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Experienced Forklift Service Technicians – Road Technicians

  • ID: 4045
  • Type: Service
  • Grand Rapids, MN

Job Description

Fairchild Equipment is one of the premier materials handling dealerships in the Midwest. Our dedicated employees and customer partnerships are what we believe have made us so successful, and have helped us win the Yale Dealer of Excellence Award 23 years and counting!

We know our company's success begins with our employees.

Fairchild Equipment is seeking a self-starting, stable, hard- working, dependable and motivated Experienced Forklift Service & Road Technician in our Western Division servicing North Dakota as part of our Grand Rapids, MN location.

Position requires you to repair and maintain electric, propane, diesel lift trucks, and customer equipment. Qualified applicants will have a mechanical background. Experience in forklift repair and maintenance is required.  Position is a resident Technician position and will be based from the employee’s home.

Accepting applicants with background in heavy, agriculture or construction equipment. Recent graduates from technical schools with education in automotive and/or diesel repair are strongly encouraged to apply. Possible eligibility for signing bonus, tuition reimbursement, and tool reimbursement.

Duties and Responsibilities

Servicing the entire State of North Dakota and border towns in Minnesota.
Accepts repair orders as assigned by Service Manager, Service Dispatch, or assigned person.
Coordinate with Service office staff in communicating necessary repairs to customer and obtains approvals.
Reads work orders, observes and listens to truck in operation to determine/diagnose malfunction or problem(s).
Offers solutions to meet customer specifications.
Provides estimates when appropriate.
Repair, service, recondition or assemble equipment as approved by the customer/Service Manager.
Obtains necessary parts working cooperatively with Parts department staff.  
Makes mechanical repairs to equipment after a complete inspection and analysis of breakdown has been completed.
Records complete repair description on work order, including correct model and serial number of equipment and records hour meter reading.
Obtains signature from customer and communicates with them on repair needs or work that was completed.
Examines protective guards, loose bolts, specified safety devices on truck and makes adjustments.
Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired truck to verify conformance to specifications.
Maintains professional image of self and cleanliness of van (externally and internally) at all times.
Maintains and operates shop equipment and tools.
Notifies Service Manager or Supervisor of safety issues and/or accidents immediately.
Performs quality work as quickly and professional as possible.
Promotes marketing efforts to drive parts, service, equipment and rental sales.
Completes service forms and submit directly to Service department daily via work tablet.

Qualifications / Required Skills


High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED).
3+ years’ of mechanic experience and/or education relating to the position.
Basic knowledge of computer and internet software.
Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety manual, operating maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
Ability to speak effectively with customers or employees of an organization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires ability to stand 50% of time; bend and kneel 30% of time; sit, twist, and lift at various times.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly, with a max of 100 lbs. at times.
Occasionally exposed to extreme weather conditions.


This position is hourly pay based on overall mechanical experience. We have a training program that offers product certification training in all aspects of material handling equipment. Don't settle for less work for the best! Join a dynamic environment in our North Dakota territory as part of our Grand Rapids, Minnesota team. Fairchild Equipment, Inc. is recognized as the fastest growing company of its kind in the Midwest!  Fairchild Equipment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who takes pride in the diversity of our employees and seeks the same in our applicants.  Apply online at

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