Hispanic Diversity
Forklift Mechanic - Day Shift

Forklift Mechanic - Day Shift

locationSalem, VA 24153, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/24/2024
Full Time

Job Title: General Maintenance – PIT Technician     Department: Maintenance                                                      

Reports to: Department Supervisor / Manager               FLSA Status: Non-Exempt   

Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7am - 3:30pm 
Pay: $30.00/ hr  

Summary: The General Maintenance – PIT Technician is responsible for maintaining, performing diagnostics and repairing the facility Powered Industrial Truck equipment (sit down forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, powered hand trucks, etc.).  Ability to perform the duties of a General Maintenance Worker including diagnosing and repairing other general warehouse equipment (conveyors, stretch wrap machines, compactors) and all other mechanical infrastructure as directed.   

Essential Functions: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:   

  • Performing repairs and service maintenance on warehouse powered industrial trucks including hydraulic systems and electrical components.
  • Diagnose and Repair issues with tires, brakes, lighting, pumps, valves, etc. Use diagnostic tools to read and clear codes.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment according to the preventative maintenance schedule and guidelines.
  • Maintain documents, records and required maintenance and repair documentation.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on material handling equipment including conveyers and related equipment.
  • Notify Management concerning major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
  • Move equipment and supplies either manually or by using various types of material handling equipment as needed in a safe manner.
  • Maintain Maintenance area in a clean, organized, and safe manner at all times.
  • Must be able to follow safety rules for personal protection and the protection of others, including maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
  • Ability to be certified on powered industrial trucks including Reach Truck, Order Picker, Sitdown Forklift, Electric Pallet Jack and Forklift Battery Changing Equipment and Scissor Lift.
  • Must be willing to work overtime on short notice including nights and weekends as needed.
  • General knowledge of electrical, carpentry, plumbing, pneumatics, and hydraulics is a plus.
  • Schedule preventative maintenance as needed and anticipate maintenance needs for forklifts.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, pride in quality of work, and a positive attitude.
  • Required to maintain OSHA compliant annual training including Lockout/Tagout, Hand & Power Tool Safety, Eye Safety, Electrical Safety, Machine Safeguarding, Proper Lifting, Slips, Trips and Falls Training, Basic HazMat Training, Ladder Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Fall Protection Training and Proper PPE usage. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure manuals, operating and maintenance instructions and manuals.
  • Ability to add, subtract and divide simple numbers such as weights and quantities.
  • Common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA regulations for hazardous chemical program.
  • Ability to apply situational awareness to identify hazardous situations.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High school graduate or equivalent plus at least two years additional training/education and two to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Skill in performing PIT diagnostics, services and repairs.\
  • Skill in the use of computers for research, navigation and communication.
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply information from service and equipment manuals and diagnostic tool codes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to record and maintain data in computer systems.
  • Safety shoes required.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements: The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   

  • Must be able to stand and walk up 8 to 10 hours a day.
  • Must be able repetitively reach up and out.
  • Must be able push/pull up to 25 pounds repeatedly and occasionally push/pull up to 75 Lbs.
  • Will frequently lift up to 50 Lbs. and occasionally lift up to 75 Lbs.


  • Action Oriented – Work with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet department and company objectives.
  • Decision Quality – Making competent and timely decisions that meet or exceed organizational goals and objectives.
  • Optimize Work Processes – Understanding and compliance to all standard operating procedures within your department with a laser focus on continuous improvement.
  • Common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to apply situational awareness to identify hazardous situations.
  • Situational Adaptability – Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of work volumes.

Work Environment: 

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The work performed is in a high-volume distribution center environment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate at low decibels.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Frequently exposed to noise, dust, vibration, heat, cold and moving machinery.