Experienced Automated Warehouse Maintenance Technician

Bel Air, MD
Frito-Lay North America
Posted 05/23/2024

Sign on Bonus $6000 paid out at $3000 at 6 months of employment and $3000 at 1 year of employment.


Benefits Eligible on Day 1

This is a full-time experienced Automated Warehouse Mechanic/Electrician position that is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and installing automated and manual conveyance and package moving and picking systems. Our Maintenance Mechanics are also responsible for troubleshooting and repairing difference mechanical equipment, AC/DC electrical systems, reading schematics, and using electrical testing equipment (Volt-Ohm meter, amp meter). Our ideal Maintenance Mechanics have extensive understanding of PLC systems and contribute a unique skillset using preventative maintenance systems and work order tracking. Maintenance Mechanics have the skill and flexibility to work on any equipment within the facility and to operate lathes, mills, arc and Heliarc welders for repair, and fabrication.

The ideal candidate for our warehouse has prior experience with traditional and automated warehouse systems to include forklifts, racking systems, conveyors, automated sorters, automated product shuttles, automated storage and retrieval systems, and other types of automated warehouse systems. Dematic branded equipment experience is a plus.

If you do not have extensive experience, you may be better suited for one of our entry-level mechanic positions. If so, we encourage you to search for the position that best fits your current skillset. Prior to the in-person interview, you will be asked to complete a hands-on electrical skills test.

Although you will start out working for Frito-Lay, this job can open the door to career opportunities with our parent company, PepsiCo. We set industry standards in terms of pay and benefits. We also offer unbeatable benefits including health insurance, dental and vision, retirement saving benefits including a 401(k) with company contribution, vacation days and much more.

Work will vary from day to day depending on need and your hours will vary by assigned location. It also gets loud, and the Frito-Lay manufacturing and warehouse facilities are large. While we want everyone to feel comfortable, our ability to control the temperature in our warehouses is limited. Indoor warehouse working conditions are impacted by seasons and the weather.

Before going any further, you should know that our Maintenance team is known for two critical areas of expertise:

Deep understanding of high-voltage wiring (480V 3-phase motors)

Multi-craft maintenance and repair (e.g. performing interrelated repairs on electrical systems and mechanical systems)

Are you comfortable, competent, and capable with high-voltage wiring and multi-craft repair?

If you answered yes, our team would welcome your contributions to our daily operations. We asked our Maintenance Mechanics what we should tell you about your work day, and this is what they had to say:

You will use your extensive knowledge to assist entry-level mechanics with difficult repairs

You are willing to work under pressure to fix equipment

You will work urgently to get the equipment back up and running

You will be troubleshooting issues on a wide variety of equipment

You will conduct repair failures of warehouse and facilities equipment

You will ensure maximum equipment efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability

Responding to maintenance calls is part of your job, and this can sometimes mean helping complete a repair that has already been started

You will inspect machines, develop repair lists and identify short-term and long-term repairs so that machines run correctly

You will work from task lists when diagnosing machines and taking corrective actions

Professional insight and knowledge of the operation of Dematic or other automated warehouse equipment will enable you to understand problems and take action to resolve issues. Do you have an electrical certification, maintenance manufacturing experience, technical school training, or welding experience?

If so, you are likely well-equipped to join the team. We have a robust training program that can benefit you, especially if you have a proven base knowledge of mechanical maintenance repair (especially with regard to electrical repair multi-craft repairs). Although it s not required our ideal candidates have at least two years training experience in mechanical/electrical repair in a manufacturing environment. Please be sure that you meet the following minimum requirements for this position:

You are at least 18 years of age or older

You will be required to work on weekends and holidays

Ability to lift 50 to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation

You are able to stand and walk for extended periods of time with or without a reasonable accommodation

You are able to climb, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, and stretch for extended periods with or without a reasonable accommodation

You are willing and able to work in an environment that has extreme temperatures, humidity, hazardous/loud equipment, and slippery surfaces

Mechanics who are considering applying often ask us what characteristics our leadership looks for in this important position. This should give you an idea of what managers are seeking:

Customer Service: given our emphasis on mechanical aptitude, you might be surprised to see customer service listed here, but remember we interact with all levels of team members on the floor. It is important that you, and we as a team, treat all team members with the same level of service as we would our consumers.

Flexibility: you'll be switching gears, shifting priorities, and balancing task lists with calls for maintenance repairs. Flexibility - and keeping your cool - will allow you to both focus and prioritize your work.

Self-Starter: you will often find yourself working unsupervised, so taking ownership of your quality and speed of work is essential when conducting preventative maintenance or addressing equipment failure.

Safety Focused: your attention to company policies and procedures regarding safety will minimize risks to yourself, your team, and the quality of our products. Safety is everyone's job at Frito-Lay.

We hope you can imagine yourself on the team. Does this sound like you?

There will be tough days. When we experience downtime, we are working under pressure to fix equipment. We take it in stride because we believe, and our Maintenance Mechanics agree, that the rewards are worth it.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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