Lowe's Mech II - Nights in Valdosta, Georgia

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The focus of the maintenance team is to keep equipment in the Regional Distribution Center (RDC) fully operational when needed. The Maintenance Mechanic II is a very experienced and highly capable mechanic who can safely and independently repair all of the equipment in the RDC. The Mechanic II is able to prioritize tasks, plan work, determine the type of repair needed, obtain or order the appropriate spare parts, and execute the repair. This person is capable of performing complex tasks and coordinating a team to execute the tasks. The Mechanic II oversees work performed by lesser-skilled mechanics and mentors them. This position covers for the shift Maintenance Coach during Coach absences and coordinates with the building Operations management as needed to perform maintenance tasks. The Mechanic II gains the leadership skills needed to be promotable into a Maintenance Coach role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities :

• Maintain appropriate certification as required by state and local regulations

• Determine safety precautions and requirements for task

• Plan task and coordinate team, if necessary

• Prepare worksite; Perform lock-out/tag-out

• Gather tools and spare parts for task

• Use tools safely; check condition of tools prior to using; use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

• Evaluate condition of equipment; determine spare parts needed and repair effort required; recognize potential for breakdown in near future and take pre-emptive action

• Execute the task; oversee work performed by lesser-skilled mechanics and mentor as necessary

• Seek guidance from the Maintenance Coach if needed

• Leave worksite in good condition

• Turn in unused spare parts

• Document condition of equipment as found, work performed, spare parts used, and any other applicable information

• Enter data into 7I system (computerized maintenance management system); close out work orders and Preventative Maintenance (PM) requests

• Inform next shift of remaining work

• Provide status of incomplete tasks bridging the two shifts

• Demonstrate positive and effective communications with maintenance customers

• Attend and participate in training as scheduled; continue to learn and maintain proficiency in the following systems and repair methods: o Conveyor systems, controls , and subsystems (including PLC, as assigned)

Industrial Electrical Systems (Note: Some states have specific regulations concerning this type of work, and those regulations supersede the training noted here) Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Fire Suppression systems Welding and Fabrication

Plumbing and Carpentry (Physical plant-type construction and repairs)

Fork Lift and Material Handling systems, including subsystems and components of the equipment

Preventive maintenance technologies


Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform additional tasks as assigned by Maintenance Coach


The maintenance organization’s primary responsibility is to keep the critical equipment fully operational when it is needed. A Mechanic II needs to be flexible to respond to emergent breakdowns on critical equipment, such as the sorter. Short term challenges may include the first time the Mechanic II leads a small repair/project team of former peers.

Required Qualifications:

Possess a valid state drivers license

• Demonstrated adherence to safety requirements

• Highly motivated for the team’s success; demonstrated success as a contributing member to a team; works well with others

• Individually motivated to succeed

• Demonstrated capacity for leadership, although no formal training may have been provided yet

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and make sound decisions; prioritizes tasks

• Able to read blueprints , schematics, and other technical drawings

• Can follow instructions and pays attention to detail

• Willing to teach others new skills and provide instructions while on the job

• Able to work in a fast-changing environment; adapts easily to new situations

• Communicates well; clearly explains a problem

• Creative problem solving; can analyze a problem, troubleshoot, and come to a resolution quickly

• Demonstrate knowledge and skill to safety troubleshoot and repair electrical systems ranging up to 600 volts

• If required by local regulations, certified to perform work at the Sr. Mechanic level (such as electrical work in the state of Oregon)

• Able to operate various maintenance and operations vehicles and equipment

• High school diploma or GED equivalent with at least 4 years related maintenance experience

• Able to see objects and discriminate color

• Comfortable working at tall heights

Preferred Qualifications:

Welding and fabrication skills/certifications

• Electrical work certification or high voltage work certification

• Technical school graduate preferred

Job ID: 1402313BR

Line of Business: Distribution

Job Category: Distribution

Department: 0306 - DC Building Maintenance

Employment Type I: Regular

Employment Type II: Full-Time

Location #: 0962

Location Name: Valdosta, GA RDC

City: Valdosta

State: GA

EEO Statement:

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.