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Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Grainger | Patterson, California
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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 position’s primary responsibilities are to maintain and be the subject matter expert on all automated material handling and building systems to support the goals of the Distribution Center. Provide technical expertise for day to day issues and provide solutions for recurring problems for all mechanical, electrical and operational controls associated with the automated material handling system, as well as building equipment and components as required in order to provide maximum system uptime.  The job scope includes recommending changes to and executing preventative maintenance programs and repairs to automated material handling equipment, building envelope and building MEP (mechanical/electrical/plumbing) systems. 

Position Requirements:

  • Technical degree or a minimum of 5 years of building and equipment maintenance experience with two years maintaining automated material handling systems.
  • Completion of technical training in electronic controls, power distribution and PLC troubleshooting.
  • 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 ability to operate, troubleshoot and resolve problems associated with computer controlled building management systems, automated material handling systems, and maintenance management systems (CMMS) in a time sensitive environment.
  • Skilled at using electrical test equipment, hand tools, power tools, calipers, gauges, etc.
  • Experienced with reading and interpreting MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) drawings and schematics.
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of codes such as the NEC, BOCA and/or UBC, MSDS, and OSHA.
  • Demonstrated reliability/flexibility in regard to attendance.
  • Possess strong technical skills to become subject matter expert for automated material handling systems.
  • Design, implement, and document PLC (Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc.) programming changes to automated equipment when authorized.
  • Strong understanding of power distribution, power generation, and control circuits.
  • Troubleshoot and implement changes to I/O device networks such as ProfiBus, ASiBus, Data Highway and CanBus.
  • Experience with thermal imaging equipment to detect early failure(s) of both mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Experienced with AC drives (set-up, programming, faults).
  • Ability to develop skill sets through ongoing training in both formal and informal settings.
  • Ability to thrive in a continuous learning environment and possess the initiative to learn and understand all facets of system operation and use.
  • Assist in coordination and project management for equipment installation and/or modifications.
  • Interact with manufacturers, vendors, and operations department to remedy concerns, offer solutions or implement modifications.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Capable of navigating conveyor interfacing systems for the purpose of extracting data for metric reporting.
  • Ability to provide answers to all Technicians and set up training modules to build skillsets for the team.
  • Provide solutions to benefit the entire network and work with Continuous Improvement teams to gain effectiveness.




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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