Forklift Mechanic

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Bolthouse Farms

Bakersfield, CA 93301
Other
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Bolthouse Farms is a farm located in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and caf?? beverages under the Bolthouse Farms?? brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. The company was acquired by Campbell Soup Company on Aug. 6, 2012. To learn more about the company's mission and see the entire line of current products, visit

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A Forklift Mechanic will make minor to major repairs as well as perform planned maintenance on a wide variety of forklifts, man lifts, other battery-powered equipment, and material-handling equipment.

JOB DUTIES:

* Trouble Shoot and repair electrical systems on Warehouse forklifts
* Removes and replaces electric motors
* Adjust bearings and replaces brushes
* Cleans, adjusts, and repairs solid state and electric control panels
* Overhaul, repair, and adjust differential and hydraulic assemblies
* Maintain electric charging equipment and makes minor repairs
* Lubricate and perform preventive maintenance on forklift equipment
* Cleans and services wet-cell industrial batteries
* Maintains maintenance log
* Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems of battery-powered, material-handling equipment
* 2 -3 years of experience working with Electric forklifts, man lifts, stackers, electric carts, and battery charges
* Knowledge of basic electrical and electronic principles
* Knowledge of bolt grade and torque specs
* Modern practices, materials, and tools used in the trade
* Ability to operate grinders, drill presses, air compressors, hoists, cranes, parts cleaning equipment, and modern test equipment
* Ability to work from schematic diagrams, drawings
* Ability to read, write, and communicate in English as it relates to the job and safety regulations
* Must have a good attendance record
* Must be able to work in a team and follow instructions
* Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* High School Diploma or GED; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Valid California Driver License and clean record
* Forklift Certified

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bilingual (English/Spanish)
* Three years of related experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Able to lift up to 50 pounds
* Able to stand and walk for extended period of time
* Environmental exposure-seasonal outdoor temperatures

HOURS & WORKDAY:

1st Shift (7:00am - 3:30pm), when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory

Reference: 615098413

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