Jost Chemical Co.
  • 09-Feb-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Maintenance
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical and dental insurance provided after 60 days of employment. Company-paid life insurance provided after 60 days. Paid time off after 90 days. Nine paid holidays annually.


  • Works under direct supervision of the Maintenance Manager in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment operating under Q7A standards
  • Performs mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on company forklift fleet including electrical and propane forklifts


  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance for material handling equipment including: oil changes, tune ups, hydraulic system inspection and repairs, electrical systems diagnostics and repair, belt changes, telescopic masts, steering and suspension
  • Maintain and service electric, propane forklifts, pallet jacks, scissor lifts, boom lifts, lift trucks, etc.
  • Manage and maintain parts inventory levels
  • Troubleshooting equipment problems and conferring with and getting approval from management before making repairs
  • Complete each repair job in a timely, efficient and professional manner
  • Obtain parts from other sources
  • Record details of repairs completed, and parts used; communicate issues to management
  • Reassemble machines and equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with operators to locate and diagnose malfunctions
  • Dismantle defective forklift parts for repair, using hand tools
  • Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, and hand tools
  • Clean and lubricate parts; tune engines
  • Perform in safe and professional manner by observing applicable environmental, health and safety rules, procedures, laws and accepted safe work practices


  • Associate's (AA) degree in Automotive Technology or related field preferred. Degree may be substituted for two (2) years of experience as described below.
  • Two (2) years automotive mechanic experience: repairing and/ or maintaining electrical and propane forklifts and diesel and hydraulic lifts systems a plus
  • Knowledge of:
    • Motor diagnostics (Basic level)
    • Safety, health and environmental rules and regulations, policies and procedures
  • Skill in:
    • Performing multiple technical tasks with potential to upgrade skills
    • Organization and self-motivation


  • Ability to:
    • Work in extreme cold and hot (120 F) environment
    • Comprehend oral and written English instruction
    • Drive fork truck in safe and efficient manner
    • Lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds
    • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 55 pounds
    • Push 102 pounds and pull 100 pounds
    • Follow established policies and procedures
    • Work within a team environment to assist others as needed
    • Operate and maintain wide variety of maintenance tools and equipment
    • Exhibit manual dexterity, perceptual speed and extent flexibility
    • Adapt to rapidly changing priorities based on business needs
    • Pass pre-employment physical with drug screen and physical capabilities test


  • Non-Exempt
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