Forklift Truck Engineer

Unique People
West Midlands
28000.00 GBP Annual
10 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
Contract Type

Forklift Truck Engineer

We are recruiting for Forklift Truck Engineer/ Field Service Engineer in the West Midlands Area. Our Client is an independent Materials Handling specialist

As a Forklift Truck Engineer , you will need to be able to:

  • Hold adequate skills in working with hydraulics pumps / cylinders / valve / valve banks / pressure sensors / hoses and connections, pressure testing using gauges, flow meters, digital meters / laptops / tablets, carry out hydraulic valve calibrations
  • Follow safe jacking and blocking procedures; selecting and using the correct lifting and blocking equipment (toe / hydraulic jacks & Blocks)
  • Correctly use lifting equipment when removing heavy forklift truck components (for example; chains, slings, shackles)
  • Follow working at height procedures in compliance with appropriate H&S legislation
  • Interpret forklift truck schematic wiring and hydraulic diagrams, flow charts and manufacturer's technical data
  • Competently and safely work on electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems including: 24/48/80 volt lead acid / Lithium Ion batteries, alternator and mains battery charging systems, fuel cells / electrical / electronic switching wiring and safety circuits / resistance, thyristor, transistor motor control systems, CAN (control area network) electrical braking and wire guidance, RFID (radio frequency identification system) in-aisle identification and navigation systems
  • Maintain / install and repair forklift truck telematics systems
  • Join electrical components using electrical connectors and soldering, electric and gas weld use
  • Identify metal composition and knowledge of fabrication processes
  • Operate forklifts for maintenance, testing and manoeuvring purposes


  • Salary: GBP28,000 plus overtime
  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-16:30pm (40 working hours a week)
  • Location: West Midlands - Field Based
  • Duration:Permanent

Role of a Forklift Truck Engineer:

  • The Field Service Engineer will be qualified in the maintenance, repair & diagnostics of a diverse range of electrical and mechanical forklifts including; hand pallet trucks, electrical power pallet trucks, electric reach trucks, electric very narrow aisle and man-up / man down warehouse forklifts, electric, LPG (liquid petroleum gas) and diesel powered counterbalance forklifts.
  • The Field Service Engineer will carry out a variety of electrical and engineering activities, responding to customer requirements in a demanding industry, adapting to a range of working environments including major overhaul and repair centres / customer site based or field service engineer working within a geographical area. This requires the engineer to possess multi-skills, knowledge, and safe working practices with environmental awareness. Maintenance and diagnostic abilities to skilled level in electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction with minimised loss in production, additional skills would include information technology (IT) truck software diagnosis / calibration, parameter adjustment and setting to comply with manufactures specifications and health & safety legislation.

Benefits of working with us as a Forklift Truck Engineer

  • 22 days Holiday
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) / Management Discretion
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Service van/telephone
  • PDA & OEM training

If you are interested in the above role, please click apply