• Battery Maintenance Associate

    Job Locations US-FL-Alachua
    Req No.
    2018-1234
    Category
    Facility Maintenance
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    SUMMARY

    Inspects, recharges, repairs, and replaces batteries of electric industrial trucks by performing the following duties.  Performs all duties safely, accurately, and meets set productivity goals.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Ensure proper battery charging and rotation to extend duty life cycle of battery.
    • Perform battery changes as scheduled for all warehouse rolling equipment.  
    • Check and maintain fluid levels and specific gravity of battery cells.
    • Monitor charging process.
    • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs as necessary on portable battery changers and battery transfer machines as defined by manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs as necessary on batteries and stationary chargers as defined by manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Ensure that Battery Changing equipment is maintained (daily inspection) and clean; reports repair or service needs to supervisor in an effort to reduce equipment damage.
    • Maintain maintenance records on batteries and applicable equipment.
    • Work effectively with immediate Supervisor to minimize warehouse shrink (product loss).
    • Ensure that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.
    • Report any unfixable/unsafe issues to supervisor.
    • Observe and enforce all safety rules in an effort to reduce accidents and injuries.
    • Operate appropriate MHE equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, and battery changer in a safe and orderly manner in an effort to reduce accidents and injuries.
    • Ensure warehouse computers and RF equipment are used in a safe and professional manner.
    • Understand and comply with all applicable company policies (i.e. attendance, Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, Associate Handbook etc).
    • Comply with all applicable State/Federal laws, regulations, and policies (i.e. OSHA, HACCP, AIB, etc).
    • Perform other warehouse duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    No supervisory experience needed.

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • Must pass a functional capacity test.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; or one year warehouse related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to read and write simple correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations.

     

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Must possess excellent communication skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills and effectively interact with several different personalities and levels of people.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    Certification on material handling equipment or ability to become certified.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

    The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the Human Resource Department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed. 

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the associate regularly is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, frequently is required to stand and walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear.  The associate is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit.  The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move between 41 and 50 pounds; and seldom lift and/or move 51 pounds and up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here represent those that an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to fast moving material handling equipment or other mechanical equipment. The associate is frequently exposed to freezer/cooler warehouse environments.  The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; vehicle emissions; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; high voltage electrical equipment and vibration. The noise level in the work environment usually is loud.

     

    The above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

     

    WORK HOURS

    This is a full-time position.  The incumbent must have the ability to work a varying schedule which might include shift work (days or nights), weekdays or weekends, and some holidays.  Work hours may vary or change based on customer order requirements.

     

    Sysco Redistribution Center is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

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