Body Technician Oscar Perez's Unconventional Road to Success

on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Employee Spotlight


Oscar Perez’s career path at TMC has been a bit of an unconventional one. Despite limited experience in the trucking industry, Oscar has been able to advance to different positions within the TMC Maintenance Team because of his work ethic, attention to detail, and willingness to learn.

The hard-working Body Technician at our Century Body Shop began his career with us in 2006 working as a part-time cook in the Chrome Café while also working full time as a carpet installer. While working in the cafeteria, Oscar expressed interest in repairing trailers. He ended up being offered a full time job in our wash bay, helping wash the trucks.

He worked in the wash bay for ten months until December 2007 when he was offered a different position after our new Century Body Shop opened. He started at Century repairing parts, then he moved up to hood repair, and he’s now been working as a painter for the past year. 

The husband and father of one enjoys his work and the people he works with. Oscar’s father has been a truck driver in his native Mexico since 1986, and he thinks this is what sparked his interest in working on trucks. Oscar would ride along with him occasionally as a kid, and enjoyed the experience.  Oscar offers these words of advice to others looking to get into the diesel maintenance field: work hard, listen to your supervisors, and get along with others well. 

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