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Road Service Technician


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 29, 2017.

Job Description

Are you good with your hands, have a knack for all things technical? Join the Johnston Equipment team as a road service technician! The ideal candidate will be skilled with mechanical, electrical, and information technology skills. In this role you will be conducting maintenance checks and diagnosing repairs for lift trucks and carousels at customer sites. You are familiar with examining overall operational integrity and condition of the trucks. You have an eye for finding defective or worn out mechanical or electrical parts then communicating and executing next steps for repair solutions to the customer. As a technician, you are the front line contact between GNJ and the customer, so you are comfortable with client contact as well as having technical savvy. You pride yourself on having a good grasp of the roads as well as strong time management ability. Johnston Equipment provides technical tools to its technicians to support them in their positions including the latest technology (ipads, iphones, work standards, GPS) in order to process work orders and maintain your parts inventory with maximum efficiency and accuracy.

Key Work Activities:

Activity A Preventative Maintenance and Repair


  • Maintain and repair various types of materials handling equipment in various types of applications
  • Carry the 24 hour pager when scheduled to do so, if applicable
  • Look up part numbers required for repairs and place orders with parts department
  • Ensure work area in customer’s facility is clean and tidy following the completion of maintenance/repairs
  • Provide leads to sales and service departments.
  • Source parts and contact parts suppliers

Activity B Ordering and Invoicing


  • Complete service work orders and obtain customer signature
  • Close work order through dispatch
  • Complete various forms i.e. S/M, breakdown, warranty, propane, Carousels and 101
  • Submit shop recommendations
  • Complete and submit overtime and expense reports
  • Maintain library of service manuals in van and update with service bulletins
  • Return warranty parts with proper documentation
  • Pick up parts or organize delivery of parts
  • Bill out parts to work orders
  • Maintain and invoice purchase orders

Activity C Customer Relations


  • Provide quotes to customers on parts and labour pricing
  • Review work order with customer
  • File and maintain records of work orders
  • Schedule maintenance appointments with customers, if applicable
  • Follow customer’s policies and procedures while in their facility
  • Respond to customer complaints/concerns
  • Provide answers to customers questions relating to products, parts, safety related issues

Activity D Van Parts Inventory and Van Maintenance


  • Keep van well maintained and in good working order (i.e. oil changes, tire replacement, washing, etc.), if applicable
  • Keep van tidy and organized and stocked with safety items, if applicable
  • Clean and maintain van tools, if applicable
  • Ensure all parts are accounted for
  • Keep parts in van organized, if applicable
  • Perform yearly van inventory, if applicable
  • Maintain inventory for consignment stock at customer’s facility, if applicable.

Johnston Equipment is the industry leading company for material handling equipment and solutions in Canada. We offer you the opportunity to support the company in one of its largest strategic capacities while providing you with the chance for self-improvement in a safe and stimulating environment. Imagine yourself making a difference here.

Johnston Equipment is a dynamic team working together for a common goal: client satisfaction. At GNJ every client and employee is valued and important. Our company stands behind 60 years of business excellence. We offer our employees:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Work/Life balance
  • The chance to expand your professional and personal skills

Here at Johnston we believe that attitude is everything, bring your “make a difference” personality and strong work ethic and be ready to succeed!

You make the difference: You are relied upon by our customer to keep them running at optimal levels so they can meet productivity demands. You directly impact satisfying the customer technically but also you are the key to driving our company’s revenue in the highly important aftermarket service area of our business. You are key to our success and to our customers’ smooth and safe operation for their employees and their equipment fleets.

Johnston Equipment is working together for continuous improvement, sustainable outcomes and outstanding customer care. Live the values. Reap the rewards.

Testing is part of our selection process. Each applicant selected to move forward will be required to complete testing for mechanical and electrical knowledge.

Additional Qualifications


  • Certificates & Designations
    • Automotive Mechanic
    • High School is required
    • Post secondary education is recommended
  • Community College, Automotive Mechanic


  • Achieves Results
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Time Management
    • Organizational Skills
  • Bona fide job requirement
    • A driver’s abstract will be required upon acceptance of an offer and must meet company policy.
    • Valid Drivers Licence
  • Business Knowledge and Improvement, Identify Solutions
  • Collaborates with Others
    • Maintains Productive Relationships
    • Works Effectively with Others
  • Committed to Customers, Customer Service
  • Communicates Effectively
    • Communicates with Confidence
    • Courteous and Professional Manner
    • Attentive and Active Listening
    • Clear and Concise (oral and written communication)
    • Provides Information in timely manner
  • Demonstrates Functional Expertise
    • Analytical Skills
    • Electrical
    • Manual Dexterity
    • Mechanical
  • Work Experience, 2 Years – Related Experience

Company DescriptionJohnston Equipment Leads the Way
At Johnston Equipment we are solutions-driven, customer-focused provider of material handling and storage solutions. When you are on the job for us, you take pride in knowing that your actions boost our customers’ productivity.

We are Canada’s largest and most accomplished materials handling solutions experts and the largest forklift dealership in the world. In 2014 we are celebrating 60 years in our industry. As the only national dealer in Canada, we have an unparalleled breadth and depth of industry expertise and deliver a comprehensive range of high quality material handling products and services to an extensive customer base.

A part of Toyota Material Handling North America, the products and services that we sell under the Johnston Equipment brand are renowned for high standards of quality and safety that allow us to deliver the creative, trusted solutions that our customers expect.