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Experienced Forklift Mechanic

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


3030 Main Ave - Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Job Description:

Job Description

Schedule: First Shift

*Monday – Friday

*8-10 hour shifts

*Rotating weekends on-call

This role is responsible for basic and/or non-routine preventative and corrective maintenance; maintain and repair machinery and equipment (i.e., forklift, pallet jacks, material handling equipment, etc.) within the distribution facility. May assist with basic building maintenance as required.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Responsible for basic and/or non-routine preventative and corrective maintenance; maintain and repair machinery and equipment (i.e., forklift, pallet jacks, material handling equipment, etc.) within the distribution facility.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, test and inspect (audibly and visually) equipment to determine need for repair.
  • Dismantle, install and repair parts, electrical apparatus, mechanical systems and/or components of material handling equipment.
  • Assemble and test equipment to ensure correction of necessary repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.
  • Assist with basic building maintenance as required.
  • Assist other mechanics with complex general repair as requested.
  • Responsible for the adherence of all maintenance policies and procedures at assigned location.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • Hilo License (Required)
  • Two years mechanical/machinery maintenance experience or related technical school certification,
  • Experience with forklift and material handling equipment maintenance and repair a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of mechanical tools required.
  • A valid driver's license is required / forklift certification required.
  • Must have necessary mechanic tools to maintain and repair machinery and equipment.
  • Must be able to listen to and visually inspect machinery in order to diagnose maintenance needs. Ability to read schematics.
  • Must be able to safely drive all material handling equipment.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, to communicate and/or document maintenance needs and status of projects.
  • Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled.
  • Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others.
  • Must work well under pressure, and is able to organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines.
  • Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely.
  • Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.


As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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