Forklift Mechanic - Shop

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Velkow Lift Truck Service
Velkow Lift Truck Service
Work Type: 
Full Time
City / Location: 
St. Thomas/Elgin
Rate of Pay: 
Work Schedule: 
40 hour work week - Monday to Friday 8-4
Contact Info: 

Beth Velkow​​ 

Velkow Lift Truck Service 



Posting Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019
Motive Power
Community Career & Employment Services - Fanshawe, Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus

Lisa Savoy (Job Developer)

The Employment Centre - 5 Queensway Drive East - Unit # 2 -  Simcoe, ON  N3Y 5K2

(519)428-1135 x 232 (office) or (519)709-1178 (cell)

NOTE: Please apply in accordance with the Contact Information in the posting


VELKOW LIFT TRUCK SERVICE is Southwestern Ontario's resource for sales, service and repairs to ALL MAKES & MODELS of forklifts.  We are looking for a Shop Mechanic to join us and grow with our business.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a mechanic and repairing forklifts.  The position will offer the opportunity for growth for the sucessful candidate as their knowledge, skills and mechanical abilities improve.  If this sounds like the right fit for you then we would like to meet you.

  • Perform repairs & service on various types of material handling equipment, including propane & electric forklifts, skyjacks, pallet jacks.
  • Understanding of mechanical & electrical systems of battery and engine powered forklifts.
  • Experience in the use of grinders, drill press, air compressor & common hand and power tools.
  • Experience in prep and paint duties of heavy equipment.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Perform shop related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently as required.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to keep accurate and complete paperwork for all work orders.
  • Must have a class G Driver's license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

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