Job Details

Machine Repairman

1131 Arnold Street, United States | Chicago Heights | Full-time

Job Description

The Machine Repair Apprentice will perform repair maintenance and job change duties as assigned in the Machine Repair and Forming areas. They will be responsible for successfully completing 8000 hours in plant and out of plant


  • Performs machine shop work relative to the fabrication, assembly, or repair of the I.S. machines and equipment.
  • Performs machine shop work including feeders, stackers or other related equipment.
  • Performs all work necessary to get ware into lehrs.
  • Ability to read blueprints of production equipment.
  • Ability to adapt new or rebuilt equipment to plant requirements.
  • Ability to troubleshoot all equipment that is not running properly.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of equipment and takes corrective action when necessary.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Participants will be enrolled in the federally approved Bureau of Apprenticeship Training joint Apprenticeship Program and maintain GPA per program requirements.



  •  High School Diploma or Equivalent.


  • Must be able to understand, read, speak and write in English.
  • Must be able to meet all requirements of the Joint Apprenticeship Program.
  • Successfully complete 8000 hours OJT in the plant.
  • Successfully complete all related courses at a Junior College.
  • Must pass all reviews performed by Supervision and the Apprenticeship Committee.
  • Must pass Bennett mechanical and job related testing.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform arithmetical calculations including electrical resistance.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand procedures in glass melting process.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and understand gauges, instruments and operate various furnace controls.
  • Demonstrate ability to make adjustments when heating and cooling a furnace.
  • Ability to work regular day shifts and rotating shift when needed (24-7-365)
  • Ability to follow departmental and plant S.O.P.’s.
  • Maintain general housekeeping and 5S.
  • Ability to be on call 24/7

Additional Information


Normal demand of professional level employee including but not limited to: (Code: Occasional- up to 2.5 hours; Frequent – up to 5.5 hours;  Continuous – over 5.5 hours

  • Standing/Walking                                          Occasional
  • Lifting up to 25lbs                                          Occasional
  • Twisting/Bending                                           Occasional                                
  • Stair Climbing                                               Frequent
  • Manual Dexterity 100% during shift              Continuous
  • Near Vision                                                   Requires accurate (20/20) vision
  • Color Vision                                                  Requires minimal color discrimination

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.8bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

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