Forklift Technician

Naumann/Hobbs Material Handling Corp.

Yuma, AZ

Naumann/Hobbs is looking for YOU to fill our Forklift Technician position in the Yuma, AZ area.


We are the largest Material Handling Equipment Company in the Southwest. Naumann/Hobbs Material Handling, Inc. sells, rents, services, and supplies parts on an extensive line of material handling products. We are a staple in the Valley with almost 70 years of business experience and over 100 million in annual sales.

The Forklift technician will maintain and repair forklift equipment for a variety of clients.   Technicians diagnose mechanical and electrical issues, complete preventative maintenance, repair brakes and suspension, and train junior technicians.  This position is performed in a shop environment at the company location or a customer’s shop location. It cannot be performed remotely.

What you will do:

Apprentice Technician: No industry experience needed.

  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Ability to keep work area clean and organized.
  • Ability to follow instructions and take direction.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Will adhere to all applicable safety policies.
  • Will comply with all company policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Has basic mechanical aptitude and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
  • Can communicate daily activities with training technicians and senior technicians to ensure progress toward your goals.

General Technician – 90 Days Experience   

  • Basic trouble shooting ability.
  • Basic understanding of how to operate a forklift.
  • Perform PM without assistance.
  • Learn to do basic repairs.
  • Learn to do compression testing.
  • Understand fundamentals of electricity and hydraulics.
  • Acquire basic tools.
  • Continued Field training.
  • Learn diagrams, proper names and glossary for forklifts and parts.
  • Operate tablet with minimal assistance.
  • Seek out advice from experienced technicians.
  • Moderate supervision.

Skilled Technician – 1 Year Experience  

  • Diagnostic skills.
  • Can do basic repairs with minimal assistance (i.e., hoses, fan belt, tune up).
  • Understand equipment electrical systems.
  • Load test.
  • Can navigate online dealer websites and repair manuals.
  • Build on having an intermediate tool set.
  • Can use diagnostic meters & test light.
  • Identify strength in IC or electric.
  • Begin advanced ILT.

Journeyman Technician – 2 Years’ Experience  

  • Independent breakdown of electric/IC units.
  • Mentors other Technicians.
  • Ability to do warranty repairs.
  • Proficient at reading schematics.
  • Intermediate to advanced diagnostic skills.
  • Little rework.
  • Ability to contact factory.
  • Advanced learning – ILT courses.
  • Continue education for new equipment.
  • Specialized in Electric or IC products.

Master Technician – 5 Years’ Experience 

  • Breakdown of large IC/Medium IC.
  • No Rework.
  • Knowledge & training.
  • “Go To” person for the team.
  • Completely independent.
  • Possible lead responsibilities.
  • Ability to work on multiple classes of equipment.
  • Engaged with new techs.
  • Continues to learn & share knowledge.

Competencies Skills and Abilities:

Apprentice to General Technician

  • Must possess ability to learn all OSHA regulations regarding the operation of a forklift, clamp, truck, and all other related power equipment.
  • Must possess the ability to be focused on observing proper operating procedures and safety practices always.
  • Must possess the ability to carry heavy objects, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl to be able to move certain materials that cannot be moved with power equipment.
  • Must be able to withstand extreme temperatures dependent on weather.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.

Skilled Technician

  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Self-Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Journeyman Technician

  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Master Technician

  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Must possess excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must provide excellent written skills.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Education and Experience:

  • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Maintain current driver’s license.
  • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English. 


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands in a grip motion with the ability to hold and control tools.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, sit, squat, and crawl under equipment, and to ascend & descend a ladder.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to push and pull up to 50 pounds.  
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift 50 pounds and to be able to lift and carry 45 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to work around fumes, odors, chemicals and/or loud noises.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • The employee may be required to operate a forklift with appropriate certification(s).
  • This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position". A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment can range from moderate to a noise level representative of an industrial workspace.
  • The employee may be exposed to sunlight as not all work is performed in a covered shop environment.


What will we do for you:

  • Positive work environment that encourages growth and offers a work/life balance
  • Monday - Friday work week
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • 401K
  • Short- and Long-Term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and Sick time
  • Discounts at major retailers and more


Naumann/Hobbs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening check.