Distribution Center Facilities Manager in Lakeland, FL at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

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Distribution Facilities Manager must be knowledgeable in all areas of the Maintenance Department with general knowledge of all other facility departments. This role manages the Maintenance Department, the assigned equipment and facility in general. In this role the candidate needs to quickly action and make judgement decisions with support of the Distribution Center Manager.

This role is the 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.

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Distribution Center Maintenance Manager duties and responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborate with the DC General Manager, Asst. General Manager, Operations Managers, and Department Managers to discuss and review workload. This includes allocation of team members, goals, objectives for each shift/department and team member performance.
  • Conduct daily meetings with departments to discuss previous day’s results, current expectations, issues that need to be addressed and work assignments for the day.
  • Manage and oversee diagnostics, repair, maintenance and preventive maintenance programs of equipment; prioritize and assign work orders, ensuring safety and production are given highest priority. 
  • Obtain and review contractor bids for repairs; hires contractors ensure adherence to quality, scheduling, budgetary guidelines and standards.
  • Manage the development, implementation and administration of operational policies, programs, and systems within functional area. This includes establishing departmental methods and procedures, mechanical resolution and communicating expertise and approvals.
  • Hire, orient, train, evaluate and develop team members with the Distribution Center Manager and carry out disciplinary actions and / or terminations as appropriate.
  • Review, recommend, and implement additions, modifications and improvements to facility systems after coordinating with the appropriate corporate offices.
  • Oversee and ensure building, grounds and equipment maintenance. Manage the facility’s waste disposal program and EPA program for compliance.
  • Ensure Red Prairie Time and Attendance is updated, correct and all required paperwork turned into the Human Resource Department to be processed.
  • Ensure replacement parts, tools, and supplies are properly accounted for and properly stored.
  • 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).
  • The work schedule includes various shifts, overtime, weekend and holidays.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of preventive maintenance practices and procedures including best safety practices.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, organizational, managerial and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and skilled in blue print and schematic reading.
  • Sortation, Cross belt sortation
  • 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.
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.


  • Associates degree in electrical or mechanical engineering required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • 5-8 years related experience and/or training or some equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 5 years maintenance and supervisory experience in a distribution center or equivalent combination of education and experience.