Machine Maintenance Trainee

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Job Summary:

Sheridan WI a Madison area book manufacturing plant is looking to fill a full-time Industrial Machine Maintenance Mechanic position. Candidates would be working alongside Electrical staff on Printing Press equipment, Book Binding equipment, and other various projects and repair work associated with a manufacturing plant.


  • Operates various machine tools such as lathe, mill, drill press and surface grinder to manufacture replacement parts for mechanical press and bindery equipment.
  • Assists in the repairs and maintenance of mechanical press and bindery equipment
  • Has a general working knowledge of the principles of relay logic and control circuits and can troubleshoot and maintain components.
  • Understands the workings of and can effectively trouble shoot and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLCs). 
  • Able to read electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, manuals and understand functionality of the various electrical components.
  • Can successfully use testing equipment to diagnose issues with electrical components.
  • Understands the workings of AC/DC motor controls.
  • Mechanical aptitude/ability to understand, diagnose and maintain mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Safety – Complies with OSHA regulations and company safety policies. Monitors for safety hazards and reports any safety-related concerns.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) or more years of field experience preferred
  • Intermediate Math and Computer Skills
  • Associate degree in Industrial Electronics preferred.  Sheridan has a tuition reimbursement program and we are willing to work with a student’s schedule looking to finish the Industrial Electronics program
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in a team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures

Physical Requirements

  • Walking: Must be able to walk as some tasks require walking.
  • Standing: Must be able to stand on a concrete floor, sometimes covered with rubber mats, up to 11.5 hours/day, 3 to 4 days per week, for most tasks.
  • Lifting/Carrying: Must be able to frequently lift and carry signatures weighing up to 10 lbs. at waist level from press folder to workstation (about 10 feet) for inspection.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Must be able to occasionally push/pull skids of paper, weighing over 100 lbs., with hand lift trucks on a concrete floor.
  • Bending/Twisting: Must be able to bend at the waist, flexing knees, and twist body to perform such tasks as working in folder and setting ink. Some days require more bending and twisting than others depending on press operations.
  • Climbing: Must be able to climb in, out and around press equipment (such as ladder on folder and on printing units) as needed to perform various tasks.
  • Kneeling: Must be able to perform various tasks in a kneeling position for various lengths of time.
  • Grasping/Reaching: Must be able to reach for and grasp signatures of varying thickness and weighing up to 10 lbs. on a frequent basis from the press folder (?) with fingers and hands. Also requires flexing and bending of arms and wrists.
  • Sitting: Some tasks allow for sitting – usually not for more than one hour/day.

Why work for Sheridan?

  • Job training
  • Career advancement
  • College tuition up to $5,250 per year
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical (PPO and HSA Plans), Dental, Vision
  • Teledoc – convenient and no cost
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary life
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid short term disability
  • FSA Health and Dependent Care savings accounts
  • HSA Health saving account
  • EAP program

CJK Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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