At Toyota Material Handling Northern California, we believe people are the reason for our success: both our customers and our outstanding team members. Today we'd like to introduce a few members of the TMHNC family, forklift technicians from our Fresno, Livermore and West Sacramento locations.
Christopher Moore - Forklift Field Technician, Fresno
TMHNC employee since 2017
Favorite movie(s): Back to the Future
First job: Mechanic's apprentice for Ray's Auto Repair in Porterville, California
How I got started as a service tech: I saw the job online and decided it would be a nice opportunity for myself and took advantage of it.
More about Christopher:
In my free time I like to camp and off-road in my jeep. What I like about my job I like the support of my team/co workers and how understanding management is. TMHNC is different from other companies because they recognize the hard work you put in and it shows. Co-workers are always willing to lend a hand and we are one team with one goal which is pretty cool.
Tanner Roggero - Forklift Field Technician, West Sacramento
TMHNC employee since 2012
Favorite movie: I like all the Marvel movies, don't have a specific favorite.
Mild, Medium or Spicy? Mild
First job: My girlfriend got me a job at a bakery while I was in trade school working to become a technician.
How I got started as a service tech: I went to WyoTech before they shut down. I got started as a service tech from a job interview at WyoTech for TMHNC. I thought it was a job interview for the non-industrial side of Toyota working on cars, but at the interview I learned that Toyota built forklifts. I did a lot of research on the job and then called a few times a week for four months and got the job and I've been here since.
More about Tanner:
In my free time , I love to play disc golf, hike, ride dirt bikes with my wife, Kalika. I also enjoy working on my 1990 240sx project car where I am doing a complete engine swap and pretty much changing all the factory parts to new performance parts. Here is a picture of the engine bay after my friend Brad and I painted it. It used to be red.
Sam Garcia - Forklift Field Technician and Trainer, Livermore
TMHNC employee since 1998
First job: My first job was a part-time, after-school job at El Taco in San Leandro, then I worked in the garden center at Kmart before I enlisted in the Navy where I went to school to be an aircraft support equipment mechanic.
I was stationed aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier in Philadelphia. I then transferred to NAS Moffet Filed, NAS Alameda and finally NAS Adak Alaska. I was active duty Navy for eight years and completed another 14 years in the Navy Reserves where I retired.
How I got started as a service tech: After my active duty was over I worked as a pm mechanic for Tenco Material Handling until they went out of business. I started at TMHNC in May of 1998.
I have been a road tech ever since, and recently I became the TMHNC Technical Trainer. I think the skills needed for this job is patience, customer relations, technical ability and a good support team.
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TMHNC is currently hiring Forklift Technicians to work in the field (West Sacramento, Livermore, Salinas and Fresno, CA). Get more info or request an interview via our website.