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Manager, DC Facilities II
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

The Facility Manager is responsible for the overall property and equipment management at the Distribution Center. Coordination of the building and equipment maintenance needs by working with contractors, vendors and service partners to maintain our DC’s at a high level of safety, quality and in a cost effective fashion. Initiate planning and building programs that support preventive and predictive maintenance programs. Plan and execute projects as appropriate to support building operations, keeping them up and running.

Manage and direct the departmental workforce to support the goals and initiatives of the Distribution Center and the Company 

Position Requirements:

  • Degree from a four-year engineering or other technical program or post high school education with a minimum of 10 years of related work and 5+ years of leadership experience.
  •  Must possess broad electrical/mechanical theoretical and practical knowledge. Must be conversant with terminology, formulae and basic principles of design, construction, loads and stresses involved with buildings, storage systems, and conveyors as well as regulatory codes and insurance requirements regarding fire, sewer, and environmental impact on operations.
  • Must have high degree of technical knowledge and skill in all areas of facilities maintenance including items such as conveyor systems, automated material handling systems, powered industrial equipment, waste and recycling stream processes, structural and mechanical/electrical/plumbing components of the building and construction processes.
  • Strong background working in environments with sophisticated WCS (Warehouse Control Systems) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).
  • Demonstrate strong communication, both written and verbal, including demonstrated computer skills, including Excel and AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Must have the ability to perform creative problem solving exercises, root cause analysis, and procedure development.
  • Must have the ability to analyze electro-mechanical devices, trouble shoot failures and implement repairs, occasionally without the support of technical references or manuals.
  • Must have broad knowledge of electric motors, belt, chain and gear drives, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, HVAC systems, electrical switch gear, building envelope and material handling equipment.
  • Experience managing large and small projects. Requires ability to plan material, schedule work, and monitor work of contractors. Includes knowledge and experience executing and maintaining contracts.
  • Ability and experience developing and managing budgets, along with preparing justification for Capital expenditures.
  • Should have broad knowledge of applicable OSHA and EPA regulations, NFPA and Factory Mutual standards, and general risk insurance guidelines and requirements.
  • Should demonstrate high level of planning and scheduling skills, and be knowledgeable of cost estimating and scheduling in the building industries.
  • Familiar with sustainability (GREEN) concepts 
  • Experience  working with fast paced highly automated conveyor system

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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