Warehouse Maintenance Shop Mechanic – 1st shift

at Associated Wholesale Grocers

Type: Full Time
Location: Southaven, Mississippi
Pay Rate/Wages: $21.00

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Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 3,800 locations in more than half of the states in the country from ten distribution centers. In addition to its’ cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide real estate and supermarket development services, retail accounting, digital marketing services, and is a wholesale supply provider of health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical supply. If you have a passion for retail, the drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry, we can’t wait for you to join the team! Make us your Best Choice!

SUMMARY: In the assigned area of shop and warehouse, general repair and maintenance responsibility to ensure the production requirements for the facility are met. Travel throughout the facility either by foot or riding an electric operated pallet jack or tugger unit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual must have the ability to perform the responsibilities listed below. The list is not all inclusive of duties that may be requested by the department head or a member of upper management but are intended for an understanding of the purpose of the position. It is the responsibility of each individual at AWG to provide ultimate customer service to our members to support their efforts in increasing same-store sales and profits.

Perform equipment maintenance projects as assigned. Required skill:

Knowledge and experience in all phases electrical from 24 volts to 480 volts.

Experience in maintenance and repair of electric industrial trucks.

General knowledge of hand tools.

Experience in maintenance and repair of batteries and chargers.

Knowledge of general OSHA safety rules.

Able to comprehend and write out work orders.

General welding and cutting skills.

Knowledge of wear to parts for preventive maintenance.

Must own tools.

Work as a member of the AWG team so the total job responsibilities are met. Actions must always stress a sense of cooperation, integrity, tact, and consideration with our members, associates, and division management.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation will be considered according to the ADA if it would not impose an undue hardship on the operations of the business without significant difficulty or expense. The accommodation would permit a qualified employee the ability to perform all essential functions of the job within the safety and company guidelines of the position.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma preferred; minimum of 2 years industrial mobile equipment maintenance experience required as defined in this job description.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and speak fluent English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence relating to the position. Must be able to read blueprints.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and apply concepts of basic math, geometry, and algebra.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Posses the ability to work with coworkers and gain mutual respect with a common goal of increasing sales and profitability.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and smell. The employee must regularly lift 25lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Must be able to work in heights up to 50ft. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to operate safely warehouse mobile equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions providing hardship is not required of the company or membership.

Indoors, with adequate cooling, heating, and adequate lighting. Outdoors as needed. Working in a warehouse environment with moderate noise due to industrial mobile equipment operation and varying temperatures based on the assigned work area. Temperatures will vary based on outside temperatures for the non-air-conditioned section and cool temperatures ranging from -15 to the upper 40’s for the perishable sections. Working with and around maintenance tools and equipment.