Our employee spotlight has proven to be very popular with our readers. We're so glad you like getting to know our team members, we're pretty fond of them too! In this employee spotlight, we'd like you to meet Parts Specialist Amber Scott from our West Sacramento location and forklift technician Colin Casados (also a stand-up comic) based out of Livermore.
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.
Our latest employee spotlight features Sue O'Neil, rental coordinator in Fresno, and Walter Annuzzi a forklift field technician based out of our Livermore location. These two hardworking individuals do a great job supporting our customers and other TMH team members. Without further ado, meet Walter and Sue...
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.
In our latest employee spotlight, we'd like you to meet Ryan Chapman, one of our newest forklift technicians, and John Sullivan, Fleet Manager in Livermore. Check out Ryan's great pic from his world travels, and learn how windmills helped John earn ice cream money as kid.
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
At Toyota Material Handling of Northern California, we only hire the best. Every TMH staff member is committed to doing whatever it takes to help customers, and today we'd like to introduce you to a few of the hardworking members of our team.
To get started as a forklift technician, hands-on mechanical experience is helpful but not required. Some of the best technicians I know never touched a wrench until they started our apprenticeship program.