The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. 

This position is located at our cleaner, greener headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. Saving energy and protecting the environment were key in designing and building our newest facility in Aurora, IL. Opened in the fall of 2009, it’s one of only six industrial buildings in the Tri-State area (IL, IN and WI) to be Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified. Located near a wetland of flora and fauna, we’ve been especially conscious of their ecosystem by building wetland-bottom detention ponds that slow storm water runoff and improve the quality of the water leaving the site. In addition, we offer preferred parking for carpoolers and hybrids, and feature high-efficiency fluorescent light fixtures with motion sensors throughout the offices and warehouse. Other eco-friendly features: • Low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, adhesives, sealants, coatings, carpets and flooring systems were used to eliminate harmful odors and improve the indoor air quality • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures help reduce overall water usage, while high-efficiency HVAC equipment helps reduce energy use To us, sustainability means integrating ecological, social and economic values into everyday life. It’s a continuous effort and it’s something we’ve worked for years to implement and live in all parts of the company.

Maintenance Mechanic - Injection Molding (Night Shift)

Your tasks

Please Note: This is a 12 hour night shift (6 PM - 6 AM) with rotating days. The first month will require training on day shift, and then switching to night shift.


To troubleshoot and maintain all injection molding machines with goal of keeping the production floor running 24/7.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all facets of Injection Molding machines and PET Fiber Extrusion Lines
  • Complete work orders related to machine repairs and/or preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment/machines
  • Reduce downtime of machines to support production demand
  • Design, engineer, and fabricate machine parts as required
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines as scheduled
  • Communicate clearly and in collaboration with Engineering Department
  • Prioritize and complete assignments on time


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Continuous training of machine operators and trainers
  • Change over machines to other products
  • Meet with production leads and supervisors regarding operation of machines
  • 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.
  • 3-5 years of injection molding machine repair experience
  • Prior experience performing preventative Maintenance on machines
  • Experience with Automation a major plus!
  • Mold setup experience
  • Knowledge of auxiliary equipment - hydraulics, mold temperature controllers, hot runner controllers, sprue pickers, robots
  • Able to read mechanical and pneumatic drawings
  • Experience with electrical, process, and pneumatic
  • Mechanical apptitude
  • Basic PLC knowledge and troubleshooting
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to follow instructions as well as provide directions on step by step repair process
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Motivated, organized, eager to learn and possess a positive attitude toward the job
  • Lift objects of various shapes, sizes and weights

How it all began: The Channell Chemical Company started as a manufacturer of waxes and wood polishes, which were sold door to door in the early 1900s. One of the main ingredients in the polish was cedar leaf oil, which led to the product being called “O-Cedar Polish.” As the company expanded, so did the brand awareness of O-Cedar, and the name just stuck! We’ve dedicated our 100-year history to taking the “work” out of housework with a constant focus on innovation. We were the first to produce a self-wringing mop, to market the first angle broom, and to introduce the first spray mop to offer both disposable and machine washable microfiber pads! Plus, each and every one of our products is designed to help you get the job done quickly, easily and with confidence.

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