Distribution Center Facilities Coordinator, DOE Wage starting at $30.10 - $34.61/hr - Sumner

Posted Date: Jul-12-2021

Job ID: 20697

Job Function: Distribution Center

City: Sumner

State: Washington

Store: Distribution Center WA

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by serving as the Facilities Coordinator in our Facility department by providing for the development, implementation, and execution of the company’s Facility Maintenance program from point of installation to system commissioning.  Additionally, they will provide guidance to Distribution Center Mechanics in relation to the technical aspects of their position, and direct external contractors and vendors. The Facilities Coordinator will be responsible for training and scheduling of all necessary resources in order to support the maintenance and repair of all equipment to support the company’s business initiatives and objectives. Observes the mechanics and provides timely feedback in relation to their previously trained technical aspects of their role. Responsibilities include supporting the Manager with communication of company policies, procedures, and announcements, adherence to company policies, and escalation of issues to manager level and HR as required. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

·         Acts independently to respond to emerging situations and coordinating the mechanic’s response to resolve the issue to the point of resuming normal operations or escalating the response with the appropriate levels of leadership to achieve a resolution.  Escalates to Manager, Facilities as directed.

·         Acts as the primary point of contact for troubleshooting and resolving mechanical conveyance issues and researches, coordinates, and implements improvements and modifications to the conveyance systems.

·         Responsible as Secondary Support to IT/Supply Chain Technology Services for Computer Server maintenance and program logic for PLCs, Put to Light, and MHE Computer logic databases. 

  • Maintains and upgrades systems in accordance with System Requirements, and partners with the IT Team to provide adequate reporting. Has working knowledge of and actively integrates daily with a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

·         Schedules, partners and oversees the relationship between REI and contractors/vendors in supporting the efficient functioning of the facility’s equipment and property.

·         Monitors and reports the performance of the material handling equipment, rolling stock, and makes recommendations on improvements. Develops and executes installations and repair plans with the DC Operations team to meet or maintain production plans (prevent down time).

·         Provides training, guidance, and scheduling of work hours within CMMS or like system; communicates frequent and consistent feedback for operations, and ensures that the appropriate documentation is completed and available as a future resource.

·         Leads daily processes to ensure work is appropriately scheduled to maintain original equipment manufacturing quality and standards while supporting the planned volume and production plans; coordinates and communicates timely repairs to equipment to minimize impact to the building’s business plans.

  • Forecasts staffing needs for projects and schedules as needed equalizing workload with approval of the Manager of Facilities.
  • Provides direct feedback to Mechanics in regards to the technical aspect of their position, and follows up with Manager of Facilities on what they observe in Mechanics’ skills and behaviors.

·         Maintains ongoing relationships and serves as member on various committees to represent departmental and/or overall company interests; communicates Company needs and expectations internally or externally; provides review, input, and recommendations as appropriate.

·         Assists in the preparation of annual department business plan and budget; recommends changes to systems, policies, and practices and maintains the departmental standard operating procedures

Bring your passion and expertise

The 10+ Essentials (the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job)




5+ years’ experience diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolving material handling equipment control issues including conveyor controls and programmable logic controls, from the circuit board to network interface level. 


Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Distribution, Material Management, and/or Supply Chain from an accredited institution


5+ Years’ experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously.


2+ Years’ experience in utilizing a CMMS System


Ability to measure and develop strategies to improve department performance


Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include all 24 hours of the day at various times throughout the 7 day week (Based on project need).


Flexible in one’s viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI


Intermediate skills in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint


Has active and working knowledge of Systems Analysis and extracting data from raw data and providing reports and analysis to leadership team.


Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.


Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.


Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.


Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.


Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.


Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.


At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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