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Forklift Technician in Houston, TX at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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Advance Auto Parts POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title: Forklift Technician Department: Corporate Logistics (Distribution Centers) Reports To: Distribution Center Maintenance Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Grade: 12 Job Code: DC0040 Prepared By: Connie Orzech Prepared Date: January 4, 2017
SUMMARY Forklift Technician The Forklift Technician will diagnose and perform mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs on a variety of powered industrial equipment, including Forklifts, Order Pickers, Pallets Jacks, and other material handling equipment. The Forklift Technician will read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals. To perform preventive maintenance, they routinely check items such as hydraulic fluid levels, tire pressure, the condition of the forks, drive control, steering and the brakes Job Requirements: Computer skills operating windows based programs Positive attitude with strong inter-personal skills Have a flexible schedule and work all shifts, holidays, and weekends. Coordinate and work effectively with multiple departments to continuously improve processes, maximize efficiency and exceed expectations. Job Expectations: Commitment to AAPs safety policies and procedures and ability to promote awareness. Performs all general repairs on forklifts, order pickers, and other material handling equipment. Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems. Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment. Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools. Determines equipment condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts. Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades, and controlling corrosion. Completes repairs by making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units. Verifies equipment performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems. Maintains equipment appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting. Maintains equipment records by annotating services and repairs. Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs. Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options. Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications. Must possess great time management and organizational skills. Professional with good communication skills. Demonstrate high level of attention to detail and professionalism at all times. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, andor ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess or pass the Basic Mechanical, Industrial Mechanical, Industrial Electrical, Industrial Controls, HydraulicPneumatic and CuttingWelding Skill Assessment General knowledge of all shop equipment, test equipment, and handpower tools, conveyor systems, material handling equipment, building, HVAC, lighting, electrical, and all other related equipment and structures, security controls and fire protection systems Good communication and writing skills General administrative, organizational, managerial and communication skills Ability to use hand, power tools and shop equipment Ability to read and interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Ability to follow all Company, State and Federal safety rules and regulations and wear safety personal protective equipment when required Ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word documents Ability use computer maintenance managing software to procure parts, generate and update work orders Knowledge of preventive maintenance practices and procedures including best safety practices Strong administrative, organizational, managerial and communication skills Good analytical ability to gather and interpret information and develop, recommend, and implement solutions Knowledge of and skilled in blue print and schematic reading Work various shifts, departments and locations, as required Overtime, weekends and holidays are required Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalent required; two to four years related experience andor training; Minimum two years maintenance experience in a distribution center; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory Experience This position has no supervisory responsibilities Certificates and Licenses Post hire certifications may be required to comply with safety standards as mandated by law to operate machinery or equipment. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift andor move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift andor move up to 50-100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Preforming equipment repairs may require the ability to lift lower, push and pull all sizes of material handling equipment parts up to 100 lbs. and ability to handlemanipulate up to 250 lbs. with assistance. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the Technician is regularly exposed to electrical equipment in both high and low voltageamperage ranges, and occasionally exposed to high places, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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