About Alta Material Handling

Culture is Job #1. Alta Material Handling prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Material Handling earns customers for life.

If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.

At Alta Material Handling, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place” by the Detroit Free Press, our 1900+ employees in the Midwest (MI, IN, IL) and Northeast (MA, NY, VT, CT, NH, ME) are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.

At Alta Equipment, we believe in investing in our people. That’s why we offer an excellent benefit package that includes:

  • Company van (parked at home each day)

  • Company fuel card

  • Company-paid cell phone

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Tool insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Outstanding benefits package

  • 401(k)

  • Competitive wages

  • Company uniforms provided

At Alta Material Handling we are looking for candidates with a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

  • Previous mechanic repair experience (forklift, heavy equipment, diesel, automotive) including experience in the Military, Guard or Reserve

  • Strong working knowledge of electric and liquid propane units

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude

  • Possess own tools

  • Computer programs - HYPASS, Hyster TKC training software, and Hyster contact management system.

  • Language Skills - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

  • Mathematical Skills - Basic: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

  • Reasoning Ability - Intermediate: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Physical/Sensory Functions: Regularly will stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands; Frequently will talk/hear; Occasionally will sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Vision: No special vision requirements.

  • Lift and/or Move Functions: Regularly will lift up to 10 pounds; Frequently will lift 11 to 25 pounds; Occasionally will lift from 26 to 100 plus pounds.

  • Work Environment: Regularly will work near moving mechanical parts; Frequently will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions; Occasionally will work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), extreme cold and heat (non-weather), risk of electrical shock, vibration.