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By: Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. July 12, 2022

Paid hands-on training. Competitive compensation. Opportunities for rapid advancement.

These are just a few of the many benefits of Eastern Lift Truck Company’s (ELTC) unique and exciting Forklift Technician Apprentice Program.

The goal of our Forklift Technician Apprentice Program is simple: attract, train, and develop talent for our Service Department, throughout our seven-state Mid-Atlantic region. To this end, we offer a comprehensive solid core education that many are able to complete in just 4 to 6 months. Our optimal candidates come to us with varying levels of mechanical skills, and all share a strong work ethic and the desire to learn how to properly and safely, service and repair forklifts and other equipment.

Since launching our program we have hired more than 75 Technician Apprentices from a variety of backgrounds. While preference is given to those who are able to demonstrate some equipment maintenance and repair abilities, such as recent trade school graduates and automobile mechanics, we have also offered spots in the program to delivery drivers, prison guards, farmhands, restaurant industry workers, and others. Although each candidate has joined us with different skillsets and experiences, we have seen a 90% success rate with individuals who successfully complete our Forklift Technician Apprentice Program. It is exciting to watch them earn the opportunity to become a forklift technician and enjoy a successful, long-term career in the material handling industry.

Here are ten good reasons to consider our program:

1.       Earn While You Learn! Get Paid WHILE You Receive Hands-On Training.

2.       Competitive Compensation - No Flat Rates!

3.       Complete Solid Core Education in just 4 to 6 months, average.

4.       Paired with Mentor(s) in a Supportive Environment.

5.       Work Daylight Hours; No Weekends.

6.       Rapid Advancement Opportunities.

7.       Yearly Reviews with the ability to Earn Merit Raises.

8.       Company Service Vehicle (take home each night) and Fuel Card.

9.       Company iPad and iPhone and Uniform Service.

10.   Tool Assistance Program

ELTC is an award-winning material handling dealership, with 1,100+ employees, more than half of which are service technicians. Our core values include compassion, integrity, and honesty, and we take immense pride in being the best service provider in the business. ETLC just celebrated our 50th and best year in business in 2021 and continue to grow. We would love to talk to you about joining our team.

Visit www.easternlifttruck.com for more info about us.

Visit https://www.easternlifttruck.com/career/technician to learn about being an ELTC Technician.

Start the conversation by sending us your on-line job application today.

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