Forklift Mechanic

Date: Mar 22, 2024

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

We're Hiring! Join the AMAZING warehousing team as our newest mechanic!  


Dart Container in Mason, MI has a unique opportunity to join our warehousing staff as a Forklift Mechanic! We are looking for a hardworking individual who will maintain, troubleshoot, and repair various Power Industrial Truck equiptment including, but not limited to, forklifts, aerial lifts, floor scrubbers, golf carts, etc. This role will also assist with various warehouse facilities maintenance such as dock locks, building signage, and overhead doors.  


Available shift: 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday



Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Install, diagnose, maintain, modify, repair and/or troubleshoot a variety of system components including circuit boards, electrical parts, hydraulics, power steering, transmissions, and engines 
  • Perform engine tune-ups on various makes/models of equiptment 
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment to detect and prevent problems to ensure that equiptment continue to run smoothly and operate efficiently
  • Operate Powered Industrial Truck (PIT), hoist, crane, and aerial lift
  • Maintain accurate documentation for assignments, machine repairs, parts inventory, and maintenance logs
  • Learn and use SAP Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Work Order Process, production schedules and reports, HMI control panels and machine controls and settings


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Three (3) years’ experience performing preventive maintenance, diagnostics, and repair, or comparable experience with trade school or training
  • Special knowledge in use of hand-tools, power-tools
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot moderately complex problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
  • Proficient in reading and following basic blueprints, manuals, and mechanic and electrical schematics
  • Experience operating test equipment and/or software
  • Ability to operate Powered Industrial Truck (PIT), hoists and cranes, and maintain PIT certification
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues 



Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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