Road Tech vs Shop Tech
As a forklift technician, you can have the opportunity to choose between working on the road at customer locations (road technician) or working within the shop (shop technician). Both positions have their positives, but it is important to understand the difference between the two. As a Toyota Technician, and working within a B2B business model, both job positions allow you to be at home on the weekends and typically work during the standard 8-hour work day.
- Traveling position
- Working in new locations everyday
- Manage your own time
- Customer facing
- Meet and work with new people
- Familiarity of working in the same place everyday
- Help from other technicians and management readily available
- Visibility to upcoming projects
- Work on large, high-priority projects
Toyota Forklift Technician Application
If you are a skilled and friendly Service Technician who is seeking career satisfaction with a financially stable and growing brand, join Team Toyota! Toyota is the North American forklift market share leader and with more Toyota forklifts in operation than any other forklift brand, hundreds of technician opportunities are currently available across the United States and Canada! Toyota Forklift’s dealer network is comprised of over 200 dealership locations. As a Forklift Service Technician with Toyota, you will work for a Toyota Forklift dealer and help diagnose issues and service our forklift customers. At the individual dealer’s discretion, you will have access to ongoing factory training and the possible opportunity to progress to the annual Technician Skills Challenge, which designates Toyota’s Top Forklift Tech.
Job duties and conditions may include: working outdoors in hot or cold weather, rain or snow. Some work around exhaust fumes, gas, diesel, solvents, paint, thinners, etc. Some noisy conditions. Must be able to occasionally lift objects up to 75 lbs. and other, lighter objects, more frequently. Must be able to push/pull light objects frequently and objects up to 75 lbs. occasionally. Must be able and willing to perform basic motor skills such as standing, walking, bending and climbing stairs. Must have clear writing and speaking skills as well as strong cognitive skills and abilities.
In addition to hand-on troubleshooting and repair work, you will give repair quotes, consult customers on the benefits of OEM parts and planned maintenance plans and work with your dealership’s parts department to supply the parts needed and perform repairs and maintenance.
Opportunities are available for Road Technicians and Shop Technicians. Placement is managed by the dealer and typically depends on experience, skill and preference.
Additional responsibilities of Forklift Service Technicians may include but are not limited to:
Filling out accurate work orders
Running computer-based diagnostics on forklifts and other products
Maintaining regular communication with Service Managers and/or Service Dispatchers
Maintaining company tools in working order
Maintaining high first-time fix rates
Keeping track of purchase orders
Communicating with salespeople to discover customer needs
Taking part in training and other professional development opportunities to grow skills and knowledge
Adhering to all company policies and work rules