Shop Technician / Mechanic

Baton Rouge, LA

Posted: 02/10/2020 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 47409

Job Description

FTS is seeking a shop technician/ mechanic for the Baton Rouge area. Position offers GREAT benefits and work-life balance! This role performs service and repairs on material handling and/or aerial equipment at assigned location to ensure that equipment continues to run according to manufacturer s specifications.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Diagnose and repair equipment, to include liquid propane, gas, and diesel engines, electric motors, transmissions, drive axles, differentials, hydraulic systems, brake systems, steering systems, electrical systems, lifting systems, etc.
  • Rebuild and/or repair all components and systems in industrial material handling and aerial equipment and other related equipment
  • Properly block, chock and chain equipment, and disassemble equipment as needed to facilitate major component removal and repair
  • Perform routine and operational maintenance to ensure that equipment continues to run according to manufacturer s specifications
  • Perform diagnostic troubleshooting and failure analysis on all components and systems
  • Perform equipment inspections to identify potential problems and safety concerns
  • Perform basic welding as necessary
  • Complete basic and advanced technical training as assigned
  • Maintain work area cleanliness and ensure shop remains a safe working environment
  • Maintain a culture of safety & participate in all safety meetings
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Thorough knowledge of all equipment & operations that apply to the branch
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude, technical knowledge and problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
REQUIRED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Mechanical or trade school certificate preferred
  • 3+ years experience in forklift repair or related industry
  • Ability to read precision instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, bore gauges, etc.
  • Welding and/or fabrication skills and/or experience preferred
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Standing, walking, lifting, twisting and bending on a frequent basis
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must furnish own tools
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