Forklift Mechanic - Pleasant Prairie

Pleasant Prairie, WI
Meijer, it's not just a brand name, it’s a family name. Founded by Hendrik and Gezina Meijer and the

Job Description

Forklift Mechanic

Posted: Thursday, 10/5/2023

As a family company, we serve people and communities. When you work at Meijer, you’re provided with career and community opportunities centered around leadership, personal growth and development. Consider joining our family – take care of your career and your community!

Meijer Rewards

  • Weekly pay

  • Scheduling flexibility

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid education assistance

  • care assistance

  • Team member discount

  • Development programs for advancement and career growth

Please review the job profile below and apply today!

Improves, maintains and repairs all equipment used in manufacturing, production and packaging functions. Troubleshoots mechanical and process issues. Supports and executes plant specific maintenance strategies to achieve key plant performance goals. Partners with Maintenance Supervisor or Manager to review production goals and schedules as well as maintenance requests to plant or modify maintenance activities. Practices 200% Safety accountability (self and others). Practices 200% Safety accountability – self and others.


What You'll be Doing:

  • Perform routine and emergency maintenance (major and minor) of equipment in a multi-vehicle environment including forklifts, sweepers, scrubbers, and various other types of equipment.
  • Maintaining and repairing industrial DC batteries and chargers.
  • Repairing AC & DC motors, hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanical systems on various types of equipment.
  • Works with the Maintenance Supervisor to maintain supplies through ordering and receiving chemicals, record usage and interaction with appropriate vendors.
  • Maintain manufacturing and complex equipment by performing Preventative (PM), Predictive (PdM) and Corrective Maintenance to ensure maximum life expectancy of machinery.
  • Notify appropriate leadership of unsafe, damaged work equipment and make recommendations regarding repair or replacement as needed.
  • Suggests design improvements on existing and new equipment and systems.
  • May provide training and direction to other technicians and operators as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Maintenance Supervisor/Manager.

  • Relevant mechanical experience. Associates degree or certification in a technical field preferred.
  • Hands-on mechanic experience, preferably in a food manufacturing or cold-storage setting.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Knowledge and experience with Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) and Lean Manufacturing process preferred.
  • Ability to support and work with engineering on projects, equipment design, layout or re-design.
  • Working knowledge of standard mechanical component maintenance and repair practices.
  • Familiar with office technology tools (MS Office).
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to operate basic machining equipment (lathe, mill, drill press).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Meijer leadership.

Meijer At A Glance

Meijer, it's not just a brand name, it’s a family name. Founded by Hendrik and Gezina Meijer and their children in 1934, and still family owned today, we treat our Team Members like they’re family. We want to see them happy, growing, and successful. Today we’re a multi-billion dollar retailer with more than 70,000 Team Members across 6 states. Our Midwest geography includes corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, plus manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and over 240 stores across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin. That’s why our Team Members say, "Meijer starts with me." Sound like the place for you? Explore the wide variety of career opportunities we have available. It's your future. Maybe it starts with Meijer.
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