Shop Service Technician/ Mechanic - Yakima, WA

Employer: Mid Columbia Forklift

Job Description:
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Do you like to work independently and in a fast-paced environment? Are you effective at Diagnosing and repairing industrial forklifts, material handling equipment as well as working WELL with others? If so, we have a challenging opportunity as an experienced Shop Mechanic at Mid Columbia Forklift. Since 1978 Mid Columbia has helped businesses in Washington state get the equipment and training, they need to boost productivity, improve workplace safety, and eliminate inefficiencies.


Shop Technician that provides professional, timely, and accurate repair of customer material handling equipment. You will be responsible for three primary duties: repair equipment, complete all documentation, and build excellent relationships with customers. When you work for Mid Columbia, you will learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a winning team committed that is Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and a Customer First Focus.



Strong Teamwork desire & capabilities
Strong mechanical, hydraulic and electrical skills
Strong analytical skills & willingness to learn new technologies – for example cutting edge Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Solid computer and application skills with attention to data entry and completed staff work
Multitasking and time management skills
Ability to lift 25-50 lbs. or more and/or crouch and crawl in confined area
Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Military experience a bonus
Technical/Mechanical experience: 3-5 years minimum

Diagnose and repair industrial forklifts and other material handling equipment such as engines, motors, hydraulics, and electronic controls.
Dismantle machinery/equipment to diagnose the issue and accurately determine repair needed
Lookup required parts (OEM)
Reassemble machinery/equipment after completed repair and test
Document results electronically in a timely manner
Maintain a clean, presentable, customer facing service truck or work stall
Necessary tools required to be a successful Technician
All employees are expected to uphold and embody the MidCo Material Handling culture of providing “World Class” customer service while consistently maintaining a high level of integrity, ethics, and accountability. Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization


Job Type: Full-time


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Salary: $26.00 - $28.00 per hour

We offer a competitive salary with comprehensive benefits:

Competitive hourly pay – no flat rate!
Career advancement following proven results
Safe Harbor 401(k) by Employer
Health, Dental, Vision, & Prescription Insurance
$15,000 Life & AD&D Coverage paid by Employer
Supplemental Life & AD&D coverage available at employee cost
Annual tool and boot allowance
Flexible spending account (FSA)
8 Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Leave
Work Location(s): Yakima, WA

Mid Columbia Forklift maintains a drug-free workplace, and as such, requires candidates to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test.

About Mid Columbia Your Partner in Productivity

Since 1978 we've helped businesses in Washington state get the equipment and training, they need to boost productivity, improve workplace safety, and eliminate inefficiencies. Mid Columbia is a full-service material handling dealership that covers outstanding customers in both Eastern and Western Washington with a focus on but not limited to:

Forklift Sales, Service and Rentals both short and long-term rentals
OSHA-Approved Training - improve safety and reduce risk with forklift and aerial lift training tailored to your operation
Warehouse Solutions - including pallet racking, dock equipment and shelving
Used Equipment - buy with confidence, all our used equipment includes a warranty
Maintenance, Parts & Service - 24/7 mobile repair and quality parts.
State of the Art Vans & Equipment
Please check us out online at


All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Mid Columbia Forklift is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.00 - $28.00 per hour


Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Mechanical knowledge: 2 years (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

Contact Person:
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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $26-$28 /HR

Posted on February 06, 2023

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