Schuman Cheese

Maintenance Technician

General Information
Location  2589 Technology Drive
Elgin, IL 60124
United States

Primary Purpose:

Maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.  This position reports to the Maintenance Manager. 

 2nd and 3rd shift openings


  • (The responsibilities listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned)
  • Conduct work with Schuman Cheese Mission and Values in mind; working with Commitment, Honesty and Integrity, Pride, be Adaptable and Innovative.
  • Ability to interface and troubleshoot controls
  • Ability to troubleshoot diagnose and repair problems
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical circuits (12, 24,110 and 480 volts)
  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance procedures
  • Understand machines – ability to read manuals and apply information to working problems
  • Conduct all job related duties as directed by supervision
  • Respond to all breakdowns quickly and perform repairs safely and correctly while performing quality work
  • Maintain tools in acceptable working condition
  • Understand all plant GMP’s
  • Participate and support the SQF program and assist in the development of the system
  • Willing to work weekends and flexible hours as required

Education, Qualities and Skills Required:

  • High school diploma-minimum, Associate Degree preferred
  • Knowledge in HACCP, GMP, SQF and USDA regulations is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills paying special attention to details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand and apply standard operating procedures
  • Some welding and fabricating experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to contribute to a team environment
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Strong mechanical aptitude


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Ability to work repetitiously
  • Ability to stand for long periods at a time
  • Able to work inside a freezer or cooler and in cheese processing environment temperatures (48 – 52 degrees F.)