For more information text FORKLIFT MECHANIC to 850-903-1815
Is responsible for troubleshooting problems with the forklifts, completing regular inspections, cleaning, and performing general maintenance with an emphasis on preventive maintenance. It is the mechanic’s responsibility to clearly tag the forklift out of service if it is not in safe working order. Must treat people with respect, work ethically, with integrity, accept responsibility for own actions and uphold organization vision, values and objectives. Must work well with coworkers.
Perform and document regular preventive maintenance on equipment and forklifts
Perform oil changes, grease and lubricate forklift parts (e.g. boom, cirt fittings)
Steam/pressure wash the forklift
Touch up paint forklift when needed
Maintain proper transmission oil level and battery water level etc.
Check battery terminals for corrosion
Some fabricating parts will be needed
Will complete overall inspections of the forklift systems. For example the mechanic will check:
REQUIREMENTS: Must be on time per day as scheduled and clock in/out for each shift and rest period. Will be required to work 40 hours per week with over time. Must tag out of order any forklift that does not pass safety inspection or that is not in safe, proper working order.
Will need to be forklift certified
Should have strong background in welding, hydraulics, and pneumatics
Will need to supply some own tools, e.g. wrenches, pry bar, screw drivers, electrical gauge, ½ ratchet set with sockets, impact gun, channel locks, vise grips, pliers, wire strippers etc.
Must have ability to exercise and demonstrate safety skills
Should have ability to work with minimal supervision
Able to speak Spanish and English is preferable/helpful
Should have 2-3 years experience as a forklift mechanic and knowledge of forklift operation
Must have good mechanical background with some knowledge of hydraulic systems, LP systems, and electrical wiring
Must be able to lift and carry up to 70 pounds
Must be able to identify malfunctions (worn or rattling parts)
Must be able to apply torque, bend, twist, kneel, sit, stand, lay on the ground etc. throughout shift
Working outside in covered area
1. Must wear safety glasses and steel toed shoes at all times
Wear helmet, ear plugs, back brace and gloves when necessary
Know all safety procedures for each machine, tool and chemical used
Attend all safety training (and the once a month meetings)
Must address safety issues at work station immediately to supervisor
Must report accidents and injuries within 24 hours to management
Must follow all safety requirements and training at all times
Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor.
Must be able to work with fractions and use a caliper
Ability to define problems and identify how to repair forklift.