Forklift Technician / Mechanic

Location: Christchurch, Canterbury 

Work Type: Permanent, Full Time


Are you a  traveller “with Comprehensive Materials handling experience” looking for a working holiday?

If you are willing to work hard and share your knowledge we may be able to help with a true life experience in chch!


Move to the South Island for a better lifestyle for you or you and your family. Cheaper housing, similar salaries to Auckland but much better lifestyle and benefits. Beach 10 minutes away, snow 60 minutes away, mountains 60 minutes away, hunting, camping, surfing it’s all here!

South Island Forklifts Limited is a locally owned and operated private company established in 1999 and we need more Technicians due to unstoppable growth.

We need good Technicians with a good work ethic and we do our best to keep good staff!

To successfully apply for this role you will need:

  • Proven work experience with material handling equipment including Diesel,Petrol/LPGas and Battery Electric Forklifts or experience in a related industry ie trucking/cars/heavy equipment
  • Diagnostic skills - Engine - Transmission - Hydraulic -Electrical - Laptop and diagnostic tools
  • Good customer relationship building and communication skills
  • Be reliable and organised,
  • Able to work in the field unsupervised
  • Wanting to be workshop based
  • Able to work within a happy team environment
  • Prepared to work in a positive health and safety environment
  • Hold a current and full NZ drivers licence (we can assist with this)

South Island Forklifts has a strong customer base and an excellent reputation within the industry.

We are the sole South Island agents for the TCM, Unicarrier & Jungheinrich brands of material handling equipment but service all brands of machinery.

With a growing number of external customers, fast growing rental fleet and expansion plans in the South Island we need you now.

In return for your hard work we offer: 

  • Product and personal development training
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Staff retention package
  • Profit share package 
  • Medical insurance after a qualifying period
  • Company service vehicle
  • Mobile phone
  • PPE and uniform will be provided
  • Relocation package for the right people
  • Lifestyle employment opportunities

We believe we have a great team. Come and join us. NOW!
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

To apply or find out more, please send your CV to

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