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Engineering Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Lift Truck and Powered Access Engineering Technician

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An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.

Typically, this Apprenticeship will take 36 months to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although this may be sooner if you have prior practical experience and training. We will cover the skills, knowledge and behaviours and create a structure that will closely match your job role.

Course Overview

Lift Truck and Powered Access Engineers can be found in many sectors, wherever businesses need to lift and move products, equipment and people safely. This is vital to a huge range of industries including: engineering, manufacturing and construction, food manufacturing and the storage & logistics industries.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to service, repair and maintain lift trucks and powered access vehicles. This can include manual, electric, diesel, LPG, and hybrid powered machines both tracked and wheeled, vertical mast type machines both static and self-propelled along with equipment mounted on vehicles, such as; fork lift, scissor lift, vertical mast, articulated and telescopic boom, elevated work platform machines both static and self-propelled along with equipment mounted on vehicles. There are also Lift Truck and Powered Access machines specially designed to meet specific applications.

This can take place in a range of locations such as at a workshop, repair centre, warehouse, foundry, cold-store, manufacturing plant, engineering, construction site, storage & logistics site or any field service environment including customer's premises.

For more information on this Apprenticeship:

Areas covered on this course include:

  • Company and customer policies, rules, and safe working procedures when working in different environments

  • Tools and equipment required for each application within the Lift Truck and Powered Access profession. e.g. jacks and blocks, spanners, socket sets, hammer, screwdrivers (various), pliers, multi-meter, oscilloscope, chain gauge, soldering iron, hacksaw, files, taps, vernier, allen keys, torx bits, straps, torque wrench, oil and lubricants, crimps, stanley knife, drill, goggles, ear protectors, safety boots, gloves and overalls

  • Fabrication techniques: Soldering / electric & gas welding, electrical, mechanical hydraulic connections & fixings, metal composition, filing, hacksawing, drilling, thread tapping, grinding, and crack detection techniques

  • The safety aspects of mechanical, electric, and pneumatic tools, lubricants, and specialist equipment

  • The maintenance, testing and maneuvering purposes of Lift Truck and Powered Access machines for operational purposes

  • Methodical and systematic techniques for logical fault-finding diagnosis and the verification of functionality and performances of complex Lift Truck and Powered Access machines

  • Lift Truck and Powered Access machines on-board diagnostics and communication systems and how to set the machine characteristics to meet customer specific requirements within the machines working parameters

  • The relevant Health and Safety legislation and regulations relating to diagnostics, repair, maintenance and operation of Lift Truck and Powered Access machinery and equipment

  • Manufacturers’ specifications and customers’ requirements and the process to access, interpret and apply the information gained from them

  • Principles of electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic engineering and components and how to apply them to the operation, repair and diagnostics procedures on all types of complex Lift Truck and Powered Access machines

  • Methods of communication and when and how to apply them appropriately, including customer care techniques

  • Principles of stock control

  • How to maintain clear and accurate records, and why this is important

Entry Requirements

Students must have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including English and Maths OR Functional Skills Level 1 with willingness to achieve Level 2 prior to taking End Point Assessment

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.

Course code: A36183