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forklift Mechanic

Johnston Equipment

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted November 19, 2018.

Are you good with your hands, have a knack for all things technical? Join the Johnston Equipment team as a road service technician! The ideal candidate will be skilled with mechanical, electrical, and information technology skills. In this role you will be conducting maintenance checks and diagnosing repairs for lift trucks and carousels at customer sites. You are familiar with examining overall operational integrity and condition of the trucks. You have an eye for finding defective or worn out mechanical or electrical parts then communicating and executing next steps for repair solutions to the customer. As a technician, you are the front line contact between GNJ and the customer, so you are comfortable with client contact as well as having technical savvy. You pride yourself on having a good grasp of the roads as well as strong time management ability. Johnston Equipment provides technical tools to its technicians to support them in their positions including the latest technology (ipads, iphones, work standards, GPS) in order to process work orders and maintain your parts inventory with maximum efficiency and accuracy.

Johnston Equipment is the industry leading company for material handling equipment and solutions in Canada. We offer you the opportunity to support the company in one of its largest strategic capacities while providing you with the chance for self-improvement in a safe and stimulating environment. Imagine yourself making a difference here.

Johnston Equipment is a dynamic team working together for a common goal: client satisfaction. At GNJ every client and employee is valued and important. Our company stands behind 60 years of business excellence. We offer our employees:

Competitive compensationWork/Life balanceThe chance to expand your professional and personal skills

Here at Johnston we believe that attitude is everything, bring your “make a difference” personality and strong work ethic and be ready to succeed!

You make the difference: You are relied upon by our customer to keep them running at optimal levels so they can meet productivity demands. You directly impact satisfying the customer technically but also you are the key to driving our company’s revenue in the highly important aftermarket service area of our business. You are key to our success and to our customers’ smooth and safe operation for their employees and their equipment fleets.

Johnston Equipment is working together for continuous improvement, sustainable outcomes and outstanding customer care. Live the values. Reap the rewards.

Testing is part of our selection process. Each applicant selected to move forward will be required to complete testing for mechanical and electrical knowledge.

Education Lift Capacity Inspection Technician Certification an asset Automotive Technician Certification or Designation preferred Certificates & Designations High School Post secondary education


Achieves Results Accuracy and attention to detail (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Time Management (Importance: 10; Experience: 2)
Organizational Skills (Importance: 9; Experience: 2)
Bona fide job requirement A driver’s abstract will be required upon acceptance of an offer and must meet company policy. (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Valid Drivers Licence (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Business Knowledge and Improvement, Identify Solutions (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Collaborates with Others Maintains Productive Relationships (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Works Effectively with Others (Importance: 5; Experience: 1)
Committed to Customers, Customer Service (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Communicates Effectively Communicates with Confidence (Importance: 10; Experience: 2)
Courteous and Professional Manner (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Attentive and Active Listening (Importance: 9; Experience: 1)
Clear and Concise (oral and written communication) (Importance: 9; Experience: 1)
Provides Information in timely manner (Importance: 9; Experience: 1)
Demonstrates Functional Expertise Analytical Skills (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Electrical (Importance: 10; Experience: 2) Manual Dexterity (Importance: 10; Experience: 1)
Mechanical (Importance: 10; Experience: 2)
A minimum of 5 years related industry experience required (Importance: 5; Experience: 1)
Fork Lift Mechanic (Electrical) (Importance: 5; Experience: 1)
Language,  English   (Verbal and Written) (Importance: 2; Experience: 1)

Skills Required

  • Education level: College
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


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