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Technician

Our client offering a large range of material handling equipment is seeking a Technician to join their team. The purpose of the 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 and maintain vehicle records.

Open position : Technician

Location : Port Elizabeth

Salary : Market related

Type : Permanent position

Reporting to : Aftermarket Manager

Job requirements :

  • 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; OR Qualified Auto Electrician with mechanical experience and abilities.
  • Relevant mechanical, hydraulic and electrical experience pertaining to forklifts
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic systems are essential.
  • Must be willing to travel to remote areas
  • 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 specifications
  • Ability to identify and correctly utilise relevant diagnostic equipment and specialised tools
  • Must be of sober habits, have high energy levels and general good health
  • Physically able to carry, lift, and move heavy objects; must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time

 

 

Duties :

  • Servicing of material handling equipment and maintaining forklift serviceability 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 & ASEC requirements are met in all actions on company and client premises; maintains 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
  • Carry out fault finding on electrical and electronic systems incorporated in fork trucks

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