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Lift Truck Maintenance Technician

Lift Truck Maintenance Technician

Associates who work in Publix's warehouses use lift trucks to constantly move pallets and cases in order to load trucks and keep store shelves stocked with products. Our Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians perform preventative maintenance and repairs to keep this equipment operating properly and safely.

How to Apply

Contributions

Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians diagnose and perform mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs on a variety of powered industrial equipment, including Publix's lift trucks which are also commonly known as forklifts. They use hand tools as well as computerized testing equipment in order to locate and repair problems. The Technicians read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals. To perform preventive maintenance, they routinely check items such as hydraulic fluid levels, tire pressure, the condition of the forks, drive control, steering and the brakes. Furthermore, they use a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to generate and process the maintenance repairs performed.

Qualifications we look for

The required qualifications differ somewhat depending on the specific equipment in each facility. They also differ depending on the level of responsibility for a particular position. In general, however, most of our Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians must have:

  • a strong understanding of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical theory, including D.C. power circuits, motor controls and electronic control systems
  • experience in industrial powered equipment maintenance mechanical and diagnostic knowledge of powered industrial equipment
  • working knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals
  • capability of generating and processing work on a computerized maintenance-management system

How to apply

Please go to the Publix Jobs Center to begin searching our openings. Click the appropriate link to view openings for Publix associates and non-associates. Click Search Openings and narrow your search by selecting Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing, or Distribution from the Job Category list.

You will receive follow-up communication once you're determined to be qualified and eligible for the job. The communication will inform you of additional information that is needed and/or assessments that need to be completed. Once that is done, your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration. If your skills, experience, and qualifications look like a good match to the requirements of the position, you will be contacted.

Visit our website for additional applicant resources.

Having a match to this job does not guarantee that you will be hired into this job if and when it becomes available on our Publix Jobs Center.