Discussion:
Aldi/Lidl Maintenance Engineers

Hi Chap's.

Any in house Tech's here for Aldi or Lidl? What's it like? Any Jungheinrich courses? Do you manage to sort most issues or do you have to call in Jungheinrich?

Many Thanks.
  • Posted 1 Jul 2019 04:07
  • Discussion started by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Sorry didn't see your reply mate. It's changed a little now but first place to go is the Aldi recruitment website and start your application there then it will be interviews with the maintenance manager and the logistics director. I'm not certain about aptitude tests section leaders take them and maintenance engineer is on the same level as a section leader but none of the maintenance engineers I know took them. It is very hit and miss with positions coming up as they tend to go quickly the easiest way to get in is applying when a new Rdc is being built. As for Lidl I do know an ex Lidl maintenance leader (similar position to an Aldi maintenance engineer) he had little good to say and is now working back on the tools as a service engineer
  • Posted 13 Jul 2019 04:06
  • Reply by lifter01
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Lifter 01 I forgot to ask. Can you tell us the general application process? So is there any role plays? Group tests? Apptitude Tests? What is the typical process for an engineer application?

Many Thanks.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2019 07:47
  • Reply by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
probably paying buttons too
  • Posted 9 Jul 2019 02:01
  • Reply by stackerhacker
  • glasgow, United Kingdom
Found out Lidl only recruit internally for maintenance engineers and don't advertise so god knows how you'd ever get in unless you took a part store job on?

They must be training people internally as can't see many forklift techs starting off in the stores.
  • Posted 8 Jul 2019 20:14
  • Reply by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
Forget the freezer repairs you won't do that, racking is mainly braces and cross beams you get trained up for that, apart from Neston I don't know another dc doing nights, truck wise apart from 3 or 4 yard trucks per rdc it's all electric mainly crown llop, ppt's reach and counter balance nothin too freaky apart from still fxs33 trucks lol your looking at between 250 and 400 trucks per rdc plus store trucks they ship back for repair
  • Posted 6 Jul 2019 05:51
  • Reply by lifter01
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
One last thing. Is the night shift 4 nights?
  • Posted 5 Jul 2019 18:44
  • Reply by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
Thanks will take a look. Atherstone not a good location for me, would of preferred black country location but for that kind of money its worth commuting or even relocating.

What other equipment do you maintain other than Forklifts/MHE? Conveyors? Racking? Freezers?

Are the Forklifts mainly Electric?

Many Thanks.
  • Posted 5 Jul 2019 17:50
  • Reply by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
Not certain about Lidl but for Aldi look on the Aldi recruitment website the main midlands rdc is Tamworth but more are going up, shift patterns are usually 8 till 4 with some weekend work, don't believe the 30 hour contract crap maintenance assistants are on 40 hours hourly paid maintenance engineers start around 35k upto around 43k after 3 years and on a 48hr contract and on salary. All the workshops are equipped with lifts etc and most supply all tools as well, they are good to work for as long as you get a decent maintenance manager
  • Posted 5 Jul 2019 07:40
  • Reply by lifter01
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Thanks for the informative reply. Do you know the recruitment process for either of them and the shift patterns?

Thanks.
  • Posted 3 Jul 2019 16:32
  • Reply by alain_prost
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
All Aldi DC's have Junghienrich laptops (yes the same ones the Junghienrich engineers use)with 6 monthly Judit updates, some training with Junghienrich but they seem to be moving away from Jungheirich anyway towards Crown and Toyota and yes they do supply factory training and the DC's with the larger Toyota fleets have Toyota tablets. Lidl are just about completely Junghienrich and last time I asked don't have the level of support from Junghienrich that Aldi do. As for calling in the manufacture to sort truck problems Aldi tend to when times are busy Lidl don't have a choice as you can't do anything without the laptop lol
  • Posted 3 Jul 2019 08:55
  • Modified 3 Jul 2019 08:56 by poster
  • Reply by lifter01
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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