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Forklift and Heavy Equipment Technician


Albany, OR

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!



•    Safely and efficiently provide Mobile Equipment support to Operations and ensure that all equipment is available when needed to produce products for our customers.  

•    Responsible for maintaining all mobile equipment
•    Order parts for rolling stock
•    Assist in developing PMs for all mobile equipment and ensuring proper maintenance is completed
•    Interface with Area Operators to understand and address their issues, this includes reading daily logbooks
•    Be knowledgeable of and manage the mobile equipment work order backlog 
•    Interface with area planner to get mobile equipment scheduled for repair at the right time
•    Work with other crafts & operators to increase mobile equipment uptime reliability
•    Investigate the root cause of equipment failure and make recommendations for long term fix.
•    Assist in creating and maintaining the Area resources (prints, manuals, job plans, tools, spare parts, etc.).
•    Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work. 
•    Complete assigned work orders or other PM/PdM activities based on established priority and return completed paperwork.
•    Participate in area project work
•    Responsible for completing safety work orders in a timely fashion based on clear understanding of priority.


•  High school diploma or equivalent

•  3 years verifiable diesel equipiment experience in diagnosing and repairing most makes and models of forklifts and frontend loaders to include: 

  • Analyzing and diagnosing (trouble shooting) equipment malfunctions or failures. 
  • Repairing, replacing and / or rebuilding engines, transmissions, final drives, steering, clutches, cross shafts, hydraulic components, electrical and air systems.  

•  Welding and Fabrication experience required

•  Microsoft Office / Outlook experience

•  Ability to lift up to 50lbs

•  Must posses own tools


PREFERRED (these items will put you ahead)

•  Vocational training and / or higher education

•  Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) 

•  Current Valid LP fitters License - must be able to obtain one if you do not currently possess this license.  
•  SAP experience


Hourly rate from $29.50 - $33.31 depending on experience.  


Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Salem