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Kelly Services Fork Truck Mechanic in Kewanee, Illinois

At Kelly ® Professional & Industrial, we’re passionate about helping you find a job that works for you. How about this one?

We’re seeking a Fork Truck Mechanic to work onsite at Great Dane Trailers in Kewanee, IL. The opening is temp-to-hire and will convert to permanent employment after a 60 day no-miss probationary period.

Job Title: Fork Truck Mechanic

Pay Rate: $16.20/hour ($17.20/hour after 60 days)

Shift: Sunday Night - Friday Morning

3rd Shift: 10:00pm - 6:30am

Job Duties:

  • Active participation in safety meetings. Maintains safety work practices as define by Great Dane.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs to electronically and computer controlled automated equipment, utility equipment, facilities, etc.

  • Remove, repair and replace motors, pumps, drive unit and brake systems.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

  • Change tires.

  • Use welding equipment.

  • Complete daily work logs with detailed information on a timely basis.

  • Ensure that work orders and monthly PM’s are completed as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School graduate or demonstrated equivalent. (2 year trade school preferred.)

  • 3 years fork truck repair maintenance (with at least 2 of those years in electric forklift repair/maintenance).

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • Excellent working knowledge of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to perform all types of repairs and preventive maintenance on various lift trucks.

  • Ability to safely and effectively use welding equipment and diagnostic/calibration equipment.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Quick Apply to this job posting.

  • Email your resume to

  • Call or text (309 ) 213-1741

Why you should apply to be a Fork Truck Mechanic at Great Dane :

  • Conversion to Employment with Great Dane after 60 Days

  • Great medical benefits after conversion

  • 401k Match after waiting period

  • Company gain share programs

As a Kelly Service employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

  • Weekly electronic pay options.

  • Free online training campus available.

  • Exclusive online employee community.

  • Employee assistance program (EAP) available at no cost.

  • Corporate discounts.



Why Kelly ® ?

You’re looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and we’re here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.