About Crown Lift Trucks Ltd

Since its entry into the material handling industry in the 1960s, Crown Equipment Corporation has earned a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing of its award-winning line of electric lift trucks.  From our smallest pallet truck to our highest lifting VNA truck, our goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic forklift truck possible.  Crown supports customers with a wide selection of electric forklift trucks ranging from pallet trucks to very narrow-aisle VNA trucks.

Our brand promise is:

“Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value.”

Quality and performance are the foundation of Crown’s success. Since our inception, our company culture has always been about people performing and working as a team to ensure that quality is built into every forklift truck we make.

Crown’s headquarters, manufacturing facilities and network of branches offer diverse and challenging careers in a broad range of professional and vocational roles.

Job Description

A forklift truck service engineer has a real responsibility, working on their own initiative to diagnose and solve problems. 

You are the one the customer relies upon to get his business up to speed. 

Good engineers are in high demand and this will only increase over the years to come. 

You’re looking at a secure, long-term career, in an industry and company that is here to stay.

As a workshop engineer you will service and repair forklifts.  You will be trained in all aspects of service engineering within the industry including getting hands-on with hydraulics, LPG and electric systems – putting your skills to the test daily to find the problem and fix it.

  • Learn how to install, repair and carry out planned maintenance of customer forklift trucks to Crown specifications. Undertake an appropriate engineering apprenticeship, completing set modules on time and attending college as necessary.
  • Work shadow a colleague, and develop an understanding of workshop procedures through on job training.
  • Attend manufacturers training and other training courses as appropriate.
  • Learn Crown administrative procedures, and how to complete worksheets, timesheets etc. 
  • Assist in keeping customer trucks secure and clean whilst in the workshop.
  • Ensure security and correct use and issue of all tools and spares issued.
  • Understand and adhere to all Crown Company, legislative and Health and Safety procedures.
  • Under close supervision, ensures all work undertaken meets industry and Crown work standards. 
  • To build and maintain good relationships with customers, colleagues and managers.
  • Undertakes other duties which Crown may from time to time reasonably request.

Person Specification

Essential Skills:


  • You must be willing to learn and have the ability to follow instructions.
  • You must have a keen interest in engineering.
  • Friendly and able to build relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • A*-C grades or equivalent in Maths and English as a minimum.
  • I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft “Word”, “Excel” or equivalent software.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately
  • Highly motivated
  • The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.
  • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines.
  • To be able to prioritise workload and work under own initiative.
  • High level of flexibility and dependability.
  • Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills



Desirable   Skills: 

  • No prerequisite experience required but a
    demonstrable interest in mechanical engineering through school or hobby

Vacancy Details

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday - 8 hours 

Holidays: 25 days holiday not inclusive of bank holidays

Pension: Company pension Plan

At Crown, we know that our employees are the driving force behind our success in the material handling industry. We cultivate a culture of passionate people and inspired innovation. In fact, throughout Crown’s history, more than 1,000 employees have reached a 25-year milestone, and we are proud to have travelled their career paths with them.

From employee training and development to competitive compensation packages, we invest in our employees, knowing that people are always at the core of what moves us forward.

In addition to financial remuneration and participation, we our offer our employees various social benefits including but not limited to:

  • Company pension plan.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Support with tooling
  • Excellent discount scheme with access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands. 
  • Employee assistance programme.

Please contact us via our website at:

If you have any further queries regarding this job, please do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Team at Crown Lift Trucks Ltd on 01256 300211 or via uk.recruitment@crown.com

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