HarperCollins Publishers

Maintenance Utility Person

Job Locations US-IN-LaPorte



Warehouse Operating hours are from 6:00am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. Some overtime may be required with occasional Saturdays.


  • Vacation time is prorated 1st year and accrued monthly, in January following your hire date, 15 days of vacation available and accrued monthly.
  • Personal time is prorated 1st year and accrued monthly, in January following your hire date, 5 personal days available and accrued monthly.
  • Sick days are available 1st year.
  • Holiday pay is available starting the 1st holiday following your hire date.
  • Health insurance is effective on your hire date.
  • Life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Short Term and Long Term Disability, and 401k is available. 



Position Overview: The Maintenance Utility Person will help, when needed in all areas of the maintenance, technology and warehousing areas. Responsible for completing all day-to-day maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, (when necessary, in the warehouse and outside the warehouse), as well as equipment.






  • Troubleshoots electrical breakdowns and makes repairs
  • Installs new or purchased equipment
  • Supplies proper information for the acquisition of replacement parts
  • Troubleshoots and repairs stationary and mobile equipment
  • Works with Corporate IT to analyze and repair any technological needs of the warehouse
  • Cleans equipment & tooling as required
  • May perform specialized machine operations
  • Assists in visual inspection of tools & equipment
  • Coordinates and schedules maintenance activities with department supervisors
  • Maintains the facility in a sanitary condition through washing, cleaning, and replacement of equipment and furnishings
  • Performs repairs in accordance with Safety and OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements
  • Identifies and reports needed repairs throughout the facility
  • Coordinates and assists in inspections of critical building systems and environmental compliance
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities
  • Trains and participates in the Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area, including maintenance shop
  • Participates in continuous improvement projects and assists with maintaining 5S program
  • Empties trash containers and recycling containers and disposes of debris appropriately as needed
  • On call for emergency repairs in breakdown situations occasionally
  • Carries out all other duties as assigned by Management


• High School Diploma or equivalent education required
• Ability to speak, read and write English
• Experience with computers, printers, scanners, and working remotely with corporate IT
• Experience with driving a forklift and operating machines is preferred
• Ability to follow instructions on labels for proper and safe use of tools and equipment
• Demonstrated analytical skills, organizational, and maintenance problem-solving skills.
• Human relations skills to build effective working relationships.
• Ability to manage and accurately track material resources and time, and adapt to changing work priorities
• Must be self-motivated, organized, and be able to work with minimal direct supervision
• 3 years of industrial and or electrical experience preferred
• Knowledge of building systems
• Knowledge of electrical wiring including high voltage (110V-480V)
• Knowledge of single and three phase electrical systems
• Knowledge of electrical control systems
• Knowledge of hydraulic systems
• Knowledge of pneumatic systems, including air compressors


Physical Demands:
• Vision (Near, Distance)
• Lifting to 50 pounds
• Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head
• Occasionally push and pull up to 100 pounds
• Engage in full manual dexterity in both hands and wrists
• Walking in the warehouse and around area with great frequency; warehouse is 365,000 sq ft.
• Ability to climb ladders and gangways safely and without limitation
• Ability to work in construction /distribution environments that may be noisy, unlit, unheated, not air-conditioned
• Continual standing and/or walking an average of 5 miles daily
• Able to access all areas of building (ascending and descending ladders, stairs, etc.)


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