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Chewy Lead Facilities Tech III in Sparks, Nevada

Facilities Automation Technician I II

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is currently recruiting for * Facilities and* Automation Maintenance Technician III at our Reno, NV Fulfillment Center. You will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience to support the fast-paced operations of our dynamic fulfillment center environment.  Additionally, you will develop new and valuable skills and experience in the growing world of e-commerce fulfillment operations. This position is responsible for a wide variety of facilities, maintenance, and utilities requirements across a large fulfillment center.  

What you'll do:

As a Facilities Maintenance Technician III you will assist in the maintenance and repair of automated material handling equipment and ensure high equipment availability rates. You will use preventive and Reliability Centered Maintenance processes, and quickly troubleshoot equipment breakdowns and rapidly restore equipment to service to support a successful operation. You will work directly with other technicians to solve problems, and building leaders to optimize material handling equipment, and meet aggressive timelines. You will collaborate with direct peers and Control Systems Engineers to perform root cause analysis for all equipment failures.

Successful candidates in this role will:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot all electrical and mechanical aspects of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) on site, including conveyor systems, sortation systems, carton rectors, print and apply, compactors/balers.

  • Adjust scanners, cameras, scales, and printer applicators (PANDA)

  • Reset, repair, or replace adjustable components (belts, chains, cables) and wearing components (guides, bearings, wheels, rollers, pulleys)

  • Clean, lubricate, and calibrate equipment

  • Use appropriate job plans, procedures, and manuals

  • Maintain and troubleshoot motors, photo eyes, relays, proximity sensors, solenoids, motor starters, encoders, etc.

  • Assist with basic electronics/ Programmable Logic Controls troubleshooting

  • Utilize handheld devices or desktop PC to create and close Work Orders with appropriate data (labor hours, downtime, problem/cause/remedy, and parts used)

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships across all levels of the organization

  • Follow appropriate safety procedures and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while maintaining equipment (Lock Out/Tag Out, Arc Flash, etc.), and ensure a safe work environment by eliminating potential equipment safety hazards

What you’ll need:

Physical Demands (must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Regular bending, lifting, stretching, and reaching both below the waist and above the head

  • Walking within and around the site with great frequency (Up and down several flights of stairs).

  • Ability to climb ladders safely and without limitation, and work off platforms and equipment at significant heights

  • Full manual dexterity in both hands and wrists, eye/hand coordination, feet (foot pedals), manual (picking, pinching, holding, grasping), and wrist motion (repetitive flexion/rotation)

  • Working conditions may include small spaces, dust, hot/cold temperatures, inside/outside noise, vibration, standing on concrete for long hours and or uneven surfaces

  • Ability to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours


  • PC competency and ability to use handheld devices

  • Familiar with wiring diagrams, symbols, and electrical measuring

  • Experience in the following areas:

  • Work order management

  • Preventive/predictive maintenance procedures

  • Basic blueprint and schematic reading

  • Basic metal fabrication and welding

  • Industrial Controls and Electronics

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic Input/Output functions

  • Basic understanding of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programs

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree from a vocational school or college with a focus in the Mechanical or Electrical field, and-or 3-5 years hands on previous experience in related field.

  • Experience with automated conveyor systems and controls

  • Experience with Material Handling Equipment (MHE) safety standards

Our hourly range for an Automated Facilities Technician III position is approximately $36.65-$38.15/hour. The specific hourly range offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including but not limited to the candidate’s relevant experience, education, and work location.

We offer the following benefits for our team members:

• 20% Discount

• Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA and HSA (eligibility on the 1st of the month following date of


• Life and Disability Insurance

• 401(k) with company matching

• Wellness benefits through Wellbeing @Chewy

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Paid Time Off: Team members are eligible to accrue up to 80 hours of PTO their first


• Subsidized child, adult, and pet backup care through

• Discounts on many items through the LifeMart Discount platform

• The option to sign up for Payactiv’s Earned Wage Access program and access a portion

of the money you’ve already earned, before your regular payday!

• Opportunity for wage increases starting after 3-months of service

• Referral Bonuses - $500 per referral

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact .

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