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Grainger | Minooka, Illinois
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Job Description

Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

This positions primary responsibility is to maintain all conveyor and building systems in order to support the goals of the DC.  A general understanding of mechanical, electrical, basic power distribution/controls, conveyor systems, powered industrial equipment (PIE) and building assets/components is required to assist in providing maximum system uptime.  The job scope includes recommending changes to and executing preventative maintenance programs and repairs to automated sorting equipment, Dematic Multi-Shuttle, Cross belt Sorter, associated conveyors, material handling equipment, building envelope and building MEP (mechanical/electrical/plumbing) systems.  This position will be responsible for properly completing work requests as well as projects.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Respond to all system issues involving conveyors, and PIE.
  •  Assists with any infrastructure upgrades along with modifications/repairs to DC assets.
  •  Basic troubleshooting/diagnostics and repair of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and control system components of the conveyor system and building components.
  •  Primary responder to general building issues to include but not limited to:
  • Roof top units/HVAC
  • Dock Equipment
  • Routine office/warehouse building calls and repairs
  • General carpentry, plumbing, lighting, and exterior building upkeep and projects.
  • General upkeep and repair of compressors and air dryers.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all conveyor systems, PIE and general building assets.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and work assignments.
  • Work with contractors, service providers and other maintenance personnel.
  • Ability to operate all material handling and mobile equipment within the Distribution Center.
  • Perform work requests and projects as assigned.
  • Easily adjusts to changes in priorities, and flexible to respond to on-call emergencies.
  • Ability to work at heights and in unusual positions.
  • Ability to grasp, bend and lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Works in cross-functional teams and work groups to identify and resolve problems by proposing unique and innovative solutions.
  • Keeps team lead, and technicians informed of progress on assignments, projects and repair functions.
  • Must be available for 24-hour on-call rotation.




Position Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Technical degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of building and equipment maintenance experience with one year maintaining Dematic or similar type conveyor systems.
Computer literate – specifically using the MS Outlook and other Microsoft products.
Knowledge and application of safe work practices, LOTO standards and Arc Flash.
Demonstrated ability to follow directions with acute attention to detail and high level of record keeping accuracy.
Demonstrated skills to operate, troubleshoot and resolve problems associated with computer controlled building systems, conveyor systems, and maintenance management systems (CMMS) in a time sensitive environment.
Skilled at using electrical test equipment, hand tools, power tools, calipers, gauges, etc.
Basic ability to understand and interpret MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) drawings and schematics.
Basic knowledge and understanding of codes such as the NEC, BOCA and/or UBC, MSDS and OSHA.
Possesses an excellent attendance record; is flexible with work schedule.

Possess basic technical skills and has ability to become subject matter expert for conveyors, crossbelt system, Dematic Multi-Shuttle System/Goods to Person System.
Basic understanding of power distribution, power generation, and control circuits.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computers/computer-based monitoring equipment to diagnose material handling systems and building automation systems.
Thrive in a continuous learning environment, attend on going training, and possess the initiative to learn and understand all facets of system operation and use.
Interact with manufacturers, vendors, and operations to remedy concerns, offer solutions, or implement modifications.
Ability to further education in one or more of the following areas: Electrical controls, PLC troubleshooting, PIE, building management and various other systems.
Successful completion of Maintenance skills evaluation.


EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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