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Building Maintenance Mechanic

Building Maintenance Technician

Publix distribution centers include dry grocery, frozen foods, and produce warehouses, each of which have intricate systems of electrical wiring, plumbing, and industrial equipment. Building Maintenance Mechanics perform preventive maintenance and repair on a variety of systems and equipment to ensure that these warehouses operate safely and efficiently.

How to Apply


  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals to repair and adjust machines or devices, installs new equipment, and performs carpentry, welding, and cutting.
  • Uses a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to generate and process maintenance repair orders.

Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications differ depending on the specific equipment in each facility and the particular position’s level of responsibility. In general, the following qualifications are preferred.

  • Strong understanding of pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical theory, including three-phase power, AC and DC power circuits, motor controls, and programmable logic controllers (PLC).
  • Experience in building/industrial maintenance or a related trade.
  • Knowledge of warehouse plumbing, and arc, MIG, and gas welding and cutting.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
  • Carpentry skills.
  • Ability to generate and process work on a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Ready to start your job search today? Visit the Publix Job Center to see our current openings. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

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