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Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company. Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. We also own and operate a growing manufacturing base right here in the United States, proudly producing nearly all of the upholstered furniture and much of the lighting sold through our brands. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you are an expert in global logistics, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources, or home delivery and have a passion for quality and customer service, our Supply Chain Organization may just be the place for you.
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General Maintenance
Title:General Maintenance
Location:Claremont, NC


Maintains and repairs equipment to promote maximum uptime, operational efficiency, and long-term upkeep of the facility. Major responsibilities of this position includes: wiring work, welding, repairing, troubleshooting, and plumbing, etc. to maintain and repair electrical motors, conveyor systems, sorting systems, and other mechanical and electrical systems. This position requires a High School diploma. Duties require one to be on their feet for several hours at a time and addressing mechanical and electrical repairs throughout the facility. Required skills for the position include mechanical, electrical, and welding abilities.



  • Maintain and repair conveyor system as needed. (includes belts, electric motors, rollers, electronic controls, etc.)

  • Maintain and repair sorter systems as needed. (includes laser scanners, computer and electronics, electric motors and gears, etc.)

  • Maintain conveyor, understand flow of system, start, stop, and un-jam. Check zones, belt tracking, and oilier, minor repairs, PMs with assistance.

  • Maintain, repair and upgrade facility such as office fixtures, painting, plumbing, racking and other structural improvements to the building.

  • Maintain building lighting, able to change out lights. Basic troubleshooting of lights, displays and wiring.


  • Knowledge of general warehouse practices

  • 3-5 years working as a maintenance technician in a similar environment

  • Ability to read technical manuals related to sorter and conveyor systems, lift trucks and forklift systems and other equipment in the facility

  • Knowledge of PLC a plus

  • Knowledge of Sewing Machine repair also a plus

  • PC competency, use the basics of Word, Excel, and Outlook. Familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Maintenance and repair experience with 3 phase 480 VAC wiring, DC/AC motor controls preferred.

  • Maintenance and repair experience with material handling systems and programmable controllers preferred.

  • Maintenance and repair experience with electronic controls as well as electric motors of various sizes preferred.

  • Maintenance and repair experience with sorter systems including laser scanners and electronic controls

  • Ability to read schematics and drawings of the distribution center

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide to calculates sums, proportions, percentages as well as rations

  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems on malfunctioning equipment and to prioritize work orders and answer questions related to those projects.

  • Ability to reach upwards, downwards and sideways to work with small parts in equipment

  • Ability to bend, crouch, twist, crawl as needed to access and repair equipment.

  • Ability to manipulate hand, electrical, hydraulic and other tools as needed

  • Ability to work closely to moving machinery and parts without incurring physical injury

  • Ability to lift parts and tools weighing and average 25 pounds, occasionally weighing up to 80 pounds

  • High school diploma or equivalent is strongly recommended.


    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. promotes a drug-free work environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At this time, we are not accepting referrals from third party recruiting agencies for this positions.

    This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Associates desiring to be considered for this position need to sign up in the Human Resources Department by posted date. Successful bidder must remain in position for 6 months before becoming eligible to bid on another job



  1. Submit an approved internal job posting application and current resume to Human Resources before the posting deadline.
  2. Meet minimum job qualifications.
  3. Meet eligibility requirements (non-exempt associates must be in their current position for six months (6) and exempt associates for twelve (12) months before applying for a posted position).
  4. Must be performing satisfactorily in current position


**Managers and Applicants: Please submit all paper applications and manager approval forms to NC Recruiting AT NCRecruiting@wsgc.com


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