United States, St. Louis, MO, Laundry & Home Care

Maintenance Operator


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  • The Maintenance Operator provides leadership & direction to crew members to optimize business results and improve skills; plans for and allocates resources and implements systems including changeovers, and operating, maintaining & troubleshooting high speed packaging/processing equipment. Safety is a fundamental aspect of the role and is part of everyone’s responsibility.
  • Facilitate problem solving and provide direction, technical training and support to other technicians on the line to improve results; perform equipment maintenance including grease/lube, monitor, maintain, and replace key parts and equipment and direct work activities associated with preventative maintenance to ensure equipment is in peak operating condition.
  • Analyze and determine proper corrective action to resolve mechanical/electrical problems on any department equipment; troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair machinery, modify existing and install new equipment.


  • A minimum five years of satisfactory experience in high-speed packaging maintenance (mechanical) or equivalent of five years of combine technical school and industrial experience and troubleshooting experience.
  • Basic capabilities in the use of test equipment, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills Must be able to wear a respirator and other PPE as required; must pass pulmonary function test.
  • Corrective vision and be able to pass the fork truck and elevator-platform lifts certification test.
  • Must read and interpret schematics and drawings.
  • Must weld, helliarc, arc, and use a gas torch.
  • Must grasp and lift 40 lbs. from floor to waist and carry up to 100 yards, possibly up or down stairs through shift.
  • Must be able to stand and/or walk 100% of shift and work on back, overhead, kneel, bend, or push/pull on wrenches (500 ft. lbs. torque) during shift.
  • These are union roles and/or are off-shift openings.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: req9147
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067