• Material Handling Equipment Technician I

    Location US-LA-Broussard
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 4:04 PM)
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    Experience (Years)
  • Overview

    This is an Operations position responsible for assisting in activities associated with material handling equipment, and maintenance of industrial batteries.


    • Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements
    • Learn / gain knowledge of controls and electric (AC – DC low voltage)
    • Learn / complete small electrical repairs and welding projects as needed. 
    • Learn to perform and maintain power material handling equipment (MHE). Including preventive maintenance (PM) of MHE fleet
      • checking, draining and filling oil levels as needed
      • checking, adjusting, or replacing all belts and chains as needed
      • checking and troubleshooting electrical controls issues
      • replacing motors and controls
      • safety checks
      • PM per manufacturers recommendations
    • Learn / gain knowledge of:
      • Hydraulic systems/schematics/components
      • Electrical systems/schematics both AC and DC systems
      • Drive motors
      • Power amps
      • Electrical controls including PLC systems
    • Learn / gain knowledge of mechanical systems including:
      • Transmissions
      • Drive units
      • Differentials
      • Braking systems
      • Telescopic masts
      • Reach mechanisms
      • Steering systems
      • Suspension systems
    • Completes all special projects associated with building or grounds, as requested.  Includes but not limited to:
      • Moving furniture or fixtures
      • Changing lights
    • Light carpentry
    • Painting
    • Light plumbing
    • Changing of light bulbs
    • Repair of minor electrical devices
    • Battery Maintenance duties will include:
      • Battery charger repairs
      • Battery changes for MHE
      • Repair of plugs and tips of batteries and chargers
      • Watering and washing batteries
      • Acid spill clean up
      • Battery rack cleaning
      • Battery area sweeping and cleaning
      • Setting equalizing charge on batteries
    • Performs all other duties as assigned
    • Participate in departmental on-call program, as designated
    • Responsible for logging time and materials into computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on a daily basis in the form of work orders, P.M.s, etc.
    • Responsible for housekeeping, clean up of all maintenance areas/work areas on a daily basis.
    • Maintain all tools and equipment in clean, safe, working order
    • Adhere to all safety requirements and wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment required by the job
    • Respond to emergency situations to ensure employee and facility safety
    • Champion overall safety in the department
    • Comply with OSHA, and other local, state and federal regulations
    • Adhere to Organization and the Facilities Department policies and procedures including appropriate attire, grooming and attendance
    • Interact effectively, build relationships, and demonstrate a high level of cooperation


    • High School diploma or general education degree (GED);
    • Tech school or equivalent is preferred (2 years)
    • Two years in a MHE maintenance position preferred (No experience required)
    • Experience with operating machines such as forklift, pallet jack, etc. preferred


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