Share this Job

Title:  Lead Maintenance Tech

Requisition Id:  22277
Job Function:  Plant/Processing Operations
Career Area:  Operations
Work Location:  Clinton, IL, Bloomington, IL*, Decatur, IL*, Lincoln, IL*

About Us:

At Stericycle, we deliver solutions and drive innovations that protect the environment, people, and public health. This includes working to create a more sustainable, shared future. Our innovative solutions make a difference in people's lives, communities, and our planet by protecting their health and well-being. Change your career. Change your world. Join Stericycle and help protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.

Position Purpose:

Under direction of the Maintenance Manager, plan and perform all maintenance functions, including but not limited to preventive, corrective, and emergency maintenance on all equipment throughout the plant. Install, troubleshoot and maintain all plant equipment in proper operating condition by applying safe workplace practices, following preventive maintenance programs and procedures, and developing/documenting, best-industry practices.

Key Job Activities:

1) Performs diagnostic evaluation on equipment and make repairs when needed. Ensures that repairs are performed safely, properly and in the shortest amount of time possible to maintain the highest level of operational readiness.
2) Oversees workflow and sets priorities within the maintenance shop. Plan and schedule all in-house repairs. Lead maintenance team and oversee outside contractors making repairs to the facility.
3) Safely performs or guides preventive, corrective, and scheduled maintenance on a daily basis on a variety of machinery within the plant. This machinery includes:
• Fire tube boiler and ancillary equipment, steam delivery systems, water softeners and other water treatment equipment, air handling equipment, commercial washers, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and conveyor systems.
• Incinerator process equipment/systems maintenance, including burners, CEMs , high temperature refractory, controls, PLC, combustion air blowers, pressure controls and conveyance systems.
• Steam turbine and electrical generator systems.
• Air pollution control devices, to include bag houses, evaporative coolers, acid absorbers, and carbon beds.
• General air pneumatics, including air compressor, regulators, solenoid valves, 2-way and 3-way valve, tubing installation, pneumatic pumps and related systems.
4) Performs light electrical maintenance on all plant equipment to include 480V/240V/120V/24V powers systems.
5) Documents results through completed work orders based on schedule and priority or as required.
6) Provide training, direction and assist Technicians, Operators, and Laborers as needed.
7) Vigorously support Stericycle’s commitment to Safety by complying with safety regulations and maintaining clean and orderly work areas.
8) Performs other related duties as required or requested.


Education equivalent to an associate’s degree from a two-year college or technical school, or the equivalent in related work experience.  

8 or more years of related experience and/or training, demonstrating the ability to identify repairs that are needed and to ensure scheduled production run. 

Certifications and/or Licenses:

Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) certification
PLC Certification


Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws.To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL