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Sr. DC Maintenace Tech- 1st Shift

DATE:  Mar 29, 2024
CITY:  Westampton
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  144227
LOCATION NAME:  New Jersey Distribution Center
DEPARTMENT:  Distribution & Logistics

General Summary:

The Sr. Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing, independently or with minimal guidance, audits, troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance of automated material handling system components within a 700,000 sq. ft. distribution center. S/he represents and follows outlined company guidelines for general work practices, and performs assigned duties in accordance with proper safe work practices. The Sr. Maintenance Technician takes initiative to coordinate maintenance activities with Operations Managers to ensure the safe and satisfactory completion of all tasks.  The Sr. Maintenance Technician serves as a lead troubleshooter and provides onsite technical skills; therefore, the Sr. Technician must have a thorough understanding of the product flow and operational goals to effectively support the DC Operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Assists other Technicians and/or Mechanics in the repair and maintenance of equipment
•    Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems using technical drawings (e.g., blueprints, electronic/mechanical schematics) and diagnostic tools (e.g. multi-meter, laptop).
•    Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment (e.g., pneumatic systems, material handling equipment, hydraulic equipment, dock equipment, electronic and electrical equipment, etc.) according to safety and quality procedures.
•    Troubleshoots and repairs complex electrical/electronic problems with equipment, networks, PC logic controls, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and external Input/Output (I/O) devices where the repair is not immediately visible or obvious.
•    Provides resolutions to mechanical, technical/controls issues; documents all information relating to customer support issues in CMMS and Dashboard database; utilizes resources in other departments (when necessary) to expedite the resolution of conveyor related issues.
•    Troubleshoots and repairs key components for the DC, including but not limited to automated putwall (pick-to-light systems), HighJump (WMS), PandA (Print and Apply) components, and Intelligrated conveyor systems.
•    Participates in cleaning the conveyor systems and maintenance area as appropriate
•    Completes work orders, records, logs, and other written or computer-based documents according to established procedures.
•    Follows up by providing feedback and timely documentation with Facilities Manager, Supervisor/Lead, and other Operations Managers to ensure issues have been resolved.
•    Provides analysis and makes recommendations to the Facilities Manager and Management Team to enhance program success.
•    Analyzes and troubleshoots reoccurring issues and creates an ROI to support the change
•    Assist with developing plans on how to accomplish department goals
•    Adheres to all department and company standards, operating procedures, and safety requirements while contributing to improvement.
•    Maintains inventory of company supplied tools.
•    Acts as Lead Maintenance Technician in the Lead's absence, and serves as Technical Trainer to department associates as needed
•    Performs general facility maintenance such as light bulb replacement, office furniture relocation, light plumbing, light electrical repairs, etc.
•    Other duties as instructed by leadership which the associate is trained and skilled to perform


• 5-7 years of related hands-on experience in mechanical troubleshooting, technical troubleshooting, maintenance and/or installation with a focus on industrial manufacturing process/production equipment is required
• A combination of education, certification, training, etc. and experience maintaining equipment produced by Honeywell Intelligrated equal to 4 or more years required
• Strong electrical background and knowledge of low voltage controls and PLC
• Required prior experience and/or working knowledge of:
Conveyor and/or sortation
Strong mechanical troubleshooting
Solid electrical troubleshooting
Solid controls troubleshooting
Preventative/predictive maintenance
Modification and upgrade support
• Certified to operate material handling equipment (e.g. forklift), boom and scissor lifts, battery equipment, moving machinery, and other powered equipment.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Preferred prior experience and/or working knowledge of:
Allen Bradley products
Network troubleshooting
•  Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
• Prior success creating and managing relationships with outside vendors, customers, and business partners
• Applicable experience with current building vendors, software, platforms, and systems strongly desired
• Previous industry based experience
• High school degree or an approved GED required
• College degree in preferred, but not required



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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 













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