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US Foods

Maintenance Mechanic

Matthews, NC


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Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of warehouse-related equipment (i.e. pallet jacks, highlifts, forklifts, batteries, etc). This keeps day and night warehouse operations functional to ensure efficient shipping and receiving of product.

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We are looking for Maintenance Mechanic who relishes the chance to push their potential, grow and reap the rewards of joining the US FOODS® family.

US FOODS® has a lot to offer:

  • US FOODS® is the company built on YOU Matter, where your hard work is rewarded

  • We are committed to compensation, benefits that respect, and reward our employees for their dedication and hard work.

  • Service recognition and employee rewards
  • Company with a history of promotion from within and unlimited career growth opportunities w/ ongoing job skills and leadership development training
  • Excellent Leadership

BENEFITS START DAY ONE: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) life insurance and paid parental leave.

Main Ingredients of the Job!

As a US FOODS® Maintenance Mechanic you will be responsible for partnering with team members across the Transportation department on all clerical functions as required, with special emphasis on DOT rules and regulations compliance and reporting.

Schedule (Sunday- Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:30 am )

Pay: DOE

Great Maintenance Mechanic are crucial to the US FOODS® team and one of the important faces of our organization. Our Maintenance Mechanic strives for integrity and reliability, while building trusting relationships with team members.

  • Perform necessary repairs and maintenance to warehouse-related equipment (i.e. pallet jacks, high lifts, forklifts, etc. Dock Doors, restraints Dock Plates Freezer Door, Lighting to ensure that adequate
  • machinery is available for day and night warehouse operations.
  • Review any equipment reports submitted by warehouse associates, record actions/repairs taken, and maintain a repair log per USF policy.
  • Perform PM's (Preventative Maintenance) on equipment, and maintain PM log with proper documentation, per USF policy.
  • Comply with all USF and government guidelines regarding safety when working on equipment (i.e. Lock Out/Tag Out, placarding and required documentation, safe work environment, etc.)
    Maintain and secure the battery-charging area, batteries and other equipment contained therein.
  • Responsible for company tools and maintenance equipment used in performance of job duties, including inventory maintenance, safe operation, proper storage, and security of tool area.
  • If authorized, may purchase tools and other equipment needs from local vendors to perform required duties.

What you bring to the table


  • High School education or equivalent preferred; additional mechanic training or trade school degree preferred.

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • A minimum of six months previous mechanic experience Preferred.


  • Knowledge of equipment repair and operation
  • able to repair and overhaul warehouse equipment
  • welding ability
  • able to read and write legibly; able to follow orders; basic mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide); able to work with little direct supervision

  • Computer knowledge required (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to read and understand vendor technical and repair manuals and wiring schematics, and P &ID's. >>> What is this? Piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Working knowledge of mechanics, electricity, carpentry, plumbing.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under some pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary.
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to work with a diverse group of individuals at varying levels both within and outside the organization.
  • Must be able to provide your own tools.
  • Experience with CMMS (Maximo) preferred.
  • Experience dealing with service supply vendors on scheduling and completing repairs.
  • 5years HVAC or Refrigeration experience Preferred.
  • 15 Fire systems Preferred.
  • 15 OSHA and PSM Experience Preferred

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

Client-provided location(s): United States
Job ID: US_FOOD-R255659
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led
    • Black founded/led
    • BIPOC founded/led
    • Latinx founded/led
    • Asian founded/led
    • LGBTQ+ founded/led
    • Veteran founded/led

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