Warehouseperson IV-Maintenance Tech.

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Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Geneva, IL, US, 60134

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities.

HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com


Office-based position-Geneva IL.



Maintenance Technician IV

Responsible for accurately performing maintenance activities for all company assets and equipment related to the safe and efficient operation of the facility, while maintaining company standards in safety, security, quality, and productivity. Responsible for working independently from both written and verbal instructions. Serves as a contact within the department for both internal and external customers. Will be required to be on-call/flexible as related to their work schedule to accommodate special projects, emergencies, and work shifts.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Preventive Maintenance: Perform preventive maintenance and inspections of all company assets to assure they are working safely and efficiently.
  • Material Handling Equipment: Inspect, maintain, and repair forklifts and other material handling equipment as required.  Perform/document scheduled preventive maintenance on all material handling        equipment.
  • Conveyor Systems: Inspect, maintain, and repair conveyor systems as required to ensure that they operate safely and efficiently causing little or no down time to the operation.  Perform/document                  scheduled preventive maintenance on all conveyor equipment.
  • Storage Systems: Erect, replace, and maintain all storage systems such as racks and shelving as required.
  • Fire Protection Systems: Perform scheduled inspections on fire protection systems which includes, testing fire pumps, flushing sprinkler system, inspecting fire extinguishers, opening/closing PIV valves, and        ensuring that the fire alarms are functional per insurance regulations.
  • Heating/Air Conditioning: Inspect, maintain, and repair heating and air conditioning systems as required.
  • Electrical: Perform electrical repairs and installations such as lighting fixtures, outlets, transformers, breaker panels, conduit installation, wiring, and electrical repairs to the conveyor systems.
  • Plumbing: Perform basic plumbing repairs as required.
  • Welding: Perform basic construction repairs as required.
  • Carpentry: Perform basic carpentry and painting as required.
  • Network Cabling: Basic knowledge of installing/certification or network cabling is preferred.
  • Purchasing/Parts Inventory: Make necessary purchases of parts for repairs, and track/document the parts inventory to reduce or limit any down time in the facilities operation.
  • Facility Grounds: Maintain the outside appearance of the facility and the surrounding grounds
  • Industrial Battery Maintenance:  Complete battery maintenance and testing.
  • Miscellaneous: Maintains any and all related equipment as required to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the distribution facility.



What You'll Need:


  • High School/GED graduate
  • Minimum of one to two years of trade school or directly applicable training.
  • 5-7 years of experience in related area of responsibility
  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, plumbing, electricity, fire protection systems, conveyor systems, forklift mechanics, HVAC, and the ability to read/understand electrical           schematics and blueprints.
  • 480V and 3 phase experience
  • Must be able to work overtime when business needs require.
  • Will be required to be on-call/flexible as related to their work schedule to accommodate special projects, emergencies, and work shifts.


Nice to Have:

  • Technical certification or Associates degree preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in industrial maintenance preferred
  • Previous experience in electrical componentry and three phase wiring preferred
  • Familiar with material handling equipment is preferred
  • PLC programing experience is beneficial


 Physical Requirements

  • Must be capable of sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift/push/carry up to 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures (hot and cold).
  • Must be able to work from variable heights while wearing a safety harness.



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, citizenship status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, other covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. We actively participate in E-Verify.




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