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Maintenance Technician - Lake Forest, IL

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

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

Primary Function:

This positions primary responsibility is to maintain all plant utilities, equipment, and physical structures in a professional and safe manner insuring proper uninterrupted and optimum operation of all building systems and equipment.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs repairs and preventive maintenance on building equipment such as HVAC systems, electrical repairs, fire protection, building life safety, and building envelope, to maximize the useful life of facility assets.
  • Understand and operate the BAS.
  • Assist in recommending and developing preventive maintenance processes and procedures as appropriate.
  • Utilize the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to get work assignments. CMMS is also used as an asset management tool and to maintain inventory for all parts.
  • Able to work independently on projects and work assignments.
  • Oversee work of contractors and service providers.
  • Able to operate all material handling and mobile equipment.
  • Develop parts list for procuring material for work assignments.
  • Easily adjusts to changes in priorities and flexible to respond to on-call emergencies regardless of day or time.
  • Must be available for 24-hour on-call rotation.
  • Provide recommendations for process improvements.
  • Keep supervisors and customers informed of progress on assignments and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Technical degree highly preferred.
  • Flexibility to attend outside training.
  • Minimum of 3 years of building/equipment maintenance experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience maintaining rolling stock and conveyor systems.
  • Completion of technical training in electronic controls and PLC programming.
  • Certified to operate material handling and lift equipment.
  • Skilled at using electrical test equipment, hand tools, power tools, calipers, gauges, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) drawings and schematics.
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of codes such as the NEC, BOCA and/or UBC, and OSHA.
  • Knowledge of Symbol RF technology.
  • Computer literate – specifically using the MS Office and Outlook products.
  • Knowledge and application of safe work practices.
  • Demonstrates problem resolution for complex problems and utilizes efficient work practices.
  • Cross-trains and provides guidance to less experienced employees.
  • Highly effective English communication skills that enables easy understanding of technical information being communicated.
  • Must be able to understand MSDS information.

Work Environment:

  • Little or no travel is involved.
  • Must be able to tolerate an environment with exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and work around moving equipment
  • Physical activity including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, climbing, bending, stooping, lifting (up to 75 lbs.), and walking (up to 80% of day).
  • Ability to maneuver through storage racks, trailers, and other areas of the warehouse.
  • Requires ability to use office equipment including, but not limited to, phone, keyboard, monitor, and calculator.
  • Ability to work at heights and in unusual or uncomfortable positions.
  • Must be capable of operating equipment found in a DC and office environment.

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.


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