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Materials Handling Equipment Technician (Workshop)

by Oliver Exley

Materials Handling 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 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

The workshop materials handling technician will form part of a team that will be engaged in looking after a large range of materials handling equipment. The work involved may include repairs, maintenance and refurbishment.

This position would suit an experienced technician who can demonstrate strong diagnostic skills, good all-round technical knowledge and motivated to progress and develop, who is looking to enhance their technical abilities within a supportive and expanding business.

Our materials handling technicians are the key to us ensuring we provide excellent customer service and keep our customers facilities fully operational.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

The role is predominantly fulfilled from the Company’s premises and involves:

Maintain forklift truck serviceability by conducting periodic inspections

Completing preventative maintenance requirements

Identifying and repairing or replacing faulty or suspect parts

Role Relationships

Direct ReportsKey Internal RelationshipsKey External Relationships
NoGeneral Manager-
-Workshop Team Leader
-Hire Controller-
-Sales Director and Sales Team-

Requirements for the Role

Qualifications and experienceKnowledge and technical skills
Appropriate industry certificationsNoAbility to work across a variety of manufacturers equipment
-Detailed knowledge of the electrical and mechanical elements of materials handling equipment-
Ability to use the latest technology and computer aided diagnostic equipment--

Are you interested in this role?

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

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