Forklift Technician

Forklift Technician (Site Based)
Human Accent
Akasia, Gauteng


Posted 29 October 2021

Job Details

Job Description

Our client in the machine handling equipment industry is looking for (1x Electrician – looking for specialized Electricians that can work on VCE’s) (big electric machines) and 2x IC Technicians) (site-based) in Rosslyn (West of Pretoria). (Only experienced applicants within a machine handling equipment industry should apply)

The purpose of this position is to maintain, service and repair material handling equipment, systems and
products on company premises in a timely and cost-effective manner so that customer and company
requirements are met; maintaining of vehicle records.

Key Performance Areas:
(Essential Duties & Responsibilities)
To perform this job successfully, the appointed individual must be able to perform each essential duty / key
performance area satisfactorily. This list of key performance areas is not exhaustive and may be changed /supplemented to accommodate business needs from time to time:
 Servicing of material handling equipment and maintaining forklift service ability to specified standards
and according to set procedures by delivering quality service/maintenance.
 Perform accurate diagnosis/troubleshooting in event of breakdown of equipment; communicate what
repairs are needed by advising customer and/or supervisor.
 Maintains vehicle maintenance and operational data/history by updating and timeously
communicating information that must go on record.
 Provide complete customer satisfaction in a polite and professional manner.
 Ensure proper communication between self, workshop staff (supervisor and controller) and customer.
 Ensure OHSACT requirements are met in all actions on company and client premises; maintain a
safe work environment by verifying vehicle safety device operations, following standards and
procedures and in general complying with legal regulation.
 Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills Education / Training and Experience Requirement(s):
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education/training and experience required for this position:
 Matric, Grade 12 or equivalent qualification
 Qualified Diesel and/or Petrol Mechanic, plus experience with forklifts or similar material handling
equipment; or Qualified Forklift Mechanic
 Minimum of 5 years mechanical, hydraulic and electrical experience pertaining to forklifts
 General working knowledge of auto electrical systems (ignition, starting, charging, illumination)
 Excellent work ethic – honest, reliable, hardworking, dedicated and takes pride in work carried out
 Highly developed prioritising and multi-tasking skills; strong sense of urgency; problem-solving and
decision-making skills
 Excellent communication skills with people at all levels in an organisation
 Dedication to service excellence in every aspect of work carried out; strong focus on attention to detail
and accuracy
 Excellent communication skills with people at all levels in an organisation – must be able to converse
fluently and comfortably in English; must be able to read and write English
 Ability to work with little or no supervision and still complete tasks timeously; enthusiastic, self-motivated and can use own initiative
 Ability to work under pressure
 Ability to understand and follow safety measures and precautions
 Ability to interpret and apply technical information
 Ability to read and interpret schematics, diagrams, operations manuals and manufacturer’s
 Ability to identify and correctly utilise relevant diagnostic equipment and specialised tools
 Willingness and capability to continue learning and growing with new technology and models
 Ability to receive constructive criticism
 Maintain work area in clean and orderly condition
 Ability to understand and follow safety measures and precautions
 Ability to function effectively in a group and add value to the team/environment
 Ability to work under extreme pressure
 Ability to manage own time – to work according to a schedule and complete set tasks in time
 Must be of sober habits, have high energy levels and general good health – must be declared fit for
physical performance requirements of these tasks – physically able to carry, lift and move heavy
objects; must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time; must be able to bend, stretch, twist and
reach with body, arms and/or legs.
 As this position is part of a team that serves a specialised industry and client requirements are
paramount to the success of their businesses and the partnership between our company and theirs –
candidates applying for this position must be able to do standby and work overtime as and when

Required Certificates, Licences, Registrations:
 Trade test certificate, mechanic
 Code 8 / EB driver’s licence
 Valid forklift operator licence

Impact of Decisions / Actions to Company:
 Customer service perceptions and satisfaction
 Profitability of maintenance/service contracts + quality of machines
 Accomplishing company strategic goals

Interdependence with other departments at branch level:
 Parts department

Please attach cv, qualifications (including Matric & Trade Test), id & drivers license