Maintenance Storeroom Technician

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Gastonia, NC, US, 28056

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


Maintenance Storeroom Technician - Lubrizol Gastonia

The Maintenance Storeroom Technician is responsible for overall organization, distribution, and replenishment of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) materials inside the plant's maintenance storeroom and warehouses.  You will directly impact the maintenance department's ability to perform high quality precision maintenance on industrial equipment.  You will interact with a wide variety of maintenance shop and plant personnel like Maintenance Planners, Process / Project Engineers, Multi-craft Maintenance Technicians, and Production Operators.  Your responsibilities include a good mixture of physical work and computer / desk work. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage storeroom inventory by accurately recording parts checkout using paper and computerized (SAP) methods
    • Utilize paper-based system to track short notice material checkouts
    • Utilize SAP system to checkout materials to Work Orders, Cost Centers, and Capital Projects
    • Utilize SAP Work Order pick-lists to collect and organize parts for upcoming planned work
  • Assist delivery drivers with unloading equipment and material deliveries using manual lifting techniques, hand trucks, forklifts, or other types of materials handling equipment.
    • Assist drivers to unload various delivery trucks (vans, box trucks, tractor-trailers, and flat beds)
    • Utilize forklifts to unload large materials like piping, electrical / controls cabinets, equipment skids, etc...
    • Assist with rigging and spotting for larger equipment unloads (telehandler, boom truck, etc...)
  • Restock storeroom inventory by replenishing shelf, bin, or other stock locations with new material from incoming shipments
    • Sort, unpack, check-in, and organize materials from recent deliveries
    • Move materials from receiving area to the appropriate storeroom shelf / bin location
  • Package and ship materials offsite as-needed for refurbishment or related activities
    • Utilize SAP system refurbishment process to generate appropriate Work Order paperwork, quotes, RMA, etc...
    • Package materials appropriately for shipment (boxes, protective packing, palletizing, etc...)
    • Weigh packages and facilitate postage, packing slips, and pickup
  • Works directly with Maintenance Planner, Reliability Engineer, and Procurement Dept to determine appropriate inventory levels for spare parts
  • Performs audits of spare part inventories by comparing SAP inventory levels to actual inventory on the shelf
  • Organize and distribute maintenance shop tools, equipment, etc...  


Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with maintenance, plant storerooms, and/or materials handling in a chemical, or closely related, manufacturing environment
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), with a strong preference for SAP CMMS
  • Good communication ability with management, engineers, maintenance personnel, and plant operators
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously


Preferred Requirements – Experience / Education / Skills And Training

  • Military training and experience in maintenance, repair, computers, and/or storeroom environments
  • Excellent computer skills, preferably with SAP, Maximo, or closely related CMMS system in manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on experience with tools, maintenance repair, or related crafts
  • Training on proper operation of forklifts
  • Familiarity with OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and related PSM topics
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and cosmetic ingredient GMP

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work 8 hour shift for normal 5-shift / week schedule (M-F) with occasional overtime (later afternoons, nights, or weekends)
  • Ability to work on-call coverage with call-in partner (rotating schedule of night and weekend on-call duties, depending on experience/work history)
  • Ability to work in a non-climate controlled environment (indoor and outdoor)
  • Ability to sit, squat, stand, walk, and climb stairs on a routine basis (multiple times per shift) and climb ladders on an occasional basis
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 LBS
  • Ability to push and pull wheeled carts, or similar equipment
  • Ability to operate materials handling machinery like forklifts, pallet jacks, hand-trucks, etc...
  • Ability to use computer (keyboard, mouse, monitor) in a seated or standing position

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

Job Segment: Maintenance, ERP, SAP, Technician, Procurement, Manufacturing, Technology, Operations

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