LIFT Technician Apprenticeship

Technician Apprentice Programs Montgomery, Alabama


Position at LiftOne

Find Your Career With LiftOne  

We’re a family-owned company under our third generation of leadership and have built our business based on the principles of trust, integrity and a desire to help our customers and employees succeed. 

LiftOne invests in people, facilities and innovative technology as part of the essential role we play in supporting our country’s supply chain and enabling critical goods to be delivered to homes and businesses. We’re a privately held company, and pair our scale with a strong foundation in our culture and values. This combination gives us a competitive advantage in the market and helps make us a trailblazing organization that is built to last. 

We’re looking for hard-working, team-oriented professionals who enjoy working on new challenges every day. We believe our employees are the key to our success, and we’re committed to providing a work experience that helps our team grow to their full potential. We offer great benefits, competitive salaries and opportunities for advancement to all our employees. 

Be a part of the essential work we do at LiftOne and make a difference for our customers, our community and our company. Learn more about what it means to become a team member with LiftOne. 


Are you interested in a career as a highly skilled material handling technician? LiftOne offers The LIFT Program - a structured apprenticeship program that teaches you a skilled trade while you make money! 

Career opportunities in material handling equipment (engines, batteries, heavy lift equipment) are rewarding and challenging. People who can do this work are in high demand. LiftOne has developed the multi-year LIFT Program to help train individuals in the specific needs of LiftOne and material handling maintenance. The program combines classroom training and hands-on learning in a training environment and on-the-job.  

  • You’ll receive a new tool set to help you get started in your career
  • Structured training plan and pay progression through The LiftOne LIFT Program
  • Hands-on experience troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining a variety of lift truck equipment, including forklifts, aerial lifts, rail movers, container handlers, and a long list of other exciting heavy equipment
  • Specialized training just for entry-level LIFT Technicians to familiarize you with the industry and the basics of planned maintenance
  • Achieve designation as a Journeyman at the completion of The LIFT Program
  • Military veterans will be able to use their GI Bill benefits throughout enrollment in The LIFT Program.

Essential Functions 

Throughout your enrollment in the LiftOne LIFT Program: 

  • Perform planned maintenance activities on a variety of Hyster-Yale forklifts and equipment, as well as competitive material handling equipment.
  • Service and troubleshoot fuel systems, drivetrains, electrical systems, and hydraulic systems.
  • Recommend repairs and additional maintenance based on the results of planned maintenance.
  • Learn and adhere to all safety procedures and perform work in a safe manner in accordance with company policies.
  • Interact with customers and be a trusted partner – supporting customers to keep their lift trucks running at optimum efficiency.
  • Use schematics and manufacturer information to diagnose issues and troubleshoot faults and errors. Determine corrective actions needed to repair lift trucks.
  • Identify, order, and use all necessary replacement parts.
  • Candidates may work in a shop environment or at customer locations. A service van may be assigned to the technician, if needed.
  • If assigned, perform maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of other equipment, such as Cummins diesel engines, batteries, fuel cells, telematics, and robotics used for warehouse automation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualifying individuals to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience 

  • High school diploma, G.E.D.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record must be maintained throughout employment
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service skills

Computer Skills 

  • Basic Computer/Tablet knowledge (Microsoft and Apple operating systems)

Language Skills 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine correspondence. 

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, and ability to perform these operations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to understand weight measurement, volume, and distance 

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Workplace Requirements 

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical Demands  

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift, carry, push, pull and /or otherwise move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Employee must operate equipment in a safe manner. 

Work Environment 

While performing the duties of this Job, depending on site location, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment. The employee may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in some work environments is occasionally loud. 


EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.