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Maintenance Apprentice - Full Time

Americold - Indianapolis, IN

Posted on 12/05/22 (Ref: INa6UfEPWW)

Maintenance Apprentice - Indianapolis, IN - Americold


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

Under close supervision, develop the skill sets and experience to perform routine general maintenance and repair throughout the warehouse. Maintenance includes electricity, plumbing, lift truck, refrigeration, ammonia, and carpentry. This is an entry level position for a highly motivated, hard-working, person with a desire to grow their career in the maintenance field.

Essential Functions:

• Observes, learns, and assists with basic repairs, adjustment of doors, dock levelers, pallet racks, sweepers, sprinkler systems, forklifts, pallet trucks, and electrical work in accordance with OSHA Standards.
• Attends and participates in all assigned training as directed.
• Cleans, changes, and lubricates bearings, gears, and other machinery parts using rags, brushes, and grease gun.
• Maintains tools, machinery, shop areas and keeps them in clean/operational condition.
• Utilizes tools and equipment carefully as instructed.
• Maintains batteries and chargers in working order in accordance with OSHA Standard.
• Conducts tests of safety equipment (Exit signs, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, etc.) to ensure OHSA and operational standards.
• Maintains accurate preventive maintenance records.
• Assists answering security alarm calls as needed.
• Keeps work area 6S'd (clean, organized, etc.), and performs housekeeping duties as required.
• Performs related work and other job assignments as required.
• Actively learns to use tools and diagnostic equipment to perform basic maintenance functions.


Qualifications & Experience:

• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
• Basic mechanical knowledge and aptitude required.
• Mathematical and documentation skills necessary.
• Basic computer skills required (email, internet searches, basic data entry, etc.).
• May be expected to participate in HAZMAT responder training.
• Vocational/technical certification and/or training preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrate willingness to learn and ability to comprehend the qualifications to move to a Tech 1 position within 2 years.
• Prior maintenance or mechanical experience preferred.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Mathematical and documentation skills necessary.
• Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations.
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
• Must be able to work flexible shifts, if required, including on call.

Physical Requirements:

• 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.


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