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Why Join Our Team

Joining Shades Industrial as a forklift repair technician offers a unique opportunity to be part of a close-knit, family-owned business where every team member is valued and treated like family. At Shades Industrial, we prioritize a supportive and collaborative work environment, ensuring that our employees feel appreciated and motivated. We believe in investing in our team's growth, offering continuous training and development opportunities to help you advance your skills and career. Our commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction means you'll be part of a company with a strong reputation and a loyal customer base. If you're looking for a workplace where your contributions make a real difference and where you can build lasting relationships, Shades Industrial is the perfect place for you.

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Service Technician 

Forklift and Equipment Repair


Job Description:

Independently perform complex on-site and in-shop diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance on customer and business-owned equipment. Some guidance may be required from the Service Manager or Shop Foreman.



- Conduct complex diagnostics and repairs on forklifts and equipment.

- Participate in Service Training programs.

- Review and explain maintenance or repair concerns with customers; document on work order.

- Promote service programs to customers.

- Collaborate with the Parts Department to maintain seasonal parts inventory.

- Maintain knowledge of forklifts, equipment, and competitive products.

- Keep the service vehicle, trailer, inventory, tools, and equipment in good condition.

- Follow safety regulations and complete required reports and forms.

- Account for time, parts, and materials used.

- Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to the company safety program.

- Perform other duties as assigned.



- Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.

- Ability to perform complex repairs and maintenance using specialized tools.

- Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems in forklifts and equipment.

- Basic computer skills.

- Ability to operate diagnostic vehicles and equipment.

- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. repeatedly.

- High School Diploma or equivalent experience required.

- Valid driver’s license required.



- Competitive salary & performance bonuses.

- Paid vacation, sick, & holiday hours.

- Paid 30-minute lunch.

- IRA contribution options with company match.

- Paid uniforms & tool allowances each year.

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