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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 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

Primary Function:

This positions primary responsibility is to maintain all conveyor and building systems in order to support the goals of the DC.  Secondary responsibility is to maintain rolling stock assets.  A thorough understanding of mechanical, electrical and operational controls associated with the conveyor systems and building equipment and components is required in order to maintain assets in a quality fashion.  The job scope includes recommending changes to and executing preventative maintenance programs and repairs to automated sorting equipment, 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 of a complex nature.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on building systems such as fire protection, building life safety, security, HVAC equipment, dock equipment, building envelope, conveyor systems, rolling stock and storage racks to maximize the useful life of the facility assets.
  • Assists with developing preventative maintenance programs as appropriate.  Recommends improvements to existing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Performs light carpentry, plumbing, welding, mechanical and electrical work.
  • Utilizes the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to get work assignments to repair, replace, or remove equipment, fixtures, or furniture. CMMS is also used as an asset management tool and to maintain inventory for all parts.
  • Trouble shoots and repairs the mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and control system components of conveyor systems and building components, including but not limited to: PLCs, DC drivers, AC invertors, label machines and server motors.
  • Able to work independently on projects and work assignments.
  • Oversee work of contractors and service providers.
  • Able to operate all material handling and mobile equipment within the Distribution Center.
  • Perform work requests and projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Preferred Education & Experience:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Technical degree preferred.
  • Flexibility to attend outside training.
  • Minimum of 5 years of building and equipment maintenance experience with two years maintaining Rapistan or similar type conveyor systems.
  • Completion of technical training in electronic controls, HVAC and PLC programming.
  • Must have or be able to attain Refrigerant certification.
  • Certified to operate material handling and lift equipment.
  • Computer literate – specifically using the MS Office and Outlook products.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks to meet warehouse operation needs.
  • Knowledge and application of safe work practices.
  • Ability to follow directions with attention to detail and record keeping.
  • Possesses skills to operate, trouble shoot and resolve problems associated with computer controlled building systems, conveyor systems, and maintenance management systems.
  • 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.
  • Skilled at using electrical test equipment, hand tools, power tools, calipers, gauges, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) drawings and schematics.
  • Demonstrates problem resolution for complex problems and utilizes efficient work practices.
  • Cross-trains and provides guidance to less experienced employees.
  • Provides recommendations for process improvements.
  • Works in cross-functional teams and work groups to identify and resolve problems by proposing unique and innovative solutions.
  • Develops parts list for procuring material for work assignments.
  • Keeps supervisor and customers informed of progress on assignments and projects.
  • Highly effective English communication skills that enables easy understanding of technical information being communicated.
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of codes such as the NEC, BOCA and/or UBC, and OSHA.
  • Must be able to understand and be knowledgeable of MSDS information.
  • Possesses an excellent attendance record; is flexible with work schedule.
  • Must be available for 24-hour on-call rotation.
  • Must be physically able to pass respirator test (PAPR).

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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