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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Tech II, Automation in Newburgh, New York

Company Overview

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As an Automation Technician II , you will maintain the facilities Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems station during checkout, testing, troubleshooting and repairs of the automated equipment. You will be responsible for maintaining continuous system operation by adjusting, repairing, replacing, or modifying system components, troubleshoot all non-functioning electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic subsystems and components, ensuring they return to full serviceability.


  • Maintain all systems and subsystems of the Automated Storage & Retrieval System

  • Ensure rapid equipment return to serviceability by performing thorough in-depth troubleshooting on any non-functioning or faulted system, subsystem or component

  • Keep supervisors informed of specific problems and suggested actions, including approximate time required for repairs

  • Must be proficient in the removal/replacement, reloading of software parameters, calibration and/or circuit tuning of the GE RS300 Line Regenerative Converter or AV 300 Motor Controller

  • Troubleshoot and replace DeviceNet components of the SRM control system to include setting node numbers and running diagnostics

  • Be able to remove/replace all mechanical parts of SRM including the drive/idler wheels and their correct alignment

  • Will diagnose and replace as required Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) devices including reprogramming and alignment

  • Skilled in inspection and replacement of wire ropes

  • Be able to replace all carriage mechanical/electrical parts and perform a full carriage alignment

  • Be proficient in performing all Preventive Maintenance Inspection functions including: shuttle inspection, lubrication and plate/chain alignment

  • Be proficient in all conveyor maintenance including: repairing broken chain, replacing roller, realigning or replacing control system sensor (photo-eye), replacing drive motor, etc. on conveyors; resetting controller system, cleaning, adjusting or replacing sensors, troubleshooting, and/or replacing fuses or damaged components on SRMs

  • Perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) actions on automated conveyor equipment as directed

  • Document repairs, PMs, parts usage, and time by completing work orders in a computerized maintenance data collection system (MicroMain)

  • Responsible for clean up of equipment and removal of replaced parts from work areas after repairs are completed.

  • Assist and train other automation team technicians in troubleshooting and repairs of any equipment as required, consistent with level of experience and training.


  • Hold an Associates Degree or equivalent experience in electronics/mechatronics or equivalent field

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical/electronic schematics, mechanical diagrams and Illustrated Parts Breakdowns for troubleshooting and repairs, while understanding complex automated system drawings and component specification sheets

  • Experience welding with stick or MIG a plus

  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Windows based computer operation for HMI control of automated equipment.

Requisition ID 12659

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category Facilities/Automation

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