Forklift Technician in Kutztown, PA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/7/2018

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Job Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class:

SUMMARY

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 AAP’s 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, and/or 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,

Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.