Career Opportunities

Shop/Road Mechanics – Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton & Elmira

(LP-Gas-Diesel-Electric Heavy Duty Equipment Repair)

Thompson & Johnson Equipment is a growing second generation family owned business that works with the #1 and #2 forklift lines in the industry respectively; Toyota and Crown. Our employee retention is our biggest priority with an average tenure of 12+ years.   The culture we embody is loyalty, friendliness, teamwork and FUN!

We are seeking Shop and Road Mechanics at all of our locations. Experience and knowledge working with electric and internal combustion powered machines such as Earth Moving Equipment, Forklifts, Crane/Boom Trucks, Trash Hauling and Road Paving Equipment. 

A successful Mechanic will complete work assignments in a safe and satisfactory manner, according to the needs of both the customer and the company.

  • Ensure proper maintenance is performed   
  • Maintain adequate and accurate parts inventory
  • Perform the service job on time and right the first time
  • Diagnose problems
  • Obtain parts and technical information needed to repair equipment
  • Project a positive image by interacting and communicating with fellow employees, customers and management in a cooperative, supportive and courteous manner
  • Operate lift trucks and equipment as required
  • Use proper test equipment for troubleshooting
  • Own and maintain hand tools as required
  • Complete work orders on time and accurately

Qualification Standards Include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required and 1-3 years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of material handling equipment.
  • Must be able to work beyond scheduled works hours and available on-call when needed.
  • Own working set of professional grade tools.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Safely operate hand and power tools, lifts, hoists, hydraulic jacks and material handling equipment.
  • Must have the ability to perform strenuous and heavy work; exert force up to 100 pounds on occasion and frequently handle loads to 50 pounds. Must have the physical stamina to perform continuously with full body motion for climbing, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, etc.

Benefits Include:

  • Complete medical/dental benefit package, 401K, training incentives and tool/boot allowances.
  • Holidays, Vacation, Sick Days, Uniforms, Service Vans, Cell phones, Discount tickets to Theme Parks, company picnics and holiday parties.


Prerequisites: Profile test, Physical and Substance testing.

Thompson & Johnson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, (M/F/D/V) Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran.