Multi-craft Maintenance Technician


Peru, IL

Come Build Your Career Under OUR Roof

Job Description:



At GAF Commercial we cover more than buildings. We cover each other. No matter what role, tenure, or department, under this roof you are helping to build the market leader in commercial roofing. Under this roof, we are assembling a winning team that puts the customer at the center of every decision and doesn't back down from hard work. Under this roof, we support one another in delivering operational excellence daily, while working to make a positive impact for our planet and our communities. Becoming the market leader only happens when everyone feels they have the opportunity, and the support, to thrive. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.

About GAF – Peru, Illinois

Peru is full of welcoming people who come together to create a tight knit-community, full of festivals, parks and outdoor activities. For outdoor enthusiasts, Starved Rock State Park is just minutes away and is Illinois’ #1 visited state park. Peru is a unique town in the heart of the Illinois Valley, where generations of families have continued to live and work. Peru is family friendly, with plenty of options for dining and recreation and a 75 minute drive to downtown Chicago.


The work schedule throughout 2023 will be Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm. After January 1, employees will be on fixed shifts of either days or nights. The 2024 schedule will be determined and communicated in advance. Out of state training at other GAF locations will be required for multiple weeks in 2023.

Team or Function Overview

Our world class company is growing our commercial business, and GAF is opening its newest state of the art ISO Commercial Roofing plant in Peru. Being part of a startup team is a fun and rewarding opportunity, so come to GAF and enjoy Peru’s lifestyle. There's never been a better time to join our company!


The Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician will earn $42 per hour and is responsible for safely completing a wide range of tasks under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor and must be proficient in mechanical, electrical and facility maintenance in a manufacturing setting. Responsible for assigned preventative maintenance work orders and repairs to electrical systems and mechanical equipment in the plant. Requirements will include skills such as fabricating, welding, machining, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repair.

The Maintenance Technician and/or Mechanic supports the production of high quality commercial roofing products, with a sense of urgency and accountability for equipment uptime. This employee thrives in environments where safety, quality, service and cost are the highest priorities and is able to make recommendations to improve the overall performance of plant equipment. The Maintenance Electrician and/or Mechanic will interact and communicate effectively with all GAF employees with a positive, customer focused attitude. Developing strong relationships with production operators and other staff is critical.

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for working safely and reporting all incidents
  • Install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot industrial equipment, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems with minimal supervision
  • Complete assigned preventative maintenance work orders on facilities, electrical systems, mechanical systems, equipment, and components
  • Install and/or replace new or reconditioned parts as needed
  • Follow all safety rules and policies including LTV (Lock, Tag, Verify,) maintenance work permits, PPE, JSAs and JSOs
  • Ensure that excellent housekeeping is maintained and enhanced during the performance of all tasks
  • Dismantle and make necessary repairs to such equipment as pumps, motors, chains, sprockets, bearing couple alignment, and other components
  • Able to follow and understand mechanical sketches, drawing and prints; able to locate and understand information contained in equipment manuals
  • Diagnose actual and potential problems, make necessary repairs, and test new and repaired machinery
  • Support engineering projects as directed, including those with corporate and local contractor services
  • Use the appropriate test instruments to diagnose and locate equipment malfunctions
  • Tests and puts into service all electrical equipment that has been repaired, moved or recently installed
  • Wire and maintain all buildings and structures including lighting and fixtures
  • Troubleshoots all primary (up to 480v) and secondary electrical systems and control circuits
  • Keep storeroom organized and maintain inventory counts per established procedures
  • Inform Maintenance Supervisor of progress and concerns related to job assignments, plant condition, equipment status, and safety conditions
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date maintenance records in Maximo while completing all required written and electronic documentation including work orders and labor hours
  • Prepares for shift start up by reviewing shift notes, outgoing employee observations, e-mails, log books and other department data
  • When not engaged in regular duties, perform other work as assigned

Physical Demands

  • Frequent sitting, walking and standing; occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and balancing
  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone
  • Required to sit, stand, walk and use hands to grasp, handle or feel objects, tools and product samples
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Frequent use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of manufacturing equipment and machinery
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally 100 pounds

Under This Roof, We Require

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required
  • Minimum 3+ years industrial maintenance experience; extrusion or rigid insulation manufacturing environment helpful
  • Self-Motivated, responsible, enthusiastic, trustworthy and a positive attitude
  • Physical capability and stamina to fit workplace demands

Under This Roof, We Also Value

  • Basic proficiency in Google Suite, including email and shared drives
  • Flexible, patient and open-minded; willingness to seek assistance and collaborate with others

How We Protect What Matters Most

  • We offer a wide range of health insurance options that include medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.
  • Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.
  • Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.
  • Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.
  • Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.
  • We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit). ID:uDnQdo