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Warehouse Maintenance Manager
Department: HP - Maintenance
Full Time
Highland Park, Michigan, United States - 48203

Great Lakes Wine and Spirits is a growing statewide company seeking a Warehouse Maintenance Manager for our Highland Park and Detroit depot.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Maintenance Manager oversees day-to-day operations on maintenance and repair work for our warehouses and its equipment, including electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning HVAC, carpentry, painting, and other building systems. Other duties include but not limited to:

  • Evaluate systems or facilities to determine maintenance or repairs that need to be performed.
  • Assess building systems to plan work assignments and project schedules.
  • Develop maintenance procedures and schedules.
  • Ensure maintenance and repair work is completed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Assist with departmental budget estimates and costs of specific repair projects.
  • Follow all company, as well as MIOSHA, safety protocols when conducting repairs or addressing hazard or potentially hazardous situations.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Keep inventory of all parts as well as parts used during repairs
  • Follow the preventative maintenance schedule
  • Safely and properly use all material handling equipment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Hire and train maintenance department staff.
  • Organize and oversee the schedules and work of maintenance staff.
  • Conduct performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handle discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The Warehouse Maintenance Manager operates in a warehouse environment. The employee will be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration where the noise level can be loud. This position is also very active and must frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, crouch, stoop and climb throughout the day frequently lifting, stacking, moving and rotating with items, without handles, that weigh up to 50 pounds; push/pull carts with up to 100 pounds of force. This position is required to operate warehouse equipment and regularly to read, write and communicate in English.

Work Schedule & Travel

This is a full-time position working from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Overtime and weekends work may be required as schedule demands. The Warehouse Maintenance Manager will travel as needed to warehouse depots outside of Metro Detroit. These depots include Saginaw, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City.

Pay & Benefits

This is an Exempt, Salaried position with an anticipated rate of $55,000 - $66,000 per year based on experience. The Warehouse Maintenance Manager will also be eligible for full benefits after a 60-Day probationary period including but not limited to:

  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Competitive health benefit packages including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401k Contributions after probationary time is met
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Long Short - Term Disability coverage

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 Years of related experience
  • HS Diploma or equivalent Secondary Education preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of building systems such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify issues and determine repairs that are needed.
  • Ability to plan maintenance schedules for building systems.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Additional Requirements

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the employee policy manual and any applicable contracts, signed agreements, and work rules.
  • Cooperates with all management and staff of GLWAS.
  • Follows all MLCC rules and regulations, as they apply to the position.
  • Use alcohol in a responsible manner when related to business activities.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment screenings including a full Background Check, 10-Panel Drug Test, Physical Evaluation, and AgilityLift Test
  • Maintain a safe driving record.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is Michigan's Largest Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaler, servicing all 83 Michigan counties. Employing over 1,000 people with facilities throughout the state, We Are Local, Everywhere. Founded as a family business nearly 80 years ago, the tradition of good business principles has remained the cornerstone of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits success. Honesty, hard work, fair dealing, service and an ongoing commitment to the customers and staff. Great Lakes Wine & Spirits strives to provide an ever-escalating standard of innovation and service to its customers and to responsibly enhance demand for its products.

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or student, because of a physical or mental impairment with regard to any position or program for which that person is qualified.