Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift) in Rockford, IL at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 5/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to be part of a passionate and hard-working team?  Are you eager and have the drive to help us move our business forward?


If so, then look no further.  Join our Thomson Linear team.  We are an established and growing manufacturing facility in Marengo, IL with flexible hours and shift premium.


As a Maintenance Technician II at Thomson your focus will be to:

  • Assists with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions.
  • Creates, schedules, and follow up maintenance assignments, breakdown work orders, Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PDM) work orders in CMMS (MP2).
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance on equipment as required by PM program within the guidelines of ISO standards and electrical standards.
  • Work independently in troubleshooting and repair problems with Programmable Logic Controllers and related components when required.
  • Maintain required documentation and files for equipment.  This should include all prints and detailed information needed to document that equipment is properly maintained.
  • Maintain the parts and material replenishment process for equipment repair in order to reduce/minimize down time of production.


About Thomson


Thomson has been a leader in the mechanical motion technology industry, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products highlighted by globally trusted brand names and innovative technologies. In short, we help our customers build better machines to improve lives. 


At the core of our success has always been smart, creative and determined people, coming together from diverse backgrounds with tremendous experience and unique abilities. Today, this rings true more than ever for our 1,300+ employees at facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. Our corporate strategy requires that we recruit and develop only the finest people to guide and sustain our business’ long-term growth. In return, Thomson offers a challenging, yet fun, work environment and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals.


We invite you to explore the opportunity of advancing your career with Thomson. For more information about us, visit

Job Requirements

Thomson Linear is seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician to perform mid to expert level mechanical, electrical, and systems troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance on equipment in accordance with manufacturer's manuals, diagrams, sketches, etc.  Candidate will need to have the ability to multi-task, manage projects, and work independently in a fast-paced work environment.  



  • Be able to read, interpret, and modify electrical prints and schematics and document all self-created changes.
  • General understanding and hands on experience with explosion proof and intrinsically safe work environments. Knowledge of applicable NEC and NFPA codes.
  • Proficiency in electrical installations with conduit and wiring practices
  • Experience using sensing and control devices. Proximity switches, through beam sensors, laser distance sensors)
  • Experience using both DC and AC motors, VG drives and Servo Controlled Systems.
  • Support and follow the Lock Out / Tag out program.
  • Must fully understand and adhere to the ARC Flash and electrical shock prevention.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred.
  • Three-Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must successfully complete a blueprint reading course.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively to associates of the organization.
  • Experience in the use and care of a variety of tools, equipment, and machines are essential. 
  • Working knowledge of all the construction trades is required, including electrical wiring, electronic controls, troubleshooting of PLC’s, machining, plumbing, hydraulics, and pneumatic systems.