Building Maintenance Mechanic

Building Maintenance Technician

Publix Distribution Centers include dry grocery, frozen foods and produce warehouses, each which have an intricate system of electrical wiring, plumbing and industrial equipment. These warehouses require maintenance to keep them operating efficiently and safely. Building Maintenance Mechanics perform preventive maintenance and repairs on a variety of industrial equipment within Publix's warehouses.

How to Apply


Building Maintenance Mechanics are experts with plumbing and industrial equipment, as well as three phase AC/DC power circuits which are used to power the warehouses. The Mechanics read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals. They use this information to repair and adjust machines or devices, install new equipment, and perform carpentry, welding and cutting. Furthermore, they use a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to generate and process the maintenance repairs performed.

Qualifications we look for

The required qualifications differ somewhat depending on the specific equipment in each facility. They also differ depending on the level of responsibility for a particular position. In general, however, most of our Building Maintenance Mechanics must have:

  • a strong understanding of pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical theory, including three phase power, A.C. and D.C. power circuits, motor controls and programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • experience in building/industrial maintenance or a related trade
  • knowledge of warehouse plumbing, ARC, MIG, and GAS welding and cutting
  • ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals
  • carpentry skills
  • capability of generating and processing work on a computerized maintenance-management system

How to apply

For Industrial Maintenance positions, please go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing, or Distribution within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in

  • Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
  • Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.