Lead Maintenance Mechanic

US Foods



Boca Raton, FL


Position summary


Join Our Community of Food People!

We help you make it! US FOODS® is one of the largest food distributors with a culture and history of promotion from within, excellent training programs, and a continuous improvement focus.   

We are looking for a Maintenance Mechanic Lead who relishes the chance to push their potential, grow and reap the rewards of joining the US FOODS® family.  

US FOODS® has a lot to offer. Starting pay is at $https://32.66/hour:   

  • US FOODS® is the company built on YOU Matter, where your hard work is rewarded.  
  • We are committed to compensation, and benefits that respect, and reward our employees for their dedication and hard work.  
  • Service recognition and employee rewards 
  • Excellent Leadership  

BENEFITS START DAY ONE: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), Life Insurance and paid parental leave. Check out our Benefits by clicking on the link Health Plan Identifier (https://benefitspricing.com)  

Main Ingredients of the Job! 

Perform necessary repairs and maintenance to warehouse-related equipment (https://i.e. pallet jacks, high-lifts, forklifts, etc.) to ensure that adequate machinery is available for day and night warehouse operations. 

Review any equipment reports submitted by warehouse associates, record actions/repairs taken, and maintains a repair log per USF policy.

Perform PMs (Preventative Maintenance) on equipment, and maintain PM log with proper documentation, per USF policy.

Comply with all USF and government guidelines regarding safety when working on equipment (https://i.e., Lock Out/Tag Out, placarding and required documentation, safe work environment, etc.)

Maintain and secure the battery-charging area, batteries, and other equipment contained therein.

Responsible for company tools and maintenance equipment used in the performance of job duties, including inventory maintenance, safe operation, proper storage, and security of tool area.

If authorized, may purchase tools and other equipment needs from local vendors to perform required duties.

Will perform minor building maintenance.

Disassemble machines and select replacement parts.

Refurbish equipment - tear down, inspect, repair, clean, and paint.

Communicate in person with vendors, staff, managers, and others, providing information on, repair times, etc.

Perform research to inquiries as necessary.

Practice good housekeeping, https://i.e., keeping work areas clean and hazard-free.



High School education or equivalent preferred

Additional mechanic training or a trade school degree is preferred. 

Related Experience: 

A minimum of 3-5 years of previous mechanic experience is required. 

A minimum of 2 years of expertise in Forklift/Pallet Jack repairs, diagnostics, and parts inventory experience is required.


Knowledge of equipment repair and operation.

Ability to repair and overhaul warehouse equipment. 

Ability to read and write legibly. 

Basic mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide);

Computer knowledge required (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Ability to read and understand vendor technical and repair manuals and wiring schematics.

Working knowledge of mechanics, electricity, carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC.

Ability to work with minimum supervision and under some pressure to meet deadlines.

Must be able to work overtime when necessary.

Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to work with a diverse group of individuals at varying levels both within and outside the organization.

Must be able to provide your own tools.

Your efforts as a Maintenance Mechanic Lead are to build the foundation that defines US FOODS® success based on our pillars of cultural beliefs, work ethic, collaborative spirit, and service.  


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Why you should apply for a job to US Foods:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.6/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 88% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 93% would recommend this company to other women

  • 75% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Through training, mentoring, on-the-job development and professional development opportunities, we help our associates learn and grow.

  • Ongoing listening sessions between ERGs and Executive Leadership Team allow for open dialogue and the identification of new opportunities.

  • 39% of our new or open leadership roles were filled by women or people of color