Forklift & Diesel Mechanic

Great Lakes Cheese, Inc. – Hiram, OH

The Forklift & Diesel Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of GLC trucks, trailers, forklifts, aerial lifts.


  • Perform preventative maintenance on GLC forklifts, pallet jacks, all material handling equipment, aerial lifts.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on GLC tractors and trailers
  • Repair or replace parts (broken or faulty) on all equipment.
  • Repair or replace tires and wheels when required.
  • Troubleshoot forklift problems to include brake, electrical and hydraulic systems, detect imperfections, potential problems, safety issues and/or malfunctions
  • Be able to troubleshoot electrical issues.
  • Knowing how to diagnose and repair hydraulic problems.
  • Perform safety inspection of forklifts prior to being released back to the work floor.
  • Cleaning of equipment and other areas as required.
  • Be able to install, program and maintain impact monitoring system on forklifts. (keytroller)
  • Keep work area clean and free from hazards.
  • Complete repair order forms showing parts and labor time spent on the unit being serviced.(mp2 now will be sap)
  • Be able to keep parts area organized.
  • Be able to weld and repair items.
  • Perform any major repair work necessary to keep equipment working optimally and within OSHA and dot safety guidelines.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.
  • Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • High School diploma and GED.
  • 4 years of technical/mechanic experience or more.
  • Diagnostic and practical problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Technology diploma from an accredited technical school.
  • Working Conditions

  • Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 65-100 degrees F
  • Ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required.
  • Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder, shoulder-to overhead and pushing/pulling/carrying.
  • Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
  • Lift weight: up to 100 lbs.
  • Use of motor skills to safely drive tow motors or other motorized vehicles in tight quarters.
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