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Materials Handling Apprentice Equipment Technician (Workshop)

General Details


Lopen, Somerset.


After sales.


Workshop team leader.


Does not manage people.


Founded in 1987 as a sales and service provider for materials handling equipment, Lift West Limited is now part of the Dunstall Holdings Group. The Dunstall Holdings Group contains two business streams which are involved in agricultural and industrial applications. The Group has 9 different locations in the UK and with a turnover of over £100m employs over 240 people.

Lift West has grown to become one of the UK's leading independently owned material handling equipment service providers, and provides facilities management, training, hire and vehicle MOT and servicing to its customers with over 80 employees and 3 sites located across the UK.

As part of that growth Lift West has recently joined forces with Amvar Handling Solutions, which is based in Cradley Heath in the Midlands, and the combination of these two businesses has resulted in an ambitious plan to increase the sales coverage in our key areas.

The values of the businesses have remained the same as they were when they were first established, to provide a personal service and the best customer orientated packages in the industry.

We offer an individual solution for all our customer’s facility needs including forklift trucks, industrial and commercial doors, and general industrial equipment, to also cover rough terrain, telehandlers, utility vehicles, operator training and much more.

The business is experiencing change as we drive to become an employer of choice and we are looking for motivated individuals who will support us in this journey.

Lift West is driven by and committed to its Company philosophy of ‘Committed to Service’. We are looking for candidates who are driven to provide service excellence (both internally and externally) while demonstrating our vales on a daily basis.

Purpose And Scope

This apprenticeship will enable you to learn how to inspect, maintain, service and repair all types of materials handling equipment including forklift trucks and warehouse equipment.

During the apprenticeship you will work in different areas within the engineering environment of the business and be supported by a mentor who will help you develop your skills.

On completion of a successful training programme their will be an opportunity to enhance your skills to gain an IMI industry recognised qualification level 2 and 3.

Also on completion you will be equipped with the skills necessary to work with a broad range of materials handling equipment, including IC electrics.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

Supporting our technicians and learning, on the job, how to inspect, maintain, service and repair equipment.

We are looking for individuals with a general interest in engineering.

You will need to apply logic and common sense to your daily tasks and be able to pay attention to detail.

You will also need a willingness to learn and be ‘quality’ focused.

Role Relationships

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All applications must be sent using email. Contact us today to discuss further on this exciting new opportunity.

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