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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Battery Operator in Newington, Connecticut

About Our Company

Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co.Davidson Specialty Foods 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 a Battery Operator, you will change and maintain the batteries used in warehouse equipment.

Job Description


  • Change the batteries of the forklifts and pallet jacks.

  • Keep a fully charged stock of batteries to ensure the timely changing of batteries.

  • Perform preventative maintenance of C&S equipment.

  • Provide support to the Maintenance Department when needed to ensure the mechanical aspects of C&S equipment are well cared for.

  • There may be other projects/tasks assigned to you as needed by your supervisor; Perform other duties as assigned.

  • As a Battery Operator, you are responsible for the repairing, recharging, and changing of industrial batteries from forklifts, pallet-jacks, and other industrial vehicles. Essential duties, other duties may be assigned.

  • Disconnect electrical leads, remove battery from industrial lifts/Jack ect. And replace with fully charged battery ,attach dead battery to charger while manipulating controls of battery charger to start flow of electricity into dead battery.

  • Check Fluid levels and specific gravity of cells as needed

  • Add water as needed and check acid with the use of hydrometer, thermometer to ensure fluid concentration meets specification.

  • Clean electrical leads and battery poles to provide contact to surface, using wire brush and PH cleaning solution.

  • Employee will be responsible for the repairs of batteries and chargers ,plugs ,tips and cable heat shrink small cuts in cables as needed

  • Employee is also responsible to do daily safety checks on battery changer and repair and or inform manager of any issues.

  • Mandatory overtime if needed and adjust shift as needed when Necessary.


  • Warehouse : Grocery Warehouse (50F to 90F)


  • Specialized Knowledge :

  • Special Skills :

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: :

Years Of Experience

  • 0-2 : Relevant experience.


Attendance, General Equivalency Diploma - General Studies, High School Diploma - General Studies, Initiative, Productivity, Quality, Safety, Values


2nd Shift (United States of America)


Davidson Specialty Foods LLC

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.