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Material Handling

From equipment selection and supply, through training and after sales service, Connell Material Handling is a complete full service provider for all material handling needs. Since 1929, our company has been a valued and trusted supplier of forklift trucks and material handling equipment in the greater Saint Louis Metro and Southwestern Illinois areas. Beginning in 2013, we expanded our coverage to include the Kansas City and Southwest Missouri area and in late 2022 we added Memphis, TN. We’ve grown by making our customers our highest priority! Our customer base ranges from small businesses with one forklift to Fortune 500 companies with an entire fleet.

At Connell, our team members are essential to our success. We look to add team members that share our vision, values, and safety guidelines while supporting all that makes Connell a leader in the material handling equipment and service industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):


Minimum of 3 years as a mechanic and or proof of completion at a technical school.
Able to read and understand electrical and hydraulic system schematics
Repair and/or replace major system components including circuit boards and other electrical parts, hydraulic, mechanical, LP system, power steering and transmissions, engines
Troubleshoot and diagnose truck components
Perform engine tune-ups on most forklift makes/models
Troubleshoot and diagnose complex electrical systems on IC and electric trucks
Knowledge of any/all special tools as well as maintain and properly use
Operate service van in a clean, safe, and secure manner following all safety requirements
Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills
Properly identify and order all necessary replacement parts
Attend service training classes offered to maintain knowledge on new products, or for refreshers on products not encountered too often.
Maintain detailed daily work logs via Tinnacity
Communicate with dispatcher and/or service office status of jobs and availability for new jobs.
Identify jobs that should be sent to our shop for repair (due to complexity or safety reasons) and recommend they be sent in.
Develop and maintain relationship with territory sales representatives to keep them informed of sales opportunities you might see.

Forklift mechanic experience preferred
Automotive diagnostic experience
Service technician experience (field mechanic)
Material handling equipment knowledge
Great problem solving and strategic thinking abilities, adaptability, initiative, innovation, dependability, interpersonal skills, orientation to customer service, willingness to provide organizational support, and display close attention to detail.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to quickly learn new software.
An individual should demonstrate analytical and technical skills.

Minimum of 3 years’ service technician experience
High School diploma, G.E.D or tech school graduate preferred
Driving is an essential function of this position; a valid driver’s license must be maintained at all times.
Must provide your own tools
Metal Fabrication (cutting and welding material)
Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Office and IPads (Word, Excel & Outlook)
Must have a positive upbeat attitude and treat all customers and co-workers with the utmost respect.
Physical Demands:

This work is considered heavy physical work, requiring the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
Walk, lift, reach, stoop, stand, grasp, balance, climb, kneel and crouch for extended periods of time.
Operate machines, motor vehicles, hand tools and job specific equipment and tools.
NOTE: This job description should be construed to imply these requirements are the exclusive standards to the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required by the immediate supervisor or leadership team.

What we offer to you:

Competitive compensation package – $22.00 – $36/hr commensurate with proven experience
COMPANY PAID medical/dental/vision benefits after 90 days
401K & 401K Match (50% up to 6%) eligible after 90 days
Uniforms and weekly cleaning provided
Employee referral program
Paid holiday, personal and vacation time
Opportunity to work with professional people who care about one another
To learn more about Connell Company visit:


Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $22.00 – $36.00 per hour
Expected hours: 40 per week


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Vision insurance
Experience level:


3 years


8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

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