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Maintenance Technician

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that the distribution center and its related equipment are working properly. The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned:

  • Remain knowledgeable of the equipment and operating systems in and around the distribution center.
  • Properly use and maintain the tools and equipment utilized in the work area; ensure the work and shop areas are clean and organized.
  • Perform repair assignments, preventative maintenance, equipment installation, and troubleshooting to minimize the down time of machinery in a specified area of the distribution center. This includes, but is not limited to, basic repairs and maintenance of conveyer systems, forklifts, cranes, turret trucks, and pallet jacks.
  • Perform basic electrical, plumbing, and carpentry repairs.
  • Replace Material Handling Equipment (MHE) batteries.
  • Perform basic repairs to dock doors, dock curtains, and dock hitch assemblies.
  • Assist maintenance personnel with special projects and assignments as directed by the lead or supervisor.
  • Maintain accurate documentation for work orders.
  • Ability to analyze network boards and various computer and robotic equipment and replace if necessary
  • Troubleshoot network, software systems, cabling, PLC and IO devices
  • Mechanical experience with aligning bearings, shafts and drives
  • Adjust tension of belts, chains and conveyor systems
  • Perform basic diagnostic tests and preventive maintenance, in accordance with prescribed schedules; Adjust equipment and reset or calibrate systems and controls to specs.
  • Ability to measure voltage and current accurately and safely and to use this data to troubleshoot circuits



Experience / Requirements

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training:

  • Committed to providing customer service that makes both internal and external customers feel welcome, important, and appreciated.
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.
  • Remain positive and supportive to co-workers and management
  • Ability to be a self-starter and team player
  • Possess a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.
  • Familiarity with industry/warehousing technical terms and processes.
  • Possess a good knowledge of, and dexterity to use, a variety of hand and power tools, welding equipment, and shop equipment.
  • Operate various types of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) including, but not limited to, forklifts, cranes, pallet jacks, scissor lifts, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.
  • Ability to work weekends on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to work extended days on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to work day and evening hours.


Other criteria would include:

  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must furnish your own tools to complete preventative maintenance and associated assignments
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check and pass a drug test.
  • Minimum age of 18 years old due to the work environment.





High school diploma or general education degree (GED), plus one (1) year of experience in industrial maintenance; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Two years’ experience in Automation Production environment required, Pharmacy Production environment preferred (Mail Order Pharmacy, PBM)