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VF Corporation Lead - Maintenance Technician (2nd shift) in Jonestown, Pennsylvania

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VF Corporation opened a new Distribution Center in Jonestown, Pennsylvania in July 2018. We’re creating more than 175 new jobs over the next three years to distribute our Vans ®, Timberland ® and The North Face ® brands. You can access all VF job openings in Jonestown at vfc.com .

VF is committed to delivering innovative products and experiences to consumers. As one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, we’re proud of our socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning geographies, product categories and distribution channels. With 119 years of experience transforming ourselves in an ever-changing global marketplace, we constantly learn from the past, but live in the future.

Many of our brands are well-known leaders in their respective categories. Some of them have become iconic. Jonestown associates will primarily be supporting the following VF brands:

  • Vans : The Vans brand has been connecting with youth culture to promote creative self-expression, authenticity and progression for nearly 50 years, while linking the brand’s deep roots in action sports with art, music and street culture.

  • Timberland : The Timberland brand believes that boots, shoes, apparel and gear should be comfortable enough to wear all day, durable enough to withstand your everyday adventures, and stylish enough to stand the test of time.

  • The North Face : Expanding from a single storefront in San Francisco, The North Face® brand has been revolutionizing outdoor gear and inspiring a global movement of exploration for more than 50 years. The North Face brand delivers an extensive line of outdoor performance apparel, footwear and equipment that pushes the boundaries of innovation.

Other VF brands include Smartwool ® , JanSport ® and Dickies ®, among others. Employee discounts on VF apparel and footwear are generous, making it easy for our employees to buy, wear and promote our products.

Want to join us in Jonestown?

Lead - Maintenance Technician: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

Under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager, this person will perform a variety of general, detailed, and highly technical maintenance and service functions on equipment, systems, and facilities at the distribution center. This positon will be schedule Sunday through Thursday from 4:30p until 1am.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Responds to trouble-calls on all types of equipment and applies a high level of cause/effect analysis for breakdown troubleshooting.

  • Performs diagnostics and root cause analysis for all unscheduled breakdown events to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Works with low voltage AC and DC systems up to 480V/3 phase.

  • Services electronic systems at the module level including PLCs, digital controllers, and PCs used for monitoring and/or system control.

  • Understands edits and/or enhances PLC ladder logic programming/code.

  • Performs periodic inspections, tests and preventive maintenance tasks on all equipment and facilities in accordance with established testing and preventive maintenance procedures to extend useful life and minimize unscheduled breakdowns.

  • Works from mechanical and/or electrical schematic drawings, sketches, manuals, specifications, and written and/or oral instructions; understands equipment principles of operation; interacts with equipment vendors.

  • Shares technical knowledge; trains others; communicates with all team members and customers.

  • Uses hand tools, power tools, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, and other monitoring and testing equipment.

  • Uses a PC proficiently for MSOffice, Notes, and other PC-based applications (e.g., PLC ladder logic diagnostic analysis and program interfacing, building monitoring software, etc).

  • Follows all company safety, attendance and security procedures.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 8+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and training certifications in electrical/ electronics control

  • Minimum of 7-10 years related maintenance experience in electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repairs, or 5 years experience with an Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronics

  • Proven proficiency at an expert or senior level in Electrical/Electronics equipment, and full capability to perform a broad range of electro-mechanical repairs

  • Preferred experience working with ASRS shuttle systems, tilt tray and other high speed sortation, and automated packaging machinery.

  • Must have previous work experience in a high paced industrial/mechanical environment

  • Must demonstrate ability to be very detailed oriented, organized, and effective at time management.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal direction; excellent oral/written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills

  • Must have the ability to climb and work at heights of up to 70 feet

  • Must have the ability to lift items up to 50 lbs

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as assigned; may be called on off hours for emergency consultation or call-in service

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.