Mobile Testing Technician

Date: Nov 9, 2023

Location: Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Company: Sonepar


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As one of the largest utility distribution organizations in America, we constantly strive to bring our best to our customers, suppliers, and fellow associates. Irby Utilities is uniquely positioned to provide dynamic solutions to essential utility services impacting our local and broader communities.

We are powered by our people. Across our nationwide reach and diversity, we adapt, dare, and learn as a team. Through our tremendous growth, we are continuing to develop opportunities and look for people to join us as we journey forward.


This position will operate a traveling Mobile Testing Lab for repairing tools and building ground sets and rope products.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to load, unload, and move materials within or near work site by performing the following duties.
  • Conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area per Sales Ticket.
  • If the merchandise listed on the Sales Ticket is not in stock, check with the writer of the ticket before backordering.  Also, check the Special Order area to see if we are holding item for a specific customer.
  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.  Recheck orders that someone else has assembled as an additional service to our customer.
  • Package merchandise for shipment by common carrier.  Appropriate packaging will depend upon the merchandise involved. 
  • Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit. 
  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand.  Unload incoming vehicles and prepare necessary receiving documents after carefully counting the merchandise.  Handle freight claims as required.
  • Attaches identifying tag or labels to materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers.
  • Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.
  • Learn to safely operate all the necessary equipment in work area.  Operates industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.
  • Familiarize yourself with all electrical merchandise and where it is stored in the warehouse.  Relocate or rearrange merchandise as required.  Fabricate and install racks and shelving as required.
  • Be courteous in all contact with company customers.
  • Lock and unlock doors as assigned.  Assist in keeping all work areas clean.
  • Counts, weighs or measures incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information and variety against bills of lading, invoices, orders or other records; examines incoming shipments for damage or shortages and corresponds with shipper to rectify; completes paperwork or forms required for documentation. 
  • Determines method of shipment utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes and rates; prepares materials for shipping by weighing, packaging and stamping; prepares necessary shipping forms such as bills of lading.
  • Provides on the job training to lower level employees and resolves problems utilizing knowledge of shipping/receiving/stock operations.
  • Operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies to move stock or reorganize storage.
  • Participates in routing, counting and inspecting items while loading and unloading trucks; delivers and returns items.
  • Ensures proper documentation and package marking with appropriate placards when moving hazardous materials.
  • Fills orders and issues materials and supplies per requests; documents transactions appropriately; prepares requisitions and computes costs; keeps records of storeroom inventory.
  • Participates in ordering or purchasing standard stock items, such as recommending additions or deletions to standard stock items or ordering replenishments within established procedures and limits.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot and repair hand tools, hydraulic tools, battery tools, hoists and hot sticks
  • Identify repair parts required. Assist in preparing estimates for customers and placing parts orders
  • Build custom rope products and ground sets
  • Perform High Voltage Testing
  • Currently have or ability to obtain a Class A CDL Drivers License.
  • Enter data into computer system and maintain required documentation
  • Strong mechanical aptitude required
  • Background in repairing hydraulic systems or tools required
  • Background in repairing mechanical, battery, electric and gas powered tools preferred but will consider on the job training
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs or more
  • Clean MVR required and the ability to travel 60 to 70% of the time
  • Requires strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of automated or computerized system operation.
  • Knowledge of record keeping practices.
  • Knowledge of safety practices.
  • Skill in lifting heavy packages and objects.
  • Skill in operating forklift or other materials handling equipment.
  • Skill in operating large vehicles in tight and congested areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Demands

•      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

•      Typical environments include offices, light industrial, commercial, utility and manufacturing.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Why work for Irby?

Irby Utilities is a crucial link in the distribution chain, connecting manufacturers to their customers in electrical power, natural gas, and broadband services. Our team delivers end-to-end solutions through logistical and operational support, sales and account management, project services, data analysis, and more. We firmly attribute our success to our people in each of these fields, and we are constantly advancing our skills and abilities.


Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation and Personal, Paid Sick, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance.


About Irby

Irby Utilities is one of the three largest electrical utility distribution companies in the United States, with over $1.5 Billion in annual sales and 700 employees across more than 45 branches in 27 states.  We have experienced incredible growth over the past five years, presenting many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations such as:  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Minneapolis.

Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.   Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.


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