Forklift Mechanic


Pay Rate: $18/hr minimum or DOE (Depending on Experience)

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Summer hours may start at 6:00 AM or 6:30 AM)

Location: Columbia, SC

Overview: We are seeking an experienced Forklift Mechanic to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in forklift maintenance and repair, including expertise in hydraulics, troubleshooting, and general mechanical skills. This role requires attention to detail and the ability to proactively maintain and repair forklifts to ensure operational efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks including oil and filter changes.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical issues, electrical issues, and hydraulics.
  • Conduct inspections and create repair plans based on findings.
  • Repair and replace forklift components such as brakes, cylinders, and motors.
  • Test and evaluate forklift performance after repairs to ensure functionality and safety.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Follow safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Drive forklifts to test functionality and diagnose problems.


  • Proven experience as a forklift mechanic or similar role.
  • Proficiency in hydraulics, electrical systems, and mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Ability to use diagnostic tools and equipment effectively.
  • Own set of tools required for the job.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain detailed records.
  • Forklift operator certification preferred but not required.



Lexington, SC, South Carolina 29073