Lift-Rite are looking to add a lifting equipment inspection and test engineer to the team.

Our work takes us around the country, supporting clients in a range of nationally important sectors including energy, defence, transport & civils and our projects are varied and interesting.

You will often be working on site in a small team and will have to solve problems and develop solutions to specific on site challenges. You will be on the front line of our services and will be expected to communicate effectively with clients, suppliers, sub-contractors and management.

The Role

  • Reporting to Test and Inspection Team Lead, carrying out test, inspection and installation work for lifting equipment and safety systems, both in the workshop and on client sites.
  • Previous experience of lifting accessories and equipment is required.
  • You will comply with company QHSE requirements, with a particular focus on personal safety and that of any individuals working alongside.
  • You will have knowledge and experience of hand and power tools.
  • Attention to detail is required both during the inspections and when completing post inspection paperwork which will be submitted to clients.
  • Role may involve long hours, night shift or weekend work. Overtime rates are paid for all excess hours.
  • There will be travel around the North East and further afield within the UK requiring periods away from home. A driving licence would be preferred.
  • Previous LEEA qualifications, FLT & overhead crane would be beneficial, however training will be provided for the right candidate.

What we Offer

  • A competitive hourly rate with overtime opportunities.
  • Day-shift working hours, generally 0730 to 1630, Monday to Thursday. 1230 finish on a Friday.
  • 25 days holiday.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities.

If you’re interested in joining the team, please send an up to date CV and cover letter through to



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Hot on the heels from our successful full membership audit for LEEA, we are pleased to have followed this up with certification to the EN1090-1 standard and our ISO9001 recertification, demonstrating our commitment to delivering quality products to our clients and guaranteeing our credibility as a fabricator.ISO 9001 Colour

Lift-Rite have just completed the engineering, build, test and installation of a bespoke telescopic 5t crane system for our client in London.


The site itself was just around the corner from St Paul’s Cathedral, as central London as you can get!  This made site access very tight and a lack of material handling solutions meant we had to be fully self sufficient when unloading, moving and lifting the crane components and finding a number of unreported changes on site just added to the challenge.  After four days on site our team of four were triumphant and had the system up and running.  We will return in a few weeks to carry out the load test and get the system in service.


If you have any bespoke #lifting, #fabrication or #testing requirements, give us a call to see how we can help.


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Lift-Rite are delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor Newcastle City Juniors for the 2022-2023 season, supplying rain jackets to help keep the players dry and warm pre-match and whilst on the touchline.

We’ll be following the progress of the team closely and wish the squad all the best for the coming season.

#local #junior #football #sponsorship


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Lift-Rite can now offer a Nifty Lift HR12 as part of our hire fleet.  Available for immediate hire to support your working at height access planning, the MEWP is available for either collection from our depot or delivery to your site.


The fully electric HR12 is suitable for working indoors without any exhaust fumes; will offer access to a height of 12m; an outreach of up to 6.1m and provide a basket SWL of 200kg.


Please call for rates and availability.


0191 234 3366


#hire #mewp #safety #liftingsolutions

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Lift-Rite have been back to the High Level Bridge in Gateshead (one of the seven magnificent bridges over the Tyne) to carry out load testing of the maintenance access gantries to BS 6037-2, which are located under each of the six spans.

Logistically challenging, we used ‘sausage’ water bags to apply the load and carried our own water supply to safely and efficiently complete the testing with minimum disruption to the public. Following consultation with Port of Tyne, and the local water and council authorities, we released the water straight into the river, eliminating the challenge of recovering weight back onto the road level of the bridge.

If you have any tricky lifting or load testing problems that need a solution, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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Lift-Rite recently supplied a 900t spreader beam to Seaway 7 for use in their offshore renewable campaigns.  The beam was fully designed, fabricated and tested by Lift-Rite and is the biggest beam we’ve ever supplied.


Bespoke lifting projects are primary focus, get in touch to see how we can support your project.


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        Lift-Rite are pleased to have recently completed a modular access tower system in collaboration with our sister company, Tyne Gangway.  The structure was fully designed in house, steel fabrication was completed by Lift-Rite and the aluminium sections fabricated by Tyne Gangway.  Lift-Rite then carried out all trial fit assembly, load testing […]

Lift-rite Engineering Services has just completed the testing of an emergency release coupler project for the Oil and Gas sector.