Welch Equipment Company

Elevate Your Career with Forklift Technician Training: Jobs Starting at $25 Per Hour

Forklift mechanics are in high demand right now, and they’re being paid very well for their work.  The average forklift mechanic starts at $25 per hour, but the top earners can make much more than that.  If you’re looking to leverage your skills and get the pay and benefits you deserve, then elevate your career with forklift technician training at Welch Equipment Co.

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Leverage your mechanic skills to get the pay and benefits you deserve as a forklift technician.

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Start a new career as a forklift technician at Welch with training to be a certified forklift technician (cft). The materials handling industry needs mechanics who demonstrate core competencies involved in maintaining forklift vehicles and key engineering principles.

If You're a Car, Truck, or Diesel Mechanic, This Position is for You!

We need your experience in the auto and diesel industry to keep our fleet of forklift vehicles running smoothly. You’ll work on various machines, from small electric forklifts to large diesel-powered models. No two days will be the same!

We regularly invest in training our entry-level forklift technicians to ensure our customers receive the best quality service possible.


We value our employees and their families, offering industry-top pay and a balanced work/life schedule.


Every forklift technician gets a company van for tools and supplies and a gas card for transportation expenses.

Are You a Mechanic with Experience in Farm and Heavy Equipment?

We’re looking for forklift technicians with experience in agricultural or construction equipment. Your experience is vital, and we can fill in any gaps in your training with our top-industry support staff.

Get a company vehicle for tools and materials and a gas card to cover transportation costs.


We cherish our personnel and their families; therefore, we provide industry-leading compensation and a healthy work/life balance.


Get needed support and training to maximize your core skill set to bring expert maintenance, service ,and repair care to our customers.

Certified forklift technician (cft) prepares individuals with nationally validated skill standards, core competencies of technical systems, and key engineering principles of most forklift vehicles to demonstrate core competencies involved in the material handling industry.


Have questions about working as a forklift mechanic at Welch? Check out our FAQs about our technician training!

We offer industry-competitive pay and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k with 100% match, and many others such as boot reimbursement, tools, company vehicle, and career advancement. The Pay Range is between $25-$35/hour, dependent on experience.

Welch is a company that believes in the importance of family. We prioritize our workers and offer a variety of perks and career advancement possibilities so they don’t leave for finding higher paying jobs. We provide all the training necessary to fill in any gaps in our workers’ training and education as certified forklift technician (CFT).

We are constantly looking for new, improved ways to assist our clients. If you have an innovative idea, let us know! Apply today as a forklift technician to find out if you’re a good fit for our team!

Our forklift technicians are responsible for inspecting, repairing, and maintaining a fleet of forklifts across our many clientele. This scope includes everything from small electric forklifts to large diesel-powered models. Every day is unique, and you will have the opportunity to work on various machines.

Technicians get a company vehicle and visit their customers daily by efficiently scheduling and mapping out their days. A forklift technician need to be self-motivated, a self-starter, and well-organized.

At Welch, we equip our forklift technicians with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.

We believe our forklift technicians are the backbone of our company. Without them, we would not be able to provide the high level of service our clients have come to expect from us. That’s why we offer comprehensive on-the-job training for all our team members. Get the equivalent training of a certified forklift technician (CFT) certification program while building your career in maintenance service and repair of forklift vehicles.

We also have a strong support structure in place, so you will never feel alone while on the job. Most of our people started as entry level forklift technicians getting their foot in the door. We are here to help you succeed as a forklift technician!

The essential qualities in a new applicant at Welch Equipment are being a self-starter and being willing to learn. We have extensive forklift technician training available to provide skills and get you up to speed on our procedures, process, key engineering principles, technical systems, and core competencies of the material handling industry.

Forklift technicians with experience in auto, diesel, farm, agricultural, construction, and heavy equipment are welcome additions. Additionally, forklift technician applicants will need to pass a background check and drug test. A valid driver’s license is required. We are willing to invest in you and your future as a certified forklift technician, so apply today and join the Welch family!

Working at Welch is joining a supportive team that wants to see you succeed as much as the company. We put the employee first, offering a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Three different medical plans

  • Two dental plans

  • Two vision plans

  • Voluntary life insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Supplemental plans that include legal, identity, and pet insurance.

  • The company pays for Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, and 50K in Life Insurance. 

  • 401k matching at 100% up to 6% of your pay

We provide industry-leading compensation and a balanced work/life balance. In addition, every forklift technician is given a company vehicle for tools and supplies and a gasoline card for transportation expenses.

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