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Apprenticeship training course

Lift truck and powered access engineering technician (level 3)

Service, repair and maintain lift trucks and powered access vehicles.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£14,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Fork lift truck engineer
  • Powered access equipment engineer
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Carry out safe jacking and blocking procedures; correctly selecting and using lifting and blocking equipment (toe / hydraulic jacks & blocks)
  • Use correct lifting equipment when removing heavy Lift Truck and Powered Access machine components (chains, slings, shackles) and follow working at height procedures in compliance with appropriate health & safety legislation
  • Interpret Lift Truck and Powered Access machine electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic schematic diagrams, flow charts and manufacturers’ technical data to verify correct systems functionality
  • Perform detailed preventative maintenance activities on complex Lift Truck and Powered Access machines in compliance with manufactures’ specifications
  • Check, diagnose and repair electrical/electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic systems, including:12/24/48/-volt lead acid and lithium-ion batteries
  • Diagnose and rectify machine charging systems, electrical / electronic wiring / safety circuits
  • Diagnose and rectify motor control circuits, drive circuits, lift and steer circuits
  • Test and interpret Control Area Network (CAN Bus) diagnosis
  • Check diagnose and repair braking and steering systems
  • Maintain, install & repair machine telematics
  • Check, repair and diagnose hydraulics components using schematics, pressure gauges, flow meters and on-board computer / laptop programmes
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic/electrical proportional control valves and perform breakout calibration of individual valves
  • Calibrate electronic controllers and recognise the importance of safety devices and systems
  • Make the required parameter adjustments in compliance with manufactures’ specifications, customer requirements, industry directives and relevant health & safety legislation
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records of all work undertaken in accordance with company and manufacturer's requirements
  • Check and maintain stock to there are no shortages of parts and equipment and no surplus causing undue cost to the business
  • Politely, keep customers and colleagues informed of progress and any difficulties in relation to work on hand, using the level of technical language appropriate to the audience, offering alternative solutions where required

Full information on Lift truck and powered access engineering technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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