MHE Technician/Electric Forklift

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States


  • Direct Hire
  • 1
  • Never
  • 2-5 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description

Our key client is looking to add an Electric Forklift/MHE Technician to their team in Brooklyn Park, MN. This is a direct-hire opportunity to work for the largest cold storage logistics company in the US. They offer a competitive benefits package and believe in promoting from within as well as continued training. If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity, please let us know!  


Perform routine and complex material handling equipment (MHE), repairs and preventative maintenance throughout the warehouse. Provide maintenance support as necessary to ensure operational objectives are met.  Perform troubleshooting and repair of material handling equipment and other powered industrial equipment as assigned. Provide outside service provider oversight and monitoring.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs in depth troubleshooting of MHE electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems.

  • Rebuilds and/or replaces major components (i.e mast, undercarriage, transmissions, engines/motors, etc.).

  • Performs preventative maintenance, repair and adjustment of material handling equipment.   

  • Inspects forklifts, pallet jacks, and other material handling equipment to ensure compliance with OSHA and operational standards.

  • Maintains batteries and chargers in working order in accordance with OSHA Standards.

  • Performs routine and complex maintenance on various types of warehouse equipment in accordance with OSHA Standards.

  • Tests, maintains, and evaluates equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, and any other testing instruments.

  • Conducts tests of safety equipment to ensure OHSA and operational standards.

  • Maintains accurate preventive maintenance records within the CMMS system.

  • Keeps work area and tools 6S’d (well maintained, clean, organized, etc.), and performs housekeeping duties as required.

  • Performs related work and other job assignments as required.

  • Shares knowledge, train and develop less experienced technicians.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

  • 4 years’ maintenance experience with a minimum of 2 years’ as an MHE technician.  

  • Formal MHE technical training, such as Hyster, Crown, Toyota, or Raymond, preferred.

  • Strong work experience will be considered in lieu of Training Courses during the initial hiring process.

  • Required train in HAZMAT, obtain and maintain the certification.

  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP Preferred).

  • Basic computer skills required (email, internet searches, basic data entry, etc.).

  • Microsoft Office Suite knowledge.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Fully competent in MHE knowledge.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Mathematical and documentation skills necessary.

  • Ability to work with hands in mechanically oriented situations.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, if required, including on call.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose down to the component level on all material handling equipment.

  • Must show proficiency in SAP PM (CMMS) with respect to their duties and responsibilities within 60 days.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • May be required to tolerate working environment with inside controlled temperatures of –20 degrees Fahrenheit and outside ambient temperatures (including heat, cold and precipitation).

  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 35 ft. and be able to access elevated platforms and catwalk

  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; push; pull; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; and crouch

  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to use hand and power tools.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Either naturally or with the aid of eye glasses. Contact lenses are prohibited when working with ammonia.

  • Able to work nights and weekends.

  • Able to pass a physical and respiratory exam.



IMPORTANT: All resumes must be submitted with a brief candidate summary that outlines the key qualifications required for this position as per the job description. Please showcase all skills and experience relevant to each requirement for THIS particular job. This write-up will be shared with the client along with the resume. Candidates without a proper write-up will not be forwarded to the client.

Questions from the employer

You will need to answer the following questions when you apply to this job.

  • Does the candidate have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)?
  • Does the candidate have 4 years’ maintenance experience with a minimum of 2 years’ as an MHE technician?
  • List any formal MHE technical training the candidate has (such as Hyster, Crown, Toyota, or Raymond etc...)
  • Does the candidate already have HAZMAT certification?
  • You confirm that you have disclosed to your candidate that you are working with on the position to avoid any confusion with candidates and clients. (required)
  • If your candidate is selected to be submitted to the hiring manager for further consideration, you agree that a Account Manager for this client may reach out and speak with your candidate prior to an interview to gather more information and/or prep them for the actual interview, and you will make sure your candidate is aware of this call.

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