• Lead ASRS Technician

    Job Locations US-IL-Rochelle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/22/2018 5:10 PM)
    Functional Group
  • Overview

    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 and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


    Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


    Primary Responsibility:
    Leads and coordinates work among other ASRS technicians at the site. Will need to perform advance maintenance and repair on the ASRS cranes and other automated pallet handling systems. May direct and supervise the work of contractors.

    Essential Functions:

    • Provide leadership, guidance, training and development to techs on-site.
    • Performs routine preventive maintenance on ASRS cranes, conveyors, pallet elevators, etc
    • Performs major repairs on ASRS cranes, conveyors, pallet elevators, etc
    • Performs Electrical troubleshooting on the system.
    • Ability to understand and troubleshoot ladder logic programming. 
    • Effectively communicate with the Operations team ASRS status and potential service disruptions as they arise.
    • Test, maintain, and evaluate equipment performance using the appropriate test equipment. 
    • Troubleshoots ASRS cranes, conveyors, pallet elevators, etc and recommends corrective action.
    • Reviews inspection results and repairs to evaluate work quality and effectiveness.
    • Maintain tools and machinery in good condition and use tools and equipment carefully as instructed.
    • Understand Industrial Refrigeration Systems, able to troubleshoot system performance issues.
    • Inspect forklifts, pallet jacks and other similar equipment. May need to perform repairs and inspections.
    • Maintains accurate preventive maintenance records.
    • Answer after hours “call backs” as needed.
    • Keeps work area clean and performs housekeeping duties as required.
    • Performs related work and other job assignments as required.


    Qualifications/Additional Skills:

    • 7 plus years’ maintenance mechanic experience on ASRS Cranes, conveyors, and pallet elevators or similar type systems.
    • Strong knowledge of PLC systems and ability to troubleshoot them
    • Experience working in a CMMS system, SAP is preferred.
    • Strong communicate skills
    • Strong analytical thinking skills
    • Fully competent to a high degree in mechanical and electrical knowledge
    • Strong knowledge of various types of equipment in maintenance trade
    • Successfully completed RETA courses is a plus.
    • Successfully completed HAZMAT responder training is a plus.
    • Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations.
    • Ability to work in cold conditions for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to work at high elevations in fall protection.
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as interpret pencil sketches and electrical diagrams.

    Physical Requirements:


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions for this position and meet the physical requirements needed to perform them. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities.


    Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW


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