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Forklift Technician Jobs: Road Vs. Shop Tech


Looking for a new career? Whether you have experience as an auto mechanic, or are a mechanically-inclined person who likes helping people, a forklift technician job may be a great option for you.

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.

TMH Employee Spotlight Spring 2019

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...

A Family of Forklift Technicians - Meet the Garcias


At Toyota Material Handling Northern California (TMH) treating team members like family isn’t just a saying. Everyone works hard to help each other out, and we also have  employees who are literally family members. The Garcias: Gus, Ricardo Sr. and Ricardo Jr (aka Ricky) are forklift technicians who all work out of our Livermore location.

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 TMH’s top customers.

Career Options for Auto Mechanics - Forklift Technician


If you're an auto mechanic looking for better pay and a family-friendly company, consider becoming a forklift technician with Toyota Material Handling Northern California (TMH).  According to independent research conducted by Toyota, the average forklift mechanic salary is $50,440/year . Compare this to the average salary of $39,980 for an auto mechanic. 

Forklift mechanic salaries vary by location and level of experience. That said, TMH 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.

TMH Employee Spotlight Fall 2018

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.

When You Call for Forklift Repair, We Send the Best


When a forklift breaks down, you want it repaired quickly and done right the first time. The best way to ensure your lift truck repair is done correctly in the shortest amount of time is to call in an experienced, factory-trained forklift mechanic, also known as a master forklift technician.

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

TMH Employee Spotlight - Summer Edition

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.

How to Become a Forklift Technician

Unless your Uncle Bob, or maybe a neighbor was a forklift technician, most people don’t know about the excellent
job opportunities for forklift mechanics .  TMH is currently hiring forklift techs and journeyman forklift techs and we offer some of the best benefits in the industry and it's a great place to work.

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. 

Forklift Technicians Employee Spotlight

At Toyota Material Handling, 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 TMH family, forklift technicians from our Fresno,  Livermore and West Sacramento locations.

Forklift Field Technicians - TMH Employee Spotlight


It's time for another TMH employee spotlight! Forklift field technicians from our branches in Livermore and Fresno share what they love about their jobs and what they enjoy doing in their free time.  

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