Forklift Mechanic

Kenner, LA

Posted: 10/13/2020 Industry: None Job Number: 48881

Job Description

FTS is seeking a Forklift Mechanic to work in a manufacturing environment located in the New Orleans area. Compensation DOE.

Job Summary:
The Forklift Truck Mechanic will perform maintenance and repairs on forklift trucks used throughout the facility.


Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Inspects forklift truck fleet to ensure trucks are working properly and safely.
  • Identifies any forklift trucks that need repairs.
  • Removes unsafe equipment from facility operating area and notifies supervisor.
  • Repairs and maintains various types of forklift trucks including electric, gas-powered, and propane-powered.
  • Tests forklift trucks to ensure repairs are completed correctly.
  • Schedules and performs routine maintenance for forklift trucks.
  • Ensures batteries for electric forklift trucks are fully charged.
  • Replaces empty propane tanks on propane-powered forklift trucks.
  • Maintains repair log for forklift truck fleet.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to use hand and power tools to repair forklift trucks.
  • Ability to read repair manuals for various types of forklift trucks.
  • Excellent mechanical repair skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of forklift truck mechanic s training course required.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be physically capable of accessing all parts of the forklift truck needing repairs or maintenance, either by kneeling or lying on back.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds at a time.
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