As a company founded on providing excellent service, Eastern Lift Truck Co.’s Technicians are the heart and soul of our company, and one of the primary reasons we have been incredibly successful and an award-winning service provider for more than fifty years. We staff Shop Technicians in 20+ facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, while our Road Technicians report to customers’ locations, as the literal face and voice of our Company. Together, our Shop and Road Technicians keep critical material handling equipment moving forward for our customers.

Working as a Dock & Door or Forklift Technician at Eastern Lift Truck Co. is an important, interesting, and rewarding career. Our company offers an excellent wage/benefits package, a company van or truck (for our Field Service Techs), and ongoing technical and safety training to ensure your safety and those working around you.

As one of the larger material handling dealerships in the country, there are always opportunities for career advancement. We are always pleased when our Senior Techs accept key management roles where their vast experience can be used to manage and guide other Technicians.

But what really sets Eastern Lift Truck Co. apart from other companies is the positive culture we have built and continue to cultivate. We are family oriented and employee friendly.

Read what our technicians have to say about working for Eastern Lift Truck Co.:

As an Eastern Lift Truck Co. Technician, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of equipment including forklifts, container handlers, loading dock and door equipment, cardboard balers, trash compactors, conveyor systems, yard trucks, mobile railcar movers, electric and utility vehicles, autonomous mobile robots, and more.

Perhaps you have strong mechanical skills but could use some additional training. No problem. We offer on-the-job training, so you fully understand all componentry and systems, and are comfortable working on the forklifts and other equipment that we sell and service. As technology constantly changes, we offer continuing educational assistance so you and our team both remain experts in our field.

Read our Professional Forklift Technician brochure (PDF) for more information about career opportunities, a detailed job description, and benefits. Apply today and begin your journey in a rewarding career with Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.

Questions? Email our Hiring Team.


Eastern Lift Truck Co. is always looking for experienced technicians to support our growth. With 20+ locations in the Mid-Atlantic area, we offer responsive, knowledgeable service of all makes and models of material handling equipment, commercial overhead door and dock equipment, balers and compactors and much more. Here are the type of technician positions we are hiring for right now.

We value all our technicians, provide access to on-going training, encourage two-way communication, and offer support from management down. We’re proud of our enjoyable work environment and strong emphasis on safety and teamwork.

Forklift Technicians

We are always hiring skilled forklift technicians as well as mechanics with strong automotive, diesel or heavy equipment experience to work on forklifts and other material handling equipment, either in one of our service facilities or on the road at a customer location. Although we are a Hyster-Yale dealership, our technicians work on virtually any make and model of equipment.

Dock & Door Technicians

Our Dock & Door Division is hiring technicians with years of experience in the field, as well as people who have a strong mechanical aptitude, but are just starting their service career. Dock and Door technicians work on sectional and rolling doors, dock seals, shelters, levelers, and vehicle restraints. All our Dock and Door Technicians work on the road at customer locations. The loading dock is one of the most dangerous and overlooked areas of a business. As a Dock & Door Technician, you will help our customers create a safer, cleaner and more energy-efficient loading dock environment.

Baler & Compactor Technicians

If you have 2+ years’ experience servicing, repairing, and installing balers, compactors, and other industrial equipment, we want to talk to you! Candidates should have a working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems, and the ability to read schematics. Welding and fabrication skills are also important. Our Retail Services Division is headquartered in Queenstown, MD, and provides service for equipment including balers, compactors, containers, motorized shopping carts, dock, and flooring cleaning equipment. This division works with customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, as far north as CT, west to OH and south to the VA/NC border.

Apprentices and Training Programs

Even if you don’t have direct experience working on forklifts, dock and door systems or, baler and compactor equipment, we have career opportunities for you. We offer technician apprenticeships and training programs to get you on the path that best fits your abilities.


We offer our employees competitive benefits packages, including:

  • Single-shift, Monday-Friday work week.

  • Field Service Technicians dispatched from home and take their company vehicle home at the end of each shift.

  • Shop technicians work out of our many locations.

  • Paid for actual hours worked, not a labor guidebook. No flat rates.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • 401k with partial company match.

  • Paid vacation, comp days and paid holidays.

  • Uniforms & cleaning service.

  • Access to Original Equipment Manufacturer and Safety training.

  • Service truck or van (Field Service Techs only).

  • Company cell phone (Field Service Techs only).

  • Paid travel time (Field Service Techs only).

Visit our main careers page for a full list of employee benefits. We value all our technicians, provide access to on-going training, encourage two-way communication, and offer support from management down. We’re proud of our enjoyable work environment and strong emphasis on safety and teamwork.