Powered Lift Truck Technician

ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade


  • Troubleshoot and repair engines
  • Troubleshoot and repair fuel systems (gas, propane, dual fuel, diesel)
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems and electrical vehicle control systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair vehicle power trains (powershift transmissions, torque converters, pumps and linkages)
  • Troubleshoot and repair brake systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair masts and systems

Personal Qualities

  • You will work indoors with grease, oil, gasoline and propane
  • You enjoy working to close and exacting tolerances
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time and are able to bend and straighten frequently
  • You are not bothered by standing on concrete all day
  • You have and use physical strength on the job
  • You like to learn new things on a consistent basis
  • You will make an investment in tools
  • You like working with computerized equipment
  • You may have to fix lift trucks at various work site locations

Career Opportunities

  • Powered lift truck technicians for the most part are employed by small or medium sized companies
  • Powered lift truck technicians may have their own business

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 6,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 7,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the apprenticeship program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification
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