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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Neptune City, NJ
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Our Pet Segment is searching for a Lead Maintenance Technician in our Neptune City, NJ office. The Lead Maintenance Technician will be responsible for handling the electrical and mechanical projects for our facilities, equipment troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance, and directing the maintenance team.


  • Supervise maintenance and electrical mechanics in their daily activities of performing preventative maintenance, corrective actions, and equipment installations.
  • Enforces all safety rules and regulations as well as company policy

  • Ensures all employees in their charge are productive, complete assignments and adhere to procedure.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs various manufacturing equipment.

  • Performs the more complex plumbing, electrical and carpentry maintenance and repairs such as replacing solenoid valves, switches, relays, and thermostats, rewiring appliances, constructing partitions and small out buildings, and installing plumbing pipe and related plumbing fixtures.

  • Performs general painting, plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, such as unstopping clogged sinks, drains, and garbage disposals, resetting circuit breakers, replacing cord caps, buffer switches, and light switches; makes minor repairs to heating, refrigeration, air conditioning units, and other electrical equipment; repairs damaged walls and doors; paints inside and outside building walls; replaces windows; refinishes and repairs furniture.

  • Uses power and hand tools to perform repair and maintenance work.

  • Operates forklifts, dollies, and other basic loading and unloading equipment as required.

  • Drives trucks to transport materials such as furniture, supplies, or equipment as required.

  • Services equipment used by oiling, greasing, and adding gas as required.

  • Provides technical direction, coordinates the work schedules, and reviews the performance of assigned personnel.

  • May install and maintain fixtures and facilities.


  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • At least 4 years general maintenance and repair experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Knowledge of building and equipment maintenance/repair techniques.

  • Skill in applying building and equipment maintenance/repair technique.

  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


  • Work involves exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, and/or loud noises. Considerable physical activity requires heavy physical work including heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds.

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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