Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Company Overview
Since it was founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, California, into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some of the best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and west elm. That growth continues today. Our Global Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company and key to its success.
Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery – and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement – our Supply Chain Organization is just the place for you.
We employ thousands in our regional distribution operations and in our over 600 retail stores, customer care centers and corporate headquarters. That’s why we work hard to support the community, including the institutions that are important to our employees, such as St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital which we proudly support in its mission to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Maintains and repairs equipment to promote maximum uptime, operational efficiency, and long-term upkeep of the Manufacturing Facilities for Sutter Street Mfg. Major responsibilities of this position include: wiring work, welding, repairing, troubleshooting, and plumbing etc. to maintain and repair electrical motors, conveyor systems, sorting systems, and other mechanical and electrical systems. Duties require one to be on their feet for several hours at a time 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 Distribution Center facilities 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.
- High School diploma or equivalent is strongly recommended
- 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
- 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 calculate sums, proportions, percentages as well as ratios
- 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 walk and stand on feet for several hours at a time
- Ability to climb stairs and ladders to access 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 on average 25 pounds, occasionally weighing up to 80 pounds
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 position.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.