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Jacobs Forklift Mechanic in Silverdale, Washington

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Union Position pay rate $37.43/hour

The Forklift Mechanic diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and overhauls Material Handling Equipment (MHE), including forklifts, pallet jacks, aerial boom and scissor lifts.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Repairs and maintains the operating condition of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) including forklifts pallet jacks ranging from 2,000 to 70,000 lb. capacity, aerial boom and scissor lifts.

  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment to OEM specifications and Navy standards, using various lifting equipment, hand and pneumatic tools.

  • Basic rigging procedures may be required.

  • Examines equipment and parts for damage and wear using calibrated measuring tools.

  • Repairs and replaces electric, diesel, propane or gasoline MHE and components such as air systems, cooling systems, starting and charging systems.

  • Repairs vehicle chassis, electrical systems, drive trains, brake systems, and hydraulic systems.

  • Repairs and rebuilds broken parts and structural members using welding and other fabrication techniques.

  • Operates and inspects machines and equipment to diagnose component defects and performs repairs.

  • Identifies and researches replacement parts for order.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • May perform work in other classifications when incidental work is necessary to the accomplishment of the work assignment.Significant work in another job classification may be required if accompanied by any wage adjustments applicable.

Accountable For:

  • The proper use of tools and equipment commonly used in the mechanic field.

  • Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

  • Timely and cost effective performance of duties.

  • Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

  • Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

  • Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

  • Compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Having the ability to work well under pressure.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):


  • Four years experience as MHE, forklift or heavy equipment mechanic in commercial or governmental repair work.

  • Must have full knowledge of and the ability to troubleshoot and repair electric, diesel, propane, or gasoline powered MHE engines, associated power trains, air and hydraulic brake systems, and all other component parts.

  • Must have a working knowledge and ability to diagnose MHE electrical and computer controlled systems.

  • Must have and maintain hand tools of the trade to perform the normal work of the classification.

  • Valid state driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

  • Must obtain within 90 days and maintain Company provided MHE license.

  • Must meet and maintain Company physical and security requirements and clearance eligibility when required.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Must possess good communication skills for a service team environment

  • Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.

  • U.S. Citizenship.


  • Experience with repair and maintenance of aerial boom and scissor lifts.

Wages –$37.43 per hr

Competitive pay and top-shelf benefits package supporting our national defense. Our facilities team serves a diverse range of high-value national strategic missions.

Benefits package with United Steelworkers which can exceed $10/hour, includes:

  • Paid vacation. Two weeks at one year, grows to three weeks after five years and four weeks after ten years.

  • Personal Leave 1 hour of paid Personal/Sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.

  • Pension and 401K

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • 11 Paid Holidays

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