Forklift Mechanic

  • Job Reference: 1100140562-2
  • Date Posted: 29 August 2023
  • Recruiter: Saia Inc
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Is your career taking you where you want to go?

When it began in 1924, Saia LTL Freight covered a two-state area: Louisiana and Texas. Today, Saia is one of the most successful carriers in the U.S., providing nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL), non-asset truckload, and third-party logistics services. Headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia, Saia is a fast growing company offering industry leading benefits and opportunities to inspire every member of our team. With over 12,000 employees dedicated to their jobs and our customers, you may discover your own career path at Saia.

As a Forklift Service Technician you will diagnoses failures, make repairs and maintain all systems and parts associated with diesel and propane power forklifts manufactured by Nissan, Toyota, Hyster and others.

Additional responsibilities:

Troubleshoots, repairs and rebuilds propane and diesel forklift engines

Uses hydraulic jacks or hoist to gain access to the underside of the unit and to aid in the removal or replacement of assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials, etc.

Uses electronic diagnostic tools and computer software to assist in the troubleshooting and repair of forklifts engine, braking, electrical, hydraulic, cooling and exhaust systems

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years Forklift Mechanic experience

ASE master mechanic certification

Factory training and certification in diagnostic software

Training in transmissions and rear end rebuilding

Training in repair hydraulic lift systems

Pay Rate: $30.50 - $35.00 per hour, based on experience


At Saia, your success is our success! That's why we work hard to provide you with what you need to build an awesome career. We are committed to rewarding superior employee performance so that when you work hard, your achievements won't go unnoticed.

Our Mission

At Saia Inc., success comes down to taking care of the people who matter most - our customers, our employees and our shareholders. The rest will take care of itself.

To safely drive our customers' success with custom solutions built on the three pillars of our service-focused values: people, purpose and performance.

Saia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.