• Forklift Painter

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/9/2018 1:42 PM)
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    About the Company:
    Alta Equipment Company is one of the Great Lakes leading equipment dealers, offering a wide variety of products including gas and electric forklifts, a diverse line of construction equipment and materials handling products. Alta brings 34 years of experience in service efficiency and fleet management to its customer base, providing rapid response and innovative solutions. We are a growing, progressive, multi-location distributor with 22 locations and over 800 employees based in Michigan, Northern Indiana and Illinois. Our core commitment is to provide outstanding service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Alta’s Guiding Principles are that we Invest in the Best, we have a Passion for Excellence, we promote Mutual Respect, we are One Team, and we develop relationships that create Customers for Life.
    We offer an excellent benefit package that includes:
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield health with 3 PPO plans to choose from
    • Delta Dental
    • EyeMed voluntary vision
    • UNUM company paid life, short and long term disability insurances
    • Voluntary life and long term disability buy up
    • Legal and identity theft insurance
    • Flexible and health savings accounts
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid Time Off
    • 401(k) with company match


    Our industrial equipment group is seeking a full-time forklift painter for our Montgomery, IL branch. This position is first shift, M - F, and hourly (no flat rate!). The primary responsibilities of the position consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Effectively sand, bondo and repaint trucks in a timely manner
    • Keep the paint area clean after each job is completed
    • Completing each repair job in a timely, efficient and professional manner
    • Providing exceptional customer service
    • Work and manage workloads independently
    • May perform preventative maintenance on customer forklifts and other material handling equipment 
    • Proper completion and submission of all required paperwork
    • Incorporate Alta's Guiding Principles into daily activities
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Desired Skills and Qualifications:
    • Previous painting experience is required (forklift, heavy equipment, automotive, parts)
    • Strong knowledge of basic sanding, bondo and paint mixing
    • Must be able to manage time efficiently day-to-day
    • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Possess own basic set of hand tools
    • Mechanically inclined candidates are desired
    • Computer programs - HYPASS, Hyster TKC training software and Hyster contact management system
    • Language Skills - Basic: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations, to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • Mathematical Skills - Basic: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
    • Reasoning Ability - Intermediate: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    Physical Demands/Work Environment:
    • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands; Frequently will talk/hear, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; Occasionally will sit, climb or balance
    • Lift and/or Move Functions: Regularly will lift up to 10 pounds; Frequently will lift 11 to 25 pounds; Occasionally will lift from 26 to 100 plus pounds
    • Work Environment: Regularly will work near moving mechanical parts; Frequently will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; Occasionally will work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), extreme cold and heat (non-weather), risk of electrical shock, vibration, outdoor weather conditions

    What We Look For:


    At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

    Other Opportunities at Alta:
     Please visit our careers page at www.altaequipment.jobs to view other openings that may be of interest to you!
    • Job seekers only
    • Recruiting/staffing firms - please do not contact the company about this posting


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