Warehouse Maintenance Technician II - Atlanta, GA 2017-03-06
at Empire Distributors Inc

Date Posted: 3/6/2017

Job Description

Summary - Supports Night Shift Shipping Operations by ensuring facilities and equipment remain operational in order to maintain high levels of efficiency and outbound productivity.  This is completed by preventative and real-time maintenance focused programs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under general supervision of the Building Maintenance Manager, with dotted line to the Senior Distribution Manager, the Maintenance Technician is a key contributor to operational success.  This position is responsible for overseeing, coordinating and/or performing all maintenance-related activities within the distribution facility, including but not limited to:  supporting the effective use and functionality of the automated equipment; installing, maintaining and/or repairing machinery and equipment such as conveyor control systems, material handling equipment and systems, engines, motors, and conveyor systems; physical structures; and pipe and electrical systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
Diagnoses and properly repairs material handling equipment and automated picking system-related error conditions occurring in the distribution center.

Oversees maintenance, modifications, and/or system upgrades of conveyor control system.

Perform minor welding tasks with electrical welding equipment on mild steels and knowledgeable of all safety practices related to welding processes.

Troubleshoot complex electrical controls and install electrical circuitry, conducts, and control components.

Assesses the efficiency of warehouse infrastructure and equipment; recommends modifications to management.

Manages preventive maintenance plans and schedules for all facility equipment and machinery to prevent equipment failure and loss of productivity.

Performs regularly-scheduled inspections to all facility equipment (i.e., MHE, conveyor, lighting, heating, ventilation systems and other equipment); notifies management concerning need for repairs or alterations. Reviews current safety functions and identifies hazards in the warehouse including safety lock-out / tag-out, driving machinery, and general hazards.

Maintains / manages relationships with MHE vendors, third party contractors and/or other vendors assisting or performing installations, maintenance or repair of any and all physical structures, machinery or equipment within the distribution center including maintaining all related records, receipts, warranties, etc. in an organized manner.

Dismantles machines and equipment to gain access to and remove worn or defective parts; inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems or imperfections; performs repairs and/or manages replacement as needed; starts machines and equipment to test operation following repairs.

Performs basic electrical troubleshooting and repairs. Initiates purchase orders for parts and machines.

Coordinates operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and equipment.

Manages the inventory of spare parts. Performs other duties as assigned by management

Other duties as assigned by the Building Maintenance Manager

Education and/or Experience - High School Diploma or GED equivalent; Vocational training in mechanical and electrical systems, 3-5 years direct technical and operational experience with material handling equipment, automated picking systems, and mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment systems. Must have experience with programmable logic controllers for purpose of troubleshooting.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Forklift Certificate

Computer skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, and with Internet Explorer.  Experience using software programs including WMS, ERP and RF systems in an automated high volume production system


Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.  I understand that if I am hired, my employment will be for no definite period, regardless of the period of payment of my wages.  I further understand that I am employed on an "at-will" basis which means that I have the right to terminate my employment at anytime with or without notice, and the Company has the same right.  No one other than the President of the Company has authority to modify this relationship or make any agreement to the contrary.  Any such modification or agreement must be in writing, signed by the President.

I understand that if I am hired this application and all supporting documents will become part of my permanent employee record.

I understand that the company reserves the right to require me to submit to a drug test at any time and also reserves the right to require me to submit to an alcohol test and/or medical examination to the extent permitted by law.  I understand that the Company may contact my previous employers and I authorize those employers to disclose to the Company all records and other information pertinent to my employment with them, whether favorable or unfavorable.  I also authorize the Company to provide truthful information concerning my employment with it to my future prospective employers and I agree to hold it harmless for providing such information.

By submitting this application, I certify that all information that I provide on this application and in any interview will be true, complete and accurate.  I understand if I am employed and any such information is later found to be false, incomplete or misleading in any respect, I may be discharged.

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About Us

Empire Distributors, Inc. is proud to be associated with the following sister companies: Empire Distributors of North Carolina, Inc., Empire Distributors of Tennessee, Inc., and Baroness Small Wines, Inc. (Denver, CO). Together our mission is to be the very best at building brands and developing people. Empire Distributors is a wholesale alcoholic beverage distributor in the Southeast U.S. with over 800 teammates in nine locations. We are committed to offering our customers quality products at an outstanding value with exceptional customer service!

Our valued teammates are the direct link to our clients and the reason for our success. From merchandiser and sales jobs to driver and warehouse jobs, an array of career opportunities awaits you at Empire Distributors! We want to hear from you. Empire is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Empire provides equal opportunities to qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans to compete for jobs. This obligation includes, if necessary, making reasonable accommodations for the application process to qualified individuals

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