Field Mechanic (Forklift Equipment)

Job Title: Field Mechanic (Forklift Equipment)
Contract Type: Temp/Contract
Location: Christchurch Central, New Zealand
Reference: 0-8618-203-TV
Contact Name: Toni Van Der Westhuizen
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 19, 2019 06:54

Job Description

Our client is a 100% NZ owned business who has carved out a niche as one of NZ’s top Access & Forklift equipment providers.

This client takes pride in their access equipment, forklifts and customer service. Above all, they have great products to offer their clients, premier brands like JLG, Genie and Snorkel elevated work platforms and we’re dealers for Unicarriers, Nissan, Royal and Atlet.

But what makes really makes them stand head and shoulders above the rest is their outstanding customer service delivery and team culture!


You'll be a switched-on individual who has a passion for machines and fixing them. You are a great communicator, manages your time well and has great problem solving skills. It is important that you recognise that you are the face of the business! Our service delivery is very important to us and our technicians play a vital part in this.

This role will be based at Christchurch branch in Sockburn Monday to Friday. The hours of work shall be 7:00 am till 4:30 pm with flexibility to meet the principle accountabilities of the role.

You shall be doing workshop repairs, mobile servicing and component rebuilds including:
  • Pre-delivery inspections of new equipment
  • Service, maintenance and repairs of hire fleet
  • EWP and Forklift servicing and repairs
  • Maintenance and repair of a wide range of external customer forklifts
  • Being on an on-call roster for machine breakdowns

    Key skills and qualifications:
  • A blend of electro-mechanical gained from forklifts, EWP, agricultural, cranes or earth moving equipment
  • Hydraulics and Auto electrical knowledge
  • Experience working on 24v – 48v Battery operated equipment
  • Mechanical Trade qualifications and Hire Industry experience would be favoured
  • Flexible and able to deal with how priorities change in the course of the day

  • On-the-job training and coaching
  • Provision of study support for those pursuing accredited qualifications
  • 1 day Special leave after completing 2 years of service with the client
  • Provision of role specific trainings, certifications and career a advancement opportunities
  • A thoughtful Birthday gift on your birthday
  • Yearly Ham and gift vouchers at Christmas time for all staff

    If this sounds like you please apply NOW!

    Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa
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