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1 month ago


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