DC Sr Maintenance Tech

Location: Reno, NV (1200 Venice Dr - Distribution Center 41)

Job Description



In our distribution centers, our goal is to get products to our pet parents as efficiently as possible. Our DC Sr. Maintenance Technicians are focused on productivity, accuracy, reliability and safety and take great pride in the role they play within PetSmart.  


We are hiring for full-time associates for multiple shifts during the day, night and weekend. We offer four 10-hour weekday shifts, or three 12-hour weekend shifts. Shifts may vary by location and may include shift differential pay.


As a PetSmart DC Sr. Maintenance Technician, you will be part of an energetic team environment with the opportunity to work in a variety of positions in the DC. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Advising and problem-solving issues with the DC Maintenance Technician
  • Taking ownership of all equipment in the building, working quickly to respond to any calls or incidents to minimize down time
  • Performing preventative maintenance checks on all equipment and repairing and ordering parts as needed
  • Quickly troubleshoot issues and have a working knowledge of HVAC systems, electrical components, plumbing and overall facilities maintenance
  • Providing maintenance support to all areas of the distribution center, prioritizing tasks and maintenance efficiently
  • Executing on safety and OSHA standards
  • Efficiently navigate computer systems and technology


In our fast-paced DCs, you’ll always be on the move. Please note the following physical requirements in addition to tasks above:

  • Ability to bend, twist, stretch, push, pull carry and lift up to 50-75 lbs.
  • Operating and repairing powered industrial equipment and machinery,
  • Working at heights (catwalk, ladders, roof, racking)
  • Comfortable standing and or walking for up to 12 hours
  • Working in various temperatures


  • Health benefits including medical, vision, and dental
  • Paid vacation time and paid sick time
  • PetSmart associate discount for merchandise and services
  • Monthly celebrations (often including food!) for meeting DC goals or just for the fun of it!
  • Comfortable and relaxing break areas


We’ll be with you for every stage of your career, at PetSmart you will have opportunities to:

  • Gain experiences in different areas of the DC -inbound, outbound, order fill, fish warehouse
  • Develop your leadership skills to move to another position
  • Grow your career in one of our 7 DCs or 1600 stores around the country *relocation available for leaders



Similar job titles: Fulfillment Associate, Production Associate, Order Filler, Warehouse Associate, Reach Truck Operator, Distribution StockerThis job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to.PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial or local law.Applicants must be over the age of 18.The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs general housekeeping and custodial duties in and around the facility and around his/her work areas. 
  • Performs routine and journeyman level maintenance and preventative maintenance on PIT equipment and automatic conveyor systems. 
  • Performs Maintenance Tech III Tasks on equipment including, but not limited to, PIT (Power Industry Truck) battery charger repair, motor repairs, belt tensioning, conveyor aligning, bearing replacements, operating/maintaining floor scrubbers, dock door seal replacements, dock leveler repair, office/bathroom repairs, detailed building esthetic repairs, bailer/compactor operations, and bail changes.  Tasks may require accurate measurement/math skills (e.g.; measuring metal prior to cutting) or ability to read/interpret drawings or procedure manuals to ensure proper placement of parts.
  • Operates and understands conveyor operating WCS, WMS systems for multiple sortation system including un- jamming boxes and conveyable material and starting/stopping conveyor, as needed.
  • Performs mid-level electrical wiring and termination of circuits; troubleshoots AC or DC circuit, installs motor pump and drive assemblies. Tasks may require accurate measurement/math skills (e.g.; measuring wire for electrical run).
  • Performs preventative maintenance on large generators and compressor systems
  • Provides fish system repair and operations of fish watering and oxygen systems.
  • Maintains SAP parts inventory system to ensure inventory levels are accurate.
  • Works with outside contractors when they need to perform duties within the facility.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); required proficiency level typically achieved in 5+ years of building maintenance or related field.  Technical Training certificate or other comparable certification strongly preferred.


Candidate must have extensive (journeyman level) knowledge of mechanical and maintenance functions in a distribution or warehouse setting. Mid-level electrical and mechanical skills acquired through job experience and technical training is required.  Requires ability to read, speak, write and understand English (i.e.; written documents such as safety rules, laws, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals).  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Technician must have the ability to use/read tape measure, read building drawings and assembly drawings for conveyor, parts and machines, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.



  • Requires knowledge of electrical multi-meter testing of live circuits and low voltage electrical testing.
  • Must have ability to identify differences between AC or DC circuits, install motor pump and drive assembly, relay replacement in panels, and fuse replacements.
  • Requires journeyman level electrical wiring and termination of circuits.
  • Must have journeyman knowledge and the ability to use small hand tools, drill press, welding/torch machines, press bearings, troubleshoot broken machinery, portable power tools, saw cutting tools, PIT repair lifts. 
  • Must be able to identify broken machinery and make repairs.
  • Requires knowledge of SAP and a sound understanding of functions related to DC management.



Certification required on all pieces of PIT equipment including boom and scissor lifts.  Technical Training certificate in Maintenance Repair or other comparable certification strongly preferred.