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Lift Truck Maintenance Technician, PM, Industrial Maint -Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29406BR
Department: Distribution Maintenance
Working Hours: 3:00pm - 1:30am; Rotating days of the week
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2024

$44 - 79k
Full Time - Regular


Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians diagnose and perform mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs on a variety of powered industrial equipment, including Publix’s lift trucks which are also commonly known as forklifts. They use hand tools as well as computerized testing equipment in order to locate and repair problems. The Technicians read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals. To perform preventive maintenance, they routinely check items such as hydraulic fluid levels, tire pressure, the condition of the forks, drive control, steering and the brakes. Furthermore, they use a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to generate and process the maintenance repairs performed.
One of the following positions is available: Lift Truck Technician Class A, B, or C.

The position offered is contingent upon the qualifications and work experience of the candidate.

Required Qualifications

  • The required qualifications for this position include:
  • Be at least 18 years old (or at least 19 years old for positions in Alabama
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 65 pounds
  • ability to stand, stoop, crouch, kneel, lift, reach, push, and pull
  • Ability to obtain certification and operate powered industrial equipment
  • Ability to read, write, and solve math problems
  • Successfully complete the following tests (before his or her start date in the position)
    • Computation
    • Following Written Directions
    • Space Visualization
    • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Ability to interpret, understand, and follow instructions
  • Ability to generate and process work on a computerized maintenance-management system
  • Ability to supply and maintain hand tools to accomplish daily duties
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to advance
  • Safe work habits
  • Self-motivated individual

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Industrial Maintenance associate
    have mechanical and diagnostic knowledge of powered industrial equipment, as well as, knowledge of circuits and operational sequence of components
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, schematics, and technical manuals
    experience maintaining powered industrial trucks (electric powered forklifts)
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Working knowledge of D.C. voltage circuits and operational sequence of components


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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