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Lift Truck Maintenance Technician

Associates who work in Publix's warehouses use lift trucks to constantly move pallets and cases in order to load trucks and keep store shelves stocked with products. Our Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians perform preventative maintenance and repairs to keep this equipment operating properly and safely.

To Apply


Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians diagnose and perform mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs on a variety of powered industrial equipment, including Publix's lift trucks which are also commonly known as forklifts. They use hand tools as well as computerized testing equipment in order to locate and repair problems. The Technicians read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals. To perform preventive maintenance, they routinely check items such as hydraulic fluid levels, tire pressure, the condition of the forks, drive control, steering and the brakes. Furthermore, they use a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to generate and process the maintenance repairs performed.

Qualifications we look for

The required qualifications differ somewhat depending on the specific equipment in each facility. They also differ depending on the level of responsibility for a particular position. In general, however, most of our Lift Truck Maintenance Technicians must have:

  • a strong understanding of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical theory, including D.C. power circuits, motor controls and electronic control systems
  • experience in industrial powered equipment maintenance mechanical and diagnostic knowledge of powered industrial equipment
  • working knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals
  • capability of generating and processing work on a computerized maintenance-management system

How To Apply

For Industrial Maintenance positions, please go to to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing, or Distribution within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in Lakeland (863-688-7407, ext. 32504) or Atlanta (770-995-0073, ext. 2153).