The Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice role starts off performing the role of Shift Champion supporting the shift with various floor and production related tasks. The second portion of the apprenticeship program supports the Injection Molding & Drill-Fill Assembly Maintenance Mechanic positions learning how to support each of the major areas of Production. 

Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice

Your tasks

Key Responsibilities:     

  • Maintain all facets of Injection Molding, Drill-Fill & Assembly machines and PET Fiber Extrusion Lines
  • Complete work orders related to machine repairs and or preventative maintenance 
  • Understand auxiliary equipment - hydraulics, mold temperature controllers, hot runner controllers, sprue pickers, robots
  • Troubleshoot and repair machines
  • Reduce downtime of machines to support production demand
  • Design, engineer, and fabricate machine parts as required
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines as scheduled


Additional Responsibilities:    

  • Continuous training of machine operators and trainers
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to follow instructions as well as provide directions on step by step repair process
  • Change over machines to other products
  • Meet with production leads and supervisors regarding operation of machines
  • Basic PLC knowledge and troubleshooting
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair production equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance functions and adjustments to equipment
  • Responsible for shop cleanliness, safety and compliance

Our expectations

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required, Associate’s degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of technical job-related experience
  • Experience in the following is a plus:  Electric; Process; Pneumatic; Automation (major plus!)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Assist with trouble shooting equipment
  • Able to read mechanical and pneumatic drawings

It feels great to feel at home. That’s why Freudenberg Household Products is committed to providing ingenious solutions to deliver the clean and comfortable feeling of home. 


For over 100 years, consumers have trusted O-Cedar to provide ingenious solutions that make it easier to get truly clean floors. Today, that century of know-how is built into our range of mops, brooms, household glove and scour products. That same expertise is built into our portfolio of Vileda Professional cleaning solutions made for the most demanding commercial applications, including the healthcare and hospitality industries.  


Freudenberg Household Products is a division of Freudenberg Group headquartered in Weinheim, Germany. FHP is an international leader in household cleaning products that does business in over 80 countries. 


Our Aurora, IL facility is home to our sales, marketing, R&D, and engineering teams as well as our LEED-certified manufacturing and distribution facility. We pride ourselves on manufacturing in the US with recycled plastic materials and providing durable cleaning solutions that minimize the carbon footprint of the company. 

Do you have any questions?

Freudenberg Household Products - Aurora, IL
Melissa Nolan ∙ HR ∙ 2188 Diehl Road ∙ 60502 Aurora
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