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Monday, September 26th, 2022

The Future as an Aerial Lift Technician with CanLift

A career with great benefits, training and opportunity for growth 

There are many options out there of what to do for a career these days, which can make it hard to choose when sitting down and thinking about your future. Not only is it important to choose a career you’ll like, but finding a good company to work for also has a huge impact on your career. CanLift, a preferred scissor lift, aerial platform, and boom lift provider, has put together information to show the opportunities and benefits of becoming an Aerial Lift Technician in a growing heavy equipment industry. 

How do you start the process of becoming an Aerial Lift Technician?

Because it is not considered a “red seal trade”, schooling is not required for an entry level position. But, if attending school is something that interests you, there are several Ontario college programs available. See below for some amazing options for schooling in Ontario to prepare you for your career as an Aerial Lift Technician: 

Companies looking to hire Aerial Lift Technicians will provide them with the necessary training if they are at entry level. CanLift’s training program for Aerial Lift Technicians involves: 

  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical Components
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Engines
  • Gas and Dual fuel Engines
  • Troubleshooting issues using manufacturer analyzers and computer software
  • Safety (working at heights and fall protection)

Aerial Lift Technicians can earn a very competitive wage. Starting as an apprentice Aerial Lift Technician and sticking with one company is a great way to learn the field and grow into a high paying senior role. 

CanLift encourages those new or interested in the industry to apply to any careers listed on their website here: https://www.canlift.ca/careers/

CanLift has partnered with Safety Werx to provide formal training that every mechanic needs:
https://safetywerx.ca

Heights/Fall Protection:
https://safetywerx.ca/working-at-heights-mol-approved-principles-of-fall-protection/

Aerial equipment specific training:
https://safetywerx.ca/mobile-aerial-work-platforms-genie-scissor-lift/

Additional skills like having a coach and truck license is an asset, but not a requirement. 

CanLift offers many competitive opportunities including: 

  • Training
  • Competitive Wages
  • Full Benefits
  • Group RRSP
  • Bonuses
  • CanLift Uniform
  • CanLift Swag
  • Staff Events
  • Great Company Culture
  • Family Owned/Operated Company – not corporate

Becoming an Aerial Lift Technician not only teaches you many valuable trade skills and opportunities, it jump starts a career in the heavy equipment industry. 

Learn more about CanLift through our company blog at ​https://www.canlift.ca/blog/.