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Grainger | Minooka, Illinois
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Job Description

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Position Description

This section summarizes the purpose/primary function of the job (in 2-4 sentences).


This positions primary responsibility is to maintain all PIE and building systems in order to support the goals of the DC.  A basic 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 executing preventative maintenance programs and repairs to PIE and building envelope and building MEP (mechanical/electrical/plumbing) systems.  This position will be responsible for properly completing work requests as well as projects.

  • Perform basic maintenance duties within the Facilities Department.
  • Partner with maintenance technicians for skill development and safety.         
  • Correct minor problems associated with the conveyors systems/PIE (Powered Industrial Equipment) and Building equipment.
  • Start-up of mechanical systems including but not limited to air compressors, air dryers, conveyors, and HVAC equipment.
  • Assist Maintenance Technicians as needed – fire watch, removing and installing of conveyor and welding /burning minor projects.
  • Perform scheduled PM’s (preventative maintenance) of PIE along with routine lubrication of equipment.
  • PIE battery changing and maintenance.
  • Provide information to the Maintenance Generalist or Technician through equipment function tests and observations.
  • Works with the Maintenance Generalist or Technician to resolve non-routine Conveyor/PIE/Building related issues.
  • Repair all material handling carts
  • Provide feedback to Manager/Supervisor for additional training opportunities.
  • General shop housekeeping and stock keeping responsibilities.
  • Installation of Safety Equipment and signage for Operations/Facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Utilize CMMS to enter daily Maintenance Activities


Position Requirements:

Preferred Education & Experience:

- High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to understand and read directions.
  • Capable of completing all company forms and paperwork.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.
  • Possess basic knowledge on material handling equipment, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and battery maintenance.

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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