Warehouse Maintenance Manager in Kutztown, PA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/7/2023

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Job Description

Starting pay for this position averages $95K a year with a 10% annual Bonus

DISTRIBUTION CENTER MAINTENANCE MANAGER must be knowledgeable in all facets of the Maintenance Department and have general knowledge of all other departments within the facility.  Manages the Maintenance Department, equipment assigned to the facility and facility in general.  Must be able to think on their feet and make sound, quick decisions with the support of the Distribution Center Manager.  Point of contact for all construction and major repairs being completed within the confines of the Advance Auto Parts property lines.  Must mentor his /her team leads in all aspects of becoming a Distribution Center Maintenance Manager for future assignments.


  • Distribution Center Maintenance Manager duties and responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to these. 
  • Manage with the DC General Manager, Asst. General Manager, Operations Managers, and Department Managers to discuss and review the workload.  Including allocation of team members, goals and objectives for the shift/department, and team member performance.
  • Conduct start-up meetings with department team members to discuss day before results, current day’s expectations, issues that need to be addressed, office/safety issues, and work assignments for the day.
  • Manage and oversee the repair and maintenance of equipment; assigns work orders, ensuring safety and production related work orders are highest priority.  Assist Maintenance Team Leads and Team Members with diagnosis and repairs when necessary.
  • Manage the Preventive Maintenance (PM) Programs and ensure schedule is adhered to in order to minimize down time.
  • Obtain and review contractor bids for repairs; determine appropriate contractor and hires same, ensure contractor adheres to quality, scheduling, budgetary guidelines and standards.
  • Manage the development, implementation and administration of operational policies, programs, and systems within functional area. Establishes methods and procedures for departmental work activities, identify and resolve mechanical problems, and communicate expertise and approvals concerning departmental activities.
  • Hire, orient, train, evaluate and develop team members.  In conjunction with the Distribution Center Manager carries out disciplinary actions and / or recommends termination of employment as appropriate.
  • Review, recommend, and implement additions, modifications and improvements to facility systems after coordinating with the appropriate corporate offices.
  • Share and provide appropriate information and anticipates information needs of team members in accordance with company quality and communications time schedule requirements.
  • Oversee and ensure building, grounds and equipment are clean and well maintained.  Manage the facility’s waste disposal program and EPA program: ensure waste is disposed of according to appropriate regulations.
  • Interact with facility management to ensure maintenance needs are met.  Touring facility to ensure the condition of the facility is maintained.
  • Ensure Red Prairie Time and Attendance is updated, correct and all required paperwork turned into the Human Resource Department to be processed.
  • Ensure all maintenance schedules and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure replacement parts, tools, and supplies are properly accounted for and stored in their proper location.
  • Ensure that a minimum quantity of spare parts is on hand to minimize down time.
  • Ensure the department has the proper equipment and qualified personnel to perform its functions.
  • Maintain technical catalogs, drawings, blue prints, maintenance procedures, vendor contact listing, etc. are properly revised and available.
  • Manage and monitor the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) for the entire distribution center.
  • Manage the Maintenance Department budget (P&L).
  • Maintain the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).


  • Complete functional and detailed knowledge of:
  • Sortation experience required
  • Cross belt sortation experience preferred.
  • All shop equipment, test equipment, and hand/power tools.
  • Conveyor systems, lift equipment, and all other material handling equipment.
  • Building, HVAC, lighting, electrical, and all other related equipment and structures.
  • Security controls and fire protection systems.
  • Maintains proper workflow through the department as required.
  • Be available in the work area to assist as needed and resolve issues are required.
  • Complete any additional duties as required.


Directly or indirectly supervises all team members in the Maintenance Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training team members, planning, assigning, and directing work; writing and conducting performance appraisals; rewarding and counseling team members as appropriate; addressing complaints and resolving issues.  May have direct authority over one or more Department Team Leads.


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

  • Strong knowledge of preventive maintenance practices and procedures including best safety practices.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, organizational, managerial and communication skills
  • Good analytical ability to gather and interpret information and develop, recommends, and implements solutions.
  • Knowledge of and skilled in blue print and schematic reading.
  • Ability to read and write comprehensive detailed instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one and group situation to management and other team members of the organization.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to use the metric system in all aspects of this position.

Work Schedule:

Required, work various shifts, departments and locations, as required.

Overtime is required.

Weekends are required.

Holidays are required.


Five to eight years related experience and/or training or some equivalent combination of education and experience; minimum of five years maintenance and supervisory experience in a distribution center require, or equivalent combination of Education and experience.


Post hire certifications may be required to comply with safety standards as mandated by law to operate machinery or equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Maintenance Team Lead is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, and occasionally exposed to high places, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment may be high at times.


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