30+ days ago


Joliet, IL, United States, IL


Joliet, IL, United States


Job Description

Our Maintenance Supervisor plays a critical role in keeping the distribution center running efficiently by providing leadership and training to maintenance staff and ensuring the building and equipment remain in optimal condition and eliminate down time. Responsible for building safety program and assigned operations projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages maintenance and repair of all Material Handling Equipment (Conveyors and Forklifts), machinery, electrical and power systems, and grounds and building systems to ensure uninterrupted services and operations.
  • Recommends and plans maintenance programs and work schedules to minimize equipment "downtime". Provides Root Cause Analysis when downtime occurs.
  • Handles multiple projects and daily activities, meet deadlines and develop plans on how to accomplish departmental and distribution goals.
  • Develops reviews and recommends methods of operational improvement within their function area involving equipment, systems, corrections, activities and practices within their area’s responsibility.
  • Coordinates daily maintenance of equipment. Troubleshoots equipment and develops and maintains preventative maintenance programs with proper schedule turn time and enforce consistent audits.
  • Utilizes the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to its full capability.
  • Supervises maintenance staff. Manages and directs workflow of maintenance technicians in all areas of the building. Trains technicians in their assignments. Facilitates professional development by conducting on-the-job training, performance appraisals and needs assessments. Responsible for recommending and assisting in the development of training curricula.
  • Serves as mentor and technical resource for technician troubleshooting and observes and coaches to maintain high standards of technician work methods by motivating, developing, counseling and providing direction to help team achieve their goals and make a consistent effort to go above and beyond. Resolve associate relations issues, addresses team member concerns, communicates essential information and enforces distribution center policy guidelines.
  • Drives and ensures that all safety programs and procedures are followed.
  • Builds good working relationships with operations.
  • Consistently promote and conduct good housekeeping standards.
  • Coordinates and maintains positive vendor/contractor relations for equipment and services as required.
  • Oversees the required back stock of maintenance spare parts and supplies while minimizing inventory levels through strong supplier partnerships
  • Completes reports and records and performance other administrative duties as required.
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Supervises staff – 5-7 technicians
  • Financial Scope – n/a
  • Organizational Scope –
  • Decision Making –
  • Travel – n/a


About the Company

Harbor Freight Tools

Harbor Freight Tools is a privately-owned, high growth multi-channel retailer and leader in providing high quality tools at the lowest prices in the industry. Founded in 1977, the company currently operates over 550 stores nationwide, offering a wide breadth of tools and related items in Automotive, Air and Power Tools, Shop and for the Home.

The company is committed to invest in and build “best practices” in everything from retail, to inventory, e-commerce, technology and merchandising. As such, it continues to seek out top-tier talent at all levels, looking for select high-energy professionals, who are creative problem-solvers and are seeking an environment which supports, nurtures and properly compensates talent and who have demonstrated a capacity to be top performers at their respective levels.

Harbor Freight Tools is a large company with a start-up feel that provides a collegial and collaborative culture dedicated to high achievement. We are committed to support and promote people based not on politics, but on their relative contribution, skill set and accomplishments. We are dedicated to generous pay for performance compensation and long-term careers. We also find that people who can combine personal accomplishment, leadership and a true commitment to teamwork thrive at our company.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more