• Material Handling Maintenance Technician 2

    Job Locations US-TX-La Porte
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/21/2018 2:22 PM)
    Functional Group
    Monday-Friday;7:00 am- 4:00pm some weekends
  • Overview

    Under general supervision works independently performing routine general maintenance and repair throughout the warehouse. Must be proficient in the troubleshooting and repair of forklifts, pallet trucks, scissor lifts, scrubbers, attachments, wrap machines, batteries, chargers and any other material handling equipment. Will need to supervise contractors on occasion.


    Essential Functions:

    • Performs preventative maintenance, repair and adjustment of material handling equipment
    • Inspects forklifts, pallet jacks, and other material handling equipment to ensure compliance with OSHA and operational standards
    • Maintain batteries and chargers in working order in accordance with OSHA Standards
    • Performs routine maintenance on various types of warehouse equipment in accordance with OSHA Standards
    • May be required to work in the areas of building maintenance and/or refrigeration maintenance at times
    • Test, maintain, and evaluate equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, and any other testing instruments
    • Maintain tools and machinery in good condition and use tools and equipment carefully as instructed
    • Conducts test of safety equipment to ensure OHSA and operational standards
    • Maintains accurate preventive maintenance records
    • Follow attendance policy, show up for work on time and ready to work assigned shift
    • Answer security alarm calls as needed
    • Keeps work area clean and performs housekeeping duties as required
    • Able to perform routine maintenance on external equipment and grounds to include snow removal, painting, paving repairs, etc.
    • Performs related work and other job assignments as required


    Education, Training & Professional Experience:

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
    • 5 years’ maintenance experience  
    • Some formal MHE technical training, such as Hyster, Crown, Toyota, or Raymond, preferred
    • Strong Work Experience will be considered in lieu of Training Courses during the initial hiring process
    • Knowledge of various types of equipment in maintenance trades
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles
    • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP Preferred)
    • Microsoft Office knowledge 


    Knowledge & Employment Standards:

    • Fully competent to a high degree in MHE knowledge
    • Strong communication skills
    • Mathematical and documentation skills necessary
    • Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as interpret pencil sketches and diagrams
    • Proficient in use of testing equipment
    • Must be able to work flexible shifts, if required, including on call
    • Must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: they must get along with co-workers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor
    • Share knowledge, train and develop less experienced technicians
    • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose down to the component level on all material handling equipment


    Physical Requirements & Abilities:

    The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    • May be required to tolerate working environment with inside controlled temperatures of –15 degrees Fahrenheit and outside ambient temperatures (including heat, cold and precipitation)
    • Must tolerate heights up to 35 ft. and be able to access elevated platforms and catwalks
    • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs
    • Frequently required to stand; walk; push; pull; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; and crouch
    • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
    • Must be able to use hand and power tools
    • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, and/or manipulate parts & tools
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Either naturally or with the aid of eye glasses
    • Able to work nights and weekends
    • Able to pass a physical and respiratory exam



    Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.    EOE/AA  M/F/D/V  DFW.


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