Mechanical Helper

Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois

Job Type

Temp to Perm

Branch Number


Hourly Rate

$17.00 - $22.00

Work Hours

Multiple Shifts

Experience Required


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Job Description

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is looking to find driven Mechanical Laborers who can perform planned maintenance and service calls in a timely and professional manner.


  • Perform planned maintenance and service calls properly, and on-call. This may include and is not limited to inspecting, adjusting, lubing or replacing the following: chains and sprockets, pulleys and rollers, motors and gearboxes, belts, belt or chain take-ups, carrying rollers and snubber rollers, sensors and reflectors, regulators, sortation devices, pneumatic brakes, filters and stops, safety switches, frames and guide rails
  • Maintain a professional manner to guarantee a professional image for our company.
  • Perform on-site technical work when required and assist others when necessary. Provide a detailed and complete service report.
  • Accept Jobs as assigned. Once assigned take ownership of the job.
  • Preview calendar, and Job tickets assigned by office in advance before the day of the assignment.
  • Identify what is needed for the job, and make sure you are prepared for the assignment.
  • Communicate back to the office any questions you may have to be prepared for the assignment. Accept new duties and responsibilities when assigned.
  • As needed, provide technical support for customers, technicians, and sub-contractors.
  • Work in-conjunction with other on-site technicians, sub-contractors and other trades.
  • Complete all documentation and get all proper signatures and authorizations required per company policy.
  • Submit parts usage per job, so to maintain accurate truck, CSI warehouse and/or customer inventory levels.

Maintain communication with Project Manager and Sales throughout project, which may include:

  • -equipment resolutions, modifications, shipping errors, etc.

Maintain safety standards/protocols throughout all projects, which will include:

  • -safety training of temporary help.
  • -ensuring other sub-contractors are following safety protocols
  • -obtains all necessary sign off’s that subcontractors have reviewed safety protocols
  • -Coordinate with Customer’s onsite primary point of contact for all installation phases.
  • -Maintain good customer relationship throughout entire project.
  • -Operate fork trucks, scissor lifts, and rental equipment as needed for project installation.
  • -Verify equipment on site matches to Bills of Ladings
  • -Site housekeeping always maintained- verify with customer their specifications

Qualifications & Experience

  • Education and Experience Required:
  • HS Diploma
  • Trade School with Mechanical background, a plus
  • Mechanical Installation 5+ years, not required but a plus
  • Field Service minimum 2 years
  • Welder certification, a plus
  • Certifications / Licenses:
  • Valid drivers license
  • 10 hour OSHA certification, desired
  • Fork Truck certification, desired
  • Technical / Computer Skills:
  • Basic computer knowledge, Microsoft software, AutoCAD viewer
  • Read technical/installation drawings/schematics
  • Operate a meter and tachometer
  • Environmental / Physical Factors:
  • This position works primarily in a typical warehouse and industrial environment.
  • This position requires ability to lift 25 - 75 lbs. individually
  • Able to move 150 lbs in a safe manner
  • Ability to work On Call 24 / 7

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.