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Patterson Companies, Inc. Facilities Technician II in South Bend, Indiana


Job Summary

Responsible for maintenance of the distribution center building and grounds. Maintains building and equipment to minimize down time and achieve safety goals. Follows appropriate guidelines for these functions.


Essential Functions

  • Maintains facility infrastructure, equipment and systems to ensure operation and minimize down time;

  • Follows preventive maintenance program for all equipment;

  • Makes prompt repair of equipment to limit down time;

  • Maintains electronic and paper maintenance records;

  • Organizes and enforces sanitation procedures;

  • Monitors grounds for proper care and appearance;

  • Works closely with management on safety and sanitation issues;

  • Monitors and organizes outside contractors for quality and cost effectiveness;

  • Available for on call duties.

  • Professionally address issues with employees utilizing the proper resources.

  • Establishes, supports, promotes and participates in network, facility and departmental activities designed to strengthen and improve moral, team work and improve the overall work environment.

  • Identifies and addresses safety hazards and coach personnel in safety initiatives.

  • Maintains housekeeping standards and ensures that all sanitation requirements are met.

  • May perform all essential functions listed above for multiple facilities. Travel between facilities on a daily, weekly, monthly basis as needed to maintain facility standards.

  • Travel to assigned facility with immediate repair needs to minimize downtime

  • Performs and documents periodic facility inspections

Other Functions

  • Keeps the distribution center aisles clear and maintains integrity of storage locations;

  • Maintains the housekeeping and sanitation standards of the distribution center;

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Performance and Conduct Standards

  • Performs duties at or above quality standards;

  • Supports the company goals for quality and continuous improvement;

  • Contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation among all distribution center staff.

Physical Requirements



100% of shift


100% of shift


5% of shift

75% of shift


Operate material handling equipment, machinery and tools

50% of shift

30% of shift

15% of shift

5% of shift

Lifting and carrying 1-10 pounds

Lifting and carrying 11-25 pounds

Lifting and carrying 26-50 pounds

Lifting and carrying over 50 pounds

50% of shift

Bending and stooping

50% of shift

Reaching above shoulder level

50% of shift

Reaching at shoulder level

50% of shift

Reaching at waist level

50% of shift

20% of shift

Climbing steps and/or ladders

Computer use

20% of shift

Phone use

Working Environment

The distribution center is a warehouse for the storage and distribution of dental, medical and veterinary supplies and equipment. In general, the building’s primary work area consists of pallet storage racking, roller storage and small item storage shelving. The facility uses powered conveyor systems for the transportation of products. Pallet jacks and forklifts are used for palletized products. Some positions require use of safety equipment, which is provided as needed.


Job Qualifications

Education/Training & Skills

  • Post high school mechanical or building trades, or equivalent combination of education and work experience accepted;

  • Competent computer skills, and experience using computerized maintenance systems is preferred;

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues;

  • Strong time management skills;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to read, understand and utilize equipment manuals;

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task

  • Ability to effectively communicate with and manage outside contractors and vendors;

  • Possess internal customer service skills;

  • Knowledge of current laws and standards applicable to equipment and building maintenance, and facility security;

  • Ability to evaluate procedures and initiate improvements;

  • Must have reliable transportation if assigned to multiple facilities

Relevant Work Experience

  • Three (3) – Five (5) years of experience in building trades and/or machine repairs, including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.;

  • Three (3) – Five (5) years of experience in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of material handling equipment, conveyor systems, and automated equipment.

This job description is subject to change, at management's discretion, at any time.

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Locations US-IN-South Bend

Requisition ID 2020-11146

# of Openings 1

Position Category Warehouse

Company Patterson Logistics Services

Position Type Regular Full-Time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.