Skilled mechanics are in demand, and a forklift technician's salary is, on average, better than an auto mechanic's . Many forklift technicians start as shop techs, and as they gain experience, become mobile field technicians.
Gus is Ricardo's brother-in-law, and was the first member of the Garcia family to start working with us (back in 2003). Ricky is Ricardo’s son, and nephew of Gus. Together, the Garcias handle service and repairs for some of TMHNC’s top customers.
Forklift mechanic salaries vary by location and level of experience. That said, TMHNC offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. Also, as the graphic below illustrates, mechanics can generally expect to make more as a forklift technician than an auto mechanic.
Toyota Material Handling of Northern California (TMH) has more than 110 factory-trained technicians to handle forklift repair calls on any make or model of forklift from our locations in the Bay Area, Fresno, Sacramento and Salinas. Of those 110 technicians, approximately two-thirds hold a master-level certification.
In today’s post we’ll explain:
- The difference between a forklift technician and a mechanic
- The value of having a master technician work on your lift truck
- The extensive experience, testing and training it takes to become a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Toyota Master Forklift Technician