MHE Mechanic
U.S. Foodservice - Perth Amboy, NJ

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Employee Status






Primary Location

NJ-Perth Amboy

Basic Purpose

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.


Perform necessary repairs and maintenance to warehouse-related equipment (i.e. pallet jacks, highlifts, forklifts, etc.) to insure that adequate machinery is available for day and night warehouse operations.

Review any equipment reports submitted by warehouse associates, record actions/repairs taken, and maintains 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.

Will perform minor building maintenance

Disassemble machines and select replacement parts.

Refurbish equipment - tear down, inspect, repair, clean and paint.

Communicate in person with vendors, staff, managers and others, providing information on, repair times, etc.

Perform research to inquiries as necessary.

Practice good housekeeping, i.e. keeping work areas clean and hazard-free.

**EVENING SHIFT, 2pm-11pm**




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

Related Experience


A minimum of 1-2 years previous mechanic experience required. CROWN equipment experience preferred



Knowledge of equipment repair and operation;

Ability to repair and overhaul warehouse equipment;

Ability to read and write legibly;

Basic mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide);

Computer knowledge required (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Ability to read and understand vendor technical and repair manuals and wiring schematics.

Working knowledge of mechanics, electricity, and HVAC.

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.

Physical Requirements

Occasionally: 1-33% Frequently: 34-66% Continuously: 67% - 100% Never: 0%JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO: SIT - OccasionallySTAND - FrequentlyWALK - FrequentlyDRIVE - Occasionally (Test drives equipment) JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO LIFT: 1-10 lbs - Continuously10-20 lbs - Frequently25-50 lbs - Occasionally 50-100 lbs - OccasionallyOver 100 lbs - Never JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO CARRY: 1-10 lbs - Frequently10-20 lbs - Frequently25-50 lbs - Occasionally50-100 lbs - OccasionallyOver 100 lbs - Never JOB REQUIRES WORKER TO: Push/pull - Occasionally e.g.: Boxes, pallet jack control arm, hand tools, drive units Climb/balance - Occasionally e.g.: equipment Pallet Jack, fork lift, order selectorStoop/squat - FrequentlyKneel - OccasionallyBend - FrequentlyReach above shoulder - OccasionallyGrasp objects - FrequentlyManipulate objects - Frequently Twisting - Occasionally



Evening Job

Job Function



Job Level


Individual Contributor




U.S. Foodservice is an EEO/AA employer.

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