Actively Looking for Technician jobs and is willing to relocate for the right position.
I believe in a job well done. No matter what I put my hand to, I intend to do the best I can. This means continuing education, practice, and dedication. I graduated top of my class from the Columbia-Greene Community College Automotive Technology program and went into the field as an ASE Master Automobile Technician in 2001. It didn't take me long to realize my CMAT needed a lot more practice and experience to back up, but at least the theory was there. Over the next ten years, I built my experience working in used cars, new cars, an independent shop and dealer shops. My favorite experience was working on Lexus vehicles, about six years between two dealerships, New Country Lexus of Latham and Tri-County Lexus of Little Falls.
Since 2012, I've been a Freelance Automotive Writer, putting my knowledge and experience on websites around the world. I've been writing technology explainers, diagnostic guides, how-to articles, and other general automotive topics for automotive companies and enthusiasts like NAPA Auto Parts, ThoughtCo, and BAT Auto Technical.
While I was doing volunteer work in South America, about four years in the highlands of Peru, the sporadic nature of my freelance work was enough to support my family and I, but now that I am back in the States, I'm finding I need something more consistent. This is why I am looking to renew my career in the auto repair sector.
Tools and Equipment
I am familiar with most tools and equipment required to work on modern vehicles, from hand tools and electrical diagnostics to scan tools and shop equipment. I have a little catching-up to do, since there have been some technology changes since 2012, when I left the business. I have basic hand tools, a few power tools, and the knowledge and experience to use them well. I would expect that the shop would provide a dedicated bay and whatever shop specialty tools are required, and I would make up the rest as I go.
Freelance Automotive Writer
I write articles for websites in the automotive field, including automobile dealerships, auto parts stores, enthusiast sites, and automobile repair shops, driving internet traffic to their businesses. I also write and edit e-books, website content, white papers, and print materials.
Automotive Instructor - Substitute
Using my knowledge and experience in the automotive field, I teach the next generation of automotive technicians the fundamentals of vehicle, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair.
Expert Technician - Electrical
As a Master Automobile Technician, I know and understand every vehicle system. I specialized in electrical and electronic systems diagnosis and repair. Working at Crystal, I came to know several good technicians and it was a pleasure to call a second home.
I am glad to have worked here for the simple fact that it has helped me to continue my affiliation with Lexus. The cars are nice to work on, and Lexus gives me all the tools I need to do my job effectively. Here, I learned how to streamline my tool requirement, helping me to become more organized and efficient.
I will confess without a doubt that working at New Country Lexus was the best experience I have had in the workplace. I combined the knowledge from college with experience gained in other shops and a meticulous work ethic. I am glad to have had the experience of working with people who genuinely cared for the work they were doing and some very talented and knowledgeable technicians. Here, I proved myself with a top brand automaker and helped me to see that my skills and ethics were in demand and appreciated.
Student - AAS Automotive Technology
I graduated top of my class with an ASE Master certification, but it didn't take me long to realize I needed a lot more experience and training to back those up. In classes, I applied myself as if it were my job, and it paid off. I've kept that same pattern of continuous education ever since.
Profile last updated Apr 17, 2019.