MH Equipment Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service) in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service)

at MH Equipment

Date Posted:



Not ready to Apply?

Job Description

Equipment Mechanics, if you want career satisfaction with a financially stable company, join a leader in the material handling industry!

MH Equipment is seeking a skilled and friendly Equipment Mechanic to join our field service team.

As a part of our field service team you will drive one of our newer fully stocked service vans to our many customers in your territory and service their forklifts as well as various other MH Equipment products.

Being a member of the MH Equipment family means being part of a fast-growing company that offers daily opportunities to learn and succeed. It also means enjoying competitive compensation, good benefits, and rewards for your hard work. Join our family and we’ll help you take your career to the next level! Apply Today!

Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service)

Job Responsibilities

As an Equipment Mechanic you will travel to customer locations, diagnose equipment problems, and make repair recommendations.

This involves giving repair quotes, creating lists of parts required for repairs, and ensuring that the necessary parts are ordered in a timely manner.

You will be responsible for only performing repairs specifically requested by the customers and ensuring that they understand the situation and are satisfied with the condition of their forklifts and products.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Managing your inventory and replenishing parts

  • Accounting for all paid labor hours, for all parts used in repairs and for van parts inventory

  • Filling out accurate work orders and submitting complete documentation for all work in a timely manner

  • Maintaining the cleanliness of all forklifts, products, tools and customer facilities

  • Keeping your provided service van clean and well serviced at all times

  • Running computer-based diagnostics on forklifts and other products

  • Keeping track of purchase orders for reimbursement purposes

  • Communicating with salespeople to discover customer needs

  • Adhering to all company policies and work rules

Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service)

Job Requirements

Our Mechanics have a strong work ethic, sense of integrity, the desire to serve others, and an eye for detail and accuracy. If that describes you, you’ll fit in great with our team!

We are also looking for effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and excellent customer service skills. Take a look at the requirements below to see what else you’ll need to succeed in this role.

Equipment Mechanic requirements:

  • High school degree and technical background, required; trade/vocational school, preferred

  • 2+ years of mechanical experience, required; agricultural and/or automotive service shop experience, preferred

  • Own a set of tools

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Ability to lift heavy mechanical components and work outside in all types of weather

  • Ability to drive to customer locations during the day

  • Ability to work 40 hours per week plus overtime as needed

  • Computer literacy and ability to move through troubleshooting software

  • Having a working knowledge of hydraulics, electrical fuel systems and/or charging systems, a plus

Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service)


At MH Equipment, we understand that our employees work hard, so we offer a competitive rate of pay, a generous benefits package and a positive work environment that recognizes integrity, inspires passion, and enables personal growth.

We provide a multi-level Hyster equipment certification program and offer incentives at each level of expertise, as well as extensive ongoing training on all of our product lines.

There are many opportunities to move up within the company to roles such as Service Manager, Branch Manager and beyond.

As an Equipment Mechanic you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • $500 New Hire tool program

  • $1000 tool loan program

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Pet insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan

  • Pre-tax flexible spending account for healthcare expenses

  • Life and voluntary supplemental life insurance

  • Short and long-term disability insurance

  • Holiday, vacation, personal and sick days

  • 8 hours of time per year to volunteer at a charity of your choice

  • Tool insurance

  • Company provided uniform, service van, cell phone and laptop

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Financial assistance for adoptions

  • Travel assistance

  • Designated corporate charities

Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service)


Not ready to Apply?

Share With

Forklift Technician / Equipment Mechanic (Field Service)

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:


  • Location:

Fort Dodge, IA

  • Job Type:

Installation - Maint - Repair, Skilled Labor - Trades, Automotive

  • Experience:

At least 2 year(s)

  • Date Posted:


About Us

At MH Equipment, we work hard to be great stewards of our customer’s resources by providing the highest quality products and exceptional service. Here at MH, we always carry top quality material handling equipment to meet our customer's needs including a broad selection of Hyster forklifts, Yale forklifts, aerial work platforms, floor cleaning equipment, personal transporters, rail car movers and more industrial, janitorial and material handling equipment. In addition, all our branches provide fleet, parts, rental, repair and service solutions to the valued customers that rely on us each day. As a leading Material Handling Solutions Provider, we are proud to serve the Midwest from our locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia.

Being a member of the MH Equipment family means being part of a fast-growing company that offers daily opportunities to learn and succeed. Our focus and culture are centered on our beliefs that People Matter, Passion Inspires, and Purpose Unites and as such we strive to make MH Equipment an Employer of Choice. This means equipping our employees with a safe and encouraging environment that recognizes integrity, inspires passion, and enables personal growth. At MH Equipment, we demonstrate that People Matter by offering our employees one of the industry's best and most comprehensive benefits packages to ensure that they and their families are protected and cared for.

Interested in learning more about our unique career opportunity? Join our Talent Network today.

What is a Talent Network?

Talent Networks enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.

Why Join?

  • Receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests

  • Share job opportunities through Social Media or email