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US Cold Storage Maintenance in Minooka, Illinois

Job Title: Maintenance

Who We Are: USCS is driven to advance, innovate and serve companies seeking the best service, facilities, and logistics in the cold chain. We are employee focused, an equal employment opportunity employer and would love to have you join our team.

The Job Details: The Maintenance Technician works from the USCS’ Standard Operating Procedures Manual, preventative maintenance schedule, project work orders, and production schedule. A Maintenance Technician is required to complete all daily, weekly, and annual preventative maintenance tasks within a scheduled time frame while maintaining and recording all required log sheets and history records. This position requires the use of judgment on the most efficient manner to complete the assigned projects and repairs.

The Standard Details:

  • Always maintain a professional manner in appearance and communications.

  • Participate in staff and/or customer meetings if required.

  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems.

  • Identify and record any issues relating to product, processes and/or quality.

  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through appropriate channels.

  • Verify the implementation of solutions.

  • Follow posted security procedures at all times while in the building.

  • Participate in Safety and Educational Training.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform daily equipment inspections and necessary maintenance repairs.

  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Maintain organization, cleanliness, and inventory of Maintenance Shop.

  • Perform building maintenance with routine inspections of lighting, filters, vents, etc.

  • Maintain outside grounds.

  • Prepare building for season changes.

  • Responsible for any routine maintenance or operational task assigned.

  • General housekeeping of all maintenance areas.

  • Routine inspections of all equipment.

  • Take readings of compressors, evaporators, and receivers.

  • Safety, Sanitation, and Security: Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly area. Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner which promotes safety.

  • Serve on facility Emergency Response team and Safety Committee


  • High School Diploma preferred

  • Current driver’s license


  • Previous warehouse maintenance experience preferred but not required.

  • Working knowledge of electrical (PLC's relay logic and motor controls), hydraulics, mechanics, and excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Knowledge of hydraulics and plumbing.

  • HVAC or similar refrigeration experience/understanding preferred.

  • Ability to read electrical schematics and blueprints preferred but not required.

Other Abilities You Will Need to Have: The physical demands described below are representative of those required of an individual performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Good arithmetic, reading, and typing skills

  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time

  • Be able to see, speak and hear

  • Ability to work overtime as needed

  • May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access information, or occasional standing, walking, lifting needed to carry out everyday activities.

  • Understand and follow verbal instruction, written instruction and company policies.

  • A starter that can work independently and coordinate with others

  • Follow safety procedures at all times.

  • Ability to manage stress and productivity guidelines

Job ID: 2020-1987

External Company Name: United States Cold Storage

Street: 601 Twin Rail Dr