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Diesel Mechanic

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


6175 Technology Parkway - Midland, Georgia 31820

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for completing maintenance projects and specialized maintenance needs within assigned area. Ensure compliance with Company safety policies as well as legal compliance with applicable laws and regulations. May be responsible to oversee the day-to-day activities and workload of associates within the department.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Responsible for completing maintenance projects and specialized maintenance needs within assigned area (i.e., Ammonia, HVAC, ThermoKing, DOT inspections) in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ensure compliance with Company safety policies as well as legal compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Monitor maintenance spend.

  • Provide expert technical knowledge within applicable role.

  • Dismantle, install and repair parts, electrical apparatus, mechanical and/or refrigeration systems and/or components equipment and machinery within assigned area.

  • Assemble and test equipment/systems to ensure correction of necessary repairs and maintenance.

  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of maintenance records.

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.

  • Work with distribution director and operations management on an on-going basis regarding workload planning and priorities, financial performance (budget and expenses) and special projects.

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities and workload of associates within the department as appropriate.

  • Assist with and/or oversee the maintenance of basic preventative, routine and corrective maintenance responsibilities.

  • Maintain current knowledge of regulations and laws within assigned area (i.e., DOT, OSHA, EPA, etc.) to ensure compliance.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

  • Four years of mechanical/machinery/facility maintenance experience as applicable to assigned area.

  • Must be able to work up to sixty (60) hours per week including nights and weekends.

  • Technical certification and/or specialized certification within the assigned area required (i.e., HVAC, ThermoKing, Ammonia, etc. as applicable to the role).

  • Diesel Mechanic: Diesel mechanic experience is required.

  • Responsible for building/facility maintenances such as buildings, grounds, water, fire systems, etc. as well as material handling equipment (MHE).

  • Must have strong knowledge and experience with OSHA, EAP, and RMP standards, regulations, and requirements, and working experience with industrial equipment, building maintenance, and refrigeration systems.

  • Work closely with warehouse operations and the corporate engineering department regarding construction projects.

  • Diesel Mechanic - Tractor/Trailer Maintenance Responsible for diesel tractors/trailer maintenance such as trailer refrigeration systems, DOT inspections, etc.

  • Must have strong knowledge and experience with OSHA and DOT standards, regulations, and requirements, and working experience with diesel tractor/trailer mechanics.

  • Must be able to operate trailer landing gear and move converter dolly.

  • Work closely with warehouse operations and the corporate transportation department regarding special projects.

  • Proficiency in the use of mechanical tools required.

  • Must have necessary mechanic tools to maintain and repair machinery and equipment.

  • Must be able to listen to and visually inspect machinery to diagnose maintenance needs.

  • Ability to read schematics.

  • Must be able to safely drive required equipment.

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, to communicate and/or document maintenance needs and status of projects.

  • Good organization and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to lead day-to-day activities and adapt to change.

  • Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled.

  • Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and work well with others.

  • Must work well under pressure, and can organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines.

  • Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely.

  • Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here 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 essential functions.

Must frequently sit, walk, and stand, use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls, and use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with the hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds with assistance as needed. While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and may frequently be exposed to changes in temperature and humidity based on assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Employees must be able to work weekends, holidays, days and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the condition specified for 8-10 hours shift as assigned. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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