transports goods via commercial trucks, railcars, ships or airfreight knows our brands. Our company’s heritage goes back more than 100 years. Our products are sold around the world in developed and emerging markets under well-known and trusted brand names, including Signode, Strapex, Orgapack, Angleboard, Fleetwood and Mima Systems. Our employees work with these core values in mind: Integrity – All suppliers and customers are treated with honesty and transparency. Respect – Our diverse work force across many countries represents many different cultures, languages and experiences. Our employees embrace the richness of those differences. Trust – We trust that our colleagues operate with professional standards and the best interest of the company at all times. Shared Risk – We work as a team, sharing responsibility for outcomes of decisions, including those that require taking risks and encouraging new ideas. Simplicity – We encourage employees to stay focused on the essential core of any business opportunity, challenge or issue. Comprehensive Benefits Along with many opportunities for career growth, Signode Industrial Group provides a comprehensive benefits package. Specific benefits vary worldwide and are based on regional needs, but below are some common features of the U.S. benefit program. Medical and dental benefits 401(k) retirement savings program Paid vacation and holidays Life Insurance Educational assistance Employee assistance program Signode Industrial Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Glenview, IL