Industrial Maintenance Reliability Technician 1

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Cary, IL, US, 60013

Company: Aptar Group

Who we are

At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.


Every day, Aptar creates "a-ha moments" for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.


We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 14,000 dedicated employees in some 20 countries.


You should work here because we:

  • Attract and develop high performing people.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.
  • Invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.

Contribute to the communities where we reside.

What's new with Aptar
We have an exciting position open in Cary, IL:  Industrail Maintenance Reliability Technician (IMRT).  This position will be based in Cary and will be responsible achieving the highest level of reliability for plant manufacturing equipment through performing tasks required to maintain equipment in “Like New” condition and minimize downtime. 
This is how your journey begins

  • Executes the reliability and maintenance program to ensure efficiency, quality, and service at a top quartile performance.
  • Helps develop and lead a work management program that maximizes the efficiency of maintenance and technical personnel.
  • Utilize RCM (Reliability-Centered Maintenance) practices to execute preventative and predictive tasks.
  • Conduct RCFA/FMEA (Root Cause Failure Analysis / Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) to assist in the transformation of maintenance from reactive to proactive performance.
  • Implement and sustain maintenance processes including spare parts, CMMS/SAP, and TPM.
  • Follow and support the scheduling and planning functions working towards a 90% or greater “planned work vs. reactive work”.
  • Follow and develop site maintenance policies and practices related to employees.
  • Work closely and collaborate with Engineering, Tool Room, Tool Crib, Mechanics, Technicians, Scheduling and Planning, Finance, and Operations.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical, electronic, pneumatic and mechanical components of high-speed production equipment. 
  • Repairs or rebuilds spare parts for production equipment.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements and spare parts.
  • Upgrades electrical and electronic controls on production equipment, including design, fabrication, installation, and programming.
  • Overhauls machinery to original operating condition and works with Engineering team in the design of new equipment.
  • Assists with the upgrades to current equipment.
  • Assembles, installs, and debugs machinery.
  • Supplies detailed purchasing requests for necessary repair parts and engineering projects.
  • Designs, builds, and/or supports test and training equipment for electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic devices.
  • Writes operational and troubleshooting manuals for devices.
  • Develops training programs and training materials.
  • Assists with and/or administers training to existing production mechanics in all areas of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic troubleshooting and repair.
  • Uses maintenance management software and computer to define PM requirements for production.
  • Initializes and is involved with SMED events to increase machine efficiency.
  • Must be willing and able to be “on call” as needed.
  • May be required to travel for training or gain knowledge of different technologies to support maintenance reliability.
  • Involved with leading or supporting projects.
  • Documenting and record keeping of reliability maintenance data.
  • Use of SAP or equivalent to keep track of actions and inventory.
  • Communicates (orally and written) in a positive and effective manner with others. Able to listen and accept constructive criticism.


What you will bring on the journey


  • Must possess high school diploma or GED.
  • Technical degree / certificate or military equivalent.



  • Must have working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems


Required Skills

  • Must be able to pass Aptar approved testing.
  • Must be able to read, understand, and troubleshoot electrical schematics, blueprint drawings, PLC, RLL, and create PLC programs (e.g. Siemens, Allen Bradley).
  • Working robotic knowledge.
  • Must be able to use a DMM for electrical troubleshooting and potential energy verification.
  • Must be able to lift up to 80 pounds occasionally throughout the shift, 1 to 2 times every 4 hours.  Lifts 30% and reaches above shoulder 20% of shift.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift, bend, crawl, and stoop continuously throughout the shift.  Bends ~30%; stands ~50% and walks ~50% of shift.
  • Must have good vision in order to perform visual inspection duties.
  • Must be able to hear warning signals and verbal alerts to avoid injury during manufacturing process.
  • Must have a good sense of smell to be able sense differences or issues with the machinery or area.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team, have high energy level and be able to work well under pressure.
  • Must be able to discern shades of color and color differences relating to machine/electrical components used in the manufacturing process.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English in order to communicate and understand relevant information relating to quality and production issues.
  • Must be willing and able to drive a forklift.
  • Must possess basic math skills.
  • Must possess basic PC skills.

What we offer:

  • An exciting, diverse and value based working environment
  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan
  • Innovative benefits plan, which includes 401k plan, vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pet insurance, wellness plan, and generous paid maternity/paternity leave.
    Be You.  Be Aptar
    Aptar is an equal employment opportunities employer.  We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, rage, religion or belief.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago