Hermiston - Maintenance Parts Room Clerk

Your Career begins at Shearer's Snacks! Shearer's Snacks is the largest producer of private label of salty snacks, crackers and cookies in North America and the largest producer of kettle cooked potato chips in the world. Shearer's Hermiston Plant in HERMISTON, OR is seeking team members who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment.


Shearer's Snacks – Hermiston Plant – is currently seeking skilled Parts Room Clerk who is eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment of our HERMISTON, OR manufacturing facility.


Parts Room Clerk – (Day Shift to begin than possible transfer to Swing Shift)


Job Summary:

The Parts Room Clerk is responsible for the operation of the computerized maintenance management system (Maintenance Connection) including administration of work orders, preventive maintenance logs, parts procurement, parts inventory and reporting processes. In this position, the clerk must work closely with the Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Shift Leads to develop and maintain equipment logs, preventive maintenance schedules, job plans, spare parts listings, and vendor lists utilizing Maintenance Connection. Must develop and maintain processes to keep accurate records of all items entering and leaving designated maintenance storerooms, and ensure that all inventories are maintained at the proper levels. Will be receiving and stock all parts in the Maintenance Warehouse.


Essential Job Duties:  SHIFT WILL BE DAYS 7am -3pm. WITH SOME OVERTIME


  • Utilizes personal computer and Maintenance Connection to input data regarding equipment, job plans, maintenance schedules, work orders, and other items related to the administration of the computerized maintenance system
  • Compiles reports and maintains records for the department
  • Order, receive, unpack, check, store, and track merchandise specifically related to equipment/facility maintenance spare parts and supplies
  • Sort, organize, and mark items with identifying codes, such as part descriptions or bin location or inventory control codes, so that inventories can be located quickly and easily
  • Responsible for ensuring proper and accurate parts inventory levels, performs routine analysis of inventories, cycle counts, and makes adjustments as needed
  • Stores materials in bins, on the floor, on shelves, or in racks and may be required to lift heavy cartons of various sizes
  • Develops and maintains filing systems for all maintenance records, and responsible for accurate record-keeping within the Department
  • Will be required to interface with vendors and manufacturers on a regular basis as it relates to procurement of goods, warranty returns, and other equipment/inventory control processes
  • May be required to expedite parts or services as needed from vendors and manufacturers
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Scope of Responsibility: 

This position has a direct impact on scheduled work and direction to the technical teams which could include the scheduling of resources and overtime. 


Supervisory Responsibility: 

This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.  However, the position does have strong influence around providing direction, mentoring, and coaching.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Forklift experience is preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable in computers and Windows applications including Excel and Word
  • Must be able to obtain Forklift Certification within a 3 months period
  • Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, and memos; Ability to write detailed and specific correspondence; Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which are subject to evening shifts, weekends, and holidays

Education and Experience: 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required

5+ years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of general equipment maintenance processes, material handling, parts procurement, or inventory management


Physical Demands: 

Must be able to sit for long periods of time, using a computer and the telephone. May be required to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds.


Work Environment:

Work environment will generally be on shop floor office; however, daily job scoping will require plant floor time, which may be noisy and hot.

Travel Required: 

Approximately 5% travel time to support training programs or self-development or to benchmark other Snyder’s-Lance facilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A pre-employment drug test and criminal background check are required.