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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Fleet Maintenance Manager in North East, Maryland

About Our Company

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

The Manager, Fleet Maintenance manages the distribution center garage and directs a team of skilled mechanics accountable for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing tractors, trailers, automobiles and light trucks and ensures all equipment in use is in good working order and compliant with all operation and safety guidelines. Develops the operating plan and budget for the garage and is accountable for achieving overall operating results that are consistent with individual and company performance goals. Directs record keeping and filing of maintenance and repair information, fuel, tires and parts purchasing and inventory management, and is accountable for accurate and complete records of maintenance and repairs in accordance with company policy, federal, state, and local regulations. Oversees training of associates and ensures associates are provided ongoing skills development coaching to improve their job performance and advancement potential within the organization. Recruit and develop fleet technicians, manage outside vendors, and coach / influence the Vehicle Operators that drive these vehicles. Complete special projects as assigned and will often be required to perform hands on work activities.

Job Description


  • Oversees equipment inspections, preventative maintenance schedules and service, and reviews vehicle and equipment failures and is responsible for providing reliable and safe vehicles and equipment for use across the distribution center. Reviews and evaluates performance of all vehicles and equipment, addresses excessive wear and tear or high failure rates, and takes corrective action, as needed, which may include removing equipment from use, to ensure that work teams and individuals have the necessary vehicles and equipment to perform their jobs. Recommends replacement of vehicles and equipment based on assessment of service and maintenance costs versus replacement cost.

  • Leads the maintenance of safe work practices and conditions and is accountable for maintaining a clean and safe environment for associates and visitors at the garage in accordance with company policies and health and safety regulations. Oversees scheduling of work teams and initiates short and long term planning with supervisors to ensure the assigned mechanics and support personnel meet the needs of the business under different and changing business conditions.

  • Assesses daily and weekly output, identifies trends in productivity, and directs the allocation of people, parts, tools, and equipment to address day-to-day and week-to-week demand for maintenance and repairs. Leads the development of improved work processes and procedures that enhance productivity and effectiveness of assigned work teams, equipment, and space, and is accountable for achieving the incremental results from the implementation of these improvements.

  • Prepares the operating budgets for the garage, reviews and finalizes operating budgets with the distribution manager, and is accountable for developing and implementing work processes that ensure achievement of budgetary and service goals.

  • Oversees record keeping, audits and reviews maintenance records, and is accountable for the accuracy and completeness of maintenance, fuels, lubricants, tires, and parts purchasing and inventories.Purchases fuels, lubricants, tires, and parts to maintain vehicles in service and is accountable for managing the costs of purchases in accordance with budgets and operating needs.

  • Conducts performance appraisals and coaches direct reports to enhance individual and team performance. Coaches and trains associate to ensure equal opportunity for professional advancement. Assists in the development of individual and team performance improvement goals that support achievement of company objective.

  • Travel Required:Yes


  • Warehouse: Perishable Warehouse (28F-50F)

  • Warehouse: Office Warehouse (65F - 75F)

  • Can vary base off seasonality within garage


  • Monday - Friday

  • 7:00am - 4:00pm

  • Flexibility based off business needs


  • Specialized Knowledge : D.O.T. qualified to drive CMV

  • Special Skills : Extensive experience and skill in vehicle and equipment maintenance related to distribution, warehouse, and transportation.

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: : High standard of integrity and reliability

  • Good PC skills including experience using windows, word processing, spreadsheet, and email software : Strong leadership skills including team facilitation, training, and motivation

  • Adept at preparing and delivering an address or presentation in a business setting :

Years Of Experience

  • 7-10 : Vehicle / equipment maintenance, parts and fuel management, and / or transportation or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 7-10 : Extensive technical knowledge and skills related to internal combustion, diesel, and electric powered vehicles


Bachelor's Degree - Logistics & Transportation


1st Shift (United States of America)


C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.