Forklift/Pallet Truck Technician

Sysco Milton

Company Overview

Sysco connects the world to share food and care for one another. Sysco leads from the heart of food and service to deliver the freshest foods and fresh ideas. Our customers can count on us to deliver on-point products and solutions since only Sysco is the global leader, sitting at the heart of innovation supply, delivery, culinary and more.

With over 69,000 associates, the company operates more than 320 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2019 that ended June 29, 2019, the company generated sales of more than $60 billion.

Sysco, one of Canada’s Best Employers 2019, as listed by Forbes, is dedicated to our global corporate social responsibility goals and to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Join our winning team.

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Shift: Monday to Friday, 6am to 2:30pm

Role: This is an Operations position responsible for the maintenance and repairs of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as electric forklift equipment, pallet trucks and dock trucks. This also includes industrial batteries and charging equipment.

Role Responsibilities:

· Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures and governing requirements

· Knowledge of controls and electric (AC – DC low voltage)

· Complete small electrical repairs and welding projects as needed.

· Maintain power material handling equipment (MHE). Including preventive maintenance (PM) of MHE fleet:

o checking, draining and filling oil levels as needed

o checking, adjusting, or replacing all belts and chains as needed

o checking and troubleshooting electrical control issues

o replacing motors, drive units, electronics and controls

o Replacing of wheels, bearings and axle shafts

o safety checks

o PM per manufacturers recommendations

· Completes all special projects associated with building or grounds, as requested. Includes but not limited to:

o Moving furniture or fixtures

o Changing lights

o Light carpentry

o Painting

o Light plumbing

o Changing of light bulbs

o Repair of minor electrical devices

· Battery and Charger duties:

o Assisting in battery charger repairs

o Repair of plugs and tips of batteries and chargers

o Watering and washing batteries

o Acid spill clean up

o Battery rack cleaning

o Setting equalizing charge on batteries

· Participate in departmental on-call program, as designated

· Responsible for logging time and materials into computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on a daily basis in the form of work orders, P.M.s, etc.

· Responsible for housekeeping, cleanup of all maintenance areas/work areas on a daily basis.

· Maintain all tools and equipment in clean, safe, working order

· Adhere to all safety requirements and wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment required by the job

· Respond to emergency situations to ensure employee and facility safety

· Champion overall safety in the department

· Comply with OHS, and other local, state and federal regulations

· Adhere to Organization and the Facilities Department policies and procedures including appropriate attire, grooming and attendance

· Interact effectively, build relationships, and demonstrate a high level of cooperation

· Is willing to work safely with minimal environmental impact and understands the importance of reporting all hazards, incidents, and environmental spills immediately to their Supervisor

· Understands that they play an integral role in their own safety and that of their colleagues and is willing to speak out when hazards are present

· Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

· High School diploma or general education degree (GED);

· Trade school (mechanical discipline) or equivalent (Preferred)

· Two years in an MHE maintenance position; or equivalent combination of education and related experience (Preferred)

· Must possess a valid provincial Driver’s License and provide proof of liability coverage meeting Company standards. Complete a Sysco approved defensive driving program

· The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call

· The associate may occasionally be required to travel to other Operating Companies or the corporate office as business needs dictate (i.e. training, business continuation, etc.)

· Obtain a Powered Industrial Equipment Certification from Sysco within 3 months

· MHE 8-hour maintenance tech certificate from MHE manufacturer (IE: Crown, Raymond, Hyster, etc.) Must complete and pass

· Basic knowledge of:

o Hydraulic systems/schematics/components

o Electrical systems/schematics both AC and DC systems

o Drive motors

o Power amps

o Electrical controls including PLC systems

· Basic knowledge of mechanical systems including:

o Transmissions

o Drive units

o Differentials

o Braking systems

o Telescopic masts

o Reach mechanisms

o Steering systems

o Suspension systems


Our Purpose

Connecting the world to share food and care for one another

Our Mission

Delivering success for our customers through industry-leading people, products, and solutions

Our Identity

Together we define our future of foodservice and supply chain

Sysco is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Sysco associates enjoy:

Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending and Wellness Accounts Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Life Insurance Company Pension Plan Group RRSP Employee and Family Assistance Stock Purchase Plan Unlimited on-line learning through Sysco Interactive University Sysco product discounts Preferred vendor discounts Associate Resource Groups

(*benefits may vary based on location or bargaining unit)

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • English not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

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